Cerrone on Madonna’s inStyle Magazine party playlist

January 24, 2007

Madonna and her producer, Stuart Price, recently compiled their ultimate party playlist for inStlye magazine’s November issue. Cerrone’s classic “Supernature” clocked in at number 2.

Check it out online here: http://www.instyle.com/instyle/general/gallery/0,23460,1545937,00.html

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RYUICHI SAKAMOTO ARTIST UPDATE

January 23, 2007



Babel Wins Golden Globe, Lands Seven Oscar Nods

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s Babel recently won Best Drama honors at the Golden Globe Awards, and now has been nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Film, Director, and Original Score.

Babel prominently features Sakamoto’s only love can conquer hate from Chasm, as well as Bibo no Aozora from 1996. Also included on the Babel soundtrack along with other music that provided inspiration for the filmmakers are a new version of Bibo, and Sakamoto’s collaboration with David Sylvian, World Citizen.

Sakamoto Playlist Available from BBC Radio 1

Every year a key figure from a variety of fields is asked to curate a show for Mary Anne Hobbs’ groundbreaking experimental show on BBC Radio 1. This year Ryuichi Sakamoto answered the call, and the results are available to be streamed at Mary Anne’s site which can be found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/maryannehobbs

Inspired by Sakamoto’s music selection, Mary Anne took things a step further, and created an entirely beatless, ambient special.

Previous contributors to the program included cultural figures who work in visual mediums, such as Sophia Coppola and Matt Groening, as well as important musical icons, such as Bjork and Grandmaster Flash.

Ryuichi’s selections were:

Clear, Tilman Ehrhorn
Data.Duplex, Ryoji Ikeda
Kone, Pan Sonic
Pull Moll, Microstoria & Mouse on Mars
the elegant universe, AOKI Takamasa
[Linda Music] Gboyo: Music For Dancing, Central African Republic
Yangissa, Aka Pygmies
Amstel , Opiate
Circa 1666, SND
Grounding, Taylor Deupree & Christopher Willits
Father, Aphex Twin
Ligeti / Etude No.4 , Fanfares, Pierre-Laurent Aimard
Return, George Crumb
like a rolling stone, cornelius
Hlio´s biec allar kindir (Voluspa´ I), Sequentia
Extrit de “raft” 2002, Laurie Anderson
Musical Sticks, Mbuti Pygmies
One for Violin Solo, Nam June Paik

Alva Nota + Ryuichi Sakamoto Top ’06 Best Concert Lists in Spain

It wouldn’t be a January update with out recapping at least a couple end of the year polls, charts, lists, etc. We’ll limit our recap to Spain, where Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto’s performance for their Insen project at Sonar was voted the best performance of the year in Spain by both go mag and Guia del Ocio. Here are the lists for both pubs:

Go mag

1. Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto

2. Sufjan Stevens

3. Kanye West

4. Shellac

5. Richard Swift

6. Kraftwerk

7. Tortoise

8. Chic

9. Takagi Masakatsu

10. Howie Gelb

Guia del Ocio

1. Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto
2. Kanye West
3. Shellac
4. Pearl Jam
5. Daft Punk

Fennesz / Sakamoto Full Length in the Works

Ryuichi Sakamoto and Christian Fennesz are on track for the release of the full-length follow up to their EP Sala Santa Cecilia (Touch) to be released in 2007. The album is currently being mastered by Denis Blackham of Skye Mastering. Stay tuned for full release details.

 

 

For the more information on Ryuichi Sakamoto check out www.sitesakamoto.com


Early Press Quotes For Nick Warren’s new CD – “Paris”

January 19, 2007

We’ve been getting some really great feedback on Nick Warren‘s brand new Global Underground Mix CD entitled “Paris.” This is an extra special release because it is the 30th installment in the popular series and Nick’s record 7th mix for GU.

Here are some early press quotes and a few links to online interviews:

“A journey through downtempo trippiness, silky minimalism, and sparkly house, set against the backdrop of the City of Light”
Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/Paris-Nick-Warren/dp/B000HDRA4E

“Abstract and sweet, flirty, sexy, and downright dirty, this is highly recommended for the clubber and the lover, alike.“
BPM

Nocturnal Magazine Interview
http://www.nocturnalmagazine.net/news/interviews/2007-01-19-nickwarren.shtml

Nick Warren
Paris
February 20, 2007
Global Underground

Full Press Kits are downloadble from: www.rephlektorink.com/kits/Paris.zip


Keeping you up to date…

January 19, 2007

Well, I figured that its much easier to post new information about my clients (and other fun stuff) on this here blog as opposed to updating the flashy www.rephlektorink.com

Check back often for the whole scoop