HARD SUMMER HEADLINER SPOTLIGHT: KNIFE PARTY
After curating the Ear Storm stage at HARD Day Of the Dead, and putting a hold to all normal activity in Downtown Los Angeles with their enormous headlining set, we had to bring Knife Party back to Los Angeles this summer. But this time as the Saturday night main stage headliner of HARD Summer 2013.
Today marks the highly anticipated release of the electro-house duo’s “The Haunted House EP.” With their third release, Rob and Gareth are taking the world of electronic music deep into the future. Specifically, as depicted in the intro to the duo’s mammoth new hit “EDM Death Machine,” to the age of the Robots:
In the future no body will drop the bass
No one will do the harlem shake
No one will know bitches loved cake
There will be no internet friends
There will be no antidote
The human race will be extinct
Say hello to the robots
With Haunted House, Knife Party give us three new tracks including the brutal opener “Power Glove” which quickly went viral after they palyed the track during a January Turntable.fm session. “LRAD” takes a different direction by toning down the aggression and adding loud, progressive chords to the mix. The boys also make a playful jab at their own viral success with “EDM Death Machine.” To round out the EP they’ve included the VIP Remix of “Internet Friends” originally found of their debut 100% No Modern Talking, which ramps up the tension into a shattering drop to close the album.
Always ones to be at the forefront when it comes to new technologies and innovation, Knife Party will be making their Haunted House EP available to buy on their website with Bitcoins, alongside the traditional digital outlets for music. Bitcoin is an experimental decentralized digital currency that enables instant payments to anyone, anywhere in the world using peer-to-peer technology. (http://bitcoin.org/en/). This will be the first time a major label has made a released available to purchase with Bitcoins, and may even set the tone for artists around the world looking to implement new ways for fans to purchase their music.
LISTEN TO THEIR ‘CLEVER TITLE LIKE DEADMAU5 WOULD USE’ MIXMAG MIX HERE
HAUNTED HOUSE EP TRACKLIST:
1. POWER GLOVE
3. EDM DEATH MACHINE
4. INTERNET FRIENDS VIP