After a critcally aclaimed debut album in Europe, French rock trio General Bye Bye is back with Blood On My Keyboard.
Recorded in the USA, Blood On My Keyboard follows their 2010 release Girouette which has received great reviews from the press, often comparing the band to The Shins, Blonde Redhead and Yo La Tengo.
The new songs overcome all expectations developping a wilder sound at the limits of live music and with great lyrics.
while on tour This new album will match the expectations
Blood On My Keyboard will be released on vinyl and digital format on April 16th, 2011.
Blood On My Keyboard mini-LP [Sortie le 16 Avril 2011] by general_bye_bye
The Next Generation of iPad DJ Application is Here, Debuting CD and Vinyl Style Controls, Plus Loads More Exclusive Features to Get You Mixing Like a Pro in Seconds
Want to mix up a DJ storm anywhere with your iPad? Little Worlds Studio is turning up the heat with DJ World Studio, featuring everything you need to mix like a pro and throw a kicking party with only your iPad.
DJ World Studio puts you in complete control of the party, available from today on the AppStore priced $19.99.
The low-latency DJ interface includes all the easy-to-use, responsive multi-touch mixing features you’d expect from a professional quality DJ application, alongside a bunch of innovative new tricks to take iPad DJ mixing to the next level. And to bring the iPad DJ revolution to more people than ever, DJ World Studio is available in five languages at launch – English, French, German, Spanish and Italian.
It’s 7even Sun, a French producer, I dropped a free instrumental project called “Free Therapy” last January, it has been featured on some sites in the blogosphere…
This time it’s a collabo album with an always-on-the-grind dope emcee (Cans).
“FRENCH CONNECTION” is a collaborative album between Cans (from Poughkeepsie, New York) on the mic and 7even Sun (from France) on the boards.
This project also features guest appearences by the Tree City Partners crew members M.Wettah, D.Johns, Jayles of Poor Rich Kids, Justice and Multi:The Chozen.
Astronote – Astronomix
New Astronote, the French Producer, called “Astronomix”. The project includes mainly original songs that he produced over the last year, with a couple remixes and exclusives that are previously unreleased thrown in as well. It includes songs by Donwill, Marv Won, Ro Spit, Invincible, Ill Bill and remixes of joints by Drake & Jay Electronica. The front and back covers and track list are in the zip file.
Magestik Legend – The Great Escape
Astronote produced the majority of Michigan emcee Magestik Legend’s new album, “The Great Escape”. Our fam, recent Red Bull Big Tune US winner 14KT produced the two songs Astronote didn’t.
DJ Graffiti aka The Mangler – Mangladesh Radio Show
I personally, started a Hip-Hop radio podcast on http://www.SpineTV.net called Mangladesh. The downloadable or streamable mixshow features the best records that I come across each month and always ends with 20 minutes of Detroit & Michigan Hip-Hop.
Some of you have already seen the video teaser and now it’s time for a second preview of
Kitsuné Maison 10: The Fireworks Issue
Download now the Kitsuné Maison 10 CD1 minimix by JBAG and stay tuned for the part two next week!
Legendary British fashion and style magazine founded in 1980. Editor-in-Chief Terry Jones has established himself as one of the most innovative creative directors of his generation, from the covers of Vanity Fair and Vogue, where he was art director from 1972-77, to the innovative designs of i-D magazine.
Terry Jones chose to work with the high-top Esteban model. The crocodile provides the inspiration for the scaly croc emboss on premium full-grain leather. Uppers of all-over racing green are contrasted with the white sole and the white i-D logo on the suede heel tab. The look is refined and elegant; a fresh take on classic Lacoste colours with hand-selected materials of the highest quality. This design perfectly reflects the prowess of i-D magazine in the field of design and fashion journalism.
Entrepreneur Jazzie B, OBE, is a household name. But his status is not just due to Top Ten hits and best-selling albums. Along with creating the world-famous sound system Soul II Soul, Jazzie imagined that total look known as the “Funki Dred”. It grows and changes every season, infusing all Jazzie’s endeavours with a unique and vibrant brand.
Jazzie reinterpreted the Broadwick silhouette, a classic LACOSTE court shoe, working in a vulcanized sole that gives it a clean-cut look.
For the upper material, Jazzie chose to work with classic hairy suede in a charcoal shade of grey, lending a sophisticated, clean, retro look to this casual design. In keeping with Jazzie’s trademark style, the ‘Funky Dred’ is foil embossed on the left heel, and ‘Jazzie B’ signature on the right. To further customize the look, each pair comes with two sets of interchangeable laces, one grey and one white. A suede embossed ‘Funki Dred’ tab is attached to the right foot.
Just wanted to send you some brand new music from the French band Adam Kesher (nope, it’s not one guy). This crew is produced by Dave One (Chromeo) with additional mixing from Zdar, A-Trak and Pierrick Devin
The band is dropping the “Gravy Train” EP on October 4 and I‘d like to offer you a look at the band’s new video plus a download of the “Fortune Remix.”
“Gravy Train (Fortune Remix)”
To keep you in the loop we’re looking to release the “Attraction EP” in December and it will feature remixes from Nacho Lovers, Jacques Renault and more. We then look forward to releasing the new full length album in the US early in 2011 with a small tour around the SXSW season.
Featuring music from:
Róisín Murphy, Two Door Cinema Club, Lindstrøm, Booka Shade and More
CD minimix made by JBAG
Debut artist album coming soon – produced by
Xavier de Rosnay and Daft Punk sound Engineer Peter Franco!
Jamaica – Bermuda Party Compilation
1. Cream – White Room 2. Bob Seger – Love The One You’re With
3. Jimmy Ross – First True Love Affair (Larry Levan Mix) 4. Automat – Droid (Cecil Edit)
5. Mother’s Finest – Dis Go Dis Way, Dis Go Dat Way 6. In Flagranti – Louvre For Yo
7. Siriusmo – Girls Rock 8. David Rubato – Circuit (Siriusmo Remix)
9. Harry Thumann – Sphinx 10. Azari & Ill – Hungry For The Power
11. Ali Love – Love Harder (Extended Version) 12. Prince – I Would Die 4 U
13. Led Zeppelin – Moby Dick 14. Billy Squier – The Stroke
15. Electric Light Orchestra – Last Train To London 16. Aleem feat. Leroy Burgess – Release Yourself
17. Le Knight Club – Rhumba 18. Surkin – Fan Out
19. High Powered Boys – Highway 20. Pierce – Miss Your Tape (The Phantom’s Revenge Remix)
21. Das Glow – Phase IV 22. Jamaica – I Think I Like U 2 (Breakbot Remix)
23. Carole King – Out In The Cold
I Think I Like U 2 (Breakbot Remix)
I Think I Like U 2 (Buffalo Bunch Remix)
I Think I Like U 2 (original)
I Think I Like U 2 (video)
Montreal Producer Sach Baylin-Stern and director Ben Steiger Levine received a nomination at the 2010 Grammys for Best Short Form Music Video, titled “Mr. Hurricane”, played and interpreted by Montreal based trip-hop duo Beast (Verve Forecast).
They are up against some of the biggest names in the industry – Coldplay (Capitol), Black Eyed Peas (Interscope Records), as well as Depeche Mode (Capitol).
The future will be very interesting as Executive Producer Sach Baylin-Stern, and associates Jeremie Saindon and Christophe Collette strive to set up Antler Films.
Antler is a collective of reputed filmmakers and artists (Ben Steiger Levine, Jeremie Saindon, Christophe Collette, Joshua Sherrett, Thibaut Duverneix, Dave Pawsey, The Sanchez Brothers, Greg Kaufman).
This grouping of such young and accomplished artists is particularly exciting – each person having unique skills. Antler’s team has specialists in film/video production, cinematography, 3d visual effects, motion design, and conceptual/fashion photography. They constitute a body of talent that is particularly open to exploring new ideas and methodologies. This young roster’s body of work is comprised of hundreds of music video’s (including Beast, Chromeo, Sam Roberts, The Stills, We Are Wolves, The Most Serene Republic, Dumas, Plants and Animals, Hey Rosetta), several dozen films, short, interactive, and feature length, (including 300, Sin City), and advertising for countless clients local and international (though Antler will not produce advertising).
With talent, patience, and support, this production company is set to make an impact.
GUETTA IS ONE OF THE YEARS MOST CELEBRATED ARTISTS WITH FIVE GRAMMY NOMINATIONS, WHILE
“SEXY BITCH/CHICK” IS A 4x PLATINUM DIGITAL SINGLE AND DOMINATES AT #1 ON CANADIAN RADIO CHARTS
TWO UPCOMING SOLD OUT SHOWS IN CANADA
In just over three months David Guetta‘s album ‘One Love‘ has gone Platinum in Canada! Since its #2 Debut here on the Nielsen SoundScan Charts, the much celebrated album has also generated a 4x Platinum Digital Single (“Sexy Bitch/Chick” featuring Akon) and a Platinum Single (“When Love Takes Over” featuring Kelly Rowland).
Guetta recently had a big night at “The Grammy Nominations Concert Live – Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night,” not only did he perform on the live telecast with the Black Eyed Peas, but he picked up five Grammy nominations. This is the first time he has received a nomination. Guetta is nominated in the Album Of The Year and Record Of The Year categories as producer of the Black Eyed Peas monster smash “I Gotta Feeling.” His own album ‘One Love‘ earned an impressive three nominations for Best Dance Electronic Album Of The Year, along with Best Dance Recording and Best Remixed Recording for the album’s first single “When Love Takes Over.”
“I really didn’t expect to receive five Grammy nominations,” said Guetta. “It’s fantastic that the Academy have recognized the impact dance music has had in North America this year. My mission was for this music to be heard by and touch millions. By bringing together the best urban artists and electronic music, I feel the barriers are coming down and we are together.”
Add to this the incredible popularity and success of “Sexy Bitch/Chick” around the world and what a year it has been for Guetta! Here in Canada the song has held the #1 chart position at CHR Radio for eight consecutive weeks and has held the #1 spot on the All Formats Chart since November 1. The video has also reached #1 on the Much Music, MusiquePlus and Much More Music Countdown Charts.
It only seems fitting that Guetta will be back in Canada to end this decade and kick off the new one with two highly anticipated and SOLD OUT DJ shows in Vancouver on December 30 at the Commodore Ballroom (sold out in 40 minutes!) and in Edmonton on January 1 at the Edmonton Event Centre.
NEW SINGLE ‘SEXY BITCH’ (FEATURING AKON) HAS GONE PLATINUM AND IS TOP 10 AT CHR RADIOGUETTA TO SERVE AS A EUROPEAN AMBASSADOR AND SPOKESPERSON FOR DJ HERO™
Last week David Guetta‘s latest album “One Love” went Gold in Canada in a matter of just a few short weeks and remains in the Top 10 of the Current Album Charts! The success of this release kicked off with an exceptional debut on the Canadian charts earlier this month at #2 on the Top Current Albums Chart, #3 on the Top Digital Albums Chart and also reached #1 on the iTunes Album Chart.
Now it has been announced that Guetta will serve as a European ambassador and spokesperson for the revolutionary new music gaming experience DJ Hero™. This hotly anticipated game which will be released worldwide before the end of the year also features several of his tracks – ‘Sexy Bitch,’ ‘When Love Takes Over‘ + ‘On the Dancefloor‘ – in an exclusive download package format.
Guetta‘s star continues to rise around the world with the album already reaching Platinum in France, Gold in South Africa and Belguim…to name a few. He currently has the #1 Album in Europe, #1 Single in Europe (‘Sexy Bitch‘ featuring Akon) and #1 Airplay in Europe for 11 weeks (‘When Love Takes Over‘ featuring Kelly Rowland).
In Canada, Guetta‘s new single ‘Sexy Bitch‘ has already gone Platinum and is making some serious impact at radio. The track is currently Top 10 at CHR, Top 15 at All Formats and Top 40 at Hot AC and quickly growing on all these charts. It was also the #2 Digital Song in Canada last week. The ‘Sexy Chick‘ video has also made quite the splash and continues to climb the various Countdown Charts at #12 – MusiquePlus, #15 – MuchMoreMusic and #22 – MuchMusic.
First single ‘When Love Takes Over‘ has gone Gold and after already burning up the Hot AC and CHR charts it is still picking up major adds at AC radio. The song is also the #1 video on the Musimax Countdown Chart.
Hey — fyi — another amazing video from the Daft Arts production company (LA-based producer Paul Hahn and some dudes who wear robot costumes). Directed by Bryce Kass, who also directed that jaw-dropping video for Douglas Armour’s “Flushed and Flamelike, Themselves. This video for Jay Retard’s “It Ain’t Gonna Save Me” is equally mute-stare-inducing.
Bambu, makers of The World’s Finest Rolling Papers, announces the launch of its first clothing line, Bambu Apparel.
Recognized as one of the world’s 1000 oldest companies, Bambu Apparel draws inspiration from its own archives using original artwork from advertisements and marketing materials dating all the way back from 1764.
“We spent years searching eBay and other websites collecting old postcards, advertisements and any other Bambu products we could get our hands on with the hopes of re-releasing these items at some point. With the help of MerchDirect we’ve translated our history into a tangible, wearable product that we feel embodies our company,” said Bambu’s Sarah Saiger.
Province supports Ubisoft in development of first Ontario-based studio
Ubisoft announced plans today to open a full development studio in Toronto, Ontario – a first for the company in the province. This significant announcement is expected to result in the creation of 800 net new jobs within the province over the next decade. The government of Ontario is investing CA$263 million over ten years in the company and Ubisoft’s net investment will be over half a billion CAD in the new studio, which will begin operations in late 2009.
“Today’s announcement marks a strategic move for Ubisoft as we continue to expand our internal development force,” said Yves Guillemot, president and chief executive officer at Ubisoft. “We are in an excellent position to grow and after extensive analysis we are thrilled to have reached an agreement with the government of Ontario to found our new studio in Toronto. The city is one of North America’s economic and cultural epicenters and our expectations are high. We’re excited to be able to count on the exceptional local talent, who will contribute to our accelerated growth and will have a profound impact on the video game industry with the excellence of their creativity.”
Ubisoft Toronto will be overseen by Yannis Mallat, chief executive officer at Ubisoft Montréal, whose proven leadership and vision will be a major asset to the growth and success of the new studio. Ubisoft Toronto will work on Triple-A games and will emulate the proven business model and creative excellence for which Ubisoft is known. In addition, Ubisoft Toronto will bring its own flavour to the global Ubisoft brand, which will benefit from the deep pool of dynamic and quality talent trained in video game design and production in the province of Ontario.
The Toronto studio will also build on the city’s existing experience with the film production industry. Collaborating with local film industry veterans to enhance video game production and extend Ubisoft’s convergence strategy, Ubisoft Toronto will contribute to Ubisoft’s global plan of extending its brands to complementary platforms and mediums, including books, comics, short films and other products.
“We are incredibly excited to finally tap into the remarkable talent Ontario has been developing over the years,” said Yannis Mallat. “Toronto’s unique pool of experience video game industry and film industry talent will allow us to develop a team with exceptional ability to help us realize our goals for creating brands with universal appeal that extend beyond the world of video games.”
The studio in Toronto will be the fourth for Ubisoft in Canada, with other studios located in Montréal, Quebec City and Vancouver and employing more than 2,300 creative staff across the country.
Today’s announcement is made possible with the support of the Ontario provincial government and its dedication to invest in organizations that create jobs and provide long-term value for the provincial economy. Premier Dalton McGuinty was on hand today at the Ubisoft press conference in Toronto to help announce plans for the new studio and elaborate on the provincial government’s support for the endeavour, stating “Our world is one where you can borrow capital, you can copy technology and you can buy natural resources. But to build a high wage and a high standard of living you need talent. By investing in Ubisoft, we’re building Ontario’s economy now and for the future.”
Among its more than 17 multi-million selling franchises, Ubisoft is known for developing and producing such legendary game brands as Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell®, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six®, Assassin’s Creed®, Prince of Persia®, Red Steel®, Rayman®, Rayman Raving Rabbids®, and Far Cry®.
Industry professionals interested in joining Ubisoft Toronto, please contact work.in.TO.ubisoft.com