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AVANTE GARDE ELECTRO POP DUO CHERUB ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM MoM & DaD

AVANTE GARDE ELECTRO POP DUO CHERUB ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM MoM & DaD
OUT FEBRUARY 11, 2012 ON ELM AND OAK

“Melding a club-spawn, skull-shaking low end with a wall of guitars and talkbox pyrotechnics, the duo comprising Cherub also sport the silky smooth pipes to spread their appeal to all four corners of the dance floor… It’s like if Chromeo wasn’t trying to be funny.”
– Nashville Scene

In celebration of the imminent release of their new album MoM & DaD, Cherub are offering up a free download of “Doses and Mimosas.” This track is an exciting and progressive take on a modern pop song, delivering a serious punch of power and kick of sass to your eardrums. It’s unique and cutting edge, while still maintaining that danceability and fun that drives Cherub’s sound.

If you’re in Nashville, be sure to swing by The Mercy Lounge on February 11 for Cherub’s headlining performance in celebration of the album release!

Cherub is a progressive, avante garde, electro-pop duo that is the dance love-child of 80’s funk, and art house indie. The members of Cherub, Jordan Kelley and Jason Huber, share a love for honest original music and vibrant live performance, with a common goal to share a little bit of sex, a little bit of drugs, and a whole lot of love with people across the globe. Cherub’s music is a fresh electrified take on risqué pop music that brings to mind a blend of influential artists like Prince, Cut Copy, and The Dream. With a live show that is bouncing with energy, Cherub dances their way into the hearts of audiences from the first falsetto hook, until the very last delay filters out.

After receiving a warm response worldwide to the digital release on the band’s first record, Man of the Hour, and touring throughout the US and Mexico, Cherub has returned to the studio to complete work on their second album MoM & DaD, scheduled for release February 11th, 2012. This new batch of Cherub songs brings a fresh, uptempo electro feel to the familiar pop sensibilities showcased on their first record. Jordan Kelley’s studio production, clever songcraft, and silky smooth falsetto are complimented perfectly by Jason Huber’s live production and tube-driven guitar work.

Cherub’s versatility in songwriting and dance music production blurs conventional genre barriers. Ranging from grooving heartfelt ballads to risqué club bangers, Cherub takes the throwback vibes of old drum machines and washed out keyboards, and marries them with timeless writing and a very modern approach to music production and performance. Playful guitar licks and lush synthesizer textures dance around in the mix, as listeners are treated to sing-a-long hook after hook the entire way through the tunes.

MoM & DaD Tracklist

1. What I Want
2. Dear Body
3. You, Me, and Jodeci
4. La Casa Del Obispo
5. xoxo
6. Monogamy
7. Roxxy
8. Doses and Mimosas
9. Hold Me (ft. Dominic Lalli)
10. Lynndenberries
11. All (ft. Natalie Prass)
12. Don’t Forget Me

Named among Nashville Scene’s “bands that ruled Nashville in 2011 and that will in 2012,” Cherub is looking forward to an exciting new year. Jordan and Jason are looking forward to a busy schedule early this year, with the release of MoM & DaD, a performance at the Snowball Music Festival in March already announced, and plans to tour throughout spring 2012 and the summer music festival season. Cherub’s debut album Man of the Hour is available for free download at Elm and Oak, and stay tuned for more news regarding Cherub’s new album MoM & DaD.

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HEAVENSGATE LIVE FROM IBIZA THIS SUNDAY

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This coming Sunday, HeavensGate will be back on Ibiza! Episode 260 will be LIVE on air again from Studio Mambo in San Antonio, with Woody van Eyden (host), Ferry Corsten, Plastik Funk and Neil Moore! Interviews, livesets & more! Do not miss!

HeavensGate – Sunday 20:00 CET on http://www.sunshine-live.de

Picture gallery from HeavensGate @ Airbeat One 2011 is now online!

http://www.HeavensGate.co.uk

TRACKLIST: EPISODE 259

Chriss Ortega & Rocking J [Live from HeavensGate @ Airbeat One 2011]:
No official tracklist available

Jochen Miller [Live from HeavensGate @ Airbeat One 2011]:
No official tracklist available

“Jacked” to feature new and unreleased material produced by Afrojack

“Jacked” to feature new and unreleased material produced by Afrojack and electro dance music from around the world

Grammy award winning artist and producer Afrojack [Nick van de Wall] will launch his first ever weekly radio show called “Jacked” on SiriusXM starting July 17, 2011.

Jacked will feature Afrojack’s unique take on dance music in all its forms and will be co-hosted by fellow Dutch artist (and frequent Afrojack collaborator), Bobby Burns.

Jacked will debut Saturday, June 17 at 1:00 am ET on Electric Area, channel 52 with a rebroadcast every Monday at 8 pm ET.

The Dutch producer and electronic music artist is featured on the chart-topping song “Give Me Everything” by Pitbull.

Electric Area plays progressive house, trance and electronic music along with shows from the world’s top DJs, including Paul van Dyk, Armin van Buuren, Paul Oakenfold, Tiesto and Ferry Corsten, Above & Beyond, Sander Van Doorn, Carl Cox and Josh Wink. Listeners will hear Deadmau5, Tiesto, Armin van Buuren, Above & Beyond, Ferry Corsten, George Acosta, Markus Schulz, Robbie Rivera, Steve Angello and Boom Jinx on Area.

For more information, please visit http://www.siriusxm.com

Electric Zoo, very soon

With passes purchased from 64 different countries and 48 states, Electric Zoo 2011 is gearing up to be the ultimate global electronic music hotspot this Labor Day Weekend. Over 100 artists, headlined by Tiësto, David Guetta and Armin van Buuren, will take to four stages among the lush landscape of Randall’s Island over three days, September 2, 3 and 4, 2011. Made Event is pleased to announce eight more acts added to the lineup:

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Friday’s Main Stage: Serge Devant. Hilltop Arena: The M Machine (DJ Set).
Saturday’s Hilltop Arena: Zack Roth. Sunday School Grove: Guti LIVE.
Sunday’s Main Stage: Alesso, Felix Cartal. Hilltop Arena: Gramatik. Sunday School Grove: Umek.

Beginning on Thursday July 21, festival passes that do not include a transportation option will no longer be available. After that point, the only way to buy a festival pass will be to buy one that’s bundled with a transportation option (ferry, shuttle bus, or parking pass). So if you’re planning on coming to Electric Zoo in a friend’s car, by taxi or some other mode of dropoff, or MTA bus, please be aware that you should buy your festival passes NOW.

3 Day Passes and Single Day Passes are available now at http://www.ElectricZooFestival.com.

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twitter.com/electriczoony

Roman Pitehoff

APPARAT NEW ALBUM

APPARAT

THE DEVIL’S WALK

NEW ALBUM OUT SEPTEMBER 27TH

UK & EUROPEAN TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

Apparat’s forthcoming album, The Devils Walk, will be released September 27th on Mute. The 10-track LP (track listing below) features “Black Water” and “Ash/Black Veil”, two new tracks off the new album that have been released as free downloads. Enthusiasm for both tracks has been overwhelmingly positive with close to 200,000 listens combined on SoundCloud alone.

It is safe to say that any electronic music enthusiast will have come across Berlin artist Sascha Ring at some point. Whether it be via the releases of his first three albums under Apparat, through the music of electronic supergroup Moderat, through his collaborations with other music greats such as Ellen Allien, or at one of his epic live club or festival performances, Sascha’s restless presence within the field of electronic music is unavoidable and elementary to the evolution of the genre.

The past year has seen Sacha’s creative focus return once again to Apparat. For the album, which was conceived during a trip to Mexico in early 2010, Sascha enlisted the talents of Joshua Eustis (of Telefon Tel Aviv) and Fredo Noguerira to help him write the music in a makeshift studio in the small town of Sayulita. After experiencing a lull in creative productivity induced by his return to Europe, it was upon meeting Patrick “Nackt” Christensen (formerly of electro-goth outfit Warren Suicide,) that Sacha became re-inspired. With the Nackt on board as a co-producer they re-worked the Mexican material taking it in a new and more esoteric direction, arriving at the majestic finished product that is The Devil’s Walk.

As an early track to be taken from the album, “Black Water” is a striking composition, compelling not only in its emotional content and aural beauty, but also in its capacity to represent Apparat’s eclecticmake-upand theiraptitude for breaking down electronic boundaries. As the mastermind behind Apparat’s evolution, Sascha approaches many of the mechanics of techno music; richly textured layers, sombre melodies and entrancing dynamics and revises them to produce an orchestral work, driven by fervent emotion rather than mechanical rhythm. His melancholic vocal supplements guitars, keyboards and drums. Together they are suggestive of the progression from studio computer production to stage performance with a live band.

Within The Devil’s Walk, Saschahas evidently transcended both his love for techno and his expert programming skills to investigate an unknown musical realm. Apparat proves they have the faculty to captivate listeners everywhere.

Apparat announces details of the first full scale tour as a four-piece band with UK dates including London’s Scala on July 25th, and dates across the UK in October. Visit http://www.apparat.net/ for a list of dates.

The Devil’s Walk Tracklisting:
Sweet Unrest
Song Of Los
Black Water
Goodbye
Candil De La Calle
The Soft Voices Die
Escape
And etc…

HEAVENS GATE 2011

To all our press related friends,

HeavensGate; as being one of the most popular radiohows on Europes biggest Radiostation Sunshine Live, we now come to Ibiza! On not less than 6 dates Woody van Eyden and Alex M.O.R.P.H. will present the show LIVE from their favorite island.

With Live DJ-guestmixes from and interviews with Judge Jules, Ferry Corsten, Marco V, Cosmic Gate and many more, the hottest electronic artists will make these episodes very special, LIVE & direct from the studio Mambo in San Antonio.

The remaining dates:
July 10th
July 24th
August 14th
August 28th
September 11th

Via MIXERY FUN TRAVEL this trip can be booked by YOU and YOU can even be LIVE at the Radioshow when it goes on air Sundays
http://www.mixery-fun-travel.de

More details are available on http://www.HeavensGate.co.uk or directly via emily@HeavensGate.co.uk

M83 ON TOUR

M83

ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN FALL TOUR DATES

NEW ALBUM SOON

M83 announces a fall North American tour starting in October! The tour starts in Mexico City at the Corona Capital Festival on October 15th, picks up in the US in Washington DC on October 28th, and finishes up in New York City on November 22nd at Webster Hall. The tour also includes an appearance at Moogfest in Asheville, NC on October 30th. Fans can be the first to purchase tickets on the official website – ilovem83.com – starting July 6th, with a general sale to follow starting on July 12th, but make sure to check your local venue for more details.

The fall tour dates will be M83’s first live shows in over two years. M83 last toured in support of the widely adored Saturdays=Youth, which saw the band on the road with The Killers in the US, Kings of Leon in the UK, and Depeche Mode in Europe.

Last week the Internet’s heart went wild when M83 released, “Echoes…” a breath of fresh air in the form of a short video that hints at a new album. The clip, posted on the official website ilovem83.com, left M83 fans gasping for more. Stay tuned for further details.

M83 is Anthony Gonzalez.

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
Oct. 15 – Mexico City – Corona Capital Festival
Oct. 28 – Washington DC – Black Cat
Oct. 29 – Raleigh, NC – Kings Barcade
Oct. 30 – Asheville, NC – Moog Fest
Oct. 31 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Nov. 2 – Orlando, FL – The Social
Nov. 4 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Nov. 5 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest
Nov. 7 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
Nov. 9 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
Nov. 10 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
Nov. 11 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
Nov. 12 – Vancouver, BC – Venue
Nov. 13 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
Nov. 16 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
Nov. 17 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
Nov. 18 – Toronto, ON – Lees Palace
Nov. 19 – Montreal, QC – La TuLipe
Nov. 20 – Boston, MA – Paradise
Nov. 22 – New York, NY – Webster Hall