Astralwerks is an American record label focused on electronic and dance music, owned by Universal Music Group. Its material is distributed via Capitol Music Group in the United States; the label was founded in 1993 and, in its early years, featured prominent acts like The Chemical Brothers and Fatboy Slim. In recent years, its roster has expanded to include acts like Halsey, Porter Robinson, numerous others. In 2018, Astralwerks' headquarters were moved from its original home of New York City to Los Angeles. Astralwerks was founded in New York City in July 1993 by Brian Long as an electronic and dance imprint of Caroline Records. Long had helped curate an electronic music compilation, released on Caroline called Excursions in Ambience. Caroline's parent company, Virgin Records, sold the label to Thorn EMI soon after Astralwerks' foundation; the first album released on Astralwerks was Tales of Ephidrina by Amorphous Androgynous, an alter ego of The Future Sound of London. In 1994, Peter Wohelski was brought on as the head of A&R. Wohelski is credited with discovering the Chemical Brothers and bringing them into the Astralwerks fold.
Their 1995 debut studio album, Exit Planet Dust, sold 750,000 copies in the United States. The duo's 1997 follow-up, Dig Your Own Hole, reached number 14 on the Billboard 200 chart. Other albums released under Astralwerks in its first five years included Seefeel's Quique, Soul Oddity's Soul Oddity, µ-Ziq's Lunatic Harness, Photek's Modus Operandi, Fatboy Slim's You've Come a Long Way, among many others. 1999 saw the releases of Basement Jaxx's Remedy and Cassius' 1999, the latter of which had three singles peak in the top 30 of the U. S. Dance chart; that year, Peter Wohelski left his position as general manager of the label and was replaced by Errol Kolosine. In the early 2000s, Astralwerks releases included Air's 2001 album, 10 000 Hz Legend and the 2003 re-issue of Motorbass' Pansoul. In 2005, the label released Kraftwerk's first live album, Minimum-Maximum, a Brian Eno compilation called, More Music for Films. In 2007, EMI reorganized its distribution arm, which saw Glenn Mendlinger take over for Errol Kolosine as Astralwerks' general manager.
In 2009, the label released David Guetta's One Love. The lead single off that album, "When Love Takes Over," would go on to win a Grammy Award. In 2012, the label released Swedish House Mafia's Until Now which featured the single "Don't You Worry Child." The album reached number 14 on the Billboard 200 while the single made it to number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. That year, the Universal Music Group purchased EMI, bringing Astralwerks under UMG control where it remains today; as part of the corporate restructuring, Astralwerks became an imprint under the Capitol Music Group. In 2013, the label signed both Porter Robinson and Deadmau5; the following year, Astralwerks signed singer Halsey to a record deal. That year, Robinson released his debut studio album and Deadmau5 released his Astralwerks debut, While. Halsey's debut studio album, came in 2015 and peaked at number 2 on the Billboard 200, her 2017 follow-up, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom, would top the chart. In 2018, it was announced that Astralwerks would move from New York City to its current home base of Los Angeles.
Glenn Mendlinger stepped down as general manager and was replaced by Toby Andrews. In September 2018, the label announced that it had "relaunched" with a spate of new signings and a new staff at their Los Angeles offices; the new signings included Illenium. Marshmello, another recent Astralwerks signee, released the song "Happier" featuring Bastille which reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped several Billboard charts. In October 2018, the label partnered with gaming personality, Ninja, on a compilation album, released in December and featured original songs from Tycho, 3LAU, among others. Astralwerks discography at Discogs Official website
Tom Rothrock is an American musician, record producer and owner of Bong Load Records. Tom Rothrock has worked with James Blunt, Foo Fighters, Beck, Badly Drawn Boy, R. L. Burnside, Sloan, Gwen Stefani, Motörhead, Stevie Nicks, Elliott Smith, Richard Thompson, Yonder Mountain String Band. Rothrock has composed or contributed to soundtracks for notable motion pictures such as About A Boy, Good Will Hunting and The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. James Blunt's debut, Back to Bedlam, has been noted as the "decades best selling album"; the album entered the Guinness Book of World Records, with most albums sold in a year in the UK, when it sold 2,368,000 copies in 2005. Rothrock started Bong Load Custom Records in the early 1990s enlisting former Record Plant Recording Studios co-workers, Bradshaw Lambert and Rob Schnapf. Bong Load Records is notable for developing and releasing Beck's "Loser" single which became the first number one, non-major label single since FM radio became mainstream. Together Rothrock, Schnapf and Karl Stephenson recorded Mellow Gold, Beck's major label debut.
In film, Rothrock produced the original songs for the About A Boy soundtrack and score with Badly Drawn Boy. He composed music for the film Collateral directed by Michael Mann and is credited on the song "Goofy Goober Rock" on The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie soundtrack, his recording of R. L. Burnside's "It's Bad You Know" was included on The Sopranos original television soundtrack release. During 2013, Rothrock returned to collaborate with James Blunt on the album Moon Landing. Working at Sunset Sound Studios in Hollywood, California the resulting release was well received among music critics and considered a comeback for Blunt. In 2016 Rothrock marked Bong Load Records' 25th anniversary by re-launching the label's vinyl record division, he relocated the Los Angeles company to the arts district of Las Vegas, Nevada. 2014: Brightest Starr Single – Tom Rothrock Featuring Marie´ Digby 2010: All Right Now Ep – Tom Rothrock 2010: FuzzFace Ep – Tom Rothrock 2010: Magneto Ep – Tom Rothrock 2010: Eivissa Ep – Tom Rothrock 2007: Resonator Lp – Tom Rothrock 2013: Moon Landing – James Blunt 2013: Division Street – Harper Simon 2011: Blue Sky Blue – Pete Murray 2009: Harper Simon – Harper Simon 2009: Black Swan – Athlete 2009: The Show – Yonder Mountain String Band 2008: Unfold – Marie Digby 2007: All the Lost Souls – James Blunt 2007: New Moon – Elliott Smith 2007: Never Slow Down – Roman Carter 2006: Yonder Mountain String Band – Yonder Mountain String Band 2005: Leaders Of The Free World – Elbow 2005: Surgery – The Warlocks 2005: Exploration – Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion 2005: Back to Bedlam – James Blunt 2004: Launchpad – Particle 2004: Greatest Hits: 30 Years Of Rock Who Do you Love Remix – George Thorogood 2003: Action Pact – Sloan 2003: Third Shift Grotto Slack – Jay Farrar 2002: Have You Fed the Fish?
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Mano Negra (band)
Mano Negra was a French music group active from 1987 to 1995 and fronted by Manu Chao. The group was founded in Paris by Chao, his brother and cousin, all born of Spanish parents with Cuban roots, their songs were in Spanish and French switching from one language to the other in the same song or in the middle of a sentence or title. They had a hit song in Arabic, they are considered pioneers of world fusion. Mano Negra incorporated an impressive array of musical styles: punk rock, ska, French chanson, hip hop, raï, rockabilly and African rhythms, they made frequent use of samples from everyday sounds and experimental post-production techniques. This omnivorous approach, based on absorption and combination of a broad range of styles and sounds, was termed patchanka by the group. Taking Paris by storm in the winter of 1988-9, Mano Negra was touring the world by the following spring, achieving mainstream success in most of Europe and South America and recording a live album in Japan — however their embrace by the English-speaking world remained limited.
"Mala Vida", "Out of Time Man" and "The Monkey" are among their most famous songs. The group earned a cult following through festive performances. After the release of their anticipated second album, Mano Negra famously declined to play the major Paris venues and toured only the cabarets of Pigalle instead, sometimes ending their sets in illegal street performances. In 1992 they celebrated the 500th anniversary of Columbus's voyage with a Latin American tour completed on a cargo ship in which a street of Nantes had been recreated, it included a performance at the Earth Summit. Their last and most exploratory album, Casa Babylon, was released only after the band's splitup, its reception in South America contributed to a renewal of Latino rock in the 1990s. Frontman Manu Chao went on to do a successful solo career, bringing some of Casa Babylon's songs to the stage with his group Radio Bemba Sound System. Mano Negra is now considered a cult band and still spreads their spirit to multiple acts around the world.
The band's name came to the group. "Mano Negro" was the name of a band of guerrillas in South America, the band liked the black-hand symbol. In mid-1980s France, alternative rock bands such as Bérurier Noir, Noir Désir, or Los Carayos were leading the local scene, it is in this context that the musician Manu Chao, with the intention of recording some songs he had written that did not fit into the groups he had been a member of, decided to start a band with his brother, trumpeter Antoine Chao, his cousin, drummer Santi Casariego. Needing more musicians, they called the group "Dirty District" and recorded in 1987 the EP Takin' it up. Included in the initial combo was Jo Dahan on bass, from the legendary French punk band Les Wampas. After the recording, the group was diluted sporadically, with three members participating in other projects: Manu in Les Casse Pieds, Antoine with The Kingsnakes and Los Carayos with Santi. However, the following year, they still recorded Patchanka; the album contains songs written by Manu Chao and featuring Dirty District along with other musicians from Les Casse Pieds, urban group, holiday and gifts to improvise, Hot Pants and Los Carayos, to accompany the three members of the group.
Patchanka is an album that reflects the DIY ethos of the era, made on a budget and with imagination, Manu Chao allowing the recording of several songs as unedited renditions: "Mala Vida", "Indios de Barcelona" and "Ronde de Nuit", among others. The laborious search for the Patchanka sound did not stop there, as Manu continued to collaborate with other groups. All the while Patchanka was continuing to accumulate good reviews. Daniel Jamet, Jo Dahan and Philippe Teboul, three members of Les Casse Pieds, decided to join the Mano Negra project and would be joined by keyboardist Tomas Darnal; the group toured France and drew media attention, getting a record deal with major label Virgin Records France, which brought them criticism from the French alternative scene, but otherwise allowed them to pay for their travels. In 1989 the band started recording their second LP, Puta's Fever, the title being an ironic stab at the contempt with which other groups were treating them for their signing with Virgin Records.
Pierre Gauthe, joined as the eighth member of the group, they went on tour to Latin America, choosing countries like Peru or Ecuador, unaccustomed to receiving foreign rock bands, causing a sensation in the audience to perform free concerts in auditoriums and public places. Recording concluded on Puta's Fever, considered one of the best albums of the group, which mixes Tex-Mex, Arabic songs, etc. Enriched with the Latin American experience and tucked behind the success of the new job in France and other European countries, they began a world tour in 1990, leading them to visit more than fifteen countries, including: Japan, Holland and the United States, where they opened for Iggy Pop. However, the U. S. to
Nuevo León the Free and Sovereign State of Nuevo León, is one of the 31 states which, with Mexico City, compose the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico. It is divided into 51 municipalities and its capital city is Monterrey, it is located in Northeastern Mexico. It is bordered by the states of Tamaulipas to the north and east, San Luis Potosí to the south, Coahuila to the west. To the north, Nuevo León has a 15 kilometer stretch of the U. S.–Mexico border adjacent to the U. S. state of Texas. The state was named after the New Kingdom of León, an administrative territory of the Viceroyalty of New Spain, itself named after the historic Spanish Kingdom of León. Besides its capital, other important cities are Guadalupe, Santa Catarina, San Nicolás de los Garza, San Pedro Garza García, all of which are part of the Monterrey Metropolitan area. Nuevo León was founded by conquistador Alberto del Canto, although frequent raids by Chichimecas, the natives of the north, prevented the establishment of any permanent settlements.
Subsequent to the failure of del Canto to populate the area, Luis Carvajal y de la Cueva, at the head of a group of Portuguese and Spanish settlers who were of Jewish descent, requested permission from the Spanish King to attempt to settle the area which would be called the New Kingdom of León and would fail as well. It wasn't until 1596 under the leadership of Diego de Montemayor. Nuevo Leon became one of the Eastern Internal Provinces in Northern New Spain; the capital of Nuevo León is Monterrey, the third largest city in Mexico with over four million residents. Monterrey is a modern and affluent city, Nuevo León has long been one of Mexico's most industrialized states. Nuevo León has an extreme climate, there is little rainfall throughout the year; the territory covers 64,220 square kilometres, can be divided into three regions: a hot, dry region in the north, a temperate region in the mountains, a semi-arid region in the south. The Sierra Madre Oriental mountain range affects in an important way the lay of the land forming the Galeana and Doctor Arroyo plateaus, the Iguana, Picachos and Santa Clara mountain ranges, the Pilón, Ascensión, Río Blanco valleys.
As for hydrography, the San Juan River supplies the El Cuchillo dam, which provides water for Monterrey and the metropolitan area. There are the Cerro Prieto, La Boca, Vaquerías, Agualeguas dams. Laguna de Labradores is a major lake in Nuevo León, Pozo del Gavilán is a natural well. Both are located in the Galeana municipality; the flora of the region includes brush and pastures in the low regions, pine and oak trees in the mountains. The fauna includes black bears, mountain lions, prairie dogs, foxes and white-tailed deer, along with smaller species; as of 2015, Nuevo León's population was about 5.119 million. Of these over 90%, or about 4.7 million, of the state's population resides within the Monterrey Metropolitan area, making it the third largest metropolitan area in the country. Life expectancy in the state is high, being 79 years for women. Ninety-four percent of the total population occupy urban areas, one million of which are home-owners, 98% have all utilities; the remaining 2% is the small indigenous population, isolated and lives in the mountain regions.
Following the nation's tendency, a majority of the population identifies as being Roman Catholic, but it has a sizable Protestant population. The high quality of life that prevails across the state is reflected on statistical rates such as education, as the entity reports an perfect record for finished secondary education, 13 in 100 inhabitants earn a professional degree. In the same line, illiteracy rates for the state are within the lowest in the nation at 2.8%, just behind the Distrito Federal which still leads the country in this regard. Institutions of higher education include: Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León Tecnológico Nacional de México Centro de Estudios Universitarios Universidad Regiomontana Universidad Metropolitana de Monterrey Universidad de Monterrey Centro de Estudios Superiores de Diseño de Monterrey Facultad Libre de Derecho de Monterrey Highly industrialized, Nuevo León possesses a standard of living similar to that of countries such as Croatia, Slovakia or Poland.
In 2007, the per capita GDP of the state was similar to that of the Asian Tiger of South Korea and higher than that of some European Union states such as Slovakia and Hungary. At about $27,000, it was the highest GDP per capita of any Mexican state, was therefore higher than the Mexican national average. One of its municipalities, San Pedro Garza García, is among the richest in the country in terms of per capita income, it is home of powerful conglomerates, such as Cemex, Maseca, Banorte, ALFA (Sigma, Nemak and Hylsa, i-service, Vitro SA, FEMSA, Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma. Nuevo León boasts a rich agricultural core, called the "orange belt"
Electronic music is music that employs electronic musical instruments, digital instruments and circuitry-based music technology. In general, a distinction can be made between sound produced using electromechanical means, that produced using electronics only. Electromechanical instruments include mechanical elements, such as strings, so on, electric elements, such as magnetic pickups, power amplifiers and loudspeakers. Examples of electromechanical sound producing devices include the telharmonium, Hammond organ, the electric guitar, which are made loud enough for performers and audiences to hear with an instrument amplifier and speaker cabinet. Pure electronic instruments do not have vibrating strings, hammers, or other sound-producing mechanisms. Devices such as the theremin and computer can produce electronic sounds; the first electronic devices for performing music were developed at the end of the 19th century, shortly afterward Italian futurists explored sounds that had not been considered musical.
During the 1920s and 1930s, electronic instruments were introduced and the first compositions for electronic instruments were made. By the 1940s, magnetic audio tape allowed musicians to tape sounds and modify them by changing the tape speed or direction, leading to the development of electroacoustic tape music in the 1940s, in Egypt and France. Musique concrète, created in Paris in 1948, was based on editing together recorded fragments of natural and industrial sounds. Music produced from electronic generators was first produced in Germany in 1953. Electronic music was created in Japan and the United States beginning in the 1950s. An important new development was the advent of computers to compose music. Algorithmic composition with computers was first demonstrated in the 1950s. In the 1960s, live electronics were pioneered in America and Europe, Japanese electronic musical instruments began influencing the music industry, Jamaican dub music emerged as a form of popular electronic music. In the early 1970s, the monophonic Minimoog synthesizer and Japanese drum machines helped popularize synthesized electronic music.
In the 1970s, electronic music began having a significant influence on popular music, with the adoption of polyphonic synthesizers, electronic drums, drum machines, turntables, through the emergence of genres such as disco, new wave, synth-pop, hip hop and EDM. In the 1980s, electronic music became more dominant in popular music, with a greater reliance on synthesizers, the adoption of programmable drum machines such as the Roland TR-808 and bass synthesizers such as the TB-303. In the early 1980s, digital technologies for synthesizers including digital synthesizers such as the Yamaha DX7 were popularized, a group of musicians and music merchants developed the Musical Instrument Digital Interface. Electronically produced music became prevalent in the popular domain by the 1990s, because of the advent of affordable music technology. Contemporary electronic music includes many varieties and ranges from experimental art music to popular forms such as electronic dance music. Today, pop electronic music is most recognizable in its 4/4 form and more connected with the mainstream culture as opposed to its preceding forms which were specialized to niche markets.
At the turn of the 20th century, experimentation with emerging electronics led to the first electronic musical instruments. These initial inventions were not sold, but were instead used in demonstrations and public performances; the audiences were presented with reproductions of existing music instead of new compositions for the instruments. While some were considered novelties and produced simple tones, the Telharmonium synthesized the sound of orchestral instruments, it achieved viable public interest and made commercial progress into streaming music through telephone networks. Critics of musical conventions at the time saw promise in these developments. Ferruccio Busoni encouraged the composition of microtonal music allowed for by electronic instruments, he predicted the use of machines in future music, writing the influential Sketch of a New Esthetic of Music. Futurists such as Francesco Balilla Pratella and Luigi Russolo began composing music with acoustic noise to evoke the sound of machinery.
They predicted expansions in timbre allowed for by electronics in the influential manifesto The Art of Noises. Developments of the vacuum tube led to electronic instruments that were smaller and more practical for performance. In particular, the theremin, ondes Martenot and trautonium were commercially produced by the early 1930s. From the late 1920s, the increased practicality of electronic instruments influenced composers such as Joseph Schillinger to adopt them, they were used within orchestras, most composers wrote parts for the theremin that could otherwise be performed with string instruments. Avant-garde composers criticized the predominant use of electronic instruments for conventional purposes; the instruments offered expansions in pitch resources that were exploited by advocates of microtonal music such as Charles Ives, Dimitrios Levidis, Olivier Messiaen and Edgard Varèse. Further, Percy Grainger used the theremin to abandon fixed tonation while Russian composers such as Gavriil Popov treated it as a source of noise in otherwise-acoustic noise music.
Developments in early recording technology paralleled that of electronic instruments. The first means of recording and reproducing audio was invented in the late 19th century with the mechanical phonograph. Record players became a common household item, by the 1920s comp
Cypress Hill is an American hip hop group from South Gate, California. Cypress Hill was the first Latino American hip hop recording group to have platinum and multi-platinum albums, selling over 20 million albums worldwide, they are considered to be among the main progenitors of West Coast rap and hip hop in the early 1990s, being critically acclaimed for their first four albums. The band has advocated for medical and recreational use of cannabis in the United States. Senen Reyes and Ulpiano Sergio Reyes are brothers born in Pinar del Cuba. In 1971, their family emigrated to the United States from Cuba, they lived in South Gate, California. In 1988, the two brothers teamed up with New York City native Lawrence Muggerud and Louis Freese to form a hip-hop group named DVX; the band soon lost Mellow Man Ace to a solo career, changed their name to Cypress Hill, after a street in South Gate. After recording a demo in 1989, Cypress Hill signed a record deal with Ruffhouse Records, their self-titled first album was released in August 1991.
The lead single was the double A-side "The Phuncky Feel One"/"How I Could Just Kill a Man" which received heavy airplay on urban and college radio. The other two singles released from the album were "Hand on the Pump" and "Latin Lingo", the latter of which combined English and Spanish lyrics; the success of these singles led to the album selling two million copies in the US alone. Cypress Hill contributed the song "Shoot'Em Up" to the soundtrack of the movie Juice; the group made their first appearance at Lollapalooza on the side stage in 1992. Black Sunday, the group's second album, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 in 1993, recording the highest Soundscan for a rap group up until that time. With their debut still in the charts, they became the first rap group to have two albums in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 at the same time. With "Insane in the Brain" becoming a crossover hit, the album went triple platinum in the U. S. and sold about 3.25 million copies. The band headlined the Soul Assassins tour with House of Pain and Funkdoobiest as support performed on a college tour with Rage Against the Machine and Seven Year Bitch.
In 1993, Cypress Hill had two tracks on the Judgment Night soundtrack, teaming up with Pearl Jam on the track "Real Thing" and Sonic Youth on "I Love You Mary Jane". The group played at Woodstock 94, introducing new member Eric Bobo, son of Willie Bobo and a percussionist with the Beastie Boys. Rolling Stone magazine named the group as the best rap group in their music awards voted by critics and readers. Cypress Hill played at Lollapalooza for two successive years, topping the bill in 1995, they appeared on the "Homerpalooza" episode of The Simpsons. Prior to Bobo joining the crew, Panchito "Ponch" Gomez sat in as a percussionist, their third album III: Temples of Boom was released in 1995, the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA. Cypress Hill contributed a track "I Wanna Get High" to the High Times sponsored Hempilation album to support NORML. Sen Dog took a break from the band to form a Los Angeles-based rap rock band, SX-10. Meanwhile, in 1996, Cypress Hill appeared on the first Smokin' Grooves tour, featuring Ziggy Marley, The Fugees, Busta Rhymes and A Tribe Called Quest.
The band released a nine track EP Unreleased and Revamped with rare mixes. In 1997, band members focused on their solo careers. Muggs released Soul Assassins: Chapter 1 featuring contributions from Dr. Dre, KRS-One, Wyclef Jean and Mobb Deep. B-Real appeared with Busta Rhymes, Coolio, LL Cool J and Method Man on "Hit Em High" from the multi-platinum Space Jam Soundtrack, he appeared with RBX, Nas and KRS-One on "East Coast Killer, West Coast Killer" from Dr. Dre's Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath album, contributed to an album entitled The Psycho Realm with the band of the same name. Though the focus that year was not on group efforts, the band played Smokin' Grooves with George Clinton and Erykah Badu. Cypress Hill released IV in 1998 which went gold in the US, on the backs of hit singles "Tequila Sunrise" and "Dr. Greenthumb". Sen Dog released the Get Wood sampler as part of SX-10 on the label Flip. In 1999, Cypress Hill helped with the PC crime video game Kingpin: Life of Crime. Three of the band's songs from the 1998 IV album were in the game.
B-Real did voice work for some of the game's characters. In 1999, the band released a greatest-hits album in Spanish, Los grandes éxitos en español. In 2000, Cypress Hill fused genres with their fifth album, Skull & Bones, a two-disc album; the first disc, "Skull" was composed of rap tracks while "Bones" explored further the group's forays into rock. The album reached the Top 5 on number 3 in Canada; the first single was "Rap Superstar" for urban radio. Following the release of the album, Cypress Hill landed a slot opening for The Offspring on the Conspiracy of One tour; the band released Live at the Fillmore, a concert disc recorded at the Fillmore in 2000. Cypress Hill continued their experimentation with rock on the Stoned Raiders album in 2001. However, its sales were a disappointment, as the disc did not reach the top 50 of the US album charts. In 2001, the group appeared in the film. Cypress Hill recorded "Just Another Victim" for WWE as a theme song for Tazz. At the time, WWE was using original music for all of the wrestlers.
The band released Till Death Do Us Part on March 23, 2004. The