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Surprise! Enigmatic Electronic Producer SAVANT Ends 2 Year Hiatus In Spectacular Fashion

After a two year hiatus to refresh and refocus, electronic music scene iconoclast Savant returns with a mischievous gift box of musical originality, “Surprise.” A lighthearted, coming-of-age preview of what’s to come, “Surprise” takes all of the best elements of the last ten years of electronic dance music–House, Glitch, Dubstep, etc.–and melds them into a single masterpiece that will dominate both dancefloors and headphones.

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“I believe people want listening music – even on the dancefloor!”

Aleksander Vinter, the Norwegian artist who in the last 7 years has released over 20 recordings under different project titles like Savant, Vinter In Hollywood, and Blanco to name a few, is best known dance-music culture’s most unpredictable, impossible-to-pigeonhole enigma. With releases as diverse as they are experimental, that reputation has remained constant and well earned throughout a madly prolific career spanning numerous singles, remixes, nominations for Norwegian Grammys, and 11 (!) full-length albums.

On the one hand, Savant deploys the kind of speaker-shredding bangers that have made him one of dance music’s most popular rising stars: his dynamic live set drives crowds at mega-festivals like Electric Daisy Carnival into abandon, yet Savant refuses to conform to EDM genre demarcations – or any, for that matter.

“‘Electronic Dance Music’ is the most generic term, which doesn’t apply to what I do,” Vinter explains of the sound he’s dubbed “complextro.” “It’s all about putting everything into one pot of musical ether. I don’t have a rigid formula; my music manages to be comfortable and uncomfortable at the same time. I like breaking rules – that’s where new stuff emerges.” Indeed, this is not your grandmother’s moombahton: 8-bit videogame soundtracks, trap, disco, house, electro, classical, ‘90s big-beat electronica – even ‘70s glam rock and ‘80s new wave finds its way into his sonic odysseys. “I like how a group like Queen is very theatrical and harmonized,” Vinter says. “That epic feeling, plus the style of David Bowie, and the spunk of Prince – that’s what I’m going for, but via dance music.

His fan base is as religious as his music is diverse. His live act is a live interactive set of music of his own creation, peppered with favorites, that never repeats from show to show. Each show it truly unique but tied together by his tendency to share his newest music with his fans. Savant wants to create the same feelings that early DJ’s would evoke on their dance floors, that feeling of discovery and seeding the question, “WHAT SONG WAS THAT!? I NEED TO HAVE IT.”

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for all the emptiness Announce New EP And Video

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for_all_the_emptiness_-_mt_ep_-_coverDark Electro artists for all the emptiness have released their new EP mt this week. mt marks the third release by for all the emptiness. mt was produced and mixed by Sebastian Komor (Icon of Coil).

The video for the first single “seduced by a disease” can be seen below:

About for all the emptiness

for the all emptiness originally started as an idea by vocalist/composer jonathan kaplan. After viewing Apoptygma Berzerk’s live DVD APBL98 and seeing front man Stephan Groth go into the crowd after a performance and how much their music affected them, it showed how much art can make the world a better place. jonathan took his passion for truth, science, logic, and critical thinking and based their music around those principles.

In 2011 for all the emptiness released their debut album axioms . It was produced by Yone of Decoded Feedback and it served as the foundation for everything to come. axioms was intentionally minimal and themed around being anti-religious, which they felt was a destructive and wasteful force in the world. In 2012 a remix version of axioms was released. It featured remixes by Assemblage 23, Beborn Beton, Decoded Feedback and more. To help promote the release they went on an North America tour with artists Die Sektor, The Gothsicles, and Deviant UK.

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Mr. Kristopher Releases Dark Electronic ‘Communion’ EP Via Jet Set Trash

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TSG managed, Mutligenre Electronic Music producer Mr. Kristopher has teamed with Europe based Jet Set Trash to release his newest EP, Communion. Originally premiered on Your EDM, Communion fuses high energy Electro House with heavy Industrial sensibilities to create a deliciously dark raver experience.

The textbook definition of communion is “sharing or exchanging intimate thoughts or feelings, especially when the exchange is on a mental or spiritual level.” I figured that is exactly what I am doing with my music. I hope you enjoy my intimate thoughts on a mental or spiritual level!Mr. Kristopher

In creating this EP, Mr. Kristopher essentially doubled down on the energy and darkness of the genre, clearly evident in the underlying synths and gloomy vocal samples and artwork. Influences on the first track, “Dark Lord,” for instance, come from the likes of Nine Inch Nails, Slipknot, and Rob Zombie… There are many elements of the EP that defy normal musical convention, and that’s part of why I’m loving it so much. – Matt Meadow – Your EDM

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Communion EP Track List

1. Darklord
2. Death Rattle
3. Sacrifice
4. Ritual
5. Reign

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Mult-various electronic music composer, producer, and instrumentalist Kristopher J. Gray, aka Mr. Kristopher, raises the levels of frequency in a colossal way. With a punk-metal background informing his darkly unique tone and energy, eclectic experimentation with natural ambient sounds—traveling the ocean and mountains to record almost all of his music with distorted sounds from nature–and polished production quality, Mr. Kristopher is breaking barriers with his electronic licks, core riffs, and hip-hop kicks that delivers an all-out head banging bass experience. Period.

Since 2011, the diligent former college student has maintained a busy show/festival schedule as well as promoting his music and career, managing to keep on a strict schedule with his college courses by utilizing green rooms and downtime between sets in his travels. Mr. Kristopher has created and developed a presence among the risingcontenders of today’s top tier festival circuits. Throwing down on stages such as Dancefestopia (4 years in a row), The Gathering of The Juggalos, Backwoods Music Festival, Safe In Sound Festival, and SXSW. He’s also recently been chosen by none other than Complex Magazine to participate in a 14 episode series and developed a hip-hop presence through sharing the stage with Tech N9ne and touring with Potluck. In 2016, he also participated in remixing Emmy Award winning Denyse Tontz’s “United States of Anxiety” and Dave Aude’s “Sweet Dreams.” Going into 2017, he’s ready to break new ground with his first European label release, Communion EP, with Jet Set Trash (which includes such alumni as ZARDONIC), bringing his uniquely dark fusion of electronic styles to an eager new audience.

New comers take heed, Mr. Kristopher is far from rookie status, despite his recent blossom onto the electronic scene; he’s long since left the kiddy pool and has yet to look back. Mr. K has been swinging with the best of the best for some time. State by state, he has worked his way around the country through various clubs and theaters; spreading his message of love and down to the ground good times. If you’re in search of a light, look no further. Let this wild-style rhythm and passion fueled sound be your guide. From Mr. Kristopher’s heart to yours.

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The Eiffels Debut New Music Video for “You Got Me”

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LA synth-rock band The Eiffels have just released a new music video for their single “You Got Me”. The trio’s infectious brand of indie-rock infused 80’s pop is present in full force on the track and it would be right at home on Spotify playlists with artists like M83 and The Killers.

It’s a cautious love song about the rollercoaster of emotions that come with infatuation” – frontman Sean Ulbs.

You_Got_Me_iTunesThe stadium-ready hooks of The Eiffels has already caught the attention of major radio stations like KROQ and their music has been featured in the TV show The Only Way is Essex. “You Got Me” will be on the band’s upcoming EP out this fall (release date TBA), but you can get the single on iTunes, and stream it on Spotify and all major services now.

About The Eiffels:

Relix Magazine describes The Eiffels’ “sleek dance rock” as “contagious”. Yahoo Music raves, “Los Angeles buzz band, The Eiffels, has the music scene in a swirl with its catchy ’80’s synth pop.” And PureVolume calls their songs, “shimmering electro-pop anthems.”

The week of its release, their debut EP was hailed by Baeble Music as an “opening salvo that any band would dream of,” and was the 15th most added record on U.S. college radio. They’ve since received support from major radio stations from Los Angeles’ KROQ and KLOS, to San Diego’s 91X and Z90.

After an ambitious United States tour, continuous buzz, and seeing their music featured in hit television shows like the The Only Way is Essex, The Eiffels are ready to release their new EP, complete with the same diabolically catchy hooks and an even bigger sound.

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Mr. Kristopher Teams With Madhatter! on “SIX,” Out NOW On Panda Funk Records

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Multigenre Electronic Music producer Mr. Kristopher (Kristopher Gray) has joined forces with Producer/DJ/Guitarist Brett “Madhatter!” Hopkin to release “SIX,” out NOW on Deorro’s Panda Funk Records.

“This record from Madhatter & Mr. Kristopher actually happened pretty naturally thru our friendship. We kept meeting up in different cities we were playing shows and eventually decided to put our two styles together. The name of the song ‘SIX’ is in reference to a bug because of the weird sounds we created for background effects, but what is kind of crazy is that this is also my 6th record I’ve signed in 6 months. I created the first part of the song, Madhatter created the 2nd part of the song, and then, for the 3rd part, we did something that we have never seen before in dance music: we created a build while increasing the BPM. Instead of leaving it at the raised tempo we actually dropped it back down to the original BPM and finished it out with both of our sounds mashed together!” – Mr. Kristopher

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Must Be The Holy Ghost Announce New EP & Tour

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Alt-electronic artist Must Be The Holy Ghost, the solo endeavor of North Carolina native Jared Draughon, has announced that his new EP Overflow will be released on September 16th via Cardigan Records. Draughon, who engineered and mixed the EP himself, will be following up his 2014 debut album Get Off.

I think of ‘Overflow’ largely as an extension of ‘Get Off’,” Draughon says. “I’ve been playing songs like ‘Forest,’ ‘All Night,’ and ‘Melt Down’ live for over a year while touring to support the first record. They were all written shortly after ‘Get Off’ was released, but it took awhile before I recorded them. Playing the songs in so many different venues and situations helped me figure out how they should be recorded to find a balance between a studio sound with a live feel.

The video for “Melt Down” showcases Draughon’s signature live performance in which visual artist Evan Hawkins uses water and food-coloring on an overhead projector to bathe the show in swirling colors. Fans will have a chance to see the liquid light show in action on the upcoming EP release tour (dates below). Pre-order Overflow now on iTunes or get your hands on a limited-run vinyl version at http://www.cardiganrecords.com.

About Must Be The Holy Ghost:
Must Be The Holy Ghost (MBTHG) is the latest vehicle for North Carolina’s longtime sonic traveler Jared Draughon. Layered electronic rhythms fuse with thick looping guitars and soaring vocals, a sound both intricately crafted but with ever shifting landscapes.

After fronting touring bands in Brooklyn, NY and Chapel Hill, NC for the last decade, Draughon began his unorthodox approach to a solo project in 2012. MBTHG has since opened for various acts including The XX, Torche, Whirr, He is Legend, House of Fools and William Tyler.

Live MBTHG consists of Draughon on stage with various pedals and an array of different amps to build layers of guitar and vocals over tight drum loops. Within the limitations of loop music, Draughon manages to create unusually structured and complex songs with distinct movements, largely through his gift for melody. Impassioned vocals, often stacked in multiple harmonies, draw you into a world that is far from constrained by the underpinning loops. MBTHG often teams up live with analog visual psych artist Evan Hawkins to unfold a narrative bathed in swirling colors.

In 2014 Cardigan Records released MBTHG’s debut album, “Get Off”, which showcases the loop-based art while still maintaining songs with emotional conviction. The follow-up EP Overflow will be released on September 16th.

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Precious Child Releases ‘Escape’ LP Featuring Music From Neil Gaiman Biopic Dream Dangerously

Cinematic Progressive Industrial Artist Precious Child has shifted gears from his dark rock roots to release his exquisite instrumental LP, ESCAPE. Featuring music from the Neil Gaiman biopic Dream Dangerously, ESCAPE was originally premiered on Bloody-Disgusting.

Since this was for Neil’s biopic I decided to consciously approach it as a storytelling exercise. I’m a huge reader with a particular affinity for mythology, folk tales, and legends. In my little circle of personal associates I’m known for my ridiculously fragile and sizable pile of antique Arabian Nights books. Obviously, Neil’s stories get along real well with me. I love the intensity, carnal elements, and scale of his books. My overall favorite is Sandman which I read start to finish non stop over two months of summer while holed up in an exes house. There’s a lot of violence, tragedy, and peril in his stories. There is also a lot of beauty and moments of comfort and intimacy.Precious Child

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Track List
1.Light as a Feather
2. Stiff As A Board
3. Exorciation
4. Take Off Your Skin
5. Past The Sky
6. Our Secret
7. Oh Beauty
8. Don’t Wake Up
9. To Need
10. Let’s Pretend
11. Storytime
12. Magic Is Real

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Precious Child is a 3 year old cinematic industrial rock project out of Los Angeles, CA. ESCAPE was composed, produced, and mixed entirely by Precious. The debut album Bloody Knees was recorded and mixed in Los Angeles, CA by Ulrich Wild, the multiplatinum producer known for his work with Otep, White Zombie, Deftones, Dethklok… Fronted by singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and synthesist “Precious”, ESCAPE was composed amid the process of an industrial rock LP, recording for which has been ongoing for the past year. Precious Child has put live performances on hold for 2H 2016 to focus on new music and videos but will be performing a one-off show on Friday, September 23rd at the Honey Trap warehouse in Los Angeles.

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