Far East Movement Kicks Off Their “Up In The Air” Tour. Far East Movement, a band also known by the name of just FM, will kick off their “Up In The Air” tour on September 13th in Anaheim, CA with Mike Posner. The group’s first single “Like A G6″ is currently #12 overall on iTunes Top Songs and #5 on iTunes Top Pop Songs. The song is also still climbing on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart(last placed at #41) and is #25 on the country’s digital song sales chart. FM’s members Kev Nish, Prohgress, J Splif and DJ Virman started the band in Los Angeles where they’ve already had a #1 song at radio with the hit “Girls On The Dance Floor.” Their music bridges the gap between underground club and mainstream hip-hop and pop music. They’ve coined the term ‘Free Wired’ to describe their lifestyle and sound that blends elements of Hip-Hop, Pop, Electro and Dance. “We want people at our shows to feel free to let loose and ‘geek out’ however the feel comfortable. Our music and lifestyle is about making sure everyone is having a good time,” states Kev Nish. Far East Movement have already taken the Los Angeles club scene global; they’ve already done two world tours, including recent stints with Lady Gaga, N*E*R*D, Robyn/Kelis and LMFAO. The ‘Free Wired’ debut album will also feature appearances from Ryan Tedder, Snoop Dogg, Keri Hilson, Pitbull and Lil’ Jon.
MOLOKO star Roisin Murphy is set to headline the Burlectric night at London’s SeOne Club next Saturday night (05/09/09). The boys from Razorlight will also be there, taking their turn alongside Indie, Hybrid, and the engineer of Electronica, David E. Sugar, to grace the DJ decks alongside Rae, Goldierocks, Feelin’ Electro and Johan Ten Houten. Clubgoers can expect new music from handpicked, cutting-edge bands & DJ’s, fashion from the scene’s emerging designers, and a very healthy serving of Continue reading →
DJ Yoda is busting out of the studio and heading back onto the road this October with his latest breathtaking spectacular, DJ Yoda’s National Video Vacation. Twisting the visual and manipulating the musical into a 90-minute non-stop blast of astounding good time spontaneity, DJ Yoda, AKA Duncan Beiny, follows up last year’s acclaimed Magic Cinema Show with a 100% brand new selection of magnificent manoeuvres that will see him shaking you to the core with unbelievable optical chicanery and deck wizardry. Armed to the teeth with his trusty Pioneer SVM1000, some choice cutting edge beats and the rarest footage harvested from the deepest depths of YouTube all augmented with his own extensive archives, Yoda has taken his unique abilities to the next level, slipping underground grooves next to Sesame Street rave and mixing up Alan Sugar with electro, hip-hop and dubstep beats and always rocking the floor. With his How to Cut & Paste Country & Western Edition leading a Country revival, DJ Yoda has already got the series’ next groundbreaking instalment in the bag and is working on his latest artist album that will feature some high profile collaborations. Until they see the light of day, be sure to catch DJ Yoda’s National Video Vacation.
Wed 21 Leeds Cockpit 0113 245 5570
Thu 22 Nottingham Rescue Rooms 0871 310 0000
Fri 23 Brighton Concorde 2 01273 673 311
Sat 24 Bristol O2 Academy 0844 477 2000
Sun 25 Birmingham Custard Factory 0121 224 7502
Tue 27 Liverpool O2 Academy 2 0844 477 2000
Wed 28 Newcastle O2 Academy 2 0844 477 2000
Thu 29 Glasgow Oran Mor 0844 847 2487
Fri 30 Manchester Club Academy 0161 832 1111
Sat 31 London HMV Forum 0844 847 2405
Jack Allsopp – Just Jack
Born in North London, Jack grew up on a diet of dance music including, break dance, electro hip hop and house. A wannabe break dancer at eight, his love of dance music led him to start DJing at the age of fifteen and he soon became submerged in DJ culture and US garage. After completing a degree in Furniture Design Jack enrolled on a community music production course, which heightened his awareness to the potential of sampling. This inspired Jack to concentrate on perfecting his sound by night and to take on a series of unfulfilling jobs by day. “I’ve been a washer upper, a flower arranger, a runner for a TV post production company… I even worked at Gap for while. That made me all the more determined to work at the music. I would get this down time in a studio and be recording all night, and working at Gap all day. It was knackering but it was very inspiring time.” Jack’s debut album, ‘The Outer Marker’ is a collection of songs about modern life, relationships and the pressures of social situations. Originally released by the independent label RG Records, Just Jack’s debut album ‘The Outer Marker’ received fantastic reviews. ‘The Independent’ described it as “impressive”, Q said, “masterful”, the ‘NME’ said “Awesome. Welcome Just Jack, you rule!”, and ‘The Big Issue’ saluted Jack as “The new troubadour of daily life in the UK”.
“The Outer Marker” has recently been re-packaged and re-released and now includes extra tracks and the video for ‘Snowflakes’. It has been receiving plenty of airplay and remixes from the likes of Aphrodite and a famous Cure bootleg of ‘Snowflakes’ is now thrusting Just Jack into the limelight. Recently, Jack and his band played his third ever gig to a great crowd at the Glastonbury Dance Tent and he will be performing at the V Festivals later this summer.
Jack Allsopp on Just Jack:
“I never had heroes and never wanted to be like other musicians”, he says. “I have no affiliations to anyone, I’m not part of a gang, I’m not a part of a scene and I don’t have a sound that’s obviously a part of a scene. I’m Just Jack.” Following the success of Just Jack’s club dates this month, he now embarks on a UK summer tour in support of his stunning new album ‘All Night Cinema’ (June 8th), produced by Jack and Jay Reynolds. Book-ending the 5-date summer tour are festival appearances in Birmingham (June 6th) and Glasgow (June 14th). Jack also plays Glastonbury at the end of June. ‘All Night Cinema’ sees Just Jack at his blistering best, the new single ‘Embers’ (March 30th) has proved to be a big radio hit and is on the Radio One A-List. The second single from the album is set to be ‘Doctor Doctor’ out June 1st. Jack’s recent club tour where he premiered tracks from his new album has been greeted with rave reviews. ‘Blessed with an everyman appeal and a pleasing poetic facility, he performs with a natural charm that few pop artists are able to muster.’
Just Jack UK dates:
Sat 6th BIRMINGHAM, Pritchattsbury Festival 0871 230 0010 www.seetickets.com
Sun 7th LIVERPOOL, O2 Academy 2 0844 477 2000 www.ticketweb.co.uk
Mon 8th NEWCASTLE, O2 Academy 2 0844 477 2000 www.ticketweb.co.uk
Wed 10th SHEFFIELD at Leadmill 0870 010 4555 www.ticketweb.co.uk
Thu 11th LONDON, Electric Ballroom 08444 771 000 www.stargreen.com
Sat 13th SCOTLAND, Rock Ness Festival 08444 999 990 www.rockness.co.uk
Sun 14th GLASGOW, The Arches 08444 999 990 www.gigsinscotland.com
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Already for 53 years, the Eurovision Song Contest is Europe’s favorite TV show. After more than five decades featuring some 1,100 songs, the contest has become a modern classic, strongly embedded into Europe’s collective mind. Read on to find out how it all started over half a century ago…
After 53 years, the database with Eurovision Song Contest facts and figures, stories and anecdotes is huge! A true, die-hard fan knows how many points Luxembourg got in 1980 (56), who came last in 1972 (Malta, with 48 points) and how many times the Netherlands got 12 points in 1996 (once, from Austria). Because no one can expect you to become a living Eurovision Song Contest encyclopedia, Eurovision.tv takes you through the contest’s history in fast forward. It’s all you need to know before you dive into the rich history of the Eurovision Song Contest…
How it all begun
Did you know that not only stars like ABBA, Celine Dion, Cliff Richard and Julio Iglesias took part, but also dance act Riverdance thanks its fame to the Eurovision Song Contest? The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) was formed on 12th February 1950 by 23 broadcasting organisations from Europe and the Mediterranean at a conference in Devon, United Kingdom. It was on the 6th of June, 1954, that Montreux became the venue for the first transmission by the EBU’s Eurovision Network of the Narcissus Festival and its flower-bedecked procession floats. The first Eurovision viewers eagerly watched on four million television sets in homes, bars, and shop windows in Germany, Belgium, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, the Netherlands and Switzerland.
In 1955, the EBU came up with the idea of an international song contest whereby countries, represeted by their respective public broadcasters, would participate in one television show, to be transmitted simultaneously in all represented nations. This was conceived during a meeting in Monaco in 1955 by Marcel Bezençon, a Frenchman working for the EBU. The competition was based upon the Italian Festival di Sanremo, held for the first time in 1951, and was also seen as a technological experiment in live television: In those days, it was a very ambitious project to join many countries together in a wide-area international network. Satellite television did not exist yet at that time, and the Eurovision Network comprised a terrestrial microwave network. Le Grand-Prix Eurovision de la Chanson Européenne was born!
Without interruption, the Eurovision Song Contest has been broadcast every year since 1956, which makes it one of the longest-running television programmes in the world. In 2003, the first ever Junior Eurovision Song Contest took place, while the Eurovision Song Contest celebrated her 50th anniversity 2005. Viewers picked ABBA’s Waterloo as best ever Eurovision Song Contest song. In 2007, Europe could see the first ever Eurovision Dance Contest.
The 2008 running saw a record of 43 represented countries, as Azerbaijan and San Marino joined the family. The competition has been broadcast throughout Europe, but also in Australia, Canada, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Jordan, Korea, New Zealand and the United States, even though these countries do not participate. In 2009, an Asian version of the Eurovision Song Contest is expected to be launched.