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NEW REMIX ALBUM FROM PIONEERS OF DANCE/ROCK SOUND: SHINY TOY GUNS REMIXED BY BOYS NOIZE, HERVÉ, KISSY SELL OUT, FERRY CORSTEN, NADASTROM AND MORE, OUT ON ULTRA RECORDS 12/15

NEW REMIX ALBUM FROM PIONEERS OF DANCE/ROCK SOUND: SHINY TOY GUNS REMIXED BY BOYS NOIZE, HERVÉ, KISSY SELL OUT, FERRY CORSTEN, NADASTROM AND MORE, OUT ON ULTRA RECORDS 12/15

First-Ever CD Release of “Major Tom,” Brand New Single “Rocketship”

New York, NY – Ultra Records, the top dance label in the U.S., is pleased to release the new album by Shiny Toy Guns, the electro-rock outfit that pioneered the fusion of dance music and rock and roll with their first two albums We Are Pilots and Season of Poison (Universal Motown). Now, on their anticipated third release Girls Le Disko out December 15 (Ultra Records/Universal Motown), Shiny Toy Guns has collected remixes from some of today’s most exciting DJs, producers, and bands, many of which have never been available or even heard by fans.

A dance music-focused project – including remixes from top electronic, trance, club, house, drum and bass, and even new wave artists – is no surprise, especially to fans who have followed the band’s career from the beginning, and to new fans who have recently discovered their music via the many film, television, and commercial projects that have featured their music.

Shiny Toy Guns was formed in 2002 by keyboardist/bassist Jeremy Dawson and vocalist/guitarist Chad Petree, a couple of self-proclaimed indie rock kids living in LA who loved punk and decided to take dance music and rock music and “smash it all into one project,” Dawson explains. “We wanted to catapult from every angle and every genre.”

Mainstream audiences might recognize the sound of Shiny Toy Guns best by way of their cover of Peter Schilling’s 1980s new wave classic, “Major Tom (Coming Home),” a sequel to Bowie’s “Space Oddity.” The Shiny Toy Guns version of the song – featuring vocals by Sisely Treasure (formerly of Cooler Kids) – has been prominently featured in a national television ad campaign for the 2010 Lincoln MKZ car, and has never before been available on CD until Girls Le Disko.

Girls Le Disko – titled as a nod to the band’s hit single “Le Disko” from their debut album – also features the much-anticipated issue of the fan favorite “Rocketship,” which Shiny Toy Guns has been playing to live audiences’ delight for years. “Rocketship” will be released as a single and will be hitting radio in January.

The album – in addition to the two never-before-released original songs – is comprised of a collection of the band’s favorite remixes of tracks from their first two albums, most of which have, as Dawson says, “never made the light of day.” Some of the most notable tracks on the album include treatments of “Rainy Monday” by UK DJ/producer Hervé and UK dance music trio Bimbo Jones, new versions of “Ricochet” by electro DJ/producer Kissy Sell Out and American DJs/production duo Nadastrom, and remixes of “Le Disko” by Dutch superstar DJ Ferry Corsten and by Boys Noize (the stage name of German electro DJ/producer Alexander Ridha), whose fans will recognize as the sample from the Boys Noize track “& Down.”

“We have remixes of our songs deliberately. Dance music is such a vital part of Shiny Toy Guns,” Dawson says. “I mean, we’re half machines. It’s half of the sound of the band.”

Dawson, who has been a DJ himself for 15 years, is particularly excited to venture further into the dance music world with Girls Le Disko. He says, “It’s a big deal nostalgically and progressively for Shiny Toy Guns to put a record out with a company like Ultra, which has stood the test of time.”

Seven years later, Shiny Toy Guns is showing their own longevity, after having been “guinea pigs” for modern rock radio when dance/rock was just getting started, and having very much paved the way for many currently successful bands in the genre like MGMT and Metro Station. One of the first 300 MySpace bands in the Wild West days of social networking, Shiny Toy Guns have been on the forefront of technology and built their fanbase in the most grassroots way, and now – 17 countries and a Grammy® nomination later – are updating their Twitter status as they chase tornadoes through the Oklahoma flatlands.

Shiny Toy Guns sits among the pioneers of the dance/rock sound and has been one of the few acts to ever take something underground and successfully blend into modern rock radio and major commercial media. In addition to commercials for the Lincoln MKZ, their music can be heard in commercials for the Lincoln MKS, Honda Prelude, and Motorola Razr / Verizon, and has appeared in episodes of Gossip Girl and 90210 and in the film Sorority Row.

Girls Le Disko is available in stores and online on December 15. The band will tour in early 2010.

Tracklisting

1. Le Disko (Boys Noize Remix)
2. Major Tom (Coming Home) (Original Version)
3. Rainy Monday (Hervé Remix)
4. You are the One (Gabriel & Dresden Remix)
5. Ricochet! (Kissy Sell Out Remix)
6. Ghost Town (Evol Intent Remix)
7. Don’t Cry Out (The Teenagers Remix)
8. Le Disko (Ferry Corsten Remix)
9. Rainy Monday (Bimbo Jones Remix)
10. You are the One (Adam Freeland Remix)
11. Ricochet! (Nadastrom Remix)
12. Ghost Town (Hi-Deaf Remix)
13. Starts With One (Classixx Remix)
14. Ricochet! (BT Remix)
15. Rocketship (Original Version)

About Ultra Records
Ultra Records is an American independent electronic dance music record label, voted Winter Music Conference’s IDMA “Best American Dance Label” (2006-2009) and Billboard’s Dance Airplay Label of the Year (2005-2009). Ultra Records is the home of several award-winning and internationally-renowned DJs, producers, and dance music artists, including a total of 20 placers in the Top 100 DJs Poll this year, including Armin van Buuren and Tiësto in the top two spots. Ultra was formed in New York City in 1995 by former Polygram and Virgin Records executive Patrick Moxey, who is still the owner.

Ultra’s current roster includes American artists Markus Schulz, Steve Smooth, Kaskade, Sharam, Cedric Gervais, and international artists Tiësto, Paul Oakenfold, Above & Beyond, The Young Punx, Benny Benassi, Ferry Corsten, Armin van Buuren, Kraak & Smaak, Morcheeba, Fedde le Grand, Enur and others in North America. Ultra has featured releases from the aforementioned artists and many others such as Pitbull, Paul van Dyk, The Crystal Method, Timo Maas, Sasha & John Digweed, 4 Strings, Panjabi MC, Despina Vandi and Junkie XL. In the U.S., Ultra Records is distributed by Alternative Distribution Alliance/Warner; elsewhere, Ultra is distributed by EMI Canada and Vital UK.

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NEW VICTORIA’S SECRET TV AD CAMPAIGN FEATURES SEXY SOUNDTRACK: “BABY BABY BABY” BY MAKE THE GIRL DANCE Track Helps Launch Miraculous™ Push-Up in Michael Bay-Directed “Hello, Bombshell” Commercial

NEW VICTORIA’S SECRET TV AD CAMPAIGN FEATURES SEXY SOUNDTRACK: “BABY BABY BABY” BY MAKE THE GIRL DANCE Track Helps Launch Miraculous™ Push-Up in Michael Bay-Directed “Hello, Bombshell” Commercial

New York, NY – Victoria’s Secret, the leading specialty retailer of lingerie and beauty products, has launched the campaign for their newest Holiday 2009 product, Miraculous™, with a stunning television ad campaign directed by award-winning filmmaker Michael Bay (Transformers), and featuring music from Ultra Records recording artist Make the Girl Dance.

The new holiday campaign is titled “Hello, Bombshell,” and the commercial’s soundtrack is fittingly the Paris-based group’s first single, “Baby Baby Baby” – a sexy, pulsating French anthem for all bombshells out there. The Miraculous™ campaign launched on TV and online this week, and is scheduled to run through early December in the U.S. The commercial can be seen at the Miraculous™ website http://www.miraculouspushup.com/.

“Baby Baby Baby,” a track released by Ultra earlier this fall, has already received a lot of attention around the world for its titillating music video, featuring a series of models undressing on the streets of Paris while lipsynching the song.

The video has been so popular and controversial that it spawned a parody used as part of Activision’s Guitar Hero 5 promotional campaign

New remixes of “Baby Baby Baby” will be released in early December, and will be available on all digital music stores.

“Baby Baby Baby,” as heard in Victoria’s Secret’s “Hello, Bombshell” campaign, is available for download now at iTunes and wherever digital music is sold.

About Ultra Records
Ultra Records is an American independent electronic dance music record label, voted Winter Music Conference’s IDMA “Best American Dance Label” (2006-2009) and Billboard’s Dance Airplay Label of the Year (2005-2008). Ultra was formed in New York City in 1995 by former Polygram and Virgin Records executive Patrick Moxey, who is still the owner. Ultra’s current roster includes American artists Markus Schulz, Steve Smooth, Kaskade, Sharam, Cedric Gervais, and international artists Tiësto, Paul Oakenfold, Above & Beyond, The Young Punx, Benny Benassi, Ferry Corsten, Armin van Buuren, Kraak & Smaak, Morcheeba, Fedde le Grand, Enur and others in North America. Ultra has featured releases from the aforementioned artists and many others such as Pitbull, Paul van Dyk, The Crystal Method, Timo Maas, Sasha & John Digweed, 4 Strings, Panjabi MC, Despina Vandi and Junkie XL. In the U.S., Ultra Records is distributed by Alternative Distribution Alliance/Warner; elsewhere, Ultra is distributed by EMI Canada and Vital UK

About Victoria’s Secret
Victoria’s Secret is the leading specialty retailer of lingerie and beauty products, dominating its world with modern, fashion-inspired collections, prestige fragrances and cosmetics, celebrated supermodels and world-famous runway shows. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Victoria’s Secret Lingerie operates more than 1,000 stores across the country. Choose from an extensive collection of bras, panties, sleepwear, hosiery and more. Through Victoria’s Secret Catalogue and VictoriasSecret.com, Victoria’s Secret Direct makes it possible for our customers to experience the sexy and sophisticated intimate lifestyle of Victoria’s Secret 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Victoria’s Secret is a division of Limited Brands.

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Ultra Records Releases Ultra.2010, Non-Stop Collection of Year’s Best Dance Tracks and Remixes Chart-Toppers from Lady Gaga, Pussycat Dolls, and David Guetta Included in Label’s Year-In-Review Mix Release Date: November 3rd, 2009

Ultra Records Releases Ultra.2010, Non-Stop Collection of Year’s Best Dance Tracks and Remixes
Chart-Toppers from Lady Gaga, Pussycat Dolls, and David Guetta Included in Label’s Year-In-Review Mix Release Date: November 3rd, 2009

ULTRA RECORDS

New York, NY – Ultra Records is proud to announce the release this week of Ultra.2010, the third installment of the annual series from the award-winning music label. Ultra.2010 compiles the best releases from the past year, each song having proven itself within the dance community and with crossover audiences. This two-disc collection of the year’s best original dance tunes and fantastic dancefloor-friendly remixes will be a must have for all dance music enthusiasts, especially in the upcoming holiday season.

Each of Ultra.2010’s nearly hour-long CDs is mixed by DJ and producer Dave Audé, whose remixing credits have garnered him 42 Hot Dance Club Play #1s (Billboard), 15 alone in this year. Audé’s chart-topping remixes of The Pussycat Dolls’ “When I Grow Up” and Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” are both included on Ultra.2010.

Other highlights from the 24-track set include the #1 hit “When Love Takes Over” by David Guetta featuring Kelly Rowland and Britney Spears’ provocative single “If You Seek Amy.” A number of tracks from Ultra’s stellar roster are also featured on the collection, including a remix of Pitbull’s internationally chart-topping smash single “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho),” and Guru Josh Project’s #1 international phenomenon “Infinity (Klaas Vocal Mix).” Other Ultra artists represented on Ultra.2010 include Tiësto, deadmau5, Calvin Harris, Basement Jaxx, and Kim Sozzi.

Ultra Records is the home of several award-winning and internationally-renowned DJs, producers, and dance music artists, including a total of 20 placers in the Top 100 DJs Poll this year, including Armin van Buuren and Tiësto in the top two spots.

Ultra.2010 (2xCD, Ultra Records) is available in stores and online now wherever music is sold.

About Ultra Records
Ultra Records is an American independent electronic dance music record label, voted Winter Music Conference’s IDMA “Best American Dance Label” (2006-2009) and Billboard’s Dance Airplay Label of the Year (2005-2008). Ultra was formed in New York City in 1995 by former Polygram and Virgin Records executive Patrick Moxey, who is still the owner. Ultra’s current roster includes American artists Markus Schulz, Steve Smooth, Kaskade, Sharam, Cedric Gervais, and international artists Tiësto, Paul Oakenfold, Above & Beyond, The Young Punx, Benny Benassi, Ferry Corsten, Armin van Buuren, Kraak & Smaak, Morcheeba, Fedde le Grand, Enur and others in North America. Ultra has featured releases from the aforementioned artists and many others such as Pitbull, Paul van Dyk, The Crystal Method, Timo Maas, Sasha & John Digweed, 4 Strings, Panjabi MC, Despina Vandi and Junkie XL. In the U.S., Ultra Records is distributed by Alternative Distribution Alliance/Warner; elsewhere, Ultra is distributed by EMI Canada and Vital UK

Tracklisting:

Disc 1

1. David Guetta ft. Kelly Rowland – When Love Takes Over
2. Pitbull – I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) (Alex Gaudino and Jason Rooney Remix)
3. The Pussycat Dolls – When I Grow Up (Dave Audé Audacious Club)
4. Lady Gaga – Poker Face (Dave Audé Remix)
5. Guru Josh Project – Infinity (Klaas Vocal Mix)
6. Britney Spears – If U Seek Amy (Radio Edit)
7. Axwell, Ingrosso, Angello, Laidback Luke ft. Deborah Cox – Leave the World Behind
8. Fedde le Grand ft. Mitch Crown – Let Me Be Real (Radio Edit)
9. deadmau5 ft. Rob Swire – Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff
10. Remady – No Superstar (Full Vocal Mix)
11. Tiësto ft. Tegan and Sara – Feel It In My Bones
12. Calvin Harris – Ready for the Weekend

Disc 2

1. J Brazil – Girl I’m Trying (Weekend Radio Edit)
2. Honorebel ft. Pitbull & Jump Smokers – Now You See It (Club Mix)
3. N.A.S.A. ft. Kanye West, Santogold & Lykke Li – Gifted (Treasure Fingers Remix)
4. Chelley – Took the Night (Luxury Goods Mix)
5. Inna – Hot (Play and Win Radio Edit)
6. Haley – This Is How It Goes (Kaskade’s Grand Club Edit)
7. The Tamperer ft. Maya – Feel It 2009 (Pop Trumpet Club Mix)
8. Nicola Fasano vs Pat-Rich – 76, Ocean Drive (Apache Vocal Mix)
9. Basement Jaxx ft. Sam Sparro – Feelings Gone
10. Kim Sozzi – Cry Tonight (Kiss Me Back) (Extended Mix)
11. 4 Strings – Take Me Away (Into The Night) (Dave Darell Remix)
12. Basshunter – Every Morning

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“Amy Winehouse in bloody hotel brawl with junkie husband”

Good God.

From the UK Daily Mail:

Bloody and battered after ripping into each other during a drug-fuelled row, this is Amy Winehouse, the cream of Britain’s young singing talent, and her junkie husband Blake Fielder-Civil.

Stumbling around the streets of London at 4.45am, the pair bore the wounds of an almighty row which spiralled wildly out of control.

They have been holed up in a suite at a five-star hotel in Soho for the past three days after checking out of rehab for crack and heroin addiction.

The fight in the early hours of yesterday left 23-year-old Miss Winehouse with blood staining her pink ballet shoes and the knees of her jeans.

Purple bruises could be seen on the side of her neck and her knuckles were swollen.

But her 24-year-old husband appeared to have come off a lot worse – with cuts and scratches on both cheeks and around his neck.

Before the big fight, the singer had made a solo trip out of the hotel at 11pm, walking a few yards down the road to meet and hug a girl in her 20s before returning alone.

An eyewitness said it appeared the girl handed over some kind of small package to Miss Winehouse as they hugged.

The singer returned to her hotel room and within hours other guests complained of raised voices, clattering furniture and screaming.

Shortly afterwards, the concierge was called.

Miss Winehouse, who has a history of self-harming, had asked for medical assistance to patch up cuts on her arm.

At around 2.30am, said guests, the fight sounded like it had restarted – then Miss Winehouse was seen sprinting down the corridor to the lift, pursued by her badly bleeding husband.

One guest who got into the lift to reception at the same time said they started shouting at each other. “Amy was in floods of tears. This guy was screaming at her.

“She was cowering in the corner and I thought he was going to hit her. When the lift door opened, she took off across the lobby at a real pace.

“He was chasing after her and was about five paces behind by the time she got to the main hotel entrance.”

The couple then dashed into the street.

An eyewitness said: “Just after 3am, Amy came sprinting out and down the road.

“She was in a real state of panic. Blake was running after her, but couldn’t catch up.

“Amy was so hell-bent on getting away from him that she ran into the middle of the street and flagged down a random car that happened to be full of girls.

“She was saying, ‘Quickly, I have to get in, I have to get away, please help me’.

“Her voice was breaking, you could tell she was scared.

“The car drove off at speed and ended up about a mile away at Charing Cross station. Amy got out and went into a 24-hour shop to buy cigarettes.

“She was looking completely out of her head. Blake ran after the car for a while. He spent the next halfhour or so wandering around in a daze with blood over his face, looking in doorways for her, shouting her name out.

“Eventually, he got through to her on the mobile.

“There were a lot of tears and shouting, but they calmed down and met up at around 4am and slowly walked back to the hotel arm-in-arm. They got back at 4.45am.”

Later yesterday, Miss Winehouse’s father Mitch checked into the hotel and was expected to be joined by Blake’s parents Giles and Georgette for crisis talks.

Earlier this month, before the pair checked into a rehab clinic in Essex, similar family crisis talks in Hampshire erupted into a bitter row.

Yesterday afternoon, Miss Winehouse – wearing skinny-fit jeans, black ballet pumps and a T-shirt, with her hair in its trademark beehive – spent time in the hotel’s spa.

She also hired out the hotel’s private members area, where it is thought “peace talks” were held.