149130Wie ein Tornado tosen die ersten Riffs von ‘I`m ready‘ mit Schaum vor dem Mund aus den Boxen – und Hölle ja, und ob wir ready sind!!! Die australischen Starkstromjünger haben die zwei Jahre seit Mount The Mountain offenkundig genutzt, um ihre Hard-Rock-Formel noch mehr einzudampfen, und das Ergebnis ist eine elektrisierende Dampframme von Album geworden, die dem Namen Mammoth Mammoth mehr als gerecht wird: Der fies vor sich hin groovende Titeltrack kann mit Sicherheit Bierdosen selber knacken, und wenn bei ‘Tear it down‘ nicht die Einhörner tot auf der Weide umfallen, geht es nicht mit rechten Dingen zu. Kreuzung ist mitnichten der Scheideweg für Mammoth Mammoth – es ist das staubtrockene Rock`n`Roll-Manifest einer Band, die ganz genau weiß, wohin die Reise geht!

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150110Love the Machines, Vol. 3 is a 17 track journey through various studio moments by Christian Quast. Some titles have been produced in recent years, and some have been produced in the last few weeks prior to release. Experimental sequences with large reverberations, hypnotic and demanding tracks alternate. A varied journey through the different genres of electronic music.

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man walking between two seasFor over 15 years, Alter Bridge has been a band known for blurring the line between hard rock and heavy metal. Building upon the sound that has won the band worldwide critical acclaim and a devoted global fan base, the band returns with their sixth studio album, Walk The Sky. The fourteen-track opus marks a creative highpoint for the quartet comprised of Myles Kennedy on vocals/guitars, Mark Tremonti on guitars/vocals, Brian Marshall on bass and Scott Phillips on drums. Walk The Sky is a complete career retrospective drawing upon elements from each of the band’s previous releases to create something new from the band. Recorded in a way never done before, the album was born from complete song ideas created by Kennedy and Tremonti. These songs would then be worked on by the entire band to create the fourteen songs that would make Walk The Sky the listening experience it is.

This varies from the band’s previous method going back to their sophomore release Blackbird where Kennedy and Tremonti would combine individual ideas and riffs alongside producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette to form some of the band’s most revered songs. From the opening vocal melody on “One Life” to the moving finale of “Dying Light,” Alter Bridge have created a formidable addition to their music catalog. Songs like “God Speed,” “Native Son” and “Walking On The Sky” are sure to be early additions to the live set. The first single “Wouldn’t You Rather” is quintessential Alter Bridge and “Forever Falling” also marks a lead vocal return from Tremonti with Kennedy taking the chorus as done previously on the Fortress favorite “Waters Rising.” Alter Bridge will be heading out on a worldwide tour beginning in September in the United States before heading over to Europe to close out 2019.

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talla_webAs one of the most talented and in demand artists in Electronic Dance Music, Talla 2XLC is a true legend and founder of the international club scene. He produced hundreds of big anthems in his own unique style which over the years has evolved into the hard driving euphoric trance we hear today. Its all about uplifting!
Having spinned alongside key-players like Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, Paul van Dyk, and remixed/edited trax by Armin van Buuren, deadmau5, Eric Prydz, Markus Schulz, Cosmicgate and many more.

Here comes his new album Fascinated on his new and very own imprint “That’s Trance” :)

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djliionThe waiting has finally come to an end. We’re proud to present DJ Lion‘s long-awaited album ‘Le Temps De L’Amour’. The Balkan-born and now Berlin-based exceptional artist spoils us with twelve versatile and nifty tracks. After a short intro DJ Lion sets the tone with the opening track ‘Only High’ that leads the way into the album, followed by ‘Light Shooter’ which has already caused quite some noise as the second teaser for the album after ‘Reticulation’. In the following DJ Lion raises the bar. Always Techno, but by using tons of different ingredients from acid (‘Chunky Space’) to a splash of steroids (‘Jewroll’) to a pinch of love (‘Le Temps De L’Amour’) he manages to keep the album diverse and always gripping. With ‘Epiphonema’ and its kinky synth lines DJ Lion shows us a more freaky side of him before he perfectly finishes off the journey. DJ Lion demonstrates the capability of a techno album to tell a story from start to finish without ever losing its primary focus: to inspire and thrill the listeners

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148517Subjam – the Electrified Quartet – is presenting their new Album “a paradigmatic act of representation“. Their last international released album “the return of urban organic groove music” was knighted with positive reviews. The new material is their very own – it sounds dynamically analog and warm and has been jammed and produced in their own studio. A dense network of sounds that come together, overlap, complement each other in a unique way and as compact as they are complex be vibrated for the listener in a variety of ways. While listening to the seven tracks (on CD with bonus track) the common features are quickly clear: the spark of jazz – the spontaneous power of the improvisational collective, that undoubtedly has its roots in the jazz rock era of the seventies. But the path of the sounds put in motion is also leading directly into the nineties, characterized by Fusion, Funk and neo-progressive Rock.

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145548_webThese Swedes are in fine form and have forged an unforgettable metal manifesto!
It will go down as a milestone in the career of HammerFall, of that we have absolutely not even a sliver of doubt.” Brave words – but you better believe, because they`re coming from the one and only gods of heavy metal! Mercilessly galloping opener ‘Never forgive, never forget‘ keeps that promise: The Swedes are in fine form and have forged an unforgettable steel manifesto! Dominion is hungry for blood and ready for battle with 12 new tracks: The title track is pure headbanging frenzy with epic backing vocals, ‘Testify‘ shreds like mad, and just to make one thing clear: ‘(We make) Sweden rock‘! Well, certainly not just Sweden will rock, because all over the world fists will shoot in the air: VICTORIOUS IMMORTALS!!!

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146427Russian Kito Jempere‘s acclaimed second album “Sea Monster” gets a Director’s Cut full treatment. Includes all Kito’s original versions and previously vinyl only releases, plus remixes by Black Spuma (Lauer & Fabrizio Mammarella), Lipelis, Jimi Tenor, Max Essa, Bell Towers and Miskotom. Tracklist compiled by label boss Marco Gallerani for maximum listening joy. if you ask us it’s “leftfield contemporary pop” at its best. Hell yeah!

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146401_webThis June marks the beginning of a series of albums and EP’s recorded at the studio in the confines of the lauded Parisian Hotel Costes, inaugurating the scheduled releases is ’12 Days A Week’, a new album from the duo behind the project, Masomenos.
‘’After more than fifteen volumes of the Hôtel Costes’ infamous compilation series, selected and mixed by Stephane Pompougnac, there remained a huge demand to deliver new releases. The hotel chose instead to grow its musical presence over streaming platforms, accepting an invitation to become a curator for Apple music, where they release monthly playlists curated by the Studio HC team in collaboration with Watch Your Music.
During this time and a planned expansion of the hotel, a music production studio was introduced, hidden in the maze of the soon to be bigger Costes. STUDIO HC is run by the Masomenos team who have a long history of collaboration with the hotel in various forms and over the past two years have invited and worked with both classical and jazz musicians at, Masomenos merged into different entities to become merely a conductor, unearthing a wide array of different bands, and creating an intriguing yet warm, acoustic and electronic, downtempo/ambient sound for STUDIO HC. As a result the label is due to present seven albums and eight EPS to be released across the next two years from those involved in this endeavor.’’
Here ’12 Days A Week’ sees Masomenos, composed of Joan Costes and Adrien De Maublanc, deliver a modern tribute to the downtempo aesthetic of the revered compilation series, delivering a wide array of ethereal moods, textured atmospherics, organic drum grooves and avant garde jazz influences.
The duo have a long history of collaboration with the Hotel, having headed up a previous series focusing on a more minimal oriented sound with releases from Glacial, Seuil and themselves with their ‘Costes presents Bon Voyage’ project.
Here though ’12 Days A Week’ definitely marks a new era in the Masomenos Sound and the beginning of an exciting few years worth of music to come…

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Selected Reactions:
Molly (Rex Club): Beautiful !

Varoslav (Rue De Plaisance): nice! perfect music for my monthly show on rinse france. good vibes!

Alejandro Mosso (Hivern Discs, Meander, Third Ear): beautiful music!!! Congrats :)

Demi (Deeper Substance): full support…thank you for these and cannot wait for the rest to follow

Ryan Crosson (Visionquest): LOOOOOOVE!

Julietta (Sushitech / Harry Klein Records): Lovely!

Peter Kruder (Kruder & Dorfmeister / K7): Great sounds ! Thanks !

Reboot (Cadenza, Cocoon): Superb music! love it

Stillhead (Traum, Med School, Here & Now): Some wonderful sound design in here!

Michael Serafini (WNUR, Gramophone Records Chicago): Beautiful Album! Reminds me slightly of Aqua Bassino or Saint Germain. Great work

 

W13_CD_12pg_s1Fifth horror punk manifesto The Dixie Dead is certainly not stingy when it comes to good old-fashioned ghost stories: this time the maestro used celluloid classics such as „Poltergeist“ and „Hands of the Ripper“ for inspiration. Massive metal riffs and industrial undertones deliver the eerie soundtrack for those grim tales.

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