Friday, January 31, 2014

Interview with Danish Pop Star Medina ( teamup!)

About a week ago, I was approached with the opportunity to sit down with the most famous person I have ever interviewed to date...the Danish Pop Star, Medina. She was the most down to earth and lovable character, and she made it clear why her fans love her so much, and why she is successfully involved in everything she does. Which is incredible considering the amount of awards she's won, as well as the prestige of being the most Googled person in Denmark, as well as getting more airplay last year than anyone else.

I was presented with this interview from our friends over at Over there you can hear the full 30 minute interview, as well as read the transcript. I also put together this little teaser too. If you are into this 8 minutes, I implore you to check out the whole deal. She really is an inspiration and I have been left humbled by her energy.

Huge thank you to Medina, her crew, Magnum PR, and of course!!

New Release: Gramatik - The Age Of Reason

We've been waiting for some time to get our hands on Gramatik's new music, and it's finally here. The Age Of Reason is quite possibly one of Denis's best releases yet, and all while staying true to his mantra of #digitalfreedom. From his views on our society to the very essence of the LP title, this release embodies so much more than just dope tracks.

The LP features 15 tracks, all being released off Gramatik's label, Lowtemp. The Age Of Reason (from here on it will be referred to as TAOR) is Gramatik's first full length release through Lowtemp with tons of soul in it. When listening to it for the first time, the amount of live instruments mixed together with the futuristic stylings is astounding. One could label this music as future-funk-space-jazz-blues... it is literally genre defying. It really shows how much Denis has grown musically all the while breaking the status quo of EDM.

Photo by: Etan Wish
Photo by: Etan Wish
Since his first appearance on the scene in 2009, Gramatik has been sharing all of his music, for free. In 2010 he had already released five records, and then began posting links of torrents that contained his entire discography. Thanks to this method of file sharing, Gramatik's name became an EDM household name, and spawned a very dedicated and loving fan base. His music was spread out and his shows were popping.

Photo by Kitana of OwlEyesOnYou
Gramatik is very outspoken when it comes to his views of our society and how we handle different laws. With his last album, appropriately named #digitalfreedom, he encouraged a new era of copyright law and discourse, all the while crediting torrenting to being a major factor in his success. He also is quite adamant about Nikola Tesla, his legacy, and his mindful progression living as a whole. Originally, Tesla's plan was to create free energy for all people. This mindset most definitely plays a role in how Denis shares his music. For TAOR, Gramatik made a partnership with BitTorrent to release the LP. On the download there are two special video tracks, making the connection between Denis and his fans that much closer.

The album was released on January 25th, and with a huge bang in NYC. There was an album release party over at the Best Buy Theater. The show sold out during presale. That is how dedicated the Gramatik and Lowtemp families are. While at the show, we met people from all over the East Coast, all the way down to Virginia. Gramatik shared the stage with Exmag, Gibbz, Branx, Late Night Radio and TOKiMONSTA.  The party was off the hook to say the least. Check out the Pictorial Walkthrough and photo albums to catch the fun.

The next scheduled show in America is for none other than the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater in CO. Gramatik will be HEADLINING!! Get tickets HERE. So now you know a little more about the man and his own growing legacy. Go and download the album (link HERE) and kick it back for a little while. It's free, but please consider donating a little something to support this incredible artist. Let's get funky!


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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Looking Into The Future of 2014

Happy New Year everyone!!

We've had some really great times this past year, especially expanding Electric Ghost Punk into so much more from where it started. Thinking back to the end of 2011, this website and my exploration into EDM was pretty much exclusively in the rave scene. I can still remember when Skrillex was the only producer I could think of off the top of my head, and Camp Bisco being the ultimate first goal in the first year for the site. Not only did we accomplish that goal, but Bisco literally opened the flood gates to seeing how enormous and widespread the EDM community and culture is. I have personally seen how the music and people from all different genres and times come together with and through EDM. We have seen legendary bands like The Allman Brothers  playing alongside current favorites like Lotus. It truly is amazing to see how far everything has come in just the few years of my involvement.

This year, we're going to be creating a lot of personalized multimedia to continue diving deeper into the people, places, and things happening on the scenes. We'll be at parties, concerts, camping festivals, and perhaps a few surprises along the way. It is our goal to continue to provide a light to shine on our wonderful community.