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MANI (STONE ROSES/PRIMAL SCREAM) TO PLAY KL THIS SATURDAY
February 22, 2010, 5:55 am
Filed under: Music News

Full details can be found on the THIS FEELING KL Facebook page. Mayo.



YOJI SOLO @ KL LIVE
December 9, 2009, 6:18 am
Filed under: Music News

December 11th, 2009 will see the return of Japanese Tech Dance Superstar “YOJI” in all his glamorous splendor as he gets ready to take the stage at Synergy at KL Live in Kuala Lumpur.

Recognized throughout the world for his signature fusion of Techno, Tech-Trance and Hard Dance, the Tech-Dance leader is ready to take you on a musical journey into the future. So make sure to come down to KL Live on December 11th, as it will be an experience you won’t soon forget.

Date/Time: Dec 11, 2009
Venue: KL Live @ Life Center
Ticket Price: RM88, RM68
Booking Hotline: 03-7711 5000

For more details, please visit http://www.kl-live.com.my/ or http://axcess.com.my/Mayo.




Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip confirm new album details
December 7, 2009, 9:14 am
Filed under: Music News

The almighty dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip have finally announced the details for the follow album to the 2008 release of Angles.

The new album, entitled ‘Logic Of Chance’ is due next March with a full supporting UK tour. First single ‘Get Better’ will be released in February. Scroob recently confirmed the following 11 tracks have found their way onto the album:

‘Sick Tonight’
‘Five Minutes’
‘Cauliflower’
‘GB’
‘Get Better’
‘Inert Explosions’
‘Stake A Claim’
‘The Beat’
‘Last Train Home’
‘Snob’
‘Cowboi’

You can witness a little sneak preview of some of the tracks that made the cut below, where the duo performed at this year’s Bestival and Glastonbury festivals. Mayo.



LIAM OUTLINES SOLO AMBITIONS
November 20, 2009, 5:56 am
Filed under: Music News

 

Speaking with MTV Italy this week Liam Gallagher confirmed that he is to get back into the studio with the remaining members of Oasis to record some of the songs he’s inked since Noel’s departure from the band.

The frontman proclaimed “We’ve been demoing some songs that we’ve had on the quiet. After Christmas we might go in the studio and record it and hopefully have an album out in July. “

“We’ll do it in a different kind of way now. I’ll try and reconnect with a new band, new songs and I’m feeling confident about the songs. I’m feeling a million per cent confident that they could be better than Oasis.”

When asked about the subject of Noel and wether an Oasis reunion was on the cards, Liam quipped: “I love him to bits but we just don’t get on. Me and our kid have never been that close anyway. Alright, we were in the band but we kept ourselves to each other, he’d do his thing and I’d do my thing, I’ve got my friends, he’s got his friends.” Mayo.



APPLE JELLY ANNOUNCES ASIA GIGS
November 19, 2009, 5:20 am
Filed under: Music News

French electro rock outfit Apple Jelly are coming to KL this Saturday 28th November as part of their tour of the region. The night is being held at Cloth & Clef and admission is FREE! The Parisian duo has also announced that they are going to play The Standard’s own night Popscene at the Rock Pub, Bangkok on 2nd December. Magnifique. Mayo.



MUTANT MAYHEM DATE CONFIRMED
October 21, 2009, 9:14 am
Filed under: Music News

mutantmayhemSo its been a few months in the making, but it’s recently been confirmed that Mutant Mayhem KL will be launching on Friday 30th October at Mansion, Asian Heritage Row.

The night is born out of the premise of nothing but the top notch floor fillers of fidget pioneers like Fake Blood and Crookers, indie-electro a la Soulwax and the heaviest electro anthems by artists like Justice, but expect to hear a little Chromeo & Major Lazer for good measure.

Best way to keep up to date on all the Mutant happenings is to join the official Facebook group or follow them on Twitter.

Fresh off the back of an awesome nights spinning at Mixing In Action’s regular Crescendolls night at Cloth & Clef, Mutant Mayhem founder and resident VNRP has uploaded a half hour mix of what you can expect come 30th October, and its sicker than JosefFritzl. You can download VNRP’s half hour MM mix at the link below and expect to see a Top Five from him on kokoasia.com soon.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=DTWF8ZHV

You ready? Mayo.



BILLY CORGAN TO RELEASE 44 FREE SONGS
September 17, 2009, 7:58 am
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The Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan revealed yesterday on his blog that he is undertaking a free music project of monolithic proportions.

Billy recently started work on the album titled “Teargarden by Kaleidyscope” and intends to give all 44 songs away for free when studio completed. Billy is something of an innovator in the online free music world, having released ‘Machina II/The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music’ long before Radiohead came up with the same idea for their most recent album ‘In Rainbows’.

There is a twist in the tale however. The songs wont all be released at once. Starting from the end of October, Billy will upload each track one at a time, however there will still be a collectable mini box set EP for die hard fans who want the physical form.

Corgan has promised “the original psychedelic roots of The Smashing Pumpkins: atmospheric, melodic, heavy, and pretty”. He also says, “the album is based on ‘The Fool’s Journey’, as signified in the progress of the Tarot.” So now you know. Mayo.




CASABLANCAS REVEALS SOLO ALBUM RELEASE DATE
September 14, 2009, 6:20 am
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As we revealed on KOKO Asia a few weeks back, Julian Casablancas has completed his first solo effort entitled ‘Phrazes For The Young ‘.

It is due to hit stores in the UK on the 19th October and a day later in the states, a worldwide release is soon to follow.

Revealed on his website, www.juliancasablancas.com, the indie trendsetter announced that fans will be able to pre order the new album directly from his site in the coming weeks.

Casablancas is planning a solo UK tour to coincide with the release of his new album, according to reports from NME.

You can see a preview of his solo endeavour below. Mayo.



ARCTIC MONKEYS MOCKUMENTARY ON ITS WAY
September 10, 2009, 6:23 am
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A forthcoming Arctic Monkeys mockumentary called ‘Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee’, directed by Shane Meadows of ‘This Is England’ fame is due to be released October 9th.

The film tells the story of rock roadie Le Donk, played by Paddy Considine, who also featured in the video for the bands track ‘Leave Before The Lights Come On‘. The short film centres around Le Donk breaking up with his girlfriend but then teaming up with white rapper Scor-Zay-Zee and the impending tribulations he has trying to book Scorz to play with the band on tour.

The trailer can be witnessed below. Excited, anyone? Mayo.



BEATLEMANIA IS BACK
September 9, 2009, 9:04 am
Filed under: Music News

No one can underestimate the legendary, almost God like status of The Beatles. Seen as one of the most creative and influential bands of all time their popularity is as strong now as ever. The Beatles are loved by – and have inspired – pretty much every generation that has come along after them, but with the release of “The Beatles – Rock Band” game their genius is about to be presented to a whole new digital generation.

Yes, it is essentially Guitar Hero, and yes, Guitar Hero sucks (in my opinion anyway), but this is a game which has shifted over 25 million copies and has a fan following that rivals The Beatles themselves. Combine the two and were going to have the biggest phenomenon to keep teenagers locked in their rooms since masturbation began.

Not only are many people pitching a tent at the prospect of reliving the magic through their computer console, but there is also the news that all of the previous Beatles albums have been digitally remastered for the first time, allowing millions to hear the songs in their modern sounding glory as opposed to the gritty Abbey Road sessions.

In even bigger news, living legend Paul McCartney recently told our buddies at NME.com that the Fab Four’s work could soon be available for download, something which has mirked Beatles fans for years due to the ongoing legal complications with iTunes, EMI, Apple, or whoever else is taking the wrath for holding the Scouser’s work from the masses.

“We were having problems with iTunes – well not iTunes, EMI was the problem with allowing people to download our work, which we would like to see happen because thats how a lot of people get their music” quipped McCartney.

The catalyst for change and finally allowing the Beatles archive to be available online may even be down to the new Beatles game itself, as Paul explains “We kind of bypassed the issue with downloads because now you can do it in ‘Rock Band’. I’ve always liked that, when your told you cant do something and suddenly theres a little route around the back”

Beatlemania? Again? Yes please….Mayo.