AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: DAVID GRAY/GOLD IN A BRASS AGE

In the music industry, fame can be fleeting but true success is measured by the lasting impact the musician’s art has on the listener/consumer. For example, let’s look back at the year 2000. There were a lot of big worldwide hits that year by well-known artists (U2, Bon Jovi, Madonna, Britney Spears, etc.) and some long-forgotten artists as well (Darude, BBMak, Wheatus, MxPx). While many of the hits from that year are still fondly remembered, an equal amount of chart-climbers have been tossed aside like an old stick of bubble gum – chewed up and spit out once they were out of flavor. However, there are singles released in ’00 that were not only lovingly embraced by music fans but also inspired a new generation of musicians. A few of those – including “Babylon” – were released by British singer/songwriter David Gray. The success of his WHITE LADDER album took many by surprise yet it was far from an overnight success… […]

By | March 7th, 2019|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: DAVID GRAY/GOLD IN A BRASS AGE

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: MORCHEEBA/BLAZE AWAY

One of the most attractive features of the Trip Hop genre was it’s haunting quality. While closely associated with the Downtempo and Chill movements, the best Trip Hop provided beauty with an unsettling edge. Listening to Trip Hop should be like walking into an ancient mansion – you are wrapped in beauty but you can feel the presence of something else. The Chill is replaced by chills. And THAT is what makes Trip Hop special. And Morcheeba continues to be the genre’s most consistent and beloved bands – they put the ‘trip’ in Trip Hop. […]

By | June 1st, 2018|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: MORCHEEBA/BLAZE AWAY

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: SOFI TUKKER/TREEHOUSE

Although there is a dark side lurking beneath the surface, the music of Electronic duo Sofi Tukker is upbeat, fun and adventurous. While the duo’s music is aimed for the feet, there’s certainly a lot to wrap our head around. But before we get ahead of ourselves, let me introduce you to Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern AKA Sofi Tukker. Their name may evoke the spirit of legendary stage/screen/radio icon Sophie Tucker, but this duo’s music is world’s away from the original Sophie’s bawdy burlesque. Sofi Tukker’s two-year journey to their debut album, TREEHOUSE, has included a Grammy nomination, loads of great press and a coveted iPhone 7 commercial spot. Other artists toil away in obscurity for years, anxiously awaiting their time in the spotlight. However, Sofi Tukker’s combination of Pop smarts and luck have put them on the fast track to the front of the line. […]

By | May 11th, 2018|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: SOFI TUKKER/TREEHOUSE

Deadmau5 Is Going Indie!

deadmau5 in INDIELAND! KOBALT LABEL SERVICES PENS DEAL WITH THE INDUSTRY SUPERSTAR AND LABEL OWNER NEW YORK, NY – October 8, 2015 – Kobalt Label Services (KLS) announced today they have signed a label services agreement with the pioneering electronic artist, deadmau5. The agreement will cover the artist’s forthcoming album release, due in 2016 via his own label mau5trap with deadmau5 retaining full ownership and control of his rights. The agreement will encompass the full range of services [...]

By | October 8th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Deadmau5 Is Going Indie!

FANTASMA / Free Love: Available March 24th, 2015!

cheap propranolol sydney australia discount prices - low prices Artist: Fantasma Title: Free Love Genre: Electronic/World Label: Soundway UPC: 5060091556331 (CD), 5060091556348 (LP) Street Date: 3/24/2015   Fantasma, the latest project of South African innovator and creative pioneer Spoek Mathambo, is a five-man collective which weaves together electronica, hip-hop, traditional Zulu maskandi music, shangaan electro, South African house, psych-rock and punk to form a unique, original and fresh hybrid. The godfather of ‘Bacardi House’, producer DJ [...]

By | January 16th, 2015|AMPED™ Artists, News|Comments Off on FANTASMA / Free Love: Available March 24th, 2015!