It’s 2012 and Faderhead’s electronic music assault is in full swing. One EP, four highly acclaimed albums in 4 years – and 3 massive worldwide clubhits with “Dirtygrrrls/Dirtybois”, “TZDV” and now “Destroy Improve Rebuild” – have moved the project from Hamburg/Germany into the limelight of the harder electro scene. From stompy techno to synthpop to dirty groove-laden electro: Faderhead mashes it all up like no one else as is evident by the current album “Black Friday”, a concept album which is accompanied by a 15-minute short movie … After releasing the track “The Protagonist” as a one-off compilation entry on the Advanced Electronics Vol. 3, Faderhead received a lot of record company attention and finally signed with Accession Records/Indigo to release his debut album FH1 in 2006. Rave reviews and the inofficial “newcomer of the year” title made FH1 an instant debut-success with standout tracks like “The Protagonist”, “Vanish” and “O/H Scavenger”. The year progressed and saw Faderhead play shows alongside bands like Combichrist, Diary Of Dreams, SITD, Painbastard and others, winning over the audience again and again. 2007 saw the release of the extremely popular FH2 CD which featured the massive club hit “Dirtygrrrls/Dirtybois”, a song that still fills dancefloors 2 years later. Faderhead released a music video for the track “Girly Show” and played festivals like WGT (Germany) and Infest (UK) among other shows. 2008 started with the departure from Accession Records and the signing to L-Tracks Recordings. This decision led to serious speculation regarding the future of Faderhead by press and fans, but the free song/video release of the hauntingly beautiful pianoballad “Exit Ghost” firmly silenced all sceptics. Only a few months later the powerful club-anthem “TZDV” was released alongside a very popular video and conquered dancefloors from Moscow to Mexico City. This put an end to any doubts that may have persisted about the direction of Faderhead and established the German producer as one of the top names in the genre at merely 25 years of age. On October 10th, the highly-anticipated FH3 album was released and again gathered top reviews from media and fans alike – FH3’s darker mood and more aggressive tones showing once again an evolution from the previous recordings.
THE DEAD ROOM
The Dead Room: this where I’m supposed to be all clever & smart like, isn’t it? Hmmm… let’s see. We’re from Chicago. Founded by S@int and now joined on stage by Napalm Bettie and Turner Xie (Negutyv Xeiro.) What more could you possibly want written here? Let’s go, Start a Riot. Start a Revolution.
Chicago-based Cyanotic, part band, part machine, has been producing a hybrid of heavily metalized electro-industrial jams, cheekily referred to as “angry robot music”, since forming in 2002, a redigitized representation of Chicago’s lineage of dark counterculture. Equal parts danceable chaos and synthetic precision, Cyanotic has been crossing boundaries and touring heavily with the likes of Front Line Assembly, Skinny Puppy, Dillinger Escape Plan and many more while building a strong core fanbase across the US + Europe