I’m very happy to see the sun shining on this Wednesday, and there is a good amount of news to update you with. Orbital is planning to release a new full-length album, Boys Noize is readying a remix compilation, Ultra Music Festival Brazil announced the lineup, Red Bull Music Academy invades Madrid, and Gary Richards did an interview with the Los Angeles Times. Check out the GDD™ Morning Update tune and read more on the stories after the jump.
New Orbital Album & UK Tour
Last summer, reunited UK electro duo Orbital unveiled their first bit of new music in seven years with the release of a double A-sided single. Now, they’re ready to expand their efforts into a full-length release, their first since 2004′s Blue Album.
The as yet untitled record, due out sometime in 2012, is described by Orbital’s Paul Hartnoll as “a kaleidoscope of everything we like about electronic music. But the biggest influence on this album has been two years of playing live, listening to old Orbital music. We wanted to make music that we would like to play live. It had to flow and ebb like a live set.” Below, you can hear an early taste in the form of the album track “Never”.
In support of the release, Orbital has mapped out a UK tour for April 2012. Check out their itinerary below, and stay tuned for additional album details, audio previews, and tour dates.
Orbital 2012 Tour Dates:
04/05 – Manchester, UK @ Academy
04/06 – Leeds, UK @ Academy
04/07 – Glasgow, UK @ ABC
04/08 – Liverpool, UK @ Academy
04/09 – Cambridge, UK @ Corn Exchange
04/10 – London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall
Boys Noize Preps Remix Compilation
Boys Noize has a collection of remixes coming out at the end of November.
Alexander Ridha has been a hot commodity since he debuted in the mid-’00s, primarily as a producer and a DJ, but also as a remix artist. In the span of just over six years, the German artist has reworked everyone from Apparat to Snoop Dogg to Marilyn Manson, always coating the original in his signature style of banging electro.The Remixes 2004-2011 picks highlights from his thick portfolio of remixes, with two dozen selections in all. Like the majority of his recent releases, it will come out on his own label, Boysnoize Records.
01. Röyksopp – Happy Up Here (Boys Noize Remix)
02. Feist – My Moon My Man (Boys Noize Classic Mix)
03. Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus (Boys Noize
04. Late Of The Pier – Focker (Boys Noize Terror Re-Did)
05. N.E.R.D feat. Nelly Furtado – Hot-N-Fun (Boys Noize
06. Snoop Dogg – Sexual Eruption (Boys Noize Remix)
07. Cut Copy – Lights & Music (Boys Noize Remix)
08. Modeselektor feat. Nazizi & Abbas – Monkey Flip (Boys Noize Remix)
09. Sebastien Tellier – L’Amour Et La Violence (Boys Noize Main Version)
10. Editors – You Don’t Know Love (Boys Noize Classic Mix)
11. David Lynch – Good Day Today (Boys Noize Remix)
12. Justice – Phantom Pt. II (Boys Noize Turbine Remix)
01. The Chemical Brothers – Swoon (Boys Noize Summer Remix)
02. Teenage Bad Girl – Cocotte (Boys Noize Rework)
03. Scissor Sisters – Invisible Light (Boys Noize Remix)
04. Daft Punk – End Of Line (Boys Noize Remix)
05. Gonzales – Working Together (Boys Noize Dub Mix)
06. Marilyn Manson – Putting Holes In Happiness (Boys Noize Remix)
07. Charlotte Gainsbourg – Trick Pony (Boys Noize Remix)
08. Kaiser Chiefs – Everyday I Love You Less And Less (Boys Noize Mix)
09. Djedjotronic feat. Spoek – Dirty & Hard (Boys Noize’s Jump If You’re An Idiot Mix)
10. Maurice – This Is Acid (Boys Noize Rework)
11. Para One – Dudun-Dun (Boys Noize Remix)
12. Apparat – Arcadia (Boys Noize Reprise)
Boys Noize Records will release The Remixes 2004-2011 on November 28th, 2011.
(via Resident Advisor)
Ultra Music Festival Brazil 2011
The sophomore installment of Ultra Music Festival Brazil hits São Paulo’s Sambódromo Anhembi on December 3rd, 2011. This year’s bill packs electro heavyweights like Swedish House Mafia, Duck Sauce, and 2manydjs alongside recently reunited post-punk outfit New Order and Canadian rock warriors Death From Above 1979.
Rounding out the bill are Laidback Luke, MSTRKRFT, Major Lazer, Soulwax, Diplo, Shit Robot, The Twelves, Nero, Alesso, DJ Marky, Life is a Loop, Renato Cohen, MIXHEII, Renato Ratier, and Rodrigo Viera. For any additional lineup news and updates, stay tuned to our Festival Outlook.
For ticket information and additional festival info, check out the festival’s website.
Red Bull Music Academy
Red Bull Music Academy hits Madrid this month, bringing with it several weeks of performances, panels, seminars and workshops.
The series began on Monday night with Global Communication, who performed their classic album 76:14 at Teatro Infanta Isabel. From tonight through November 4th, venues around the city will host a diverse array of events, including a lecture and club party with Peanut Butter Wolf, a Raster-Noton 15th anniversary showcase with Alva Noto and Byetone, a public workshop and concert with Mark Pritchard and Cristian Vogel, and a tropical-themed Halloween party with Senor Coconut (AKA Uwe Schmidt), Tom Ze, Mathew Jonson and Gerd Janson.
Term 2 begins on November 11th and lasts through the end of the month. That part of the event features performances from Pearson Sound, Modeselektor, Scuba and academy graduates Tiger & Woods among others, plus workshops with Oneohtrix Point Never, RZA and edit master Greg Wilson.
Oct 26 Raster-Noton Anniversary – Red.., Auditorio Centro, Madrid
Oct 29 Red Bull Music Academy Open Ses.., Matadero Madrid, Madrid
Oct 31 Tormenta Tropical, Circulo De Bellas Artes, Madrid
Nov 02 Play, Japan! Red Bull Music Academy Stussy.., Unit, Tokyo
Nov 02 Doom’s Day, Matadero Madrid, Madrid
Nov 03 Around The Mondo – Red Bull Music Academy.., Mondo, Madrid
Nov 04 Holydubs – Red Bull Music Academy Takeov.., Siroco, Madrid
Nov 11 Red Bull Music Academy, Life, South + East
Nov 13 Uptown Sunday Night, Teatro Kapital, Madrid
Nov 18 Modeselektor Monkeytown Tour – Red Bull.., Macumba, Madrid
Nov 19 Free-Dimensional : Red Bull Music Academ.., Fabrik, Madrid
Nov 20 Red Bull Music Academy Open S.., La Casa Encendida, Madrid
Nov 20 Post Club – Red Bull Music Academy prese.., Siroco, Madrid
Nov 25 Red Bull Music Academy Farewell Night, TBC, Madrid
Gary Richards readies electronic music party Hard Haunted Mansion
DJ and Hard founder Gary Richards threw the first Hard dance party at a downtown L.A. warehouse on his birthday on New Year’s Eve 2007. It was the natural extension of his productions in the early ’90s, when he was doing A&R for Rick Rubin at Def American and when his parties drew Robert Downey Jr., Madonna, Björk and other celebs. But that New Year’s Eve party was the first tremor of a massive tectonic shift in music culture that has since shown Richards to be something of a visionary on the electronic music scene.
Gary Richards: An article in the Oct. 25 Calendar section about DJ and Hard founder Gary Richards said that the 2009 Hard Summer dance party was shut down by the Los Angeles Police Department. It was shut down by the Inglewood Police Department.
He now produces the New Year’s party, Hard Summer, Hard NYC, all manner of other Hard one-offs like the upcoming cruise ship DJ event called Holy Ship, and what many people consider one of the best parties of the year, Hard Haunted Mansion. This year’s fourth annual Halloween bash happens Friday and Saturday at the 54,000-square-foot Shrine Expo Hall and features Fatboy Slim, Soulwax, Skrillex and dozens more including Richards himself, who performs under the moniker Destructo.
In the wake of Electric Daisy Carnival‘s departure from L.A. and the controversy that continues to swirl around these events (including the Hollywood riot that ensued when DJKaskade played for the opening of the EDC movie in July), we talk to Richards about the state of the party.
To what do you attribute the resurgence of electronic music in the late 2000s?
I think that college and high school kids are looking for something new; they are tired of the same old generic rock and hip-hop, and they finally got hold of electronic music and realized it’s an amazing form of music and it also comes with this crazy party scene. The other part of it is the Internet; the Internet did a lot to kill the sales of music, but people can hear music from all around the world, which created this whole new scene.
When Electric Daisy Carnival left L.A., did that leave a vacuum? Would you like to see your events play host to over 100,000 people?
A 100,000-person event seems pretty hard to control, maybe we could get more in the park of 50,000.
How did you react when you heard an underage girl died from an Ecstasy overdose at the 2010 Electric Daisy Carnival? Do you feel a burden to defend the genre?
First off, I feel terrible. I have kids. Since I’ve started this thing — and especially after the summer of 2010 — we really focused on how we can do these events and make them safe. I just wish that people would view what we do as another event. There are other festivals where things happen: Over the summer, there was a storm in Pukkelpop where a tree fell and it hit a stage and it killed 20 people; that could happen at my event, so to categorize it with the music is not good. All of a sudden electronic music is the devil.
The bottom line is it’s where music is going and no one is going to be able to stop that, so I think the best way to tackle it is for everyone to work together to make the events as safe as they can be. If you see someone coming into your event who looks intoxicated, don’t let him in. If you see someone coming into your event and they wanna bring in drugs, make sure they don’t get in.
Electro music can be heard on pop music stations like Power 106. Did you ever think it would go mainstream?
I thought this was gonna happen 20 years ago. … What took everyone so long?
In 2009, Hard Summer was shut down by the LAPD two hours in. Were you afraid that this was the end of Hard?
Yeah, I’ve had never anything like that happen to me on that kind of level. The first thing I thought was: Let’s give everyone’s money back and make good with our fans so we don’t rip them off. It was a seven-figure loss; it was brutal. But I knew that this thing was special so I kept going. It actually was two steps back to go 10 steps forward.
What makes Hard Haunted Mansion different from the other Hard events?
We had Deadmau5 play in 2008 … and he made that song “Ghosts N’ Stuff” for the event. We had DJ AM, and he had on Thomas Bangalter’s outfit from Daft Punk [as a costume]. He did Daft Punk, Daft Punk, Daft Punk, I was like, “Oh my God, I am going to be in trouble, everybody is going to think this is Daft Punk!” And 40 minutes in, he took his hat off and [the crowd] was like, “AM! AM!” He told me, “That was probably one of the funnest times I’ve ever had in my life.”