The Corkboard – 10.27.07

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“I feel this record has been an amazing opportunity to push the artist in me,” says Dave Gahan of his second solo album, Hourglass. The record follows the Depeche Mode frontman’s acclaimed 2003 solo album, Paper Monsters, that marked his debut as a full-fledged songwriter.

The album’s first single—the soaring and pulsating “Kingdom” gets remixed by Digitalism.

NEW SAUL WILLIAMS ALBUM PRODUCED BY TRENT REZNOR AVAILABLE AS FREE DOWNLOAD
Pre-Registration open now at SaulWilliams.com; DRM-free download available Nov. 1 for free or $5 artist contribution

The Fader Label, the recording branch of The Fader, today announced the release of the new recording by esteemed poet, artist and musician Saul Williams, The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust!. Produced by Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), the download will be available for free or for a $5 contribution to support the artist. There will be no additional options given for purchase of the album.

Musicane, a tool that enables artists to sell their music, will handle fulfillment, processing, bandwidth and customer service. Those who pay will have the opportunity to choose between three download formats: 192kbit/s MP3, 320kbit/s MP3 and Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC), a format that doesn’t remove any information from the audio stream—full CD quality. A full description of each file format with pros and cons will be available on the site. Those that don’t contribute will automatically get the192kbit/s MP3. All versions are 100% DRM-free and will include a PDF with artwork and lyrics. Williams’ fans will also be able to embed Musicane’s viral player on their own blogs or profiles, which will broadcast live-updated video messages from NiggyTardust and also contain the option to download or buy the album.

The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust! is the lovechild of Trent and me,” says Williams. “The Niggytardust concept sets me free to do more on stage with costume, etc. than one might expect from a regular Saul Williams show. It allows me to put my theatre training to use. I’ve also thought long and hard about all the discussion surrounding racial epithets, etc., and chose this title as a means of furthering the dialogue while also showing how creativity will outlive and outshine hatred of any kind.”

“Working on this project was a real pleasure,” says Reznor. “Saul was interested in breaking boundaries, crossing genres and defying expectations and we learned a great deal from one another in the process. After my own recent dealings with record labels we decided to release it directly to the fans. There are obvious similarities in how Radiohead just released their new record and the way we’ve chosen to. After thinking about this way too much, I feel we’ve improved upon their idea in a few profound ways that benefit the consumer.”

PAUL OAKENFOLD TO RELEASE GREATEST HITS & REMIXES
Available Oct. 23 via Perfecto/Ultra Records

The name Paul Oakenfold is synonymous with forward-thinking, cutting-edge electronic music. Few artists in any genre will ever have the degree of influence, power and creative flexibility that his undeniable force has had within the electronic realm. Ultra Records is proud to collaborate with this pioneer and his Perfecto label for the Oct. 23 release of Greatest Hits & Remixes, a 20-selection strong collection of his seminal dance recordings and remixes.

Paul Oakenfold’s Greatest Hits & Remixes celebrates the career of an artist whose combined releases have totaled almost two million in sales in the U.S. alone. Its track listing ranges from original productions such as his massive singles “Starry Eyed Surprise” as featured in a Diet Coke ad and “Ready Steady Go” from his debut artist album Bunkka to “Faster Kill Pussycat” featuring Brittany Murphy from its follow up A Lively Mind. In addition, there are remixes galore of artists like Justin Timberlake, Madonna, The Smashing Pumpkins and Underworld, and soundtrack pieces such as David Arnold‘s “James Bond Theme” from the motion picture Die Another Day and Oakenfold’s “Dread Rock” from The Matrix Reloaded. Greatest Hits & Remixes also includes four brand-new exclusive remakes of Radiohead‘s “Everything in Its Right Place”, Oakenfold’s “Southern Sun”, Everything But the Girl‘s “Missing” and Mark Ronson‘s “Stop Me”.

A deluxe edition of Greatest Hits & Remixes will be made available on the same day and will include a bonus documentary DVD about the life and times of the world’s defining DJ/Producer. Filmed in Ibiza, London and Los Angeles, the film gives fans a peek at the Grammy-nominated artists’ world including a private tour of the Chelsea soccer stadium in the U.K., his villa in exotic Ibiza and life at home in Los Angeles. Friends, business associates and family are also interviewed in the piece, providing a close look at what makes Paul Oakenfold tick.

In support of his Greatest Hits, Oakenfold will embark on a DJ tour across America throughout November. Beginning Nov. 6 in Scottsdale, Ariz., he’ll set out on a 13-city run of appearances making stops in cities such as New York City, Nashville, Dallas, Houston, Orlando, Miami, Atlanta and more. At each date, fans will get to experience the music featured on the album expertly mixed with Oakenfold’s current favorite tracks.

Click here for an EXCLUSIVE full-album sampler!

From scoring the movie Swordfish, to working with the Boston Pops Orchestra, to holding the claim in the Guinness Book of World Records as the World’s most popular DJ, Paul has never slowed, never wavered and continues to break new ground and be at the forefront of not only electronica but the music industry itself. Prior to becoming a world famous DJ and producer, Oakenfold served as an A&R consultant for Profile Records and Def Jam, where he signed artists including Salt N’ Pepa, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith.

The complete track listing for Paul Oakenfold’s Greatest Hits & Remixes is:

Oakenfold – “Starry Eyed Surprise”
Happy Mondays – “Step On” [Paul Oakenfold Rmx]
Massive Attack – “Unfinished Sympathy” [Perfecto Mx]
Radiohead – “Everything in Its Right Place” [Exclusive New Oakenfold 2008 Rmx]
Mark Ronson f/Daniel Merriweather – “Stop Me” [Exclusive New Oakenfold 2008 Rmx]
Justin Timberlake f/T.I. – “My Love” [Paul Oakenfold Rmx]
The Smashing Pumpkins – “Perfect” [Perfecto Mx]
Dirty Vegas – “Days Go By” [Paul Oakenfold Rmx Vocal]
Oakenfold – “Ready Steady Go”
David Arnold – “James Bond Theme” [Oakenfold Mx]
Oakenfold – “Dread Rock”
Paul Oakenfold presents Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force – “Planet Rock”
Olive – “You’re Not Alone” [Oakenfold & Osborne Rmx]
Oakenfold f/Brittany Murphy – “Faster Kill Pussycat 8 [Rmx]
Madonna – “Sorry” [Paul Oakenfold Rmx]
U2 – “Beautiful Day” [The Perfecto Mx]
Oakenfold – “Southern Sun” [Exclusive New Oakenfold 2008 Rmx]
Everything But the Girl – “Missing” [Exclusive New Oakenfold 2008 Rmx]
Hans Zimmer – “Jack Theme Suite” [Paul Oakenfold Mx]
Underworld – “Born Slippy NUXX” [Paul Oakenfold Mx]

Catch PAUL OAKENFOLD on his album support tour:

11/06 – Scottsdale, Ariz. @ Myst
11/08 – San Antonio, Texas @ Planeta Bar Rio
11/09 – Houston @ Planeta Bar Rio
11/10 – Dallas @ Lizard Lounge
11/13 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Play
11/15 – Orlando, Fla. @ Destiny
11/16 – St. Petersburg, Fla. @ State Theatre
11/17 – Miami @ Mansion
11/19 – Atlanta @ Opera
11/21 – Washington, D.C. @ Ibiza
11/22 – New York @ Pacha – NYC
11/23 – Pontiac, Mich. @ Clutch Cargo’s
11/24 – Chicago @ Vision

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Featuring 18 new and exclusive tracks from DJ Sneak, Greenskeepers and more!

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