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 →
Melbourne based electronic producer Quasimo has returned. This time he is giving the remix treatment to Miguel’s ‘Sure Thing’. After remixing James Blake’s ‘Retrograde’, getting countless blog love and featuring on hype machine, Quasimo has been getting very busy. This remix being the first of many tracks to come out later in the year. Continue Reading →
6/26 Somerset, UK Glastonbury Festival
7/2 Paris, FR La Maroquinerie
7/3 Amsterdam, NE BitterzoetSOLD OUT
7/4 Berlin, DE Berghain SOLD OUT
7/5 Hamburg, DE Uebel & GefaehrlichSOLD OUT
7/7 Zurich, Switzerland Plaza
7/8 Munich, DE AmpereSOLD OUT
7/9 Cologne, DE Gebauede 9SOLD OUT
7/11 Brighton, UK The Haunt
7/12 Abersoch, UK Wakestock
7/13 Balado, UK T in the Park
7/15 Manchester, UK Academy 3
7/16 Birmingham, UK Institute Temple
7/17 London, UK Electric Ballroom SOLD OUT
7/19 London, UK LoveBox
7/19 Ferropolis, DE Melt Festival
7/26 Sydney, Australia Metro Theatre
7/27 Byron Bay, Australia Spendlour in the Grass SOLD OUT
7/29 Melbourne, Australia Hi-Fi SOLD OUT
8/3 Chicago, IL House of Blues *supporting Two Door Cinema Club SOLD OUT
8/4 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza
8/10 Seattle, WA KNDD summer show
8/11 San Francisco, CA Outside lands
8/17 Wilhelmsburg, DE Dockville Festival
8/23 Reading, UK Reading Festival
8/24 Leeds, UK Leeds Festival
8/25 Paris, France Rock En Seine
9/1 Stradbadlly, Ireland Electric Pinic
9/27 Kansas City, MO KRBZ show
10/5 Austin, TX Austin City Limits
10/12 Austin, TX Austin City Limits
01) Rompan Fila (G Flux Remix)
02) Maria Juana (Fort Knox Five Remix)
03) 7th Street Groove (Omegaman Remix)
04) Bailando (Bobby C Sound TV Remix)
05) Salsa de Gala (All Good Funk Alliance Remix)
06) Rey de Reyes (Basement Freaks Remix)
07) El Sonido Magico (Cilantro Boombox Remix)
08) Sentimiento Latino (Solo Moderna Remix)
09) Bestia (Stereo77 Remix)
10) Quinto Nivel (Lee Mayjahs Remix)
11) Volume (Rob Paine Remix)
12) Estereolismo (AUditors DOmination Remix)
13) Rey de Reyes (AfroQBen Remix)
“…a punchy, electro-pop hybrid with grand ambitions (that’s nerd for “arena-ready”), welding together the Temper Trap’s soldiering tempos and Phoenix’s inescapable pop sensibilities” – SPIN Continue Reading →
“This is really simple, we heard the original song ‘Operate’ by ASTR and it was on repeat for a LONG time, its a beautifuly sung and composed song… it just has so much character… Its like a stripper made of gold that stole your heart and actually gave you her real number. So when we began remixing it, we honestly didn’t exactly know where we wanted to go with this track at first, but as soon as we got started it just poured out with this very solom melody, that doesn’t betray the song and its sex but give it this mellow added bounce, it was a perfect double up…”
Brooklyn trio Little Daylight has unveiled their third track “Glitter & Gold” today via Popjustice. The bouncy synth-driven tune, destined to become this summer’s anthem, will reside on the band’s highly anticipated debut EP TunnelVision, which is set for release on August 6, 2013.
Inspiration often leads to incredible feats of creative expression and it goes without saying that Gazzo, an up and coming producer and DJ from New Jersey, invokes the emotion and passion he has for his craft in his latest original, “Inspire”.
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