"It's been a long and explorative journey for Hadouken! but tonight's Hottest Record sounds like they have found their natural home. Their position in bass culture is unique, bringing both the live element and credibility in the electronic music field together to create something unique in Bad Signal." - Zane Lowe, BBC Radio 1
On August 7th, Hadouken! will release “Bad Signal,” the latest single from their forthcoming studio album. Hadouken! is the band at the forefront of UK Bass, the most dominant and exciting sound happening on the Isles.
Bass is the underground club sound that has swallowed the mainstream, and as such, is the latest great British youth movement. Best known for their massive live shows, Hadouken! joins producers and DJs such as Chase & Status and Nero at the helm of Bass culture. During the last tour, fans were invited to bring their video cameras and record the performance, which the band stitched together to create and share a single live piece.
"It's been a long and explorative journey for Hadouken! but tonight's Hottest Record sounds like they have found their natural home. Their position in bass culture is unique, bringing both the live element and credibility in the electronic music field together to create something unique." - Zane Lowe/BBC Radio 1
Today, Hadouken! premieres their latest single, “Bad Signal” on BBC Radio 1 as Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record in the World! Hadouken! sat down with Zane to discuss the album; joining a pantheon of musicians recently interviewed, such as Muse, Eminem, Mark Hoppus, The Prodigy and more.
Already trending at #3, “Bad Signal” is the follow up track from the upcoming studio album, the first full-length release since 2010’s For The Masses. Previously, Hadouken! offered lead track, “Parasite,” as a free download on their site: www.hadouken.com/parasite. In the space of a month, “Parasite” has received over 60,000 downloads and the official video racked up 150,000 hits and growing.
Set for a series of summer festival dates throughout the UK and Europe (see below), stay tuned for more information on a stateside tour.
In case you missed it, Feed Me's new single "Trapdoor" features Nettwerk label artist Hadouken!. "Trapdoor" builds on a wave of astral synths as they filter in through the track, lifting the vocals up on a bed of melody before unleashing its full force with a maniacal, mechanised baseline that writhes through the core of the track wiring itself around the soft synths and vocal hooks. Play the video above to hear "Trapdoor."
Yesterday, NME.com premiered the video (above) for title track, "Oxygen," from Hadouken!'s forthcoming EP (release date: January 18). The Oxygen EP contains both album and remix versions of the new track and their last single "Mecha Love." Both singles wear Hadouken!’s dance/rock sound on their sleeves and further highlight the band’s position at the cross-section of dance and guitar music.
As previously reported, Hadouken! released their second YouTube creation called “People Are Awesome” on Monday, October 25. Within 3 days the video has received well over a million views and is growing exponentially each day. The video montage of “amazing people doing amazing things” is an awe-inspiring collection that celebrates the impressive force of the human mind and body. "People Are Awesome" is the #1 video at viralvideochart.com and has been picked up by various blogs and websites – ESPN.com, CollegeHumor.com, Kotaku.com, BuzzFeed.com, WashingtonPost.com, TodaysBigThing.com and many more.
The video is set to the band’s new single “Mecha Love,” which is currently charting at #6 on iTunes Canada and #13 on iTunes US on the Top Electronic Songs charts.
Hadouken! is at it again. Last year the UK band put together a YouTube video called "100 Greatest Hits Of YouTube In 4 Minutes" set to their single "M.A.D" from their last album For The Masses. The video currently has more than 7.5 million views. They've unleashed another YouTube creation called "People Are Awesome" and is a comprised of 56 clips of some amazing people doing some impossible and crazy tricks guaranteed to blow your mind!
Each clip exemplifies the extraordinary feats the human body can endure and achieve. Whether it’s the “Urban Ninja” Freerunning, 200-yard gong shots, a Shaolin monk balancing on two thumbs, 20 stair kickflips, or Roger Federer’s trickshot on a studio set, this collection of videos demonstrates that the definition of ‘extreme’ is forever evolving.
It's set to the band's infectious new track "Mecha Love," out now in iTunes.
Check it out above or watch it HERE. List of all clips used for the video after the jump...
Britain's most dynamic young band Hadouken! is back with a brand new single EP called Mic Check (EP), featuring the album version of the track from their US debut For The Masses, along with a radio edit of the track and three remixes (track list below).
The BBC's Zane Lowe's chose "Mic Check" as his Hottest Record Of The Week on his radio show, calling the track "old school garage destroyed and updated. More riot music." The video has gotten UK play on MTV, NME, Kerrang! and more.
Today sees the release of new albums from two Nettwerk recording artists: BT and Hadouken!.
Internationally renowned artist, visionary producer, film composer and technologist BT is back with his 6th studio album These Hopeful Machines. USA Today gave the album 3.5 out of 4 stars in today's paper, saying, "It's not often that a double-disc, two-hour album holds your attention consistently. But post-techno wizard BT's lush, electro-organic soundscapes are so textured, nuanced and melodically inviting that even techno-phobes will be seduced by his forward thinking musicality."
Britain's most dynamic young band Hadouken!unleash their demented blend of alternative electronic rock with their N. American debut album For The Masses. The band brings their live show over here for the first time ever, with dates confirmed in New York City on February 8 at the Mercury Lounge, Toronto on February 9 at El Mocambo and Los Angeles on February 11 at the Viper Room (free!).
For those of you who can't wait to check out Hadouken!'s upcoming N. American debut For The Masses, MySpace is doing an exclusive listening party today and tomorrow (Jan 21 and 22) only! Check it out HERE. The album is officially out on February 2.
And don't forget to mark your calendars because Hadouken! is coming to N. American to celebrate the album release with a few special shows in February:
February 8 New York, NY @ The Mercury Lounge
February 9 Toronto, ON @ El Mocambo
February 11 Los Angeles, CA @ The Viper Room
"The Prodigy's energy, Dizzee's vocal delivery and Bloc Party's indie-dance."
Britain’s most dynamic young band Hadouken! release their second single “Turn The Lights Out” today. The album track, along with 3 remixes, comes just two weeks before the highly anticipated release of their North American debut album For The Masses (February 2). Check out the official video for the new track HERE.
Hadouken! will celebrate the album’s release by making their way to North America for their debut shows in New York City, Toronto and Los Angeles the week of February 8 (more info below). Additionally, the band will make their first ever stop at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival on Sunday, April 18, sharing the day with other artists like Gorillaz, Pavement, Thom Yorke, Phoenix, Florence and the Machine and more.
A full North American tour is in the works for this Spring, but the band is already making an impact. Hadouken! landed on MTV’s Buzzworthy Blog as a “Buzzworthy Obsession” (see it here) recently for the video to their first single “M.A.D”. MTV said of the video: “The mix of humor and aggressions perfectly matches the London it-band’s dance punk sound (sometimes referred to as grindie, or grim meets indie), as wild synth squelches and sloganeering soundtrack the scenes.” Check out the video for first single “M.A.D” here.
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