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"Pieces of the People We Love is a fiercely honed album of impassioned wailing; sharp, needling guitars; and herky-jerky beats-the sound of an accomplished band perfecting their craft and engadging their detractors by ignoring them." - New York Magazine "The Rapture have a time-tested prescription for making the white boys dance: jagged guitar, stealth sax, and bass lines so heavy they aid digestion." Details "You can effin? dance to The Rapture. But you can also dig their whole album front-to-back, which is the best reason for highest praises." URB
The band released only three singles in the last year - but these 12inches caused a good buzz and heavy rotations with DJ's all over the place. Especially the single SPACE FOR RENT (and The Rapture's remix of it) is currently getting a huge response (Leftfield single of the issue in DJ mag), and their cover version of Benny Benassi's Satisfaction is still a hit in many clubs. The album?s second single OUT THE DOOR was remixed by French producers IN FLAGRANTI and SUPERDISCOUNT and has been getting good exposure in clubs worldwide. Pete Tongfeatured it in his Radio One Essential charts and 2 MANY DJ?s featured a few WhoMadeWho Songs in their latest Radio One mix. MTV in France and Italy and MTV in UK put the video on rotation. The 2 MANY DJ'S/ SOULWAX guys are such huge fans of WhoMadeWho that they invited the band to do their live support on their big UK tour in autumn 2005. Same with MYLO who invited the band to support them on their tours. UK Press quotes: "Brilliant!"(NME) "...focused and brilliant." (iD sept 2005) "while the record is super fun, the band is even better live!" (Dazed & Confused) "Should coax even the shyest of floors back from the death!"(DJ mag) NME about WHOMADEWHO's Remix of MUNK's Kick out the chairs!:One of our favorite dance tracks of the year!
The Rapture was formed in early 1998 by drummer Vito Roccoforte and guitarist/vocalist Luke Jenner. The whimsical indie group had extensive touring behind them by the time they recorded 1999's Mirror for Gravity. More touring ensued -- with the likes of Sunny Day Real Estate and Nuzzle -- and the band eventually relocated to New York City. They lost their original bassist and found a new one in Matt Safer, who had recently moved from Washington, D.C. After some more touring, the band recorded the six-song Out of the Races and Onto the Tracks EP and had it released by Sub Pop in 2001. Thanks to their sloppy brand of scratchy post-post-punk, the Rapture was hailed as a forerunner of the post-punk revival that was taking place in the early 2000s. Their profile increased significantly with 2002's "House of Jealous Lovers" 12"; that same year, they added multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Andruzzi to the fold. The full-length Echoes followed for Gary Gersh's Strummer label in late 2003. The follow-up, Pieces of the People We Love, was released three years later by Mercury.
Recorded live at the E Werk Stadium, Cologne on March 28th, 2005, this performance was filmed during THE ERASURE SHOW, Erasure's tour for their most recent album, 'Nightbird'. This sensational performance, recorded in 5.1 surround sound, features Erasure's Andy Bell in several costumes, including giant white angel wings and a black Elvis-esque jumpsuit. This package also contains footage from a 2003 Copenhagen concert, a short film on the making of the tour, an interview with Andy Bell & Vince Clarke and videos for 3 tracks from 'Nightbird': "Breathe", "Don't Say You Love Me" and "All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love". DVD Features: 5.1 Surround Sound TRACKLISTING Intro/Rock-A-Bye-Baby No Doubt Hideaway Victim Of Love Knocking On Your Door The Circus Breathe Ship Of Fools Drama! All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love Stop! Rapture Ave Maria Breath Of Life A Little Respect I Broke It All In Two Chains Of Love Chorus Love To Hate You Blue Savannah Always Who Needs Love (Like That) Oh L'Amour I Bet You're Mad At Me Sometimes
Recorded live at the E Werk Stadium, Cologne on March 28th, 2005, this performance was filmed during THE ERASURE SHOW, Erasure's tour for their most recent album, 'Nightbird'. This sensational performance, recorded in 5.1 surround sound, features Erasure's Andy Bell in several costumes, including giant white angel wings and a black Elvis-esque jumpsuit. This package also contains footage from a 2003 Copenhagen concert, a short film on the making of the tour, an interview with Andy Bell & Vince Clarke and videos for 3 tracks from 'Nightbird': "Breathe", "Don't Say You Love Me" and "All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love". DVD Features: 5.1 Surround Sound TRACKLISTING Intro/Rock-A-Bye-Baby No Doubt Hideaway Victim Of Love Knocking On Your Door The Circus Breathe Ship Of Fools Drama! All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love Stop! Rapture Ave Maria Breath Of Life A Little Respect I Broke It All In Two Chains Of Love Chorus Love To Hate You Blue Savannah Always Who Needs Love (Like That) Oh L'Amour I Bet You're Mad At Me Sometimes BONUS MATERIAL Live in Copenhagen 9/06/2003 In My Arms Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) Piano Song Making Of Live In Cologne Interview With Andy And Vince The Live In Cologne Time Lapse Promotional Videos From 'Nightbird' Breathe Don't Say You Love Me All This Time Still Falling Out Of Love
MUNK are Italian Mathias Modica and German partner Jonas Imbery. They release their own records and also the music of friends like HEADMAN, WHOMADEWHO and TOMBOY on their own little label GOMMA - the label that has achieved a quite good fame for releasing this new sound which mixes the aesthetics of 70ies Disco and Krautrock with modern Electronics and House. In the past Gomma has released the debut albums of avant-garde pop artists like MOCKY, HEADMAN, New York sculpturist THE RAMMELLZEE and NICK MACCARTHY (of Franz Ferdinand) with his former band KAMERAKINO. In early February the new label compilation was released. GOMMAGANG 3. It includes recent tracks from the above mentioned artists and also new remixes and guest appearances of The Rapture, DJ Chloe, Midnight Mike, Dirt Crew. It was mixed by the MUNK guys and shows the sound of the Gomma label of the past two years and also the DJ style of MUNK. MUNK have released their critically acclaimed APERITIVO debut album in 2004. The single "Kick Out The Chairs!" still gets played in clubs around the world. The album is one of the first records that preceded the current "Garagedisco" and "Balearic" trend. Including guest vocalists such as their friend JAMES MURPHY of LCD SOUNDSYSTEM/DFA RECORDS, French DJ CHLOE, MIDNIGHT MIKE from London and BOBBY CONN ? the album still sounds fresher than many similar recordings of now. Since "Aperitivo", the guys have been mostly djing around the world. Their very own hot mix of Minimal house and Leftfield Disco gets appreciated more in more and so they are playing a lot of clubs around the world. From places like The Pulp in Paris, Culture Club in Belgium and Berlin clubs like WMF or FUN to fancy parties like the one of Colette shop in Paris and festivals like Sonar and Melt.
'Sound Of Silver' is the second album from New York's king of cool, James Murphy and his LCD Soundsystem. A consummate punk-funk workout that expands on the sound of their eponymous debut without losing any of that record's inherent coolness, this is dance music for people to think to, and will appeal to fans of The Rapture and Radio 4. Includes the single 'North American Scum'.
The saga of Rapture continues as BioShock 2 hits store shelves February 9. This time around you'll suit up as a Big Daddy as you chase the creature known as Big Sister.
Normally it's a great honour if a big pop band like Franz Ferdinand asks an underground producer to remix a song. If then also Royskopp, Yello, Annie, Mylo and even Roxy Music call the guy and ask for a mix you can be quite sure that the producer must be more than just one of the many new one hit club wonders. And if next this artists starts to record his solo album and people like Soulwax, The Rapture and Radio 4 want to sing on it, it's not unlikely that there is something special going on. All this is happening to Swiss born, but Berlin-based disco producer, DJ and painter Robi Insinna aka Headman. You can easily call Robi one of the leading figures of the new disco movement. His first HEADMAN album "It Rough" was released back in 2003 on the small German label Gomma and set new standards in club circles. It was immediately nominated album of the month" in Jockey Slut Magazine/ UK and called one of the most important and innovative albums of the year by DJ?s such as Trevor Jackson, Ivan Smagghe or even Hell. The title track (with a Chicken Lips re-work on the 12") caused a huge fuss in clubs around the world. Since then he has been building up a worldwide underground reputation as remixer, producer and DJ regularly playing hot clubs like Bugged out or Optimo in the UK as well as Tribeca in New York and FUN in Berlin. This year he even has been invited to play at occasions like the MTV music awards aftershow party in Lissabon or the famous Colette Shop Parties in Paris. He also is currently travelling with SOULWAX as Tour DJ all over Europe. Besides the records on his main label Gomma, Headman has also recently been asked to publish a single on London's Output records. He also started an own little inprint (Relish records) and from time to time he puts out records under his moniker Manhead. But his main project is the HEADMAN music: The Headman style is a very special version of (balearic) Disco, combining the organic sound of 70ies Leftfield Disco and Rock with the energy of 90ies house. The new album includes songs Robi recorded with Stephen Dewaele from Soulwax/2many DJs (he performed on the first single ROH), Matt Safer from The Rapture, Anthony from Radio 4 and Erol Alkan from London?s TRASH Club. The remix for the first single ROH was done by Trevor Jackson aka Playgroup. The second single MOISTURE includes two club mixes by Robi himself and the kicking MUSTAPHA 3000 remix. Robi`s projects are especially notable for their artwork. He studied painting at the famous Brera Art academy in Milan/ Italy and starts to get known also for his big Head paintings. (The ON album will include a 16 page booklet showing paintings made for every song on this CD) For more information for Insinna?s paintings please check out www.relishrecords.com/art (www.headman.org)