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 →
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
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.
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.
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)
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.
Techno, anyone? That’s right. Techno, baby. Techno! You’re in for a treat if you’re ready for some hard-hitting, big-synth-having rave music. All the way from Cleveland comes Apollo, who recently served up two hot and sweaty dishes called “Waves” and “Rush”. The former “Waves” is truly a hard production of epic proportions. This kind of track can only truly be experienced I think when you’re in a crowd of thousands. And “Rush”, while having some characteristics of “Waves”, is a bit more geared to the club. Both are extremely worthy. Enjoy them both below, keeping in mind “Rush” is a free download for anyone who wants it. Which you do.
Download ‘Kraak & Smaak – Squeeze Me (Featurecast Remix)’ Here
Bass. It’s the linchpin of everything that’s funky on today’s dancefloor. Over the years, Jalapeno has heard its fair share of basslines and feels that it’s time to pay homage to the sometimes underappreciated stalwart of dance music.
Ahead of their new single release, Bristol four-piece Seasfire have unveiled a beautiful cover of ‘Warm Water’ by LA-based electronic singer-songwriter BANKS. Lead singer Josh Thorn states: “We found ourselves completely consumed by this track, so we decided to cover it.”
Alice Francis: The new swing-era’s designated queen of cool and easily one of the most exciting new acts this year. Besides her unique voice that melds modern pop with the crystal clear pitch of all-time greats like Billie Holiday and Eartha Kitt, Alice is an extraordinarily skilled songwriter, lyricist and live-performer.
For the past 3 years Mixcloud has been re-thinking traditional radio. Today the London based Internet radio platform is launching a new iOS app, mobile website, and mobile optimised embeddable players. This is part of a wider strategy by the business to focus on mobile giving listeners access to a huge catalogue of DJ mix sets and radio shows on the go from the likes of Moby, Fatboy Slim, RadioLab and many more. Continue Reading →
The prolific Manchester-based artist known as Robot Needs Oil has been found covertly recording downtempo and hip hop fueled beats under the curious name of My Neighbour Is. However, this time he’s focusing on his love of dub, reggae, and a solid skankin’ rhythm. Metaphysical Juicer includes sixteen tracks influenced by the likes of Mad Professor, Zion Train, and Asian Dub Foundation as filtered through the My Neighbour Is studio eyeglass.