Saturday, 22 March 2008

extract from cut copy so cosmic mixvideo

after the amazing success of their free "so cosmic" mixtape, cut copy will soon come back with a new "mixvideo".

here's a preview.





Hianta.

Friday, 21 March 2008

Thursday, 20 March 2008

In Ghost Colours Hits #1, Out Saturday (AUS)!



CUT /// COPY - IN GHOST COLOURS #1 ALBUM, OUT THIS SATURDAY, MARCH 22 IN AUST


The Cut Copy comet will leave a grand canyon sized impression when it comes hurtling into Earth THIS SATURDAY (AUS). With their new album In Ghost Colours still yet to be officially released, moonjuice jammers Cut Copy have debuted at #1 on the iTunes Digital Album Chart on pre-release sales alone after 1 day. Click HERE for your hit.

In Ghost Colours is Cut Copy’s long-awaited second LP, and what an LP it is. In Ghost Colours traverses genres effortlessly, from already-anthem Hearts On Fire's epic sax-house to the noisy blissout of So Haunted to the disco-harmony of Lights & Music. For Cut Copy the record was an exercise in drawing parallels between favourites old and new and trying to find a meeting point in between - from the vocodered robo-pop of French house to prog's soaring harmonies to the texture of shoegaze, In Ghost Colours lands at some sort of trans-galaxial intersection between these disparate planets.

Having forced tears of glittery joy from every eyeball that has heard it thus far, In Ghost Colours is available for pre-order from JB HI-FI (AUS), FULFILLMENT (INTERNATIONAL) and is available digitally NOW from ITUNES (AUS).

Shimmy!
Modular

BUMBLEBEEZ vs. GOODHOOD




The Bumblebeez have been lauded for their eclectic ADD kitchen sink approach to music, since the release of their White Printz and Red Printz EP's, to the most recent single, the fanquackingtastic Dr Love. Now, ahead of the release their magnificent technicolour spew of a debut album Prince Umberto & The Sister Of Ill, The Bumblebeez will present the equally important siamese twin companion to the music, the visual side of the band, in an art show at Goodhood in Hoxton, London.

Starting Thursday March 27, the exhibition will present a detailed view at the world behind the music, as seen by Chris Colonna aka Prince Umberto. Art has always been integral in The Bumblebeez approach to music, ever since Chris studied at the Pratt Institute in New York and worked on art projects including sound pieces and installations that involved walking into a darkened room with soft music only to be pummelled by a tennis ball machine and gabba. Chris has created all of the bands artwork to date, including the most recent work for the album, in collaboration with Jonathan Zawada. For the album cover Chris built a series of sculptures around his country town home out of various pieces of audio equipment and machinery, culminating in the speaker stack monolith we now see on the cover.

GOODHOOD
41 Coronet Street, Hoxton, London N16HD
www.goodhood.co.uk
http://www.myspace.com/goodhoodstore

PRIVATE VIEW
Thursday March 27. 7pm - 10pm
EXHIBITION
March 28 - 30th

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Notorious B.I.O.P.I.C



This is rapper Jamal Woolard AKA "Gravy" AKA the dude who's gonna be playing Biggie Smalls (R.I.P) in the new biopic, Notorious. Producer credits include B.I.G.'s mother, Voletta Wallace, and his former managers Wayne Barrow and Mark Pitts so it looks like the movie will actually have some cred. On the topic, Barrow says "People wanted to give us a check and do a film that they wanted to do, but Searchlight gave us the opportunity to really be able to come in and tell the story the way it was supposed to be told". Time will tell.

L.C

Monday, 17 March 2008

Van She - Support Pnau on Australian 'We Are Back Tour'



Under their DJ guise of Van She Tech, the boys 08 mix of Utah Saint’s Something Good has been released in the UK in conjunction with a memorable ‘running man’ dance VIDEO that has stampeded across the internet like a crazed flaming ox. The release of the track in the UK is hotly anticipated and is expected to send Van She rocketing to the top of the charts. Van She are gearing up for a gargantuan 2008. Their new single Strangers (more on this soon) is at radio start of April in Australia and their debut album V is set to drop in June. Amongst all this madness, they also popped over to JAPAN for a bit.

With their Cat & The Eye Tour drawing to a close next week, Van She will be back on the road in April supporting Pnau on their national tour.

VAN SHE SUPPORT PNAU ON 'WE ARE BACK' TOUR

Thursday April 3rd - The Great Northern, Byron Bay NSW

Friday April 4th - The Met, Brisbane QLD

SaturdayApril 5th - Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast QLD

Wednesday April 9th -
University Of Canberra, Refectory Hall, ACT

Thursday April 10th - Wollongong University Bar, Wollongong NSW

Friday April 11th - The Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW

Saturday April 12th - Panthers Newcastle NSW

Thursday April 17th - Pier Hotel - 21st Century Nightclub, Frankston VIC

Friday April 18th - Billboard Nightclub, Melbourne VIC

Saturday April 19th - Uni Bar, Tasmania University, Hobart TAS

Sunday April 20th - Endless Summer Festival, Adelaide SA

Wednesday April 23rd - Amplifier, Perth WA

Thursday April 24th - Metropolis, Fremantle WA


That's all folks!
Modular

Cut Copy Afterparty - Monday, March 17 @ The Randolph



Official Cut Copy Afterparty
The Randolph, 349 Broome St, New York City
Monday Mar 17

RSVP here - http://www.modularpeople.com/rsvp.asp?ShowId=949

Jen

Friday, 14 March 2008

Glass Candy Australia!



Hold onto your disco balls! Straight up cold chillin’ beat-mongerers of the neu-italo, Glass Candy, are coming our way for V Festival and a couple of smoother-than-silk sideshows. On March 28 producer Johnny Jewel and the diva Ida No will slap on their disco hats as Glass Candy at The Oxford Art Factory in Sydney. Then on April 3 at The Toff in Melbourne they’ll put it in rewind and do it all again. They’ll be joined by Italians Do It Better head honcho, Mike Simonetti at both dates whilst Kon Ding will fill the support role in Sydney and The Emergency in Melbourne.

Friday 28 March
OXFORD ART FACTORY, SYDNEY
w/ Mike Simonetti & Kon Ding

Thursday 3 April
THE TOFF, MELBOURNE
w/ Mike Simonetti & The Emergency

Pre-release tickets are available NOW exclusively from Modular People, don’t umm and ahh, there are very limited quantities, so get in quick, Rick.


Spanks!
Modular

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Monday, 10 March 2008

100% MEGA DANCE



THE BANG GANG & MODULAR PRESENT

100% MEGA DANCE


The BangGang return to Arq April 4th!!! Featuring Flosstradamus, Munk (Gomma), The Tough Alliance and BangGang Deejays Doom, Ajax, Hoodrat, Dangerous and Double Nolan and many more soon to be announced! Dimensioneer dance, lasers, some pretty good vibes, back rooms, party action, cheap drinks, cheap people and the best ever lineup to be jammed inside a gay superclub. Tix $22 from Ksubi stores, Spank Records, Jimmy Sings, Moshtix and Modularpeople.com

!!!!!!
Modular

RADIO FABULOUS



Radio Fabulous, 81 Records, Galaxy Records, Rap Records, Awesome Records and Modular present

THE BUMBLEBEEZ
Australian Radio Fabulous Tour

The Bumblebeez live experience has never been a straightforward proposition, probably never will be. When you consider the kind of recorded material that’s being attempted to rework, some of which is live, some of which is programmed, a lot of which is sampled, trust me when I say it’s hours and months of headache and bad dreams.

BUT. There will be energy. So much we might have to have an intermission to calm down. There will be some devilishly wrong interpretive dance, in which the audience is openly encouraged to partake. There will be rap, there will be song, there will be anger and ecstasy. There will be BASS, so much your will ribs rattle and you’ll think of Basstopia (you haven’t been?). There will be enough songs from Prince Umberto & The Sister Of Ill to keep the record company happy. That will include the bog-hop Grammy-nominated sensation Dr Love and the tropical booty-pop of Rio. There will be other peoples music, reworked and rendered unidentifiable but familiar enough you might find your ass shaking and ask why? There will be lights and magic and projected images from inside the mind’s eye.

Prince Umberto, Queen ViLa, DJ Anna Lunoe and Jazz Fingers are currently the Bumblebeez live outfit. In April, they’re coming to a town near you on their first official Australian tour, entitled Radio Fabulous.

Click HERE for all the dates and ticket deets.

Pump up the bass.
Modular

Friday, 7 March 2008

Free Cut Copy Track


Like any good dealer, we know you need a little free hit from time to time to keep you coming back from more, so here's another taste of what the record has in store for you...

An oldie but a goodie – here’s a free MP3 download of Cut Copy "Hearts On Fire" (Joakim Remix). Just go to www.modularpeople.com/cutcopydownload and register your details.

Cut Copy's long-awaited second LP “In Ghost Colours" is just a mere 17 days away from release... dropping in Australian stores March 22 with US to follow April 8 and UK on April 28.

Also, Lights & Music is available now for purchase now with the Boys Noize and Superdicount remixes.

Cutters are also on tour this month for the SXSW showcase in Texas & the Australian V Festival with a gaggle of local and international musical heroes. You’d be crazy to miss it.

Get it, got it, good.

Jen

Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

a festival of photographers

the first of the modular paris parties series was pretty awesome. i think.
there was at least 20 photographers, it was ridiculous.
we're trying to track them down, espacially the infamous "COBRA GAY" aka


(on cobrasnake)


there's also (photos are links to albums yeh):

(eye know)


(laperolog)



(fx flickr)


(kate moross flickr)


(med' facebook)


(sara facebook)

aaaand a special report from vicky!

hianta.

Monday, 3 March 2008