Junkie XL (aka Tom Holkenborg) releases a new single EP for the track “Off The Dancefloor” featuring Isis Salam (Chinese Flash Mob, Thunderheist). “Off The Dancefloor” (OTDF) is from the Dutch-born musician, remixer and producer’s forthcoming studio album, set to drop in 2012. The EP features the album track, along with remixes from NT89, TRIPPPLENIPPPLES and DenizKoyu.
NT89 starts off the EP with his benchmark “future techno” stylings. Better known for their mindf*ck performance art (eggs, glitter, feather bombs, mud, liquid latex, spaghetti) Tokyo’s electropop band, TRIPPPLE NIPPPLES, renders OTDF anew with their stylized tweaks. MTV’s “EDM [Electronic Dance Music] Artist To Watch in 2012” Denis Koyu rounds out the EP with his signature progressive and electro house production.
In other news, Holkenborg collaborated with Hans Zimmer to remix the theme song to the The Academy Awards®. Holkenborg is the first Dutch recording producer involved in the awards. Titled “D_Generation,” the remix is one of six interpretations included on the collection, aptly named The 84th Academy Awards – Celebrate The Music. Other artists who contributed to the compilation are musician/producer/composer Pharrell Williams (The Neptunes), Grammy-winner Esperanza Spalding, percussionist/composer Sheila E., three-time Oscar winning Giorgio Moroder, and two-time Oscar winner A.R. Rahman.
This is not the first time Holkenborg and Zimmer have worked together. In 2010, Zimmer enlisted the talents of the Dutch-born producer/musician to remix the original score to the hit film, Inception.
Tony Dekker Talks To CBC About New Wild Everywhere, Out April 3
Great Lake Swimmers stopped by CBC Music last week to record an Up Close Session, a live, in-studio sneak peak of some songs from the band's fifth studio album New Wild Everywhere, out April 3. Listen to the session here: http://bit.ly/GTa8ha.
The band also unveiled their entire new album live last Tuesday, March 20 with a very special show from The Glenn Gould Studio at CBC Toronto hosted by Radio 3's Craig Norris. Video footage from the concert will be available on the newly launched cbcmusic.ca in the coming days, but check out CBC's interview with Tony Dekker from soundcheck at Glenn Gould above.
Chinese-born, Vancouver-based singer/songwriter Wanting has joined Nettwerk’s label, management and publishing rosters, and will release her debut full-length studio album Everything In The World on April 24, 2012. Whether penned in her native tongue of Chinese or English (which she only learned to speak at age 16), Wanting’s piano-swept music has already won a following because her compositions—pop musings that plumb emotion—resonate universally. Without a label behind her, Wanting’s tunes have already sound-tracked the upcoming Chinese film Love in the Buff, appeared on a Mercedes Benz sampler, and amassed combined views of millions on Chinese YouTube.
Listen to new single "Life Is Like A Song" and other selections from the album here:
NW 1/Revelry client and Nashville-based trio The Cadillac Black will release their self-titled debut album on Tuesday, April 17th via all major digital retailers; there will be a small run of physical album and vinyl available through he band’s website: www.thecadillacblack.com.
The band, who recently brought their infectious live show to SXSW in Austin for the ASCAP showcase, will celebrate the release of the album with a Nashville show on Friday, April 20th at The Basement. They’ll be hitting in the road in May as support for Lynyrd Skynyrd on select dates before spending the rest of the month out with Dierks Bentley & The Eli Young Band.
The Cadillac Black—Jaren Johnston (Lead Vocals & Guitars), Neil Mason (Drums, Percussion & Backgrounds) and Kelby Ray (Guitars, Lap Steel & Backgrounds)—describe their sounds as “a little bit country, a little bit rock & roll and a whole lot of whiskey soaked fun.” They’ve already had songs from the debut album featured in a number of television shows including three songs in both Vampire Diaries and Hart Of Dixie, as well as tracks in CSI Miami, Baseball Wives and House.
“One of those superbly talented performers that seems to come from out of nowhere. Young Mr. Hyslop has a singer-songwriter maturity far beyond his years.” – CBC Radio
In anticipation of his first full-length album, Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Joshua Hyslop released “What Have I Done?” (feat. Anna Scouten) via Nettwerk Records.
“What Have I Done?” features the vocal and musical talents of a young man with a mature and measured voice. Despite his youth, Hyslop’s music deftly explores the complicated conversation between the battle and brilliance of life.
“What Have I Done?” is the first new song since last year’s six-song EP, titled Cold Wind. EP received early support from CBC, Earshot Magazine, Penguin Eggs, Exclaim! and others.
Available today, Angus Stone – of critically acclaimed sibling duo, Angus & Julia Stone - shares lead single, “Bird On The Buffalo,” from his forthcoming summer solo release titled Broken Brights.
While on the road in Europe, Stone sat in a hotel room, musing on the symbiotic relationships between the bird and the buffalo, the co-operative behavior between two very different species, working together for mutual survival.
This is Stone. In order to challenge himself as both a musician and performer, Stone draws upon a variety of unexpected sources – instrumentation, vocal stylings, genres – to create his song, “to let the conversation of the energy unfold into a creation,” says Stone.
In anticipation of the release of Jay Brannan's sophomore album Rob Me Blind next week, entertainment website Idolator is currently hosting an exclusive listening party. Check it out here: http://bit.ly/GDlWpp.
Jay will be celebrating the album's release with special shows this Friday, March 23 in New York City at Le Poisson Rouge and Thursday, March 29 in Los Angeles at Hotel Cafe. Stay tuned from a big tour announcement from Jay next week.
Scottish indie-folk band Admiral Fallow recently shot a video in Glasgow for their upcoming single "The Paper Trench"from their forthcoming sophomore album and Nettwerk debut Tree Bursts In Snow, out May 22nd. The BBC posted a photo gallery from the video shoot; check out the pictures here: http://bbc.in/wAluoD.
Morgan Page has earned two nominations at the 2012 International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) - “Best American DJ (North America)” and “Best Progressive Track” – and will be presenting at this year’s awards show on Thursday, March 22nd.
Previously nominated for "Best Breakthrough Artist (Solo)," this is Page's first nod in the prestigious “Best American DJ (North America)” category. "It's just great to be in that kind of company," says Page when asked about being nominated alongside Skrillex, Deadmau5, and Kaskade.
Page receives his third nomination for "Best Progressive Track’" with his #1 Billboard Hot Dance Airplay song, “In The Air;” a collaboration with Sultan + Ned Shepard, BT andfeaturing Angela McCluskey on vocals. The track spent an impressive 25 weeks on the chart, and landed at #11 on BPM's "Top 51 of 2011."