Noel Gallagher: “Any fucker” can make dance music

The perpetually pissed-off Noel Gallagher has posted a video online in which he trashes the state of modern dance music, claiming that “any fucker” can make it.

The former Oasis guitarist stated that advances in technology have meant that making dance music “sounds like a walk the park now”. Gallagher said “I had a house in Ibiza for 12 years, and you could just feel the change one year. From nobody knowing what they were doing with these machines, to somebody mastering it and the machine makers making it easier for people to use. Dance music sounds like a walk in the park now. Any fucker can do it – and quite frankly, every fucker is doing it.”

He states that while he used to be a fan of “primitive” dance music, there is “too much shit now”.

This isn’t the first time Gallagher has placed his foot squarely in his mouth. In 1995, he famously expressed a desire for Alex James and Damon Albarn of Blur to “catch AIDS and die”. Throughout his career, Gallagher has also wittily changed the lyrics of Blur’s hit song Parklife to “Shite-life” during a 1996 performance at the BRIT Awards, questioned the legitimacy of brother Liam’s daughter and described Margaret Thatcher as “a dick”.

Metallica y Lou Reed muestran en ‘streaming’ el curioso resultado de su alianza musical

El disco se llama ‘Lulu’ y está inspirado en la obra del escritor expresionista alemán Frank Wedeking, para la cual Reed compuso en una ocasión la música.
Kirk Hammett, de Metallica, ha asegurado que ‘Lulu’ es una de las “mejores cosas” que la banda ha hecho y donde ha recobrado su espontaneidad.
Poco más de una semana antes de que salga al mercado, Metallica y Lou Reed han decidido permitir a sus seguidores escuchar el resultado de la alianza entre el grupo de metal y el mítico autor y guitarrista. El guitarrista Kirk Hammett define como “una de las mejores cosas” que la banda de metal ha hecho.
Lulu -así es como se titula el nuevo trabajo- tiene prevista su publicación el próximo 31 de octubre, salvo en Norte América, donde verá la luz al día siguiente. Para los que no puedan esperar, se permite su escucha en streaming en Loureedmetallica.com, la página de este proyecto.

No habíamos sido tan espontáneos desde los 80 En una entrevista con la revista Revolver, Hammett expresaba su entusiasmo ante esta colaboración. “Esta iniciativa me demostró que todavía podíamos ser verdaderamente espontáneos”.

“No habíamos sido tan espontáneos de esa manera durante años y años, probablemente desde los 80”, explicó el guitarrista, que añadía: “Estábamos todos fuera de nuestra zona cómoda y, por eso, fuimos todos con material que normalmente no habríamos llevado”.

“Esto es algo que la mayoría de la gente no estará esperando de nosotros. Todo lo que tengo que decir es que no lo juzgueis bajo los estándares del heavy-metal y probablemente lo entendereis mejor”, concluía.

El fruto de esta alianza es una interesante colección de diez temas en los que, a ratos, parece triunfar el espíritu de Metallica, aunque calmado por la serenidad de Reed. En otros, es este quien impone las directrices, pero mareadas por riffs.

‘Lulu’, basado en el expresionismo alemán. Lulu es un disco inspirado por el escritor expresionista Frank Wedekind, un dramaturgo alemán, y, particularmente en sus obras Erdgeist (El espíritu de la tierra; 1895) y Die Büchse der Pandora (La caja de Pandora; 1904).

En ellas se narra la historia de una joven bailarina que ha sufrido abusos sexuales, sus relaciones sentimentales y los avatares de una vida en la que conoce el éxito y la riqueza y la pobreza más absoluta.

La obra inspiró una película muda con el mismo título y estrenada en 1929, la ópera de Alban Berg Lulu, de 1937, y, ahora, este trabajo conjunto del neoyorquino ex líder de Velvet Underground y los reyes del thrash metal.

Lou Reed había compuesto la música y las letras para una producción teatral en Berlín, pero “después de coincidir con los chicos de Metallica para los conciertos del Rock and Roll Hall of Fame de Nueva York en 2009, todas las partes implicadas supieron que querían hacer música juntos”.

El guitarrista Vargas inicia su gira mundial en Ibiza

El guitarrista Javier Vargas iniciará este viernes 21 de octubre en Can Ventosa la gira mundial de presentación de su nuevo album ‘VBA’ (Warner Music/RoadRunner 2011), un nombre que responde a las iniciales de los tres genios que se han juntado para grabarlo: el propio Vargas, Tim Bogert y Carmine Appice. Para la gira cuentan con Paul Shortino ya que no ha podido viajar Bogert, quien tiene un problema de salud que le obliga a alejarse momentáneamente de los escenarios.
El álbum recoge las versiones que estos cuatro talentos han hecho de temas clásicos del rock de bandas y solistas como AC/DC, Deep Purple, Rod Steward, Cheap Trick, Gary Moore, Paul Rogers o Mike & The Mechanics, entre otros.
La discográfica recuerda que Vargas ha estado implicado en infinidad de proyectos a lo largo de su trayectoria como guitarrista. En los 20 años con su banda (Vargas Blues Band) ha grabado 16 discos y ha colaborado con artistas y grupos como Carlos Santana, Miguel Ríos, Canned Heat, Glenn Hughes, Raimundo Amador, Prince, Devon Allman, Jack Bruce y Elliot Murphy, entre otros.
Carmine Appice es un virtuoso batería que se dio a conocer con los psicodélicos sesenteros Vanilla Fudge y, junto a su compañero Tim Bogert, triunfó con Cactus, justo antes de entrar a formar trío junto a Jeff Beck y posteriormente colaborar en diferentes proyectos junto a grandes como Rod Steward, Ozzy Osbourne o Pink Floyd.
Paul Shortino trabajó con Quiet Riot o Rough Cut, mientras que Bogert ha colaborado con Bob Weir o Rick Derringer, además de sus memorables etapas en Vanilla Fudge y Cactus.

Benidorm baila al ritmo del Electrobeach 2011

Fiestas en la playa, conciertos al atardecer en el Mirador del Mediterráneo, sesiones con los mejores DJ’s en las discotecas… todo esto y mucho más te espera, entre el 24 y el 28 de agosto, en el Festival Electrobeach de Benidorm. Sin duda, una cita imprescindible para los amantes de la música electrónica, en la ciudad con más ritmo de la Costa Blanca alicantina.

Con la tarde comienza la fiesta en el paseo marítimo de la Playa de Levante, exactamente en el Beach Stage, que recibirá el miércoles 24 a los ganadores del concurso Electrobeach Experiencie. Y, desde el día 25, las Sunset Sessions combinarán los mejores artistas invitados con inagotables sesiones chill out. La tarde del viernes dará paso a la Clubbing Night en Ku y Manssion, dos míticas salas de Benidorm. Sonidos techno, ritmos ibicencos y un showcase de la fiesta más divertida, el Circoloco. El sábado 27, la fiesta se traslada hasta Terra Mítica para vivir la Global Party, el plato fuerte del Electrobeach.

La esperada Global Party se prolongará hasta el amanecer a través de cuatro escenarios principales: más de 12 horas bailando al ritmo de Dj’s de la talla Steve Lawler, Planetary Assault Systems, Óscar Mulero, Cristian Varela o Maetrik, entre otros. Para entonces, si aún te quedan fuerzas, no te pierdas el Goa Robots, un homenaje al mundo de las máquinas con forma humana. Una puesta en escena por todo lo alto donde audio, vídeo, escenografía e iluminación crearán una auténtica atmósfera “Goa”.

Ibiza Rocks

The London born rapper, real name Ben Drew, had a stunning 2010 which saw his second album ‘The Defamation of Strickland Banks’ rule the airwaves and cement his place on the British musical A-list. And in 2011 he will take it to the next level with an appearance at the BRITs and a headline solo show at London’s O2 Arena before he heads to the Balearics for his first ever Rocks shows.
Warming up the crowd for Plan B we have an MC who we’re sure will be a future headliner of the ‘Rocks stage – Wretch 32. The MC from Tottenham, currently supporting Example on his massive UK tour, is one of Grime’s hottest crossover prospects and was this year named as BBC Soundpoll´s one to watch for 2011 while his single ‘Traktor’ stormed the top ten of the UK charts.
He’ll also be joined on the night by resident DJs Doorly and Nicola Bear, who are back for another year of dancefloor killing carnage.
Event Information
Line-up: Plan B, Wretch 32 + Doorly + Nicola Bear
Venue: Ibiza Rocks Hotel
Address: C/Estrella, 13 07820 San Antonio Ibiza, Spain
Doors: 7.00pm
Ticket price: £32.50
All tickets include entry to the official Ibiza Rocks After Show Party @ Es Paradis (before 01:30 with Ibiza Rocks wristband)

Every Saturday from June 4th to September 24th 2011

Ibiza continues to be a meeting point for the dance community and is growing ever stronger. This year Defected will celebrate this, so every Saturday during the summer the label shall endeavour to bring everyone together at the world’s ultimate clubbing meeting point, Pacha Ibiza.

The big news is that Defected Records key artist and DJ Bob Sinclar is to host his own nights at Defected In The House this summer. He has promised all the glitz and glamour that has become his trademark, expect added sexiness and a dash of kitsch. Last year his events were sell outs and this time he is upping his game to promise a spectacular experience. Look out for his special Bob Sinclar In The House campaign, the island billboards are as provocative as it gets.

With names like Frankie Knuckles, Dimitri from Paris, Sandy Rivera, the Shapeshifers, David Morales, and Junior Jack and Kid Crème all playing exclusively in Ibiza plus the tried and tested all-star residents you can see why Defected has it all covered.

Electro-Pop recording artist Sir Ivan breaks The Billboard Top 10 with “Hare Krishna” single.

Electro-Pop Recording Artist Sir Ivan Breaks The Billboard Top 10 With Hare Krishna Single.

Peaceman Music is pleased to announce that recording artist Sir Ivan’s latest single, an electro-pop version of Hare Krishna, is as of the April 16th issue of Billboard Magazine, a bonafide Top 10 hit song. At #10 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs Chart, only Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, and five others came between Sir Ivan and the #1 spot. This success in the U.S. followed the almost equally impressive response in the UK where it reached # 15 on the New Music Week Chart and #14 on both the DMC World House and DMC World UK Club Charts.

Hare Krishna is the latest in a string of Sir Ivan pop/dance re-makes of iconic songs from the 1960’s and early 1970’s, that started back in 2001, when he released the first ever pop/dance version of the John Lennon classic “Imagine” which went on to be an international Top 40 hit on Billboard’s Club Play Chart that year.

The song Hare Krishna was released last summer in Ibiza, Spain, both as a single on Sir Ivan’s first full-length album “I Am Peaceman”, and as a seven-version remix package, amid controversy over the religious overtones and stigma attached to the Hare Krishna cult. The controversy ended as soon as the DJs in Ibiza discovered that Sir Ivan had re-written the lyrics translated into English to focus on spreading universal love – rather than praying to a particular God. And, once the song became popular on the dance floors in Ibiza, famous DJs from the UK, France, Germany and ultimately the U.S., took the record more seriously, began to appreciate the production quality and variety of the mixes and added it to their playlists. “The success of Hare Krishna is largely due to those DJ’s who took a chance and came on board early, supporting the track while others were hesitating. As an artist, I have the utmost appreciation and respect for them,” said Sir Ivan.

Sir Ivan’s decision to record the track had nothing at all to do with any religious beliefs and he has no connection whatsoever to the Hare Krishna movement. Sir Ivan explained, “For as long as I live, I will never forget, as a kid in the sixties, seeing both Hare Krishna men and women wearing orange robes, with shaved heads, dancing in parks and giving out free flowers in airports. They seemed truly content just being alive and needed no material possessions to achieve a state of happiness and inner peace. I had no idea what Hare Krishna meant, but hearing them sing the most famous mantra from India, over and over again, had a trance-like affect on me. So, I figured it would transition easily into a spiritual trance dance record.”

The electro-pop version of Hare Krishna features various mixes by studio pros from all over the world, like Sir Ivan’s producer Ford, Hoxton Whores, DJ Praveen Nair, Flash Brothers, CR n’ Sugarman, King & White, and Tony Moran & Warren Rigg.

Sir Ivan is donating all the recording artist royalties from full-length album sales to The Peaceman Foundation, a charity he created to battle Hate Crime and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

The “I Am Peaceman” album, on Peaceman Music, is available for sale on iTunes and amazon.com. The “Hare Krishna single and re-mixes of I Am Peaceman – Sir Ivan are available for sale on iTunes.