Big Gigantic, whose blend of mind-bending beats, thunderous bass, and frenetic melodies has developed a rabid following since forming in 2008, took their sound to yet another dimension this October when they released 'Nocturnal.' The album, by Boulder, CO-based saxophonist/producer Dominic Lalli and drummer Jeremy Salken, solidifies Big Gigantic as a key player in the worlds of electronic, dance, and hip-hop.With a provocative sound that's as
British electronic funk superstars Fujiya & Miyagi return to the United States this winter with a new single, “Ecstatic Dancer,” and a tour that kicks off Jan. 19 in Brooklyn and winds up Feb. 1 in Los Angeles. (Check above for exact dates/venues).“Ecstatic Dancer” is a whirling frenzy of foreboding fuzzed guitars laid over a pumping synth beat. David Best’s whispered urge to join him on the dance floor are equal parts seductive and sinister.
Over the course of ten albums, not to mention an avalanche of side projects, remixes and collaborations, Jan St. Werner and Andi Toma of Mouse On Mars established themselves as two of the most inventive and unpredictable artists in electronic music. However, since they delivered the bracing, angular salvo that was Varcharz back in 2006, there has been an uncharacteristic period of silence.In 2012, that silence is broken.
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.
Conspirator, the full band featuring Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner of The Disco Biscuits, guitarist Chris Michetti, and a cast of the live music scene’s best drummers, has announced the 3-week “BLIZZARD OF BEATS TOUR – WINTER 2012” for February 2012 performances throughout Colorado and the Midwest. Tickets for all shows are available from individual venue ticketing.
Coming off one of their biggest years to date, Canadian Live-Electro icons THE NEW DEAL have decided to call it day. With 10 records released and well over 1000 shows performed since the bands inception in 1998, tND has made an indelible mark as pioneers in the art of performing electronic music completely live and in real time. The band is signing off after a great final year of shows in their favourite North American cities.So then, why stop now?