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The Legendary Underworld, Röyksopp, UK Dubstep Duo NERO and DJs Benga and Skream from Magnetic Man, plus, Eclectic Method, and The Glitch Mob set their sails for Miami’s Ultra Fest 2011

The Legendary Underworld, Röyksopp, UK Dubstep Duo NERO and DJs Benga and Skream from Magnetic Man, plus, Eclectic Method, and The Glitch Mob set their sails for Miami’s Ultra Fest 2011

UNDERWORLD

*Playing Saturday*
Bio: In these days of endless band reformations, avalanches of reissues and shamelessly repetitious ‘creativity’, too many artists are willing to sign away their soul for a little extra time on the career clock. Too many of them see artistic expression not as an end in itself, but as a shortcut to celebrity and are obsessed with their destination, rather than engaged by the journey. Too few of them, frankly, are like Underworld. Underworld rolled into 2010 packing magic and zeal to spare. Flexing their creative muscle across music, television, performance, art and technology, the multimedia extravaganza founded by Rick Smith and Karl Hyde released their sixth studio album, dropped a stack of thumping singles, toured extensively, debuted on US Late Night television on Jimmy Fallon, and presented an art exhibit in Japan. Wrapping up an astoundingly successful year with a new single, the electronic powerhouse reunites with Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle and appeared with David Lynch on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic in early 2011.

Capitalizing on the collaborative spirit that has constantly reinvigorated their sound and imagination, Underworld’s sixth studio album, “Barking” (OM Records) featured a slew of guests including Paul Van Dyk, Dubfire, Mark Knight and D. Ramirez. USA Today praised Barking’s first single “Always Loved a Film” as “a dizzying seven-minute house groove saturated in funk.” An incredible 27 years after their birth in Romford, Essex as a trio and 15 years after they pressed up their debut single (500 copies of the Balearic twofer, ‘Mother Earth’/’The Hump’), Rick Smith and Karl Hyde are still enjoying the ride, grinning like kids as new vistas unfold before them. It’s been a long and exhilarating trip – and it’s not over yet.

“As close to a household name as respectable electronic artists are likely to get.”XLR8R

Still brilliant, still essential, still peerless.” The Times

Release: Barking out September 2010

NERO:

*Playing Saturday*
Bio: UK Dubstep Duo Nero, the remixers du jour and now one of the biggest names in both dubstep and drum and bass, are set to release their new single ‘Guilt’ on April 25th – the follow up to global MTA smash ‘Me and You’ which charted at number 15 and was the most played record on Radio 1 for three weeks in a row. BBC Radio 1 presenter Zane Lowe crowned ‘Me and You’ his ‘Hottest Record in the World’ while Fearne Cotton and Greg James had it as their ‘Record Of The Week’ and Annie Mac and Nick Grimshaw their ‘Weekend Anthem’. Nero featured on the BBC’s Sound of 2011 music poll and various other influential tips for 2011 lists. ‘Guilt’ is the third single from Nero’s forthcoming debut album out on Chase and Status’ label MTA due for release summer 2011. ‘Guilt’ expertly mixes low basslines, catchy synths and euphoric vocals – this is Dubstep set for the big time. Zane Lowe continues his support, hailing ‘Guilt’ his ‘Hottest Record in the World’.

NERO was just featured on NPRs All Things Considered who played their forthcoming single “Guilt” as one of 4 bands premiered for Miami’s Ultra Fest.

” Dubstep songs often have a much slower tempo, but as you’ll hear from this song by Nero, that doesn’t mean they lose any of their energy. “Guilt” was recently called “the hottest song in the world today” by the BBC’s Zane Lowe, a highly influential tastemaker DJ.”- NPR

“Nero are the most hotly tipped dance duo of the year … Their debut album is set to achieve serious crossover success” Time Out

EP: Me & You out Jan. 11, 2011

Touring now:
3/26/2011 – Bicentennial Park, Miami, FL, USA
4/21/2011 – Voyeur Night Club, San Diego, CA, USA
4/22/2011 – Avalon, Los Angeles, CA, USA
4/23/2011 – Madison Events Center, Phoenix, AZ, USA
4/24/2011 – Celebrities Nightclub, VANCOUVER, BC
4/25/2011 – Starlite Room, Edmonton, AB, Canada

Röyksopp

*Playing Friday*
Bio: Röyksopp’s duo of Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland bring an unparalleled creativity to their stagecraft, creating an electro-fantasy world amidst dry ice, theatrics, costume changes, and electronics. The eccentric outfits and the overall atmosphere add to the peculiar spectacle. On these dates, Svein and Tobjørn will be accompanied by vocalist Anneli Drecker, who’s featured on previous Röyksopp tracks – ‘Sparks’ from Melody AM, and ‘Vision One’, ‘You Don’t Have a Clue’ and ‘True to Life’ from Junior. In addition, guitarists Kato Adland and Ole Vegard Skauge will be joining them on stage. Audiences can expect to hear Röyksopp performing a collection of their greatest hits from their catalog.
Check out “Keyboard Milk” at RCRD LBL.

Röyksopp North American Tour
March 18 – The Guvernment – Toronto
March 19 – Club Soda – Montreal *SOLD OUT *
March 20 – Music Hall – Williamsburg * SOLD OUT *
March 21 – Webster Hall – New York, NY * SOLD OUT *
March 23 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
March 24 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
March 26 – Hipodromo de las americas – Mexico City
March 27 – Ultra Music Festival – Miami
March 28 – Grand Ballroom @ Regency – San Francisco
March 29 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles

‘It’s a chance to show what the two can do when there’s no one else around to steal the spotlight, and when careful thought takes equal precedence to dance-inducing hooks’ – Flavorpill

“Succeeds by sending fragile, melancholic synth and guitar melodies loping across lush, atmospheric sonic floors. Exquisite pop architects.” – Pitchfork

Album: Senior out November 2010 on MB3

DJs Benga and Skream from Magnetic Man

*Playing Saturday*
Bio: For those who have been following the dubstep scene, Benga, Skream and Artwork are no strangers, together – and separately – they’ve been making music for the past ten years. Artwork –the man Benga and Skream call their “mentor”, penned the dubstep anthem ‘Red’ so ahead of its time the genre didn’t yet have a name.

Their self-titled debut album proves Magnetic Man weren’t mucking about when they said they wanted to make a serious album. This is a total, complete piece that draws on a broad history of electronic music. For Magnetic Man, dubstep is an everyday thing and so the trio’s aim was to shock people with something fresh, new and exciting aimed for a much broader crowd, in fact Magnetic Man is for everyone. “We wanted to smash up Forward,” Artwork says. “We wanted [people} to freak out!” As Skream says, “It’s hard to come up with groundbreaking music, We’re trying to put real emotion into this music”, and their heady mix of dubstep, rave, techno and soul, manages to do just that. Magnetic Man’s live debut will be at 2011’s Coachella Festival!

“This a forward-thinking, original British album that has captivated a new generation of music fans, not simply by rehashing the old, but by giving the young something that belongs to them and taunting them to do better” – NME 8/10

“Magnetic Man haul the dubstep genre kicking & screaming into the mainstream” -UNCUT

“A compelling, unique and disorientating new outfit” The Sun

Album: Self-Titled Debut Album feat. John Legend & Katy B, out May 10, 2011
Digital Release: April 12 2011

Eclectic Method:

*Playing Saturday*
Bio: With a rambunctious, unruly spirit and a supercomputer’s worth of samples and productions, UK via Brooklyn producers/ VJS/DJs Eclectic Method remain fixed at the forefront of the rapidly-emerging audiovisual remix culture. Just last week, you were probably entertained by their pop culture madness as seen in their audio/visual remixes on the top headlines virally: Charlie Sheen and The Oscar Winning “Kings Speech”. Now The trio are in full celebration mode as their debut single is about to drop on March 15. The postmodern group – Ian Edgar, Jonny Wilson and Geoff Gamlen – get to fully showcase their own electro and hip hop inspired production on “Outta Sight,”, their latest collaboration with Public Enemy’s Chuck D, who remains one of the most powerful voices in hip hop.They’ll be premiering “Outta Sight” at Austin Museum of Art on March 17th and take over SXSW I with other stellar gigs including Sunday March 13th at Powerplant with Diplo for the Vimeo party, The Mashable party and play with other hip hop legends Wu Tang at Frank 151/I Hip Hop/Baby Grand Party.

“DJ Jazzy Jerks” Stephen Colbert
“”The best in video remix. Must be seen to be believed”- Newsweek
“The future” – Wired
“geniuses” – Campbell Brown, CNN
“Earwax problem? Eclectic Method will shake it loose” – Brian Eno

Music:“Outta Sight” single out 3.15 – First original song by Eclectic Method featuring CHUCK D.!

THE GLITCH MOB

*Playing Sunday*
Bio: In 2010 the Glitch Mob Mob’s Justin Boreta (Boreta), Ed Ma (edIT), and Josh Mayer (Ooah) were everywhere–on tour, on television, on the radio and all over the Internet. Their never-ending solo and festival tours saw them share the stage with an expansive array of A-list talent, including Chromeo, Jay-Z, DJ Shadow, Snoop Dogg, LCD Soundsystem, A-Trak, Faith No More, Simian Mobile Disco and Missy Elliot to name a few. In 2011 The Glitch Mob announced Drink The Sea: The Remixes Vol. 1 & 2, a 24-track collection of remixes from the band’s Drink the Sea release. The proceeds of this remix release go towards Music For Relief/Haiti.

“Between Two Points” video was created by a group of students in Austria. They first contacted The Glitch mob to use one of their songs in their senior project, and instead they proposed that they make an official video. This is the result of 9 months of hard work on their part. The Glitch Mob are currently working on a follow up to their widely acclaimed and groundbreaking debut Drink The Sea. In the meantime, they are playing some stellar shows incuding a headline slot at Red Rocks Date July 2nd and will be playing Sunday 3/27 at Ultra Fest.

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