World-renowned producer/performer and this season’s most electrifying live act deadmau5 brings his Meowingtons Hax shows to New York City’s legendary Roseland Ballroom for an unprecedented six consecutive night concert run October 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9. (Rage Against the Machine held the previous honor with five consecutive plays at Roseland in the summer of 1996.) Named after his cat Professor Meowingtons, deadmau5’s Meowingtons Hax show debuted at Lollapalooza in Chicago where SPIN.com hailed it as the #1 set at the festival. It features incredible production—a menagerie of lights and LED (check out a clip from Lolla here:
which compliments deadmau5’s live repertoire of hits, classic cuts and brand new music. Joel Zimmerman, more commonly known as deadmau5 (pronounced ‘dead mouse’) is one of the world’s most respected electronic producers of modern times. Enjoying international chart success with his singles “Sofi Needs A Ladder,” “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff” and “I Remember” (with Kaskade), he has also released three critically acclaimed albums 4×4=12, For Lack Of A Better Name and Random Album Title. A new studio album is on the horizon for 2012. deadmau5’s current offerings include a remix package for “Raise Your Weapon” and the new deadmau5 Touch Remix app. deadmau5-Live At Earls Court, a live DVD capturing his sold out performance at London’s historic 19,000 capacity Earls Court theatre is available now on Ultra Music.
During his set, deadmau5 is joined by vocalist SOFI on “Sofi Needs a Ladder” and “One Trick Pony.” Look for her Locked and Loaded EP to be released October 24 on deadmau5’s mau5trap recordings. The three song player –which will be available exclusively through iTunes and Beatport–consists of three dynamic collaborations with some of the most exciting electronic talent around: Skrillex, Noisia and Millions Like Us.
Also on the bill is other mau5trap recording artists EXCISION, FEED ME and ZEDD who appear on the Meowingtons Hax tour trax album. The Beatport exclusive compilation features new and exclusive tracks from deadmau5 and a host of artists featured on the tour, as well as a selection of tracks from new additions to the label that you can expect to hear a lot more from in the coming months: Skrillex, Feed Me, Tommy Lee & Aero, Excision & Datsik, Zedd, Moguai featuring SOFI, Al Bizzare and James Njie. It is available here.
After performing sold out shows this spring and summer across the U.S. in support of their six song EP Black and Blue, electro-pop duo UH HUH HER–LEISHA HAILEY (keyboards, bass) and CAMILA GREY (keyboards, guitar)—are gearing up for the release of their forthcoming full length NOCTURNES October 11. Their headlining Irving Plaza appearance is part of the first-ever Keep A Breast music tour which supports breast cancer prevention and awareness. For the album the follow-up to their debut Common Reaction, the duo teamed with Wendy Melvoin (Prince & the Revolution) for production duties and recorded at Wendy’s personal studio within the famed Henson compound in Los Angeles. Mixed by Tchad Blake and mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway, NOCTURNES features the song “Same High” which was written for and featured in the acclaimed Golden Globe-winning and Academy Award-nominated film The Kids Are All Right. NOCTURNES follows the group’s Common Reaction which broke through with the anthemic single “Not A Love Song.” The album went on to receive an overwhelming amount of critical praise, with the NEW YORK TIMES hailing the disc "…a lush, layered collection of dizzying, synth-driven pop" (Amanda Petrusich, 10/24/08) and the VILLAGE VOICE adding “Uh Huh Her’s debut album is a stylized mix of guitars and synthesizers framed by melancholic yet glamour-tinged vocals” (Zoe Gemelli, October 29-November 4).
Look for WOLFGANG GARTNER to turn up the volume at this two night engagement at The Music Box with killer tracks from his upcoming debut album WEEKEND IN AMERICA out now on Ultra Music. One of the world’s fastest rising stars in electronic music, Wolfgang Gartner spent the last year crafting Weekend In America while touring America. Wolfgang teamed with some of the most notable names in urban music for Weekend In America including Eve, Dipset’s Jim Jones and Cam’ron, Omarion and Black Eyed Peas rapper and producer will.i.am who appears on Wolfgang’s single “Forever.” It also includes instrumental singles “Menage A Trois,” which recently charted at #1 on the U.K.’s influential Cool Cuts electronic music chart, “Space Junk,” a staple of every relevant DJs live repertoire, and “Illmerica,” with its engaging video that captures our country’s torrid 300-year history–from the American Revolution, the Underground Railroad, the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Hiroshima and the Gulf War– in clip art style animation.
On October 17 & 18, JANE’S ADDICTION, frontman Perry Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro and drummer Stephen Perkins, along with Chris Chaney on bass, are partnering with Citi to launch their newest offering THE GREAT ESCAPE ARTIST, (now due out Tuesday, October 18 via Capitol) as part of a one-of-a-kind series of two-night stands. The band recently debuted their official brand new single “Irresistible Force,” –a swirling, moody and epic composition taken from THE GREAT ESCAPE ARTIST.
The album also features “End To The Lies,” a pre-single teaser track which the band made available to their fans as a free download this past April. For their first new studio album by in eight years, JANE’S ADDICTION joined forces with producer Rich Costey (Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Interpol), with TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek on the creative team. Sitek, best known for his production work on TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the Foals, is writing, programming, and playing bass on the album.
The Smashing Pumpkinswill return to the road this fall for an intimate 12-city U.S. tour that will serve as a warm-up to a big year of touring for the band in 2012. ‘The Other Side of the Kaleidyscope’ tour comes to Terminal 5 on October 18. Mixing classics, deep cuts and a few songs from the upcoming album OCEANIA–now due out in early 2012 (exact date TBA). At all the shows, the Pumpkins will be joined by two support acts: Fancy Space People (featuring Don Bolles, whose credits include the Germs, Celebrity Skin and 45 Grave) and Light FM, the band Nicole Fiorentino was in before joining the Pumpkins. The Pumpkins –singer/guitarist Billy Corgan, guitarist Jeff Schroder, drummer Mike Byrne andbassist Nicole Fiorentino–are now hard at work putting the finishing touches on OCEANIA, which will mark their first full album since 2007’s Zeitgeist. OCEANIA is “an album within an album,” part of their in-progress 44-song work TEARGARDEN BY KALEIDYSCOPE.Featuring 13 new songs, OCEANIA will be released in early 2012. Also this fall, EMI Music will honor the legacy of the band with an extensive campaign that will see the iconic band’s albums from 1991-2000 reissued in fully remastered deluxe versions, each with bonus material. The band also just launched SPRC (Smashing Pumpkins Record Club) via www.smashingpumpkins.com, a club where fans can receive free rare tracks.
To preview his upcoming full-length debut album ENTER THE NIGHT out January 2012via Ultra Music, New York-based producer/DJ DROP THE LIME will perform with his band at Mercury Lounge on October 21 as part of CMJ. Fifties rock ‘n’ roll and bass-heavy club music aren’t two genres you’d typically put together, but in the mind of DROP THE LIME,they’re a perfect combination. DROP THE LIME’s live show pushes the boundaries of electronic dance music by combining his two passions: classic rockabilly and rock ‘n’ roll and bass-pumping dance music. Joined onstage by vintage-costumed backup singers/dancers and a live drummer, DROP THE LIME fronts the full band as he sings live vocals with guitar strapped in hand. He masterfully switches to the DJ decks to create a new sound that blends vintage rock with electronic music, all the while holding down his signature New York bass style on tracks like “Shake Baby Shake,” “Let’s Go” and “Hot As Hell.” Watch a behind-the-scenes video of DROP THE LIME’s debut live show at New York’s Music Hall of Williamsburg here:
DROP THE LIME’s current single “Hot As Hell” is available now via Ultra Music andwas first released in the U.K. earlier this year to critical acclaim with Mixmag hailing the music as "…a hellraising, rockabilly road trip…” Coinciding with the tour, Ultra Music has released “Shake Baby Shake,” a new club single from DROP THE LIME.
U.K. producer TODDLA T will be spending a little time in the Big Apple at the end of October. He’s currently promoting the U.S. release of his his second artist album WATCH ME DANCE out nowon the legendary Ninja Tune label. With WATCH ME DANCE, TODDLA T has created a dubwise, street-soul masterpiece, a bold step forward. His debut album Skanky Skanky was released in January 2009, followed by a Fabric live mix album and a lot of requests for his production skills with everyone from Major Lazer to Grandmaster Flash getting in touch. He already has a slew of remixes under his belt (Hot Chip, Gyptian, Gorillaz, Major Lazer) and recently launched his own Girls Music Label which, after only a handful of releases, has already featured productions by British dance music heroes Sticky, Seiji and Roska. In ensuring WATCH ME DANCE was everything TODDLA T envisaged it could be—for it he carefully selected an impressive lineup of friends, peers and musical icons to guest vocal, co-produce, remix and co-write with him on the album. Names including previous collaborator Roots Manuva, fellow DJ, producer and remixer Skream, Ms Dynamite, Ross Orton, Wayne Marshall, Donaeo, Roisin Murphy (Moloko) and Shola Ama, who appears on “Take It Back,” the album’s first single
Other singles from the album include “Watch Me Dance,” the title track with Roots Manuva