defDrive is an independent music co. showcasing exciting new electronic talent from around the globe….
Since it’s debut from the Puppetmastaz, defDrive has shone light on some serious creative talent ranging from Snax, Gus Gus, Spektrum, Peaches, Shapemod, George Demure, Ladytron, Crazy P, Jeans Team, 33Hz, Kissogram, My Robot Friend, Mock And Toof, Radio Slave, Rob Mello, Melnyk, James Priestley & Dan Berkson, Magik Johnson, Max Pask and Flash Atkins.
PAPER kicked off in 1994, leading the upsurge in popularity of UK house music within an underground scene previously dominated by a soundtrack from US cities like Chicago, Detroit and New York. Enhanced by a strong visual identity, as well as impeccable musical quality control, PAPER was, and is one of the world’s most treasured record companies.
This video has been created using some excellent stop start animation techniques giving off a vibrant yet edgy feel to the piece. Its integrated back drop of dereliction from the Tyne area mixes with its candy pop soundtrack to produce on of the visual highlights of the year – This is already pencilled in for MTV playlist on 120 mins and Electrostand shows – wahooo
Love The World is infectious to say the least – think Seenlufts Manilla produced by Richard X (those fat Numan/League synths) and you’re getting close, says – Jerry Bouthier (Kitsune / Boombox / M8)
Love The World is a hypnotically funky, synth laden, speaker drenching, dance floor banger. The Ingo Star Cruiser remix is already receiving boundless superlatives for it’s jackin baselines, pummelling electro funk and dance floor swagger by man of the moment Erol Alkan. These two stuttered and filtered good-time thumpers are destined for night-time hot spots across the land.
Sam and Dan Burt are the genre mesh heads behind Karoshi Bros, who started their career in a rock outfit with Lucas from Maximo Park. However, finding themselves gravitating to an eclectic sound of triphop and electronic music the brothers broke away, creating tracks where the lyrics are as important as the beats. ‘Myspace is yours, Your space is mine, We’re all selling cheap, We’re the latest freaks, A desperate peeping show, On the video’
Originally titled Fuck The World was meant as a protest song born out of frustration at label bosses demanding The Karoshi Bros write tracks for Backstreet Boys. What they did instead was write about all the filth and shit in life, ‘We’ve both mellowed a bit recently hence, Love The World’
Using vocals of people who have NEVER sung before keeps each track completely unique, the Love The World singer was found via Myspace in China. Keep your ears open for the follow up track with vocals laid down by a French law student singing about a drag queen.
A planned series of warehouse parties and gigs will showcase the gritty, intensity of the group live. Fronted by two alternatives, the first of which is POP, a riotous cross between Iggy Pop and Keith Flint, who in his spare time enjoys face diving off balconies, reconstructive surgery and rupturing shoulders.
The latter, JJ is your dark and twisted early Gwen Stefani, ‘we’re loving this collaborative vibe where people can jump in and out creating things with us, all boundaries have gone.
Love The World is just the start of what’s to come from Yorkshire’s answer to Justice.Download the EP from all good stores and you’ll find the limited vinyl in all good indie shops – or you get the 7″ and everything else including free downloads and Ts from our shop.
We Are Woodville contines its journey as an under the counter purveyor of pop by adding to its illustrious list of conspirators by presenting a new project from Flash Atkins and Caspa Codina called Sweetshop – its guaranteed to make your tongue tingle – the visual impact will be orchestrated by Seismik and the aural candy handed out by Hakan Lidbo, Flash, Radioproof, Magik Johnson, Medysan and Dieter & the Gadabouts.
After the release of the critically acclaimed Heavy Deviance long player “A Slow Walk Down The Stairs”, Taffy producer Wayne Roberts packed his bags and left his long term settlement Nottingham in true Dicky Whittington style, and headed to London town to exploit his new found fangles.
Unlike our Dicky, it wasn’t long before Wayne found new opportunities to channel his musical talents. From co-writing a West End musical with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to producing the dark seminal soundscape for Luke Scott’s (son of Ridley) creepy Specsavers ad, he has now set up Blip Audio, a music production company creating music and soundscapes for moving images. With recent syncs from Grolsch and Campari, plus compositions for various BBC and Channel 4 programs under his belt, Wayne is now applying the finishing touches to the long awaited second Heavy Deviance album; with the first single out on We Are Woodville.
Their single The Rhythm It Hits; it is a dark, filmic and hypnotic, break beat piece of peak-time mayhem that is hard to fit in to any musical genre, mixes come from the dancehall vibes of Yes King, SubTerrane’s deep dub-tech beats and Michael Morph’s peak time madness.
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