24 September 2005

Son Kite online

Son Kite have during the years established themselves as one of the most established live artists in the trance scene, always developing their music and always searching for new ways to make interesting performances on stage.
In December 2003 they recorded a live set at Venus Fort in Tokyo released on a DVD (Son Kite live in Tokyo) in the end of 2004. The DVD was a part of the concept release Colours. If you like the live set we highly recommend you to check out the DVD so you can listen to the music and watch the gig on your television at the same time. On the DVD you can find extra material, such as visuals, music videos and documentaries.

Download their set here. (Please note that it is one year old)

15 September 2005

Danish Delight

Iboga records has just announced all it's upcoming releases for the end of the year.
Emok and Jeppe have been up to no good all summer, as usual :)

Most importanlty I hear that they have formed a new distribution channel called Two Hands. With Iboga, Digital Structures, Sofa Beats and Tropical Beats signing up this might mean an end to the distribution problems faced by one too many labels in the progressive trance and progressive psytrance scene.
Well done guys, may the force be with you.

Here is the list of great releases coming up:
September – IbogaCD32 - Phony Oprhants – It Cetra:
October – IbogaCD33 - Set: 6 – Compiled by FREq
October - SofaBeats02 – Oliver Jones Album
November – IbogaCD34 – Antix & Phony Oprhants remixes

Oh, don't forget the competition

11 September 2005

International Songwriting Competition

Dance/Electronica Category

ISC is now accepting entries for 2005 - so enter your songs now!
One of the largest and most prestigious songwriting competitions in the world, ISC offers entrants a chance to win over $100,000 in cash and prizes, including an Overall Grand Prize package of $10,000 (US) in cash and $20,000 in merchandise. ISC is open to both amateur and professional songwriters, and all Dance/Electronica musicians and songwriters are invited to submit their songs.

ISC provides the perfect opportunity for bands, artists, and songwriters looking to gain more exposure and have their songs heard by some of the most influential members of the music industry. "We've always been impressed with the talented songwriters who participate in the ISC. This is a great A&R source to find new artists." - Monte Lipman (President, Universal Records)

Entries are judged by influential Dance/Electronica artists and industry professionals, including Peter Hook (New Order), Patrick Moxey (President, Ultra Records) and Cory Robbins (Founder/President, Robbins Entertainment). Past judges have included Paul Oakenfold, Scott Kirkland (Crystal Method), and more. ISC accepts entries in all sub-genres of Dance/Electronica ranging from Trance, Techno, Breakbeats to IDM and more.

The complete panel of ISC 2005 judges includes:
Peter Hook (New Order); Cory Robbins (Founder/President, Robbins Entertainment); Patrick Moxey (President, Ultra Records/You Records/Sequence Records/Escondida Music/Empire Mgmt.); Tom Waits; Sonny Rollins; Loretta Lynn; John Scofield; Macy Gray; Joss Stone; Amy Ray (Indigo Girls); Charlie Musselwhite; Darryl McDaniels (Run D.M.C.); LeAnn Rimes; Isaac Brock (Modest Mouse); Jeff Stinco (Simple Plan); Steve Vai; Benji Madden (Good Charlotte); The Donnas; BeBe Winans; MercyMe; Monte Lipman (President of Universal Records); Keith Wozencroft ( President, Capitol Music UK); Glen Barros (CEO/President, Concord Records); Tara Griggs-Magee (Executive VP of Gospel/Urban Music, Sony Records); Cameron Strang (President, New West Records); Dan Storper (President of Putumayo World Music); Michael McDonald (President, ATO Records); Alexandra Patsavas (Owner, The Chop Shop Music Supervision - credits include The OC, Grey's Anatomy, Without A Trace, Carnivale, Rescue Me); Darrale Jones (VP A&R Urban, Atlantic Records); Chris Parr (VP Music Programming & Talent Relations, CMT); Barbara Sedun (VP Creative, EMI Music Publishing Canada); Bruce Iglauer (Founder/President of Alligator Records); Leib Ostrow (CEO of Music For Little People), Thomas Brooman (Co-Founder/Artistic Director, WOMAD); Emily Wittmann (Vice-President, Nick Records); and Danny Epstein (Music Supervisor, Sesame Street/Sesame Workshop).

ISC categories include: Dance/Electronica; R&B/Hip- Hop; Gospel/Christian; Blues; Jazz; Pop/Top 40; Rock; Country; AAA/Roots/Americana; Folk/Singer-Songwriter; Instrumental; World Music; Children's Music; Performance; Lyrics Only; and Teen (18 yrs. old or younger)

ISC sponsors include: Epiphone, Berklee College Of Music, L.R. Baggs, Alphabet Arm Design, FYE, Fishman Tranducers, ADK Microphones, Tascam, Sam Ash Music Stores, Moog Music, Hear Technologies, Music Registry, Mediaguide, ArtistMonitor, Disc Makers, Sibelius, Planetary Group, Onlinegigs.com, and Sonicbids .

Enter the ISC online or download an entry form to mail in your entry.