When I was 11 years old, I went to a demolition derby on a family vacation to Niagara Falls. While their, the announcer called out my seat number and a won a case of Otter Pops. It was, up until that point, the greatest day fo my life.
Perhaps that’s why this new video from ZZT, the collaborations between Tiga and Zombie Nation, gets me so excited. Particularly the quick fame at 1:31. Or maybe it’s the squelching melodic acid lines that get my blood pumping. “Partys Over Los Angeles” is the first video from ZZT’s debut album, Partys Over Earth, which is due out Nov. 7 on Tiga’s Turbo Recordings.
Finnish duo Renaissance Man are ready with their debut LP The Renaissance Man Project released on Turbo; the label founded by Tiga in Montreal back in 1998, and known for the success of acts like Chromeo and most recently, Azari & III. The Nordic production duo has been pioneering a new breed of house and club music, similar to Claude Von Stroke, Jesse Rose, Canblaster and Myrryrs, and they met while working in the same architect’s office in Helsinki. They have been championed by tastemakers like Dubsided and Sound ...
Long-time influential player in the UK house and techno scene, Simon Baker, is releasing his highly anticipated debut album Traces on his home label of 2020 Vision. The internationally seasoned DJ shows all of his musical sides on his first long player.
Album opener and single “No Pressure,” is a poppy gem that sounds like Tiga in a Berlin studio. It’s beautifully orchestrated with strings and soulful keys, and the looping vocals are from collaborator Debukas. It kind of sums up the roots of dance music; Disco, Electro ...
Turbo Records is releasing an EP compiling their fave remixes of recent Turbo tunes, played heavily at Turbo artist tours over the summer, which included Tiga, Chromeo, Felix da Housecat and otherTurbo acts—or something like that. Branding confuses me sometimes. Here’s Diplo doing the Diplo on Proxy’s Turbo release “8000.” Kinda cool how he takes the exact same exotic flute-type intrument sample that sounded Eastern Europeans in the original, and makes it feel totally tropical. But again, that’s what a Diplo does, doesn’t it Dr. Seuss?
Tracking him from Japan, Berlin, and to Canada. I finally got to have a quick phone interview with the hard working talent now under the name Chilly Gonzales. He is not just an incredible producer, and piano playing entertainer that ranked second popular “twitter trend” on the day he broke the Guinness world record for longest piano concert. No, he is more. He is a humorus hip cat that focused his attention on the minutiae of his musical and writing craft to develop his own approach to making a film. Watch the trailer for a glimpse at Gonzales’ version of a sports parody.
“We were doing some Robert Di Nero shet!” – Chilly Gonzales
During our conversation I got to listen to Chilly Gonzales speak on his new music inspiring the film, thoughts of purists, hiring his friends, and how his unprofessional-ism is like a beautiful woman with a yellow stain on her front tooth. All the details are in the interview so read on. …MORE