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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Hot on the heels of their acclaimed Down the Road EP, C2C’s debut album, Tetra [Casablanca Records], is out digitally today (January 29) via iTunes and all digital retailers, with the physical version hitting the shelves on February 11. As a gift to listeners, the French turntable trailblazers are offering the first single “Happy” [featuring Derek Martin] as a free download (see link below). The band will also be coming over Stateside in April to perform at Coachella on April 12th and 19th. Keep an eye out for more US tour dates, coming soon!
Currently, the music video for “Happy” (which I posted here) is nearing 800K YouTube/VEVO views, and it’s firmly planted the groundwork for the French quartet’s American infiltration. Critics continue to sing their praises as well. Paper Magazine declared that C2C are “simply brilliant,” MTV Iggy called them “lush, inventive,” and Absolute Punk extolled them for being “otherworldly, astounding, and awe-inspiring.”
This isn’t their first time around the block though. C2C initially came together in 1998, formed by the four high school friends. From 2003-2006, they conquered the DMC Championship, winning four times in a row and garnering a rabid worldwide fan base. However, 2006 marked the beginning of a four-year break for other projects, Hocus Pocus and Beat Torrent, before these four musicians would reform. Now, C2C have returned, and they have their sights set on dance floor domination uniquely mixing live instrumentation and turntable fireworks.
Download: C2C – “Happy”
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Dragonette have spent the last two years working on special and successful collaborations. “Fire In Your New Shoes, ” their pairing with Kaskade, was a huge club hit worldwide, and one of the 4 songs they did with French DJ Martin Solveig, “Hello,” was a pop hit across the globe, going Top 10 in over 30 countries, achieving platinum status in the USA, getting synched 150 times in the process, and leading to Mr. Solveig producing Madonna. Now the band turn their attention to their own material again.
Preparing to release two brand new tunes this March, today sees the unveiling of Dragonette’s “The Right Woman” which appears on Proud to be Woman Vol. 3, a compilation put together by Diane von Furstenberg in celebration of International Women’s Day. The compilation will be released both digitally and as a limited edition Play button. All proceeds from the compilation benefit Vital Voices, an organization dedicated to empowering women worldwide. The track is a collaboration with producer Felix Blowxsom, who has worked with Sia and Empire of the Sun, and produces, remixes, and DJs under the Plastic Plates moniker. Check out some of his tracks here.
The band is also readying the video for the first proper new single “Let It Go” to be unleashed at the end of the month.
Listen to “The Right Woman” streaming HERE and you can purchase it HERE.
In conjunction with these releases, and in the lead-up to the release of Dragonette’s 3rd album (which is almost done!), Dan, Tina, and Joel are hitting the road to play a combination of new tracks and old favorites, stopping at SXSW and Coachella along the way. They will also pop in to the Juno Awards, where they’ll perform “Hello” and see if their nomination turns into their first win!
Dragonette Tour Dates
- Fri Mar 16 – Austin, TX – SXSW – Windish Agency Showcase @ Mohawk (Outside)
- Fri Mar 16 – Austin, TX – SXSW – Warp Magazine Showcase @ Friends
- Sat Mar 17 – More BBQ
- 3/21: Kingston, ON @ The Ale House – BUY TICKETS
- 3/23: Toronto, ON @ Canadian Music Awards – BUY TICKETS
- 3/23: Toronto, ON @ The Hoxton – BUY TICKETS
- 3/24: Waterloo, ON @ The Starlight – BUY TICKETS
- 3/28: Halifax, NS @ Pacifico – BUY TICKETS
- 3/30: St. Johns, NL @ Club One – Tickets Available at the Door
- 4/1: Ottawa, ON – Juno Awards @ Scotiabank Place – BUY TICKETS
- 4/6: Miami, FL @ The Mansion – BUY TICKETS
- 4/7: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom – SOLD OUT
- 4/14: Indio, CA – Coachella Music Festival @ Empire Polo Club - SOLD OUT
- 4/19: Whistler, BC – World Ski & Snowboard Festival @ Skier’s Plaza – FREE SHOW
- 4/21: Indio, CA – Coachella Music Festival @ Empire Polo Club - SOLD OUT
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Miike Snow is excited to announce the first string of tour dates throughout the US and Canada in support of their sophomore release, Happy To You. The 11- date run, which includes performances at SXSW, Ultra Music Festival and Coachella, will offer Miike Snow fans the first glimpse of the dynamic new live stage show that has made Miike Snow infamous. Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt, Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg relay their anthemic and haunting hybrid of pop, dance and electronic music into a transcendental live experience that drives audiences into dance-fueled overdrive. The upcoming tour will highlight the group’s evolving sound while delivering the same energy that fans repeatedly expect to experience from a Miike Snow show.
Happy To You will be available in stores and digitally on March 27th via Downtown Records / Universal Republic.
Tue. 03-03-12 SXSW Austin, TX
Fri. 03-23-12 Ultra Music Festival Miami, FL
Tue. 04-10-12 Paramount Theatre Seattle, WA
Wed. 04-11-12 Roseland Theater Portland, OR
Thu. 04-12-12 Fox Theater Oakland, CA
Sat. 04-14-12 Coachella Indio, CA
Sat. 04-21-12 Coachella Indio, CA
Tue. 04-24-12 Terminal 5 New York, NY
Fri. 04-27-12 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
Sun. 04-29-12 House Of Blues Boston, MA
Tue. 05-01-12 Sound Academy Toronto, ON
Wed. 05-02-12 Metropolis Theatre Montreal, QC
Cut Copy’s stellar Zonoscope has been nominated for the Best Dance/Electronica Album Grammy. This is the band’s first Grammy nomination and bookends a phenomenal year that saw the band play to rapturous audiences across the globe including a thundering Coachella set and headlining slot at Austin City Limits. The Grammy Awards will be held on Sunday, February 12th at Los Angeles’ Staples Center and will be televised on CBS that same day at 8 pm EST / 7 PM CST. Zonoscope is Cut Copy’s 3rd and most ambitious work yet. It was released by Modular Records this past February and was met with critical raves ranging from Rolling Stone to Pitchfork. Zonoscope is Cut Copy boiled down to their purest form, a suite of futuristic visions built upon primal rhythm tracks. It is at once their most immediate work to date but also their most sonically exquisite. “Take Me Over” perfectly encapsulates this, its chiming highlife guitars bouncing around tropical percussion reminiscent of an island holiday in a pop song. Recorded over a 6 month period in a warehouse space the band rented in Melbourne, Australia and mixed in Atlanta by Ben H. Allen (Animal Collective, Gnarls Barkley, Deerhunter), Zonoscope paints a mesmerizing picture, conjured by a band at the height of their powers.
Colorado-based producer Pretty Lights, aka Derek Vincent Smith, is as good as his word, and his word is clearly great. As promised, he has released his first EP of an ambitious trilogy project, within minutes of finishing it and making the deadline of March 2nd. Making Up a Changing Mind, can now be downloaded for free off of his site by clicking the above image!
Pretty Lights spring tour includes stops at SXSW, Ultra Music Festival and Coachella.
British post-punk legends Echo & The Bunnymen are launching their (first!) US tour in support of their acclaimed new album, The Fountain. The shows are hot on the heels of the band’s recent tour celebrating their landmark album Ocean Rain that included orchestral performances at New York’s Radio City Music Hall and the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.Their highly anticipated appearance at the Coachella Festival will kick off the tour.
Frontman Ian McCulloch calls The Fountain “the best thing we’ve done since Ocean Rain.” The press has been raving about the record with Alternative Press praising its “brisk, vibrant pop songs” and Filter calling it “ replete with shimmering, flaw-repellant pop, all glorious melodies and gorgeous atmospherics.”
Echo & The Bunnymen 2010 US Tour Dates
4/16: Indio, CA @ Empire Polo Grounds (Coachella Festival)
4/18: Sparks, NV @ John Ascuaga’s Nugget
4/19: San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
4/21: Chicago, IL @ Metro
4/23: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
4/25: Glenside (Philadelphia), PA @ Keswick Theatre
4/26: Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
4/27: Fairfield, CT @ Fairfield Theatre Company
4/28: State College, PA @ State Theatre
4/30: Washington, DC @ Black Cat
5/1: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
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