Archive for July, 2012

July 19, 2012

Allies For Everyone in Magnetic Magazine

Allies For Everyone in  Magnetic Magazine

July 12, 2012

DJ Bander is the featured artist on the Diesel Only The Brave fan page

July 4, 2012

Allies For Everyone “Scavenger” EP

Allies For Everyone
Scavenger EP

New York-based Allies For Everyone (aka Brian Suarez and Arvin Ajamian) have a penchant for dreamy, melodic synth-pop fueled by deep house and techy, electronic beats. Comparisons to Pet Shop Boys and Fad Gadget harken back to the golden age of 80′s alternative pop, while they fit right in with contemporaries like Junior Boys, Benoit & Sergio, Bag Raiders and Wolf + Lamb. The duo has that rare ability to command a dance floor while simultaneously pulling at your heart strings which has lead to their lush new 4-cut ‘Scavenger EP’. Each cut layers captivating storytelling and luxurious vocals with percolating percussion and deep basslines.

The pair has already gained heavy press and DJ support; and earlier this year, they were tapped to remix fellow NYC-based electronic duo Automagic’s new single “Iris” alongside Juan MacLean, Rich Morel, Best Mate, and Echogram. Expect a string of live dates from the act to follow, as well as, the single release for the title track with accompanying video directed by Brian McAllister.

“Beautifully innocent club tracks that serve as the perfect alloy of sweet 80′s synth pop and new school electro jack, Allies have found a sound that should – and probably will – melt the coldest of hearts.” – Time Out New York

“A peaceful sentiment drifting on top of an insistent pulse: that’s the Allies guarantee. The music is fuller, the beats more perplexingly intricate and the tone more unequivocally playful.” – Interview Magazine

July 4, 2012

Mother Jefferson “Lost In The Past”

Mother Jefferson
Lost In The Past
KIDD 10010

Innovative producer, remixer, DJ and engineer-extraordinaire, Rob Rives as gone under many names; Floppy Sounds, Phantom Power, Fluid X and Shade. On his long-awaited KID Recordings debut, he chose to reach back into pop TV culture and grab the mother-in-law from The Jefferson as his new alias.

Rives has established himself as one of New York’s premiere architects of hard, dark and penetrating electro-fuelled tech-house having worked with an impressive array of luminaries including Yoko Ono, Can, Underworld, Kraftwerk, Pet Shop Boys, The Orb, Green Velvet, X-Press 2, Francois K. and Danny Tenaglia. On “Lost In The Past” he begs the question: “what is house?” House is whatever you want it to be – the pulsating fusion of past and present in harmonious union. The result is a sweaty, unapologetically underground workout worthy of prime-time spins. B-side “Dusk” is an existential journey into psychedelic prog-house and stargazing space disco clocking in just under 11 minutes (owing much to Pink Floyd, Manuel Göttsching, Global Communication and Woolfy vs Projections) with an edit by Jason Hayer.

July 4, 2012

DJ Bander “Boomtown” EP

DJ Bander
Boomtown EP
KIDDEP 10017Artist, producer, DJ and remixer DJ Bander is a Brooklyn-born/LA residing multi-talent who’s sculpted his versatile sound based on a hybrid of styles from deep, soulful tech-house and cinematic downtempo to gritty, big room electro bangers and euphoric, progressive house anthems that sit neatly between EDX, Kaskade, Eric Prydz, Skream, Avicii and Mark Knight. His own productions, plus remixes for Katy Perry, Vanessa Daou, Jon B and Automagic, and his energized DJ sets have already earned him a strong following, as well as, the 2010 HMMA Award for Best Original New Electronica Artist, a sponsorship with premiere global consumer electronics brand Sol Republic and an ad campaign with L’Oreal Paris and Diesel’s “Only The Brave” Tattooed Artist series. His new EP, Boomtown, marries his acute underground sensibility with mainstream appeal for 4 peak-time scorchers destined to become crate essentials for the summer and
July 4, 2012

Automagic “Iris” (The Remixes Part Two)

Iris (The Remixes Part Two)
KIDDEP 10014

NYC’s leftfield/post-disco/indie-dance producers William Lynn (DJ Willof notorious NYC gay artzine and monthly dance party Spank) and Bryan Wright aka Automagic have have already created an underground stir with “Iris” (The Remixes Part One), their sophomore release for KID Recordings, with remixes by Juan Maclean, Richard Morel, DJ Bander, Best Mate and Allies For Everyone.

The duo now unleash “Iris” (The Remixes Part Two) featuring outstanding vocal mixes by Juan Maclean and Allies For Everyone, Richard Morel’s alternative disco dub and the addition of Ireland-based indie rock outfit  Echogram to the remix line-up. The new set further explores the many shades of electronic, alternative, tech, nu disco, and funk.

Will and Bryan are already in the studio putting the final touches on their next KID release – a groove-heavy club anthem featuring legendary Brand New Heavies frontwoman/singer/songwriter N’dea Davenport. The release promises to be another feather in the duo’s cap.