Thursday, July 31, 2008

Spank Rock’s Big Box Arsenal & Culture Club Tour Joins Rock The Bells

Spank Rock

Bringing the party element to the Rock the Bells Festival

Spank Rock & Guerilla Union, have partnered up to bring the “Big Box Arsenal & Culture Club” experience to The Rock the Bells Festival. The stage will set a precedent, featuring acts that have been cited as experimental, genre bending artists, paving the way for the future of a new musical landscape. Ushering in the next generation of talent, hosts, Roxy Cottontail and Pase Rock.

“Big Box Arsenal & Culture Club” stage will feature performances by: Spank Rock, Amanda Blank, Devlin & Darko, the legendary Afrika Bambaataa, The Cool Kids, Kidz in the Hall, Kid Sister, B.O.B., Tyga, The Pack, Plastic Little, Ninjasonik and Blaqstarr. The stage will be featured on the following dates: 7/26 Boston, MA, 7/27 Washington, DC, 8/3 New York, NY, 8/9 Los Angeles, CA, 8/16 San Francisco, CA, 8/23 Denver, CO and 9/6 George, WA.

“The Big Box concept symbolizes an arsenal of powerful performers who break boundaries, set trends and do what the fuck they want. I feel like Afrika Bambaataa is the blue print, and we are the future. Teaming up with Rock the Bells is the first step in showing the world a new definition of young America.”Spank Rock

Guerilla Union’s ROCK THE BELLS 2008 INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL SERIES POWERED BY SANDISK has established itself as a world-class hip-hop platform by hosting legendary performances by Rage Against the Machine, NAS, A Tribe Called Quest, Public Enemy, Lauryn Hill, Black Star (Talib Kweli and Mos Def), Hieroglyphics, Living Legends, De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, Cypress Hill and Jurassic 5 as well as reuniting Wu-Tang Clan for their last performance with ODB in 2004.

Pase Rock feat Spank Rock & Amanda Blank – Lindsay Lohan’s Revenge – Rock Steady Drew – In the Cut Mix


Guerilla Union, Spank Rock, and Trash Menagerie are giving away SPANK ROCK’s PACKAGE to 2 lucky winners and a friend in each city the festival hits – New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, & Seattle. Spank’s package includes2 tickets to the Festival, 2 VIP access passes to meet the artists, and a LOAD of Spank Rock merch & music, signed and delivered by the man himself.

To enter, send an email to SPANKROCK@TRASHMENAGERIE.COM
In the SUBJECT line of your email, list the CITY you want to enter to win, in the BODY, your NAME. One entry per person, per city – New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Seattle.

Winners in each city will be notified the day before the show via email. Tickets and passes will be available or pick up at will call the day of the show – and then watch the mail for the merch to arrive!

More info:

Stay tuned to Trash Menagerie as we follow the tour, exclusive footage, artist interviews, music, behind the scenes antics, and a few surprises along the way!

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posted by Audio Pimpstress at 2:10 pm  

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Club music is a powerful force these days, while orginating in Baltimore, Maryland the sound has quickly spread around the globe. It could be the infectious repetion elements or the hip hop influence or that most tracks are in the proximity of 130 bpm or the sound is just fun and energetic. Or the fact it’s promoted and endorsed by heavyweights like Diplo, Sinden, Pharell Williams, and even Mos Def. Whatever it may be, the club music takeover has been a long time coming.

The Brick Bandits is a crew, better yet a family of producers and this family’s blood runs thick because these are some of the best club producers around. Its most likely that you have heard a production from someone in that crew and not even realized it. Some of the more well known members of the crew are Dj Tameil, Dj Sega, Diplo, Tim Dolla, Dirty South Joe and Dj B-Stee.

The best way to familarize yourself with the crew through is through the music itself.

First up is “Told Not Sold; the roots of Baltimore Club” a mix/podcast for Mad Decent records by Dirty South Joe. Which you can get through itunes here. You should also get the in depth article from here.

Also from Mad Decent is Dj Sega with “Introducing the Brick Bandits & Dj Sega“. Head here to download.

And also “Bamboo Banga” from Dj Tameil & Tim Dolla here.

If you’re in Chicago tonight (July 30th, 2008) a little early for Lollapalooza or just happen to be around, you’re in luck. Dirty South Joe and Dj Sega are going to be at Debonair Social Club with the fire department handy because they are also bringing some fellow Brick Bandits and Chicagoans, Rob Threezy and Charlie Glitch. And they are going to burn the club to the ground.

We have included Dj Sega’s rework of Steve Angello & Laidback Luke’s hit single “Be” and Rob Threezy’s smash hit “the chase” to entice you into attending.

Steve Angello & Laidback Luke- Be (Dj Sega Remix)

Rob Threezy “The Chase”

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posted by Sirhan at 12:23 pm  

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Soul lovin’


Jumping from Invasion’s soul-psych-metal to the emotional depths of South London songstress Adele, soul is alive in many forms. Adele has the kind of power in her voice that can part oceans and leave listeners in awe, just like the American artist Etta James, she so greatly admires.

With her debut album ‘19‘, making a huge splash, there is no denying that Adele is headed for even bigger things in 2008 and has already planned to record her 2nd album in New York City. The immense “Hometown Glory” was heard just last week (7/18) when Santogold performed a cover of it on BBC Radio 1′s Live Lounge – Maida Vale show, with Jo Whiley. D&B producer High Contrast has worked his magic on “Hometown Glory“, keepin it true to his trademark form. Pick up the 12” with an instrumental version out on Hospital Records. Swedish house mafia producer Axwell highlights “Hometown Glory” with a dubby, proggy remix that is brilliant! And although a version from Brooklyn’s Pocketknife won’t see an official release, it is another fine rework of Adele’s ode to her hometown.

Adele’s 12” remix off XL Recordings, features two outstanding remixes of “Cold Shoulder” by Brixton’s very own Basement Jaxx, and a 4/4 dubstep baseline standout from Rusko. Other remixes of “Cold Shoulder” by Out of Office and a remix radio edit from Basement Jaxx are available for purchase on itunes.

I have literally listened to the variations of “Hometown Glory” hundreds of times and I could continue listening to Adele’s phenomenal voice over and over. Surely you will too, so we’ve got a few tracks for you to love on your ipod and some that will leave you dashing for the nearest record shop or digital download – Phonica, hmv, itunes. These are new releases so please support your artists and buy those that you love! Kicking it off is a live version of “Hometown Glory” performed by Adele. Read more about her in an interview at Blogcritics and pretty much everywhere on the world wide web!

Adele – Hometown Glory Live

Santogold – BBC Radio 1, Live Lounge – Adele – Hometown Glory

Adele – Hometown Glory (Axwell Classic Mix)

Adele – Hometown Glory (Pocketknife’s Familiar Faces Remix – Ext. Ver.)

Adele – Cold Shoulder (Basement Jaxx Classic Remix Edit)

Adele – Cold Shoulder (Out of Office Remix)

Here’s a bit of Fear and Loathing footage with High Contrast’s remix of “Hometown Glory”

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posted by Lovestar at 7:05 pm  

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Chromeo ‘Fancy Footwork’ Competition – Win Tickets for their London show

chromeo - fancy footwork

If you’re skint like me, you like stuff that’s free right?

Well, for little more than the cost of denting you or your friend’s credibility, you can win a pair of tickets to see funk-tastic Chromeo LIVE at London’s The End/AKA on Thursday 21st August 2008.

We’ve got 2 pairs of tickets to give away.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO TO WIN A PAIR: email me with a video or link to a video of someone doing some ‘fancy footwork’ . It could be you or your mum or your second cousin’s second cousin – we don’t care, as long as it makes us laugh!

Hell, if you’re really hard up for an unsuspecting victim, you could even rip it off Youtube – but you’ve gotta be a bit clever.

Hang with me and the UK TM crew (plus the ubiquitous PR types) and check out other acts specially picked by the dapper dudes, plus drink free beer all night long, courtesy of San Miguel!! It’s part of their yearly summer music series, Hidden Depths. Dave 1 and P-Thugg return to London after a sold-out gig at Camden’s Koko and wowing music know-hows as support on Bloc Party‘s British Tour.

Email your vid to:, with FANCY FOOTWORK in the subject.

DEADLINE: Sunday 17th August 2008, midnight GMT.

I will email the two winners directly on Monday 18th August. In the meantime, to get you in the mood, download and check out these two Chromeo remixes of “Needy Girl” and “Tenderoni” from Lifelike and MSTRKRFT.

Chromeo – Needy Girl – Lifelike Edit

Chromeo – Tenderoni – MSTRKRFT Remix

PS – Double your chances for tickets by going to the San Miguel site. And if you miss out this time, they’re playing around Europe for the rest of the summer at the following festivals.

22 Aug 2008 – LEEDS Festival – Leeds
24 Aug 2008 – READING Festival – Reading
29 Aug 2008 – SURFSTOCK Festival – Cornwall
31 Aug 2008 – ELECTRIC PICNIC Festival – Stradbally
5 Sep 2008 – BESTIVAL Festival – Isle of Wight
6 Sep 2008 – ROOFS Festival – Brussels


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posted by Amy Riley at 6:20 am  

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Evil Forest


It’s back to back Invasion!!!! Sink your teeth into the dark and “Evil Forest” as it comes alive in a quick spell binding minute and forty seven seconds!

Word on the street is Invasion may be hitting U.S. shores as early as next year. “We’re really psyched about reactions we’ve had to recent shows and about the album we just recorded” says Invasion guitarist Marek “Looks like the album is getting U.S. distribution so hopefully we can play some shows early next year.” By then we can expect legions of admirers to be following their wicked sound!! Check their Myspace for gig dates in and around London.

Invasion – Evil Forest

Here’s a bit more live action shot at the MacBeth, London. Also really loving “Three Gold Dragons” which is off their latest EP ‘Moongazer’. Get it now!!!!

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posted by Lovestar at 3:25 am  

Monday, July 28, 2008

Invasion Brings the Wizardry


Moongazer‘ is the limited debut EP by London three-piece Invasion, out on Run For Your Lives. Their sound is monstorous – A mix of 60s soul, 80s thrash and 90s stoner metal, which will turn you into true devotees and leave the rest trailing in their wake!!

Forget the bass, think: capes, wizardy, pendulums, mysticism, intergalactic shit and a sound that could be forged from Black Sabbath smoking a spliff with Metallica, taking turns making love to a young Tina Turner – Picture that and you’re pretty close to their mind bending sound. No doubt your head will be thrashing to the quick minute long songs belted out by lead soul power songstress Chan, atop Zel’s frenetic drums and Marek’s relentless guitar riffs.

Invasion prepare to take over with their forthcoming 12 track debut album, recorded at Toerag studios, produced by James Shaw of SMD fame. The LP is set to be unleashed this Autumn on This Is Music Ltd. Get your fill as the new fashion changes from the passé hipster look and takes a lean for wizard wear and wands.

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