MiM0SA Announces North American Fall Tour/Rex Theater PGH 11/27

The artist, producer and DJ called MiM0SA will head back out on tour in November and December. His music has been explained by others as a genre of it’s own and self-described as Future Trill. His combination of hip-hop beats with futuristic electronic music is a unique blend that has been selling out venues in North America for the past few years.

Born Tigran Mkhitaryan, the Los Angeles-based artist is known for his electrifying live show production, which you can see in a live video shot at Red Rocks HERE.

His live performances have definitely earned him critical acclaim, with SPIN naming him as one of the “Top 10 Acts at Bonnaroo of 2012”. He’s also played to thousands of fans at Coachella, Ultra and Bonnaroo as well as playing throughout North America on this year’s Rock The Bells tour.

MiM0SA started his own label False Idol Music in 2011 as a means of distinguishing his sound from other electronic artists and building a repertoire of releases, which he’s given out for free to his fans via his website http://mimosa.fm/. Leading up to the North American “Event Horizon” tour in November and December, people can expect brand new Future Trill music.

TOUR DATES (info tickets HERE):
Fri 9/27 – Fairburn, GA @ TomorrowWorld
Fri 11/01 – San Marcos, TX @ The Marc
Sat 11/02 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Wed 11/06 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theatre
Thu 11/07 – Oxford, MS @ Lyric Theatre
Sat 11/09 – Nashville, TN @ Anthem
Tue 11/12 – Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy’s By The Sea
Wed 11/13 – Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
Thu 11/14 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
Fri 11/15 – Atlanta, GA @ North Atlanta Trade Center
Sat 11/16 – Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggy’s
Wed 11/20 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theatre
Thu 11/21 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
Fri 11/22 – Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street
Sat 11/23 – Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
Tue 11/26 – Rochester, NY @ Pearl Nightclub
Wed 11/27 Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre
Tue 12/03 – Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club
Wed 12/04 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
Thu 12/05 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe
Fri 12/06 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Sat 12/07 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Loft
Tue 12/10 – Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose
Wed 12/11 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
Thu 12/12 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
Fri 12/13 – Kansas City, MO @ Liberty Hall
Sat 12/14 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium

FEEL FREE TO SHARE:
MiM0SA “SWRV” music video HERE
http://mimosa.fm/
https://www.facebook.com/mimosamusic
https://soundcloud.com/tigranmimosa
https://twitter.com/TigranMimosa

Moduloktopus Gives PMM: MIXTOPUS – UNRELEASED Originals/Remixes

MIXTOPUS is a new DJ mix series composed of All original + remixes. It takes a special sneak peak into many unreleased productions and journeys through the various genres that make the Moduloktopus sound unique in its own way. It also includes artwork by Venezuelan artist Edgar Menendez

Exclusively from PMM…FREE DOWNLOAD:  db.tt/iINte2xZ

You may not already be aware of Boston’s Moduloktopus, but you should start paying attention because this bass-heavy Electronic Music Chameleon is making waves in 2013.

The Dominican producer living in Boston has been creating a buzz amongst various blogs (Earmilk, Gotta Dance Dirty, Run The Trap, Wicked, Klubb Ace etc…). The artist is solely in love with the creative process and the capacity to express emotions and movements through music in such a way that people can identify some link between how they feel and how they felt during other moments in life. His style is a hypnotic combination of EDM genres, experimental sounds, multi-dimensional melodies, soaring build ups, and climatic Sub Bass body motions.

With the release of numerous genre hybrids, there is no limit to what the artist has in store for the world every week.

Moduloktopus    
Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/Modulok
Facebook: http://facebook.com/Moduloktopus
Twitter: http://twitter.com/Moduloktopus

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WILLIAM CONTROL: On Tour with BLACK VEIL BRIDES

For the past few years, William Francis has been opening the eyes (and ears) of fans new and old with his haunting electronic “dark wave” project WILLIAM CONTROL. Now, with three full-length albums, an EP, a DVD and several live performances under his belt, the singer, writer, producer and engineer (also known around the world as the wickedly-striking frontman for scene giants Aiden), has taken his project out on the road with his friends in Black Veil Brides on their “The Church of the Wild Ones” tour.

Infusing a new wave sensibility reminiscent of New Order, Bauhaus, Gary Numan, and Depeche Mode with a reinvented twist of his own, WILLIAM CONTROL has already proven to be an accepted, unique, and unrelenting addition to the Black Veil Brides tour.

WILLIAM CONTROL is on the road now! See below for all remaining tour dates.

WILLIAM CONTROL with Black Veil Brides:
1/18 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
1/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
1/22 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
1/23 – Buffalo, NY @ Club Infinity
1/25 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
1/26 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
1/27 – Manchester, NH @ Armory Ballroom
1/29 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
1/30 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
2/17 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock Cafe
2/19 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
2/20 – Chicago, IL @ The Castle Theatre
2/22 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
2/27 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
2/28 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
3/1 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
3/2 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
3/4 – Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre
3/5 – Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
3/6 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
3/8 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
3/9 – West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues

The latest album to come out of the WILLIAM CONTROL solo project, 2012’s Silentium Amoris, melds together dark, cinematic themes with experimental synth pop sounds. While alarmingly melancholic and moody, it also evokes an unrelenting fury, as well as aggressive elements of the industrial dance sound. William also just released a 90-minute live DVD entitled William Control – Live in London Town. The DVD, shot over the course of three days in London, England, and features 20 tracks, including a brand new unreleased song.

William has two other albums (Hate Culture, Noir) and an EP (Novus Ordo Seclorum) out now. He has also had select tracks featured on soundtracks for Saw V, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans and Underworld: Awakening and has appeared as a guest vocalist on tracks by The Used, Vampires Everywhere! and more.

You can purchase all WILLIAM CONTROL releases via iTunes, Amazon and other digital retailers.

Short Film: Mighty Muzik presents Harn SOLO x Strategy x Deep N Space x Lyriqs da Lyraciss

Mighty Muzik online magazine presents NOLA Freshman 5 hip-hop show at The Big Top in New Orleans.

Video shot by @JSLACKJR and @DannyTeamMighty of Mighty Muzik online magazine.

Harn SOLO talks with progressive rap group @DeepNSpace, who recently dropped their sophomore album, “Beamin Season”.http://DeepNSpace.com

Also featuring commentary with DJ Strategy, and fellow performing artist Lyriqs da Lyraciss. http://www.underdogcentral.net

Check out more SOLO music vlogs @ http://HarnSOLO.com.

Fatboy Slim To Release Big Beach Bootique 5

Sitting in his kitchen in Portslade, Norman Cook is ruminating on his travels over the past year. The mega-gig he’s just announced at Brighton’s Falmer Stadium is special – “I was involved with the fight to get Falmer built – I took a petition to Downing Street, I went on the marches – so it’s a celebration of Brighton, it’s a celebration of getting the stadium, it’s celebration of my links with the Albion, it’s the icing on the cake for all of us” – but it’s just one in a litany of amazing-sounding shows that Cook has played recently, a faintly deranged global journey stopping at all points from the Big Brother house in Brazil to the Great Wall Of China.

Playing a DJ set there, he says, was “one of those boxes that needed to be ticked off”, as if everyone has a to-do list stuck to their fridge with PLAY DJ SET ON GREAT WALL OF CHINA just below GET MORE BIN BAGS and DENTIST’S APPT. “Everyone said it was like playing at an M25 rave. It was in the middle of nowhere, two hours outside of Beijing, right by the Mongolian border, in the car park of the tourist center. There’s nobody there at night. We’d had our gear impounded at customs, we were fully prepared for the idea that it might not happen. And 5000 people turned up. Projecting lasers onto the Great Wall Of China! I don’t know how we got away with it.”

The trip to China was part of an epic journey that began in Ibiza and involved Cook flying around the world backwards (“I was fine, let’s be honest, my body’s used to far worse abuse than that”), stopping off at Detroit and Las Vegas along the way. The latter is the site of a new residency, at a new hotel purpose-built around something called a night-and-day-club. “They’ve got a pool area purpose-built for pool parties that the nightclub opens onto. We put the decks in the pool and everyone dances in the pool. You have to have towels everywhere because whenever you play a big tune everyone goes mental and the decks get splashed. It’s not a hardcore dance crowd, but it’s a party that couldn’t happen anywhere else in the world. It’s got Vegas, baby written all over it. 105 in the shade, everyone’s in bikinis. And that’s just the blokes.”

The former, meanwhile, encompassed something Cook calls “the defining moment of my recent career”, a headlining performance at the Detroit Movement festival. “To go to the home of techno, which I’ve bastardized so many times over the years…” his voice trails off in wonder. “I was invited by Carl Craig. I thought, this is going to be like when Tommy gets made in GoodFellas, I’m just going to get there and they’re going to shoot me in the back of the head. But it totally worked, it was like a big euphoric release at the end of the festival: this is what I’ve done with techno music. I think it’s because Americans can be a bit po-faced and purist about dance music, they’re scare of selling out. So someone comes in with a bit of a sense of humour and puts on a show…”

He still heads into his studio to chop up other people’s tracks for use in his DJ sets, to which end, he clicks a button on his laptop and out bursts a highly improbable mash-up of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, Armand Van Helden’s New York City Beat, The Incredible Bongo Band’s Apache and Prokoviev’s Peter And The Wolf, which is simultaneously brilliant, entirely ridiculous and the kind of idea that only Norman Cook would have. But at the moment, he’s concentrating on DJing rather than making records. “I did 70 gigs last year,” he says. “I’ve never done that many before. I’m just really enjoying doing the gigs, as a career. This is my job, I love doing it, I still seem to be getting away with it.”

That’s certainly one way of putting it. In Brazil, Cook has become – to his faintly baffled delight, “more famous than I am in England”, as a result of the DVD of his Brighton Big Beach Boutique II event becoming the must-have item for clubbers wanting to show off their flat-screen TVs. “They basically all watched the DVD of Brighton Beach and went: that’s our idea of a fantastic party. So, a promoter got Nokia involved, they paid for everything. We ended up with 360,000 people on Flamingo beach in Rio. It went out live on the telly. It was the biggest thing in dance music that had every happened in Brazil. That launched a whole career for me playing in Brazil. I love going there. It’s a fantastic country, amazing music, people and culture and food. I started spending a month of the year there. I went and DJed in the Big Brother house! And then, just out of sheer why’s-no-one-ever-done-that-before, I played at the Salvador Carnival in Bahia. 5 million people on the streets, me on an articulated lorry with a proper sound system on the top. It’s normally just samba bands, but I did it and everyone went nuts.”

These days, Cook’s show involves not just playing his own patented brand of “party acid house”, but a complex audio-visual production. “I’m technically a video jockey now. We write scripts for all the tunes, make films. In the past, I used to have to literally hold up the next record I was going to play to the guy who does my visuals, and he’d have to find the images to match it. And they were never synched. But now, because of the technology, no matter what speed I play at, even if I just chop quickly into it, the visuals are all synchronized. It’s a show.”

There’s more: DJing back to back with Carl Cox, unwittingly becoming FA’s “official World Cup DJ”, a forthcoming tour of “nice characterful old ballrooms in Britain”. It goes on and on: it shows no sign of stopping. “Oh no. I love it too much. I can still get away with it. It doesn’t matter that you’re old and bald and grey and fat, because you were never a sex symbol in the first place. We’re pushing new limits. No one knows what the cut-off age limit of a DJ is. And apparently, it’s not yet.” Norman Cook roars with laughter. “I take great delight in that.”