Good morning! Today’s news features The Chemical Brothers, Atoms for Peace, BeatauCue, Rustie, Ableton, and Tiesto x Guess. Please read on after the jump.
London 2012: Listen to the Chemical Brothers’ Theme for Velodrome
The Chemical Brothers have composed an official song for the London 2012 track cycling events, titled Theme for Velodrome. Tom Rowlands of the group is a keen cyclist, and his partner Ed Simons said the duo wanted to create a piece of music that would reflect “the sense of speed, pace and drama”, of the sport as well as the “incredible beauty” of the new Velodrome in the Olympic park in east London. The group’s new song will provide the soundtrack to six days of competitive track cycling at the games, when 10 Olympic gold medals will be won.
Rowlands said: “I have loved cycling since I was a boy. I have always made a connection between electronic music and cycling repetition, the freedom and sense of movement. Kraftwerk obviously cemented this connection with their Tour de France track. For us to create the theme for the Velodrome is a great honour and we’re really excited to hear it in situ.”
Theme for Velodrome received its first play on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show on Monday night. Simons revealed that the band have not been given tickets for the Olympics, saying: “We did ask but no one’s come through yet. At the moment neither of us has any …”
It was revealed in June that Muse have been chosen to provide the official song for the Games as a whole. Written specifically for London 2012, Survival will be played at various sport sessions at official venues. Frontman Matt Bellamy said: “I wrote it with the Games in mind as it expresses a sense of conviction and determination to win.”
Joining Survival and Theme for Velodrome are three more official Olympics songs: Good Morning to the Night by Elton John vs Pnau, the lead track from the new album of the same name; Good Life by Delphic, whose Clarion Call from their debut album has also been chosen as Channel 4′s theme tune for the Paralympics; and Scream by Dizzee Rascal featuring Pepper, an early taste of the rapper’s fifth studio album.
(via The Guardian)
Thom Yorke Preps Atoms for Peace 12″ for 50Weapons
Atoms for Peace, the supergroup headed up by Radiohead vocalist Thom Yorke, record producer extraordinaire Nigel Godrich, and Red Hot Chilli Peppers bass player Flea, will soon release a two-track 12″ via 50WeaponsXTR, a “sub-series” from Modeselektor’s50Weapons imprint. The productions featured on the forthcoming record are a remix of “Tamer Animals” (originally by Other Lives) and another remix that finds Atoms for Peace reworking its own tune, “Other Side.” You can preview “Tamer Animals (Atoms for Peace Remix)” before it’s released on August 3, below. (Side note: The PR for this single directly hints at the possibility of an Atoms for Peace LP arriving before the end of the year. So there’s that.
Beataucue Back With Mix and Tour
The french hyperactive duo from Kitsuné, composed of Alexis and Mederic, better known as BeatauCue are back this summer with a brand new mix and tour.
From techno to electro-pop and finishing with some dubstep and drum’n'bass, this 42 tracks mix features a diversity of artists and influences like Popof, Jesse Rose, Pryda, Flosstradamus, Baauer, Redlight and Netsky.
You can stream the mix below and download it for free right here.
BeatauCue will tour Europe, America and Asia this summer. You can catch them live at any of the dates below.
14/07 – Social Club – Paris
25/07 – Emmaboda festival – Emmaboda
27/07 – MEG Festival – Montreal
02/08 – Norad – Denver
03/08 – Temple Club – San Francisco
04/08 – IDL Ballroom – Tulsa
10/08 – Avalon – Hollywood
18/08 – Cabourg, Mon Amour – Cabourg
25/08 – AgeHa – Tokyo
29/09 – Ososphère Festival – Strasbourg
Details and tickets here.
Rustie to Premiere Live Set in London
The Scottish bass wizard, Rustie, will premier his brand new live set at Elektrowerkz in London on September 5.
Tickets go on sale for the event today and will be available from the event’s Facebook page.
Rustie dropped his exceptional debut LP ‘Glass Swords’ on Warp Records last year, the record was highly acclaimed and won the Guardian’s debut album of the year award.
Ableton Launches Electrix
Ableton has teamed up with the US-based Sample Logic for Electrix, a sample pack comprising real-world acoustic samples.
Each of the samples present across Electrix have been derived from instruments created especially for the project. The pack has been separated into five different parts, made up of four instrument sections (atmospheres, ensembles, melodics and percussives) and one collection of 75 audio loops. Electrix has been specifically designed for use with Live’s Rack format, meaning that the presets and loops will easily integrate with the program’s user controls.
Electrix is available now at a suggested retail price of 99 Euro.
Tiesto and Guess to Launch Exclusive EDM-Inspired Clothing Line
Just last year, Dutch electronic dance music superstar Tiësto was spinning tracks at South Beach’s Armani Exchange store.
Last night, however, Tiësto seemingly abandoned the A|X partnership boat and jumped aboard the Guess train.
According to Billboard, the EDM giant and designer denim brand have teamed up to create a 22-piece line that includes indigo skinny-fit jeans and graphic tees that’ll debut in October.
But if you’re a Tiësto super fan who can’t wait another three months for EDM-inspired clothing that’s likely manufactured in India, don’t worry ’cause Tiësto/Guess will release a “multifunctional” limited-edition watch in August.
“I’ve had GUESS clothing in my wardrobe for years,” Tiësto admits. “It’s a fantastic brand which is really relevant both for me and my audience. Their combination of creativity and ambition was really appealing to me.”
In addition to men’s and women’s clothing and accessories, the one year Tiësto/Guess partnership also include a dedicated microsite guess.com/tiesto, select sponsored tour dates, and a Club Life compilation exclusively produced for Guess.
“Tiësto was the natural choice to connect GUESS with our customers’ lifestyle,” CEO and creative director Paul Marciano tells Billboard. “Once you meet Tiësto face to face, with his contagious smile and energy, you want only one thing: To have him share our future vision of the Guess brand.”
Tiësto isn’t the first European dance music god to partner with an American clothing brand. Earlier this year, Avicii signed a deal with Ralph Lauren and became the Swedish face of the company’s Denim and Supply line. The ad campaign debuted last week.
(via Miami New Times)
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