Second round is here and once again BREATH OF LIFE is on top of its game, keeping our promise to deliver the best of the best from all reaches of the universe (ok maybe the globe!) We are so pleased to welcome on board the next stellar additions to BREATH OF LIFE 2013 line up!
STEVE AOKI – “I’m a time traveling, speed reading, fortune telling, scuba diving, multi-tasking, poker playing fan of life.” – Steve Aoki
Oh, and he forgot to mention one of the world’s most successful DJ/Producers!
A man who certainly needs no introduction, Steve Aoki is without a doubt at the top of his game. Arguably, no producer has done more to raise the international profile of Los Angeles underground electronic music than Steve Aoki, and, with his latest full-length LP release, WONDERLAND (Out via Liberator Music), it seems the man is hell-bent on world (musical) domination.
The thing that strikes you first about WONDERLAND is the album’s dizzying diversity. Not only does he manage to seamlessly fuse a stunning array of genres, he’s enlisted some of the world’s most popular artists in the process. WONDERLAND boasts collaborations with Chiddy Bang & Lil Jon, LMFAO & NERVO, [[[zuper blahq]]] aka wiil.i.am, Lovefoxxx (CSS), Travis Barker (Blink 182), Angger Dimas, Wynter Gordon and Kid Cudi (just to name a few).
“This album is a collection of singles with all different kinds of songs… I wanted this album to show all the different kinds of production sounds I can do” – Steve Aoki
And show them he did! The result is a force to be reckoned with.
It’s been a busy, well decade for the powerhouse that is Steve Aoki. And things don’t look to be slowing down anytime soon! Playing on average a massive 250 shows per year, there’s no denying that he is a certified master of his craft.
MADEON - Madeon started composing music at the age of 11 and after winning a competition in late 2010 by remixing “The Island” by Pendulum he went on to remix other electronic artists’ tracks the following year. What propelled him to international fame was a clip of him performing his mash-up “Pop Culture”, which he uploaded to YouTube in July 2011, and featured thirty-nine sampled songs all run together on-the-fly using a NovationLaunchpad. The clip quickly went viral and has reached over fourteen million views!
Madeon has been featured several times on 15 Minutes of Fame, a segment of Pete Tong‘s radio show on BBC Radio 1, with both his debut single “Icarus” and his remix forDeadmau5‘s “Raise Your Weapon” given their first full play on the show. His live recorded performance debut was for Pete Tong’s BBC Radio 1 gala event in Hull on 27 January 2012, where he played a 20 minute-long set.
As a sign of his rapid rise to international fame, in 2012, he was invited to play four major American festivals, the Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Coachella in California, Lollapaloozain Chicago and Electric Daisy Carnival in New York as well as several UK dance music festivals, including the Dance Arena at Radio 1′s Hackney Weekend 2012 ; he also provided support for Swedish House Mafia‘s headlining set at the Milton Keynes Bowl.
Equally a sign of his rapid popularity, two of his songs have been used in successful media franchises: “Icarus” was featured in the US version of So You Think You Can Dance in May 2012, while “Finale” was featured in EA Sports’ FIFA 13 and a Sony PlayStation Vita advert. It was also revealed to be the theme to the opening cinematic to PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.
Their fourth studio album, Running on Air, was released on July 30th and debuted at #1 on the ARIA Album Chart, making them only the fourth Australian act to reach that position in 2010. They have since completed sold out national Australian tours, scored a main stage spot at the Big Day Out in 2010 and headlined the Mix Up stage at Splendour in the Grass 2011.
RUDIMENTAL – If you haven’t heard Rudimentals global smash hit ‘Feel The Love’ feat John Newman then you have been living in another universe…
There’s a strong history of the studio pioneers of British dance music becoming household names in this country; from Basement Jaxx to Groove Armada, Massive Attack to Chase & Status. The hottest new collective making their mark are the East London quartet Rudimental – and their mission – to bring soul to electronic music. With support spanning from Zane Lowe, The XX to Mistajam and Fearne Cotton, they’re set to dominate dancefloors and airwaves in the coming months.
Comprising songwriters and producers Piers Agget, Kesi Dryden and Amir Amor, together with DJ Locksmith, the four men draw on their eclectic musical backgrounds and sense of teamwork to keep their finger firmly on the pulse of dance music. “We aren’t just electronic bedroom producers, and we’re not just guitarists and pianists who don’t know much about making a beat,” they affirm together. They grew up on everything from grime to jazz and blues; from hip-hop to house; one of Piers’ early musical memories was of pushing Locksmith off the decks at his older sister’s birthday party to play the ’90s speed garage he loved at the time, Todd Edwards and Armand van Helden in particular. The range of influences each brings to the table only enhances their work: “We’re all quite critical,” grins Kesi. “We’ll often just take bits out of a piece of music before sending it on to the others.”
Rudimentals follow up single ‘Not Giving In’ is already a massive hit around the world and just a sample of what they will bring to Breath Of Life in March.
SETH SENTRY - From the incredible success of The Waitress Song (2009), to the current radio smash singles My Scene and Float Away, This Was Tomorrow is indicative of the exponential rate at which Austrlaian hip-hop is evolving. Bold, atmospheric and almost orchestral, it is a grand and ambitious gesture from a humble and entirely creative artist.
Not content with cashing in and selling out, Seth Sentry has laid the foundations for his future by setting up his own record label, High Score Records, with independent distribution through Inertia. This Was Tomorrow will be the label’s first release.
The album comes down to how big a music fan Seth Sentry is. Within the context of hip-hop, he is both a student and a master… a protege. An aficionado who wanted to be a part of the world of music he could lose himself in as a listener. And even though it is still early in the game, Seth Sentry’s contributions to this world are already nothing short of outstanding.
Also for this round we are so pleased to welcome on board IN HEARTS WAKE / THE ONLY / GOODWILL / KRONIC / CLOSURE IN MOSCOW / REDCOATS / TWELVE FOOT NINJA / SILVER SNEAKERZ / THE TWINS, UBERJACK’D & SAVE THE CLOCKTOWER
BREATH OF LIFE 2013’s massive line up so far: DIZZEE RASCAL, BLISS N ESO, STEVE AOKI, 360, BIRDS OF TOKYO, A-TRAK, MADEON, RUDIMENTAL, THE AMITY AFFLICTION, DEAD LETTER CIRCUS, ILLY, SETH SENTRY, BOMBS AWAY, OWL EYES, DREAM ON DREAMER, HOUSE VS HURRICANE, CLOSURE IN MOSCOW, NORTHLANE, IN HEARTS WAKE, THE ONLY, KRONIC, GOODWILL, TWELVE FOOT NINJA, RED COATS, SILVER SNEAKERZ, THE TWINS, UBERJACK’D & SAVE THE CLOCKTOWER
GENERAL ADMISSION & VIP TICKETS ON SALE NOW: Online at www.breathoflifefestival.com and at all other Oztix Retail Outlets……
Mojo Music – 81 Brisbane Street, Launceston TAS (03) 63345677
Red Herring Surf – 127 Charles Street, Launceston (03) 63 310984
Collectors Corner – 37 Wilson Street, Burnie TAS (03) 64316616
Red Herring Surf – 12 Mount Street, Burnie TAS (03) 64 312 455
Centertainment – 53 Elizabeth Street Mall, Hobart (03)62345998
Red Herring Surf – 75 Liverpool Street, Hobart (03)62319001
Red Hot CD’s – 10 -12 Edward Street, Devonport TAS (03) 64249816
WHAT: BREATH OF LIFE 2013
WHEN: Sunday 10th March 2013
TIME: 11AM – 11PM