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Osheaga 2013 line up announced

After having fun by dropping hints via its social networks, OSHEAGA Music and Arts Festival presented by Virgin Mobile is proud to announce the lineup for the festival’s 2013 edition which will take place from August 2nd to 4th at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal.

Headliners include Mumford & Sons, who recently won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year; legendary New Wave-era English bands The Cure and New Order; folk act The Lumineers; as well as hip-hop sensations Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

Now in its 8th year, Virgin Mobile presents OSHEAGA Festival has welcomed more than 400,000 fans and presented more than 600 bands since its creation. Having been sold out for the first time last year, OSHEAGA will once again offer local and travelling music lovers an exceptional experience this year thanks to great artists, an amazing atmosphere and all the energy of Montreal during summertime.

Festival passes (3 days) for Virgin Mobile presents OSHEAGA 2013 will go on sale on Friday, March 15th at noon. If availability allows it, single day tickets will go on sale later. An exclusive presale will be offered to Virgin Mobile Members as of 9 am on March 13th.

Virgin Mobile Members who want to get in on the presale can head to Members will also have the opportunity to win exclusive experiences including front of the line bypass, access to the VIP Members Lounge, backstage tours, artist meet and greets and more. Follow @virginmobilecan on Twitter for ongoing updates.

New this year, the Osheaga Experience notably gives access to a dedicated viewing area at the 2 main stages and to the Experience Lounge, where festivalgoers will be able to enjoy a catered dinner and a private bar as well as golf cart transportation from the main stages to the Lounge.

FESTIVAL PASSES (3 DAYS) (including taxes and service fees):
– General Admission Festival Passes: $235
– Reserved Seating Festival Passes: $395
– General Admission Experience Passes: $740.94
– Reserved Seating Experience Passes: $1159.45

In 2012, the Osheaga Festival presented by Virgin Mobile introduced the Osheaga Hotel – a low-cost, high quality hotel reserved exclusively for fans of the festival. With strong demand from festivalgoers, the Osheaga Hotel sold out in less than 48 hours. In 2013, we are proud to announce that the Osheaga Hotel has grown to meet the needs of our fans. Now known as Osheaga Accommodations, we have added two more properties for Osheaga fans to call home during their stay in Montreal.

Our 2013 offerings are the Maison d’Aga, the Maison d’Oshee and the Chateau Marmotte. Located in McGill University student residences, all three properties were formerly prestigious hotels (Sheraton, Marriott and Renaissance) and are located in downtown Montreal just 15 minutes by metro from the festival site. Official Osheaga Accommodations guests will be entered to win exclusive prizes such as meet and greets with Osheaga artists as well as backstage tours which will include a meal from Chuck Hughes’ famous catering tent. Please note that all Osheaga Official Accommodations guests must be at least 18 years of age – minors will not be permitted entry.

Also new this year, Osheaga offers travel packages including accomodations at Centre Sheraton Montreal and Marriott Château Champlain. All packages includes 3 day festival passes, exclusive Osheaga water bottles and posters as well as the metro passes to get to the site. For more information on the travel packages visit .

Galaxie is bringing you the Osheaga channel on the Galaxie Mobile app. Listen to all the best music from the artists performing at the 2013 edition of Osheaga. There is no better lead up to the festival than this. The channel will be available as of Wednesday, March 13th at 10am.

Stream the 100 commercial-free Galaxie channels on your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or Android device. The Galaxie Mobile app offers a 7-day free trial and can be downloaded through the Apple App Store or from Google Play. For more information visit

This year, the AIR MILES Reward Program comes on board as an official sponsor and will be offering Collectors the ability to redeem AIR MILES reward miles for 3-day festival passes. AIR MILES will also be hosting exclusive upcoming events and contests for OSHEAGA fans. Stay tuned to for more information as it becomes available.

OSHEAGA will announce more bands and the daily lineup soon. More news on OSHEAGA Arts and Osheaga + MEG Pro industry gathering (formerly MMOI) will also be announced shortly.

Please note that OSHEAGA will present several shows at the Esplanade du centenaire du Canal Lachine before the festival: Of Monsters and Men with Half Moon Run on May 24, The XX with Grizzly Bear on June 7, The National with The Barr Brothers on June 13, and The Tragically Hip with Sam Roberts Band and Rural Alberta Advantage on June 22.

OSHEAGA will also host a SXSW showcase on March 16, with performances by Folly & The Hunter, Humans, Valleys, Half Moon Run, Lisa Leblanc and Plaster.

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Since 2006, the Osheaga Music and Arts festival has established itself as the most important festival of its genre in Canada. With its numerous outdoor stages located at parc Jean-Drapeau on Montreal’s Saint Helen’s Island, Osheaga attracted 120 000 music lovers from North America and Europe last year. A huge celebration dedicated to music and visual arts, Osheaga has given itself the objective of discovering local and national emerging talent offering them the opportunity to play alongside some of the biggest international artists in the business including: Coldplay, The Killers, Iggy & The Stooges, Sonic Youth, The Roots, Rufus Wainwright, Arcade Fire, Weezer et Eminem. Over the course of several days, approximately 100 bands will take to the various stages at parc Jean-Drapeau and across the city in the festive ambiance that only a Montreal summer can provide. Osheaga also holds a series of concerts and exhibitions in several locations around the city during the week leading up to the main event. For its eighth edition, the Osheaga Music and Arts festival, presented by Virgin Mobile, promises an exhilarating experience with, among others: The Cure, Mumford & Sons and Phoenix.

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Converse Releases Free Track – Bernard Sumner, Hot Chip, Hot City

Converse releases new and original track “Didn’t Know What Love Was”- Available for Free Download from Today at

Accompanying the release of the new single is the iconic chain image featuring not only the collaborating artists but also a range of emerging musical talent from across the UK including Tigs of Chew Lips, Michael Hibbert & Lewis Bowman from Chapel Club, Tom Hudson of Pulled Apart by Horses, Laura-Mary Carter of Blood Red Shoes, and Hudson Mohawke. The campaign imagery will appear nationwide beginning October 11 in music and lifestyle print titles, high impact outdoor sites along with underground takeovers in London.


Release of New and Original Track “Didn’t Know What Love Was”–
Available for Free Download from Today at

Iconic Hero Image Features 15 Influential Artists involved in Converse’s Year- Long Campaign Celebrating UK Music

LONDON (October 6th, 2010) – Following their announcement detailing the launch of the year-long Connectivity campaign celebrating the incomparable British music scene, Converse today releases “Didn’t Know What Love Was” an original music collaboration between Bernard Sumner from New Order and Joy Division, Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard of Hot Chip and Hot City. Starting now, all music fans can download the track for free at and authorized Converse websites around the world.

“The history of UK music and the huge influence it has had is undeniable, so I was honored when Converse approached me about taking part in this project celebrating its history,” said Bernard Sumner. “Working with Alexis and Joe (Hot Chip) and Hot City in the studio, we each brought a different element and the result is a unique collaboration that is refreshing and one which I love.”

“Didn’t Know What Love Was” is the first of two original music collaborations being released by Converse this year. In January, Converse will continue its commitment as a catalyst for freedom of expression by releasing a second original track. This single will feature legendary artist Graham Coxon, Paloma Faith and Bill Rider Jones formerly of the Coral, therefore bringing a fusion of genres to highlight the broad spectrum of talent and diversity within the independent UK music scene.

“Being able to work alongside Bernard, whose music has been a huge influence on us since we were young, and Hot City, who are creating some of our favourite new records, was an amazing experience,” said Alexis of Hot Chip. “As soon as we began the collaboration it was a very quick and easy process – ideas would pass back and forth immediately, and we had a great time experimenting together in the studio.”

Accompanying the release of the new single is the iconic chain image featuring not only the collaborating artists but also a range of emerging musical talent from across the UK including Tigs of Chew Lips, Michael Hibbert & Lewis Bowman from Chapel Club, Tom Hudson of Pulled Apart by Horses, Laura-Mary Carter of Blood Red Shoes, and Hudson Mohawke. The campaign imagery will appear nationwide beginning October 11 in music and lifestyle print titles, high impact outdoor sites along with underground takeovers in London.

Artists (Within Chain, From Left to Right):
PALOMA FAITH – Mixing blues and soul with her own visionary sound, her debut album has already gone platinum and is currently working on her follow up.
BILL RYDER-JONES – Critically acclaimed composer and guitarist, formally of the band The Coral
MICHAEL HIBBERT FROM CHAPEL CLUB – Shoegazey yet searing, Chapel Club create intense, thrilling songs with a darkly poetic edge.
GRAHAM COXON- The former lead guitarist and lyricist of Blur, Graham has released seven solo albums, recording them all single-handedly.
MEZ FROM THE NEAT- Hull’s new post-punk intelligentsia
HUDSON MOHAWKE – The hip-hop oriented DJ and producer from Glasgow, ‘Hud Mo’ entered the fray through unofficial mixes released on the internet.
TIGS FROM CHEW LIPS – The vocalist from Chew Lips: the electro-pop three-piece band from London who make pop music with fangs.
TOM HUDSON FROM PULLED APART BY HORSES – Infusing heavy riff-based guitar with disco licks, the alternative rock band from Leeds are renowned for their frantic live performances.
LAURA-MARY CARTER FROM BLOOD RED SHOES – Laura-Mary plays guitar and sings in the punk influenced two-piece. Often spending most weeks of the year touring the world, the band have released their second album in 2010.
LEWIS BOWMAN FROM CHAPEL CLUB – Shoegazey yet searing, Chapel Club create intense, thrilling songs with a darkly poetic edge.

Stay tuned for announcements revealing details on the music video, plus what else Converse has in store throughout the Connectivity campaign.

About Bernard Sumner:
Bernard Sumner was a founding member of Joy Division, a post-punk band formed in 1976. As the band’s lead guitarist, Sumner also played keyboards for synth parts with vocal appearances. After the death of Joy Division’s singer, Sumner and the remaining members started New Order where Sumner emerged as the band’s permanent lead vocalist and lyricist. Both Joy Division and New Order are widely considered two of the most influential bands of the era. In 1989, Sumner joined up with former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr to form Electronic where Sumner was the lead vocalist and lyricist. In 2007, he formed Bad Lieutenant as vocalist.

About Alexis Taylor & Joe Goddard From Hot Chip:
Hailing from London, Hot Chip entered the picture with the release of their 2000 debut, Mexico. In 2002, Hot Chip self-released Sanfrandisco E-Pee which showed the band dabbling in more playful sounds, with beatbox dubbing and moments of gorgeous melancholy. The group signed to N.Y.C. record label DFA in 2005 and released the Over and Over EP, as well as the excellent The Warning. The 2007 single “Ready for the Floor” heralded the arrival of Made in the Dark, which featured some of the band’s most focused grooves and poppiest melodies to date. The mellower One Life Stand followed in 2010, along with a remixes collection later that year.

About Dj Haus & Benz From Hot City:
Hot City is a London based electronic musician/DJ/producer duo made up of DJ Haus & DJ Benz. They have cemented their reputation as the duo injecting the fun back into dance music.  Their dancefloor productions straddle garage, house and techno without ever sitting still in one genre. Their DJ sets dig deep into the history of UK garage, rave and modern day urban techno and have made a name for themselves with UK anthems like “Yeah!” and “No More” and recently announced news of a debut album for Moshi Moshi to be released next year.

About Converse:
Converse Inc., based in N. Andover, Massachusetts, is a wholly owned subsidiary of NIKE, Inc. Established in 1908, the Converse brand has built a reputation as “America’s Original Sports Company”™ and has been associated with a rich heritage of legendary shoes such as the Chuck Taylor® All Star® shoe, the Jack Purcell® shoe and the One Star® shoe. Today, Converse offers a diverse portfolio including premium lifestyle men’s and women’s footwear and apparel.

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Delicious Vinyl To Release DELICIOUS VINYL ALL-STARS: RMXXOLOGY – Classic songs reworked by Peaches, Eminem, Diplo, Hot Chip, Spank Rock, Phillipians, Ed Banger’s Mr. Flash, and Bobby Evans


Classic songs reworked by Peaches, Eminem, Diplo, Hot Chip, Spank Rock, Phillipians, Ed Banger’s Mr. Flash, and Bobby Evans

Go back to the future with Delicious Vinyl RMXXOLOGY, an all-new, 15-track album featuring classic tracks by Young MC, The Pharcyde, Masta Ace, The Brand New Heavies, and Fatlip re-imagined by artists including Peaches, Hot Chip, and Eminem. The first two singles from the album are already embedded in the hearts and minds of DJs and party people worldwide: pioneering electro goddess Peaches’ sizzling update of Tone Loc’s immortal “Wild Thing” and Aaron LaCrate and Debonair Samir’s gutter-bumping Baltimore blast of Young MC’s “Know How.”

RMXXOLOGY was born a year ago when Delicious Vinyl honcho Rick Ross met Peaches after a show. After agreeing that she would do a version of Tone Loc’s “Wild Thing” they began brainstorming a dream team of artists to let loose on the Delicious Vinyl catalog. This led to the creation of The Delicious Vinyl All-Stars, a collective including prime-time players like Eminem and Diplo, as well as upstart French freakers Mr. Flash, Breakbot, and Don Rimini, and L.A. new jacks Cory Nitta (Pink Enemy/Philippians) and Bobby Evans (Brother Reade). Soon each of the Delicious Vinyl All-Stars was having their way with a Delicious Vinyl classic of their choosing…

As Rick Ross puts it, “Peaches is my co-curator on RMXXOLOGY. We reached out to people who know how to have fun exploring their influences and adding their own magic to something they love. That’s the creative core of what the RMXXOLOGY project is about: Start with these dope raw materials and reassemble them into something new and fun, revitalizing the music for a new generation of fans.”

The album runs the gamut from Pink Enemy’s tech-soul take on The Brand New Heavies’ beloved “Never Stop” to Eminem’s head-knock redux of Masta Ace “Slaughterhouse” and, the real stunner, Hot Chip’s transformation of The Pharcyde’s “Passin’ Me By” into a sacred hymn. Rick Ross explains: “RMXXOLOGY represents a whole variety of styles. It’s all about creating alternative versions of these classics, rather than remixing them expressly for the dancefloor. After all, the original songs always brought people to the dancefloor anyway.”

But don’t fear: The dancefloor isn’t being neglected. The third single from RMXXOLOGY, “Bust A Move RMXXS”, finds Diplo and Don Rimini manhandling the Young MC classic into club-savvy form. (Already #1 on Beatport and Turntablelab’s digital charts, “Bust A Move RMXXS” will be released on 12″ vinyl on May 22.) And then there’s the album’s lead track, Bobby Evans’ “Freak-A-Zoid Robots (RMXXOLOGY Theme)” an homage to Afrika Bambaataa and old school electro that embodies the album’s past-is-present spirit.

RMXXOLOGY will feature gold sparkle artwork that flips the classic Delicious Vinyl logo in the same way that The Delicious Vinyl All-Stars have re-thunk the original music.