Saturday, November 7, 2009

Music Is My King Size Bed

Music Is My King Size Bed

New Morgan Page Album Due Out February 2010

Posted: 07 Nov 2009 04:14 PM PST

Morgan Page
I'm really happy for Morgan Page. I've been a fan of his remixes ever since I downloaded his self-released remix disc, Cease & Desist back in 2005. That AMAZING album contained one of my favorite Morgan Page remixes of all time - his mix of Tegan & Sara's "Walking With A Ghost." Now, Page is gearing up to release his new album, Believe, in February 2010.
The album's first single, "Fight For You" is currently sitting pretty at #19 on Billboard's Dance/Club Play Chart and with big names like Tiësto, Armin van Buuren, Above & Beyond, Dave Dresden and others coming out in support of the track, this single is definitely going places.

Morgan Page
The album is a follow up to 2008's Elevate, which featured the Grammy nominated DeadMau5 Remix of his dance hit, "The Longest Road." According to Page, "Believe is very dark, but I'm not a dark person at all," he says. "I just lean towards these specific chords and melodies. melancholy with a little bit of hope." In addition to the Pete York cover of "Strange Condition," Page's new album will feature appearences by Telepopmusik's (where have they been?!) Angela McCluskey, Matt Alber and Jan Burton (Gabriel & Dresden). Page himself even contributes vocals on the album track, "In The Dark."

Morgan Page
With over 110 remixes under his belt, I'm so excited that this talented DJ/Producer/Remixer is getting his due and getting it in a big way! Be on the lookout for more info regarding a U.S. club tour and check out iTunes for a "Fight For You" remix package, including mixes by DJ Dan, Bass Kleph, Sultan & Ned Shephard and Beltrek.

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Röyksopp Returns For First Stateside Appearence in 4 Years

Posted: 07 Nov 2009 02:53 PM PST


RÖYKSOPP is coming! RÖYKSOPP is coming! The Norwegian electro-duo (Svein Berge & Torbjørn Brundtland) will be performing 4 dates in the States this month, the group's first U.S. tour in over 4 years! Admittedly, I hadn't really gotten into Röyksopp until this past year when their 4th album Junior, their 4th album was released. Prior to Junior, I had heard Röyksopp remixes for fellow Norwegian artist Annie and others but hadn't heard any original material.

RöyksoppFeaturing an impressive lineup of collaborators (Robyn, Lykke Li & others), Junior entered Billboard's Top 200 Chart at #139 and the Heatseekers Chart at #2. The album also became the longest charting album on the CMJ RPM Chart history at an impressive 19 weeks, with 9 of those weeks sitting pretty in the top spot. This is quite an impressive feat for the electronic duo, especially considering how this style of music typically fares in the United States. Electronica music typically does better overseas, but artists out now like Lady Gaga have re energized the movements on this side of the pond and I couldn't be more happy about that.

RöyksoppJoining the boys on tour is Norwegian singer Anneli Drecker, who is featured on the new album as well as the group's debut album Melody A.M. The duo will appear first in Los Angeles at Club Nokia on November 18th and will wrap things up on November 24th in New York City at Webster Hall (the second of 2 dates at Webster Hall).

Röyksopp Check out all of the dates below. This is so exciting! I'd love to go see them rock out NYC but I don't think it's in cards this Fall. Perhaps next year. We can expect the follow up to Junior, titled Senior, in 2010.

Wed 11/18 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia
Thur 11/19 San Francisco, CA Regency
Mon 11/23 New York, NY Webster Hall
Tue 11/24 New York, NY Webster Hall

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