A while back we reported about a remix contest for I:scintilla's "Skin tight". After carefully listening to 64 submissions from musicians that covered 15 countries, 7 finalists have been chosen which you can listen to on this Bandcamp page.
Rather than resort to a standard web-based voting mechanism, the band decided that you can vote for your favorite remixes with small charitable donations. The track that generates the most money will be the winner. ALL income from this contest will be donated to Amnesty International. Quite an interesting approach you might say.
The band will be completely transparent with income statistics and provide period screenshot updates regarding the tracks' incomes. The voting ends on February 26, so purchase your favorite tracks now.
Here's a special Valentines gift from Canadian artist Ayria to her fans: the "Plastic and Broken" EP which is officially out today on Valentine's Day. The EP includes amazing remixes by Project Pitchfork, Daniel B. Prothese (Front 242), Junksista, Komor Kommando and Dimension Flux!
Project Pitchfork have announced their support act for their forthcoming North America tour. The band chose our very own Ayria! The tour will start in Minneapolis on May 23rd and will end almost 1 month later in Seattle on June 19. For more updates and more infos, check www.project-pitchfork.eu .
Ayria will release a new single tomorrow, which you can already get on Bandcamp.
Here are the dates:
05/23/2013 (MN) Minneapolis / Triple Rock
05/24/2013 (IL) Chicago / Abbey Pub
05/26/2013 (QC) Montreal / Kinetik Festival @ Metropolis
We are back with a brand new 4.4U EP holding 4 new tracks from 4 of our artists! This time we deliver you exiting new material; from the female electropop by DIFFUZION, EBM pop by AYRIA, dark synth pop by TECHNOIR and dark electro pop by KANT KINO.
If you are not familiar with the concept: "4.4U" offers a bundle selection of 4 Alfa Matrix artists each presenting 1 new song. A concept where you decide which price you want to pay for this 4-track compilation available in multiple sound quality formats. This way, you clearly indicate how much you want to support the artists who reveal new songs before the release of their next album.
So far we released 3 of these EP's which you can download via our Bandcamp page:
Belgium's DISKONNEKTED has always been about breaking boundaries. For the next little journey, Jan Dewulf was especially influenced by a modern drum and bass sound: the stuff from Hospital Records for example, or the explosive mix between drum & bass and electrorock by PENDULUM. Starting point was the track "Justify" from the current splendid and highly praised album "Hotel Existence" that became an explosive club track after its special treatment. Starting with raving drum & bass breaks, the track evolves into a heavy guitar driven crossover beastů Enjoy this exclusive new VIP mix!
Out now is the 4th "Matrix Revelations" magazine by our label Alfa Matrix. The magazine brings a series of interviews that are linked with recent and new releases on the label.
Included are brand new interviews with such bands as Helalyn Flowers, RECOIL, GLIS, Dunkelwerk, Lovelorn Dolls, Ayria, Junksista, Aesthetische, Implant, Cynical Existence, Freakangel, Technoir, Daniel B. Prothèse (Front 242), Kant Kino, Krystal System, Mentallo & The Fixer, I:scintilla, Mari Chrome, Diskonnekted, Siva Six, Metroland.
French combo Krystal System is now preparing a second video clip for its upcoming album "Rage".
You wanna be part of it ? Simply film yourself while dancing like mad on the track "I wanna be" (145bmp) , then share it via Dropbox, Yousendit... @ this address : email@example.com
Alternatively, you can upload your video on Youtube, Dailymotion... and e-mail the band.
Your footage will then be included in their video clip
- You can find the track "I wanna be (Red cross mix)" here : http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_11622188
or on the Alfa Matrix player (top of the main page) : http://www.alfa-matrix.com/
- Please, no longer than 1mn/footage (but you can send as many as you want with different choregraphies, clothes, backgrounds...)
- Resolution : the higher the better.
- Deadline is 28th February 2013.
Get your camcorders & cellphones ready, Krystal's waiting for you !
On February 8, I:Scintilla band members and Alfa Matrix representatives will choose 5 remixes to be the finalists of the contest.
Public voting will then take place February 9 through February 14.
The winning remix will appear on the band's upcoming "Marrow 2 EP". Also, the winning artist will receive the opportunity to have Brittany contribute vocals to one of their original songs. The winning artist will also receive the opportunity to have Jim contribute guitar and/or programming to one of their original songs.
The 5 finalists and winner will also receive a $35 credit at http://shop.iscintilla.com/ and several CDs (to be named later) from Alfa Matrix.
Thanks again for participating and happy remixing!
Out on February 22 via Alfa Matrix but available in pre-order already is the label debut album of the Swedish project Cynical Existence, "Come Out And Play". Behind this new harsh EBM project you'll find Fredrik Croona - founder and lead vocalist of the aggrotech/industrial act Project Rotten and former vocalist of dark electro/industrial act Menschdefekt.
Cynical Existence should please all fans of bands in the likes of [SITD], Suicide Commando, Grendel, Virtual Embrace, Agonoize etc.
The album will also be released as a limited deluxe carton box edition with a bonus CD featuring some exclusive tracks and collaborations as well as remixes by bands like C-Lekktor, Kant Kino, De_Tot_Cor, Project Rotten, Nolongerhuman, Mari Chrome, R.I.P., etc.
Check the promo trailer and stay tuned for more as we will have a track to offer for free download for you in the next days !