April 8th, 2014 / by admin
Cory Wythe continues to impress us with each new release he puts out, and this time is no different! Marvel Years has done it again with a brand new single entitled “On My Side”. A preview of the track was featured last week in a recap video from a recent Denver gig he played. Today, this funky electro glitch hop masterpiece has been released for your streaming and downloading pleasure! This release comes just days after theUntz.com released news of the Retro Electro Tour featuring Marvel Years, Krooked Drivers, and MuzzY. If you see this tour coming to a city near you, you absolutely won’t want to miss it! Check out all of Marvel Years tour dates while you listen and download “On My Side”!
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April 8th, 2014 / by Alex Unger
There exists in electronic music today, a series of never ending debates about how music is categorized with respect to specific genre. Thank goodness Beats Antique is here to show us that we don’t have to settle for just one topping on our sundae. Fresh off their last tour for A Thousand Faces – Act I, the Oakland-based trio wasted no time in releasing A Thousand Faces – Act II. Act I was a new touch on the same seductive, mysterious harem anthems we have come to know and love, but Act II really gives the belly dancer horns, taking their renowned diversity to new extremes.
The album opens up with “Dragon’s Eye,” an epic and suspenseful track that uses powerful, choppy sections interlacing drums, horns and strings to grab your attention and hold on to it for dear life.
“Puzzle” is an upbeat blend of glitch sounds with that Antique flavor, reminding the listener to stay on their feet… dancing shoes will be required. The production is cutting edge and is blended perfectly with just the right amount of “antique.”
“Refusal” slows down the vibe, adding a refreshing change of pace and showing us the range of their creativity. Sorne delivers us a soft, somber ballad that is extremely moving.
“The Rift” picks up the pace in a storm of middle eastern mystery. As I listen, I can’t help but imagine myself being hustled through a Moroccan bazaar, in the company of belly dancers draped in silk.
“Awaken” is another example of the diversity in their music, with a soft yet inspiring simplicity. It is a captivating, violin-filled roller coaster that feels like a tale of loss and redemption.
Spirits are once again raised in “Roadworthy,” using some serious funk to remind you that you are most certainly not in Kansas anymore….this is not your everyday Beats album.
If you weren’t already on your toes…. “Clash” will throw you off the edge of your seat. It opens like a hip hop soundtrack to Sweeny Todd, but after incorporating some glitch, the drums hit hard and fast, leading into a screeching electric guitar reminiscent of Hendrix. It sounds and feels like a mix of vintage Zeppelin and Dick Dale’s “Misirlou” (the sample used in “Pump It” by The Black Eyed Peas)… obviously with that same Beats Antique flavor. The breakdown comes in their own form of weird suspenseful circus sounds, gradually bringing back the funk and the glitch. The guitar comes back in even harder, eventually leading us back into the hard and fast drums and the song’s ending. It is a ROLLER COASTER!
“Resurrection” is nothing less than a Beats classic; it is soft but also manages to receive the momentum of the album well, even in all its intensity. It captures perfectly the wide range of emotion put into all of Act II. As a single song, “Resurrection” is a metaphor for the whole album.
Many artists would call that a respectable close to an album, but this is Beats Antique! They added for us a last song, “Jumpin,” a fusion of swing and jazz that lives up to its title, because it will make you jump around like a flapper in the 1920′s.
A Thousand Faces Act II is truly a masterpiece. It is a testament to how far Beats Antique has come over the years, encompassing countless genres from many different time periods. Do yourself a favor, stream and download the album here!
Click here for FREE download of Beats Antique – A Thousand Faces – Act 2
Here is A Thousand Faces – Act 1, the first half of Beats Antique’s two part concept album:
April 5th, 2014 / by admin
The Untz Presents the Retro Electro Spring Tour 2014 featuring Marvel Years, MuzzY, and Krooked Drivers. With 12-dates on their initial announcement, and more promised on the way, this tour which features some of the most talented up-and-coming producers on the scene, is set to take you by storm with their funky electro steezy flava’s. Starting off in Colorado and winding thru the midwest, some of the highlights of this run include: Denver, CO’s 4/20 Dabroots Festival; The Official Road To Sonic Bloom one-day festival in Lincoln, NE; Urbana, IL at The Canopy Club; and Terminal West in Atlanta, GA; with many more stops in between!
Check out the full listing of tour dates here, and catch these epic electro funkster young guns in a city near you!
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April 3rd, 2014 / by admin
A couple days ago, Skrillex released a brand new video for this track “Ragga Bomb” featuring the Ragga Twins. Give a peak!
April 2nd, 2014 / by admin
LIFE IN COLOR, “The World’s Largest Paint Party,” an event that stages more than 200 concerts a year is now touring across the United States, jizzing in the faces of eagerly awaiting fans with buckets of paint… really? Well, you might not find me there getting spooged on with their glowing colorful goo, but you very well might hear Adventure Club and Solano’s new track – Unleash. They’ve switched things up away from their customary sounds for the Life In Color anthem, molding their production around the wistful vocals of Zak Waters, co-writer of ‘The City’ with Madeon. With its progressive stabs and buoyant notes complemented throughout by Waters’ vocals, the end result is nothing short of euphoria.
With hosts of fans able to only hear snippets prior to release, Ultra festivalgoers were lucky enough to hear the track played live for the very first time last weekend, when Solano made a surprise guest appearance alongside Adventure Club on the Worldwide Stage.
Set to be played at some of the biggest venues worldwide this coming year on the Life In Color Tour, ‘Unleash’ will also follow David Solano across all of his dates.
Check out Life In Colors upcoming tour dates here!