Mashing genres such as dub, punk, acid, techno and electro pop Smash the Box is an awaiting discovery of talent that you should dive in and get a sweet tooth for especially with the trio behind it having rather successful careers in music individually.
Consisting of members Arianne Schreiber, Marc Dolley and Nerdy Frames interviewee subject D-R-U-N-K, Smash The Box gives your manufactured pop bands a run for their money especially with Arianne’s penetrating lyrics and of course the lad’s production values with the arrangement and unique to new instrumentation layering.
You want the complete package? Sure……they got it with Arianne Schreiber’s beauty and her lovely Japanese, inspired sense of style as well as being the front women is a good start and yes she does regularly cosplay in Anime fanfare so much so that she even sung on the popular cult anime Evangelion.
Their Single ‘Addicted’ has been nominated “single of the month” in DJ magazine’s July issue!
Bringing you the exclusive interviews is our game so we got to talk to all 3 of them and really got into the crux of SMASH THE BOX!
Marc Houle is a techno producer maverick from Windsor, Ontario. Canada who shares the same birthplace as Richie Hawtin, one of electronic music’s prime legends and most innovative producers of our time. With Canada and Detroit being nearing neighbors, the new sound of Detroit’s techno became an influencing factor especially for Marc.
Coupled as well with Marc’s love for first generation video games, Chicago House and New Wave, there is no doubt those elements can be heard in some of his music from what I’ve listened to prior to this very interview.
Being a former signee to the MINUS label, he along with friends Magda and Troy started the offshoot Item and Things which was a sub for MINUS until they broke away in order for them to direct it towards their interests.
Another reassuring thing about Mr. Houle is that he didn’t start off (like so many) as a DJ and currently keeps to that credo preferring to let his music speak!
A new single with him and Miss Kittin is currying our favor on that blasted Itunes thing and so we got to talk to Marc Houle on all things music and Items…other way around. Continue Reading →
It’s been awhile since we’ve heard from dream-pop newcomers LovelierOther, who bestowed the blog-o-sphere with their lush debut track, “Leave this Behind” last winter. Fear not, for the shy duo has returned with their third track, “Wonderkind“, which premiered courtesy of No Fear of Pop.
‘OH MY GOD IT’S TECHNO MUSIC’ COMPILATION RELEASED 24th June 2013
“A must have compilation! This is the future of Techno, embrace it. It must be French and it must smell dirty”-NERDYS TAKE
Oh My God It’s Techno Music is the first official compilation by hotly tipped electronic label, Police Records and the legendary OMGITM records. OMGITM have generated a cult following through their free mixtapes, sought after fashion line, record label and parties.
Artist: The Proper Ornaments
Title: Waiting For The Summer
Label: Lo Recordings
Release date: June 21st 2013
Is perfect pop still possible? It’s hard to imagine but the answer is yes and The Proper Ornaments are here to prove it. Produced by Charlie March (Nzca Lines) ‘Waiting For The Summer’ is the first single to be taken from the forthcoming album and what a beautiful slice of timeless pop it is.
Watch the mushroom cloud rise as Loopmasters drop the atomic bomb with the filthiest Dubstep Samples known to man! This killer collection has been produced exclusively for Loopmasters by Re-Zone in his secret underground bunker in Russia and comes loaded with enough contaminated content to set Geiger counters clicking worldwide! Atomic Dubstep is expertly fused together with the most aggressive sounds found in Dubstep today, capable of concussive shock wave attacks leaving studios across the globe in melt down.
Welcome to the 2013 Ibiza Season! We are thrilled to be a part of the island festivities this year, and are even more thrilled to present you with this very special compilation featuring the sounds to expect!
Loopmasters are extremely excited to bring you Bass House & Garage, a collection of exceptional sounds and loops from the emerging Bass Music scene. Produced by Andy Lee, one of Loopmasters most celebrated and best selling contributors.
Announces 2013 European Summer Tour Brand new website www.etiennedecrecy.fr now live ‘Egomix’ stream recorded live at the Opera Theatre in Avignon France http://bit.ly/15jFAE0 New EP ‘BEATS N CUBES VOL. 2′ Released this summer
House music stalwart Etienne de Crécy has launched a brand new website and the artist’s full extensive, sought after catalogue is now available for stream via his YouTube channel featuring 20 years of the finest electronic music.
“LETS BE FRIENDS are from the UK and already their Soundcloud plays are around the 10,000s. This is good, very good. Look out for them! And what is this? A Felix Da Housecat remix from LETS BE FRIENDS!? Winner!”-NERDYS TAKE
TFU Records welcomes “SMASH THE BOX” to the family which is made up of the amazing vocalist Arianne Schreiber, who has worked with many stars over the years in the music industry with music made by our friend Oly (D-R-U-N-K)
The tastemakers over at EarMilk have brought us the latest release from Munich’s very own dinnerdate. After dropping his premiere remix of José González’s “Crosses,” the track reached #1 on the Hype Machine at its peak and received over 150,000 plays on Soundcloud. Drawing out a blend of melodic acoustic melodies and a light sense of electronic progression to support the song’s standout vocals, his rework drew in listeners in droves from multiple genres.
“Montreal’s Solar Year will reissue a revamped, remastered version of their debut…“Seeing the Same” is the last track we’ll hear till then, its synths sounding something like sine waves in a funhouse—bending, flopping and winking back.” - The FADER
Tone Control Music proudly introduces thatmanmonkz’ 2nd EP, Overproof. This follow up to debut EP, The Man continues ‘monkz exploration into Detroit, disco and soul influenced deep house. Lead track, Overproof takes mid-tempo, modern boogie from soul into darker territories, while Right On gives a nod to Detroit old and new, before closing out in percussive Yoruba style with long time vocalist collaborator, Pete Simpson. Throughout this EP thatmanmonkz utilises his MPC, Rhodes, Bass Guitar and a multitude of synths to raw, rocking effect. Martin “Atjazz” Iveson lends his hear on mastering duties to complete another solid EP in the series.