HOW ABOUT A NICE GAME OF GLOBAL THERMONUCLEAR WAR...?
February 24, 2015, 08:51:pm
HARDCORE PONG CHALLENGES THE YOU TO A NICE GAME OF GLOBAL THERMONUCLEAR WAR
Hardcore Pong want to Rock the USA for $8K...
The Electrified collaboration of Angelspit and The Gothsicles team up to form HARDCORE PONG – an album of pounding 4bit beats with ten new tracks and remixes from top artists.
Aided by a Kickstarter video which features a shot-for-shot remake of two iconic scenes from The Matrix and War Games, The distorted duo have already funded their campaign in three days. HARDCORE PONG now train their aimbots at more ambitious goals.
After hitting their initial goal of $2000 in 2days, with the Cyclopean stretch goal of $8000 on the horizon, HARDCORE PONG announces a US tour of cosmic dimensions! Synthetic blips & scorched out chips mutate the nation! Shows will be “live” in name only, as the concepts of time and space will be sonically compressed inward.
“We are working on some very cool live interactive ideas to massively involve the audience – so the crowd become a part of the band“, says Angelspit’s Zoog Von Rock. “Our Kickstarter takes audience participation to an insane level”, adds Brian Graupner from The Gothsicles, “from personalised ring tones (AVATARI), to inviting fans to send an abusive video messages to be spliced into a song (15 Seconds Of Flame), to writing a track based on your theme and contributing vocals and appearing in the video (U R HARDCORE)“
Check out the HARDCORE PONG Kickstarter today! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thegothsicles/hardcore-pong
THIS IS THE COOLEST REWARD IN THE HISTORY OF KICKSTARTER!
You send in a 15 second abusive video message, we edit this into a song and use your video in the song’s official music clip. Your video clip will be mashed with participant's clips into one mega track!
It’s still January of this writing- and it was so very difficult to select top picks from the previous year yet it was finally narrowed down to these chosen few. Read on to see how these music picks highlighted the previous year, and maybe what to look forward for 2015. Track down these amazing artists and give your music library that extra boost:
Any Noisuf-X album guarantees all feet to the club floor, but with “Invasion” Jan (producer) just seemed to REALLY cut loose. Knowing what you really want to hear from this project, he takes Noisuf-X’s strengths and amplifies them in every single track of this album.
Chainreactor- Mass Driver
“Mass Driver” sees an evolution of Chainreactor; while retaining that irreplaceable & distinctive sound that’s keep you stomping in the 2000’s, Jens Minor added vocalist Kay Schäfer and now presents some anthems that will grab you. Check out every single track on this release!
HarmJoy- Silver Lining of the Mushroom Cloud
This artistic project hit me unexpectedly at a time when distinctive melodic and textured synthpop was starting to become a bit too common, too bland- this album puts light on music with depth. I put this album right up there with the best Synthpop staples.
The People’s Republic of Europe- Course Oblivion
TRPOE’s output is always prolific- and this release is a MONSTER. Cranking up the hard & noisy to the limits, all tracks on this album will destroy your sound system!
Hearhere- Shadows of the Ones We Love
It’s been awhile since hearing such a great fusion of styles in electronic music- electro, synth, trip-hop, there is fantastic work in Hearhere’s album. It’s one of the most loveliest albums I’ve had on repeat play in recent years.
E-Craft- Book of Anger V1.0
Damn, when I first this track, my instant reaction: “WTF. Hello E-Craft!” This is an anthem track of your year.
Noisuf-X- The Typical “Fuck You” Song
Stompy, aggressive, straightforward club track. This has made the rounds around North America & beyond during my last tour and radio mixes.
Iris- Phenom (Club Version)
I’ve enjoyed Iris’ early works so much, perhaps among the best in indie electronic/Synthpop productions & remixes (who hasn’t danced to Annie, Would I Lie to You?). Not hearing much from them for a few years, I had started thinking the worst. And then THIS track hit us. Mind blown! This is my personal best track of the past year and among the best Iris has ever created. Love the lyrics, love the club version’s melody!
Welcome back Neuroticfish- we missed you very much! From the Silence EP, this track is but a taste of what we’ll have from the project in 2015. Check out the EP with some awesome remixes!
HarmJoy- Pain Decay (Ashbury Heights Remix)
A wonderful remix of one of Harmjoy’s many well-done tracks from the latest album. Hunt down any version of this track.