Dutch DJ duo Bingo Players recently dropped “Get Up (Rattle)” featuring Far East Movement, their new single on Casablanca Records. This superstar duo—Paul Bäumer and Maarten Hoogstraten—remains a vital force in electronic dance music as both artists and producers, and the song’s immediate success paves the way for even bigger things to come.
Already, “Get Up (Rattle)” has exceeded 13 million YouTube views for its wonderfully wacky and wild music video, featuring ornery ducks that take down a vicious street gang and restore order to a city. The track, already a #1 hit in the UK, is a new version of last year’s instrumental club and festival anthem “Rattle,” which begins with an impenetrable hook that precedes the rhythmic stylings of Far East Movement, just before a massive drop that comes in to ignites the dance floor. The duo also has a string of tour dates coming up, including a coveted sundown slot at Coachella on April 20.
“Get Up (Rattle)” follows a string of Beatport chart-toppers including “Cry (Just A Little)” and “Out Of My Mind” released on their very own Hysteria label. Live, Bingo Players have performed at the biggest festivals in the world including, Electric Daisy Carnival, Ultra Music Festival, Creamfields, Electric Zoo and more!
Upcoming Tour Dates
4/11 – Bridgeport, CT – Webster Bank Arena
4/12 – San Francisco, CA – Ruby Skye
4/13 – Indio, CA – Coachella
4/14 – Boston, MA – Prime
4/19 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
4/20 – Las Vegas, NV – Hakkasan
4/20 – Indio, CA – Coachella
4/21 – Scottsdale, AZ – El Santo Day Club
Theophilus London has been holed up in studios from Paris to Berlin to Brooklyn working on music for his still untitled new album, due this fall. The first taste of the vibe and direction Theophilus is taking for the album can be heard on “Rio,” which was produced by Thomas Brenneck and the Menahan Street Band. The track was exclusively premiered with The Fader and will be available for purchase at iTunes and all DSP’s on Tuesday, April 16th.
Theophilus has a lot of love for “Rio.” “I went to Rio in 2010 to play a festival alongside Erykah Badu and Femi Kuti and it was incredible,” explains TL. “I was only supposed to be down there for a couple days, but wound up staying in Rio for two weeks. The trip gave me so much energy and I met so many amazing people that it inspired me to make a song in Rio’s honor.”
Theophilus will be performing “Rio” on the main stage at Coachella Saturday April 13th and April 20th. He’s also confirmed for Lollapalooza this summer.
Listen: Theophilus London ft. The Menahan Street Band – “Rio”
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“This album was written and recorded in LA. We had a lot of fun doing it, we met some incredible people on this process. We felt very free with song structures and melodies. Working with them in an intuitive/more melodic way. Treating each song as it’s own thing. ‘Hangover’ is like summer in space.” – CSS
From the acclaimed 2006 debut Cansei De Ser Sexy to 2011′s La Liberación, CSS returns with their fourth studio album Planta, produced by TV On The Radio’s David Sitek (The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Scarlet Johansson, Santigold). While exploring new ways of writing, Planta’s infectious tones show a unique combination of pop, dance, punk and reggae that make for the perfect summer soundtrack.
Co-written by Rancid’s Tim Armstrong, the playful, synth-and-beats-filled track “Hangover” delivers the energy that keeps the party going strong until the morning after.
Planta consists of irresistibly danceable tracks beginning with the album’s first offering, “Honey” and the intensely energetic “Dynamite”. With a seamless downshift, CSS charms you with songs like ”Sweet” and “Frankie Goes to North Hollywood” slowing things down for an easy sunny afternoon listen as you soak up the mesmerizing electronic notes. Like a Planta to water this album is a celebration of love, friendship, and fun.
Stream: CSS – “Hangover”
CSS’ new album, Planta, will be out June 11, 2013
3. Into The Sun
7. Too Hot
8. Teenage Tiger Cat
9. Frankie Goes To North Hollywood
10. The Hangout
11. Faith In Love
Photo Credit: Drew Reynolds
CHAPPO is pleased to announce a headline coast to coast tour of the United States this April. They are fresh off a busy 2012, which saw the release of their debut album Moonwater on Majordomo Records. They toured alongside indie luminaries Of Montreal, and played major festivals including Bonnaroo, Osheaga, Summerfest and Bunbury. Moonwater received notable praise from Pitchfork, “an excellently overstuffed garage-psych sound.” SPIN noted “nods to classic indie (Pixies, a dash of Grandaddy); with just enough psych-swirls to stay groovy.” “Come Home” maintained a spot on Sirius XM – Alt Nation’s top 18 for over 20 weeks.
The band recently released their new covers EP, Nothin’ To Sell You, reinterpreting songs by Jefferson Airplane, Beck, Kenny Rogers, and Caveman. The EP comes with a limited edition poster of original artwork by lead singer Alex Chappo. The illustration includes references to 5 famous paintings (try to guess which ones.)
Album Artwork Credit: Alex Chappo
STREAM Nothin’ to Sell You HERE.
CHAPPO – SPRING US TOUR 2013
- March 30 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
- April 11 – Washington, DC – Black Cat**
- April 13 – Charlotte, NC – Evening Muse**
- April 15 – Atlanta, GA – Vinyl**
- April 16 – Athens, GA – New Earth (FREE)**
- April 17 – Birmingham, AL – Bottletree*
- April 18 – New Orleans, LA – Howlin Wolf*
- April 19 – Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon*
- April 20 – Austin, TX – The Parish
- April 24 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
- April 25 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriet’s (FREE)
- April 26 – Los Angeles, CA – The Satellite
- April 27 – San Francisco, CA – Elbo Room
- April 28 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios (FREE)
- April 29 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern
- May 3 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
- May 4 – Indianapolis, IN – Do317 Lounge
- May 5 – Cincinnati, OH – MOTR Pub (FREE)
- May 6 – Pittsburgh, PA – 6119
- May 7 – Buffalo, NY – Tralf Music Hall
**with Dynasty Electric *with Prom Date
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Austin trio, Lance Herbstrong, have maintained an element of funk in their tunes and at times accented it with a bit of ghetto. They’re not ones to follow patterns either – they graft the guts from a spectrum of influences into something unexpected.
Lance Herbstrong, are back at it again, fusing Xavier Rudd’s “The Mother” in to a glitchy, dubby, backbone with a history of space travel.
With Peter Di Stefano (Porno For Pyros) on guitar and Joel Cummins of Umphrey’s McGee on Keys..
Listen/download: Lance Herbstrong – “The Mother” (Xavier Rudd x Lance Herbstrong w/ Joel Cummins of Umphrey’s McGee)
It’s official! FILTER Magazine’s fourth annual Culture Collide Festival will return this fall, bringing five days of compelling and distinctive music and more to Los Angeles. Running October 9-13, Culture Collide 2013 is slated to also feature the second annual Culture Collide Creative Summit -a collection of interactive panels and forums speaking to the evolving music and entertainment industries- as well as Comedy Collide showcases and a selection of daily globally-themed happy hours.
New this year, FILTER is offering early bird Culture Collide wristband tickets priced at just $20 for a limited time, before going up to the $30 general admission price later this spring.
“We have quite a few surprises up our sleeve for this year’s Culture Collide Festival,” said Alan Miller, co-founder and co-publisher of FILTER Magazine. “Not only will music fans continue to get the incredible and eclectic music experience they’ve come to expect, this year FILTER is looking to expand the festival without borders, further establishing Culture Collide as not just another music festival, but a complete lifestyle experience.”
FILTER Magazine’s Culture Collide is a five-day international music and arts festival taking place this October 9-13, hosting artists and bands from all over the US and the globe, as they bring their unique perspectives on music and culture to LA’s East Side. Culture Collide can be summed up as a musical melting pot where live performances, showcases and diverse food and drink choices from around the world converge across multiple venues and stages.
Culture Collide Early Bird Ticket Purchase Info:
To purchase Culture Collide Early Bird Festival Tickets, priced at just $20, visit Ticketfly and enter the code: cc2013 at the official Culture Collide ticketing site.
Already breakout stars in their native Australia, Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes, who fuse a unique blend of soul, blues, doo-wop, jazz and R&B with Clairy’s powerful, soulful vocals at the forefront–have signed with the U.S. label Vanguard Records and will release their debut album Baby Caught The Bus on May 21. Their first single “Love Letter” is now #1 Most Added at Triple A Radio this week, while Baby Caught The Bus climbs to #15 Most Added. “Love Letter” also hit Amazon’s “Hot Singles: 20 Songs We’d Like to Date”. The band will have their Tuesday, April 9th Los Angeles, CA show at The Troubadour taped for future airing on an episode of NBC TV’s “Last Call With Carson Daly.” On Thursday, April 11, they’ll perform live on Los Angeles’ KCSN “Afternoon Music Mix with Sky Daniels.” That can be heard in the greater Los Angeles area on 88.5fm or around the world online at www.kcsn.org.
Baby Caught The Bus is gaining strong praise from the media, in his album review for No Depression, Grant Britt declared, “Melbourne’s Clairy Brown & The Bangin’ Rackettes is the best stuff to come along in decades. This thing opens with a bang. ‘Love Letter’ leaps out at you like a Stax 45, blowing you back to the ‘60s through a funky time warp. Baby Caught The Bus is a treasure trove for r&b lovers, a ‘60s time capsule, a show and dance ensemble concept that’s been away far too long. Import this one to your collection immediately for maximum satisfaction.”
The group just launched their U.S. tour at SXSW in Austin and are already blowing away U.S. audiences. In his live review for Bust Magazine at SXSW, writer Christian Detres described the group’s performance “With a peal of trumpet and a trill on a snare, Clairy Browne and her girls ginned up a stompy 60s revival that had the crowd dancing and spilling their vodka lemonades all over the floor.”
Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes first gained international attention when “Love Letter” was featured in Heineken’s award-winning campaign The Switch and has surpassed 1 million views online!
!!! are set to release their latest album THR!!!ER on April 30, and are now sharing their single “One Girl/One Boy.” A follow up the sample-based club-floor classic tribute “Slyd”, the latest track is pure !!! gold. While working on the album in Austin with Jim Eno of Spoon, the band knew that they wanted a diva level singer for the song and Jim said he knew someone perfect, Sonia Moore, who had previously toured with MC Hammer for two and half years as a singer and dancer.
“We knew she had sang with MC Hammer and Rafael [Cohen, bassist] kept singing the “hey hey” part from “Too Legit To Quit” and we were wondering if that was who was really coming by. That was basically the first thing we asked her and she said, “Hey, Hey. Yeah, that’s me”.
Sonia joined them onstage in Austin during SXSW for their sweat-soaked dance party sets. Following the album’s release they’ll be performing in Europe, which includes a stop at ATP, before heading back to the US for a full tour which kicks off on May 16th.
- Brand New: !!! – “Slyd” (musicallyamusing.com)
“…and I’ll pay for it tomorrow when I wake up!”
Bodyparts track “My Legs” is a buzzing, danceworthy cut that captures the electric energy of a wild night out on the town. The “My Legs” single will be released digitally on May 20th, and Beatport is currently hosting a remix contest for the track, which you can enter HERE through April 22nd.
Stream: Dragonette – “My Legs”
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