In The Spotlight – Dead C∆T Bounce
Dead C∆T Bounce turned out to be the artist with the most views and traffic last month and therefore it’s their turn to stay in the Metalectro Spotlight during March. Which means you will be seeing quite a bit of Dead C∆T Bounce this moth, as long as they keep active, creative and productive that is and keep coming up with the great tracks and remixes we are used to by them. Currntly working a new original track and some remixes as usual, and with the release of their “Deadhouse” EP being on the way, don’t have any details about it actually but i suppose since the “Deadhouse” Remix contest is over and we have the winners it is only a matter of time before we have an actual release of an EP for “Deadhouse” as well. More on that when we have some more though, anything else at the moment would be nothing more than speculations. So, quite a few quality tracks to be posted here and some info on Dead C∆T Bounce and now all you “bouncers” will have a place where you can visit and find all your favorite sounds gathered! It’s only up to you to make Dead C∆T Bounce stay in the spotlight for more than just one month as well, i’m sure you know the way and i guess since you helped them get here once why not help them stay here as well for longer than usual? But let’s timetravel a bit and get things form start…
Like Dead C∆T Bounce themselves told the Metalectro blog in the nice and very informative they gave me last week, it all started on Antoine’s birthday night… “We went home, drunk, opened Reason and started producing. It was the 13th of July that’s why our first song is called “XIII”. Our music is mixed between classical music, trash music and everything that inspire us.” I guess, you might as well expect something that starts like that to focus a lot on improvisation and inspiration and these guys certainly seem to prove me right when it comes to that. Always creative and always productive, here is some of their first tracks and how they introduced themselves to the world of electro…
Dead C∆T Bounce – Feather
Dead C∆T Bounce ft. A Girl & A Gun – Deadhouse
It is no big secret, if a secret at all actually, that Dead C∆T Bounce have a preference for remixing track than writting originals but then again when these guys work on a remix they put such creativity in it that usually they transform the track into something very different. And the last few months they have come up with a few great remixes that prove what i was just saying to be true. I suppose out of all their remixes i should specifically mention their remix on “Black pt. 2”, “D.R.E.A.M”, “Hey!”, “Sunday Best” and of course their most recent one “Venom”. Regardless of being released or not these are 5 remixes that are really very distinctive and those familiar with the sound and style of Dead C∆T Bounce would instantly recognize from the first few seconds in the track. 5 great remixes that have surely put Dead C∆T Bounce on the map of the hard electro universe for good! Of course there are more great remixes to check out by Dead C∆T Bounce and they ahve given away the non-released ones as free downloads so i’ll post the link here as well but i will limit the tracks i post here to just five, the ones i mentioned above. So here are some of the Dead C∆T Bounce‘s best moments and greatest remixes!
Aaren Reale – Black pt. 2 (Dead C∆T Bounce Remix) (Free download)
The Noisy Freaks – D.R.E.A.M (Dead C∆T Bounce Remix) (Released)
You Killing Me – Hey! (Dead C∆T Bounce Remix) (Released)
You Love Her Coz She’s Dead – Sunday Best (Dead C∆T Bounce Remix) (Released)
Redial – Venom (Dead C∆T Bounce Remix) (Free Download)
Here are all the non-released/unofficial releases by Dead C∆T Bounce! Free to download, so check them out!!!
Currently Dead C∆T Bounce are working on a few track, some originals and a remix for the Dilemn Remix contest on the track “Clapping”. They also gave me an interview a few days ago which i will post below as there are quite a few interesting things and answers to be found in it…
Dead C∆T Bounce Interview on the Metalectro blog.
This week i managed to get hold of Dead C∆T Bounce, a name that has been featured on the blog a few times with their tracks and got an interview from them about what’s they’re working on, the remix contest they ran, their influence and favorite artists at the time and many more… Read on!
1. Hi Antoine & Filippo! How long are you doing Dead C∆T Bounce and how would you describe your music?
Hey man, we started Dead C∆T Bounce on Antoine’s birthday night… We went home, drunk, opened Reason and started producing. It was the 13th of July that’s why our first song is called “XIII”. Our music is mixed between classical music, trash music and everything that inspire us.
2. You grabbed our attention with “Deadhouse”. Was this the first Metalectro track you ever did? How did you come up with the idea?
Haha! We don’t like to be categorized as Metalectro since we both hate metal. I think that it was the first and only one, we were like ‘hey we need someone to sing for one of our songs’, so we asked A Girl & A Gun and she was in.
3. You recently run a remix competition for “Deadhouse”. Would you like to share the winners and your favorite remixes with us?
The winners of the “Deadhouse” remix contest are Nation, Suicide Club, The Milk Machine, Your Ol’ Lady, RodRod, Mr. WESH and Corpus De Textes!!! We actually liked every remix and it was really hard to choose. Special mention to the winners, Waps, Phtbng and Djse.
4. So what criteria did you use to select the winning remix?
We wanted diversity but keep it as a secret we didn’t really choose 😉
Yes, as we live in Luxembourg and she lives in America. But we’re used to it by now!
Well, we have a remix coming up for The Slutgarden & LOOOL, Corpus De Textes and Beef Theatre. Some collaborations and an original track called “Religion”! And for the Dilemn remix we need to find inspiration.
7. Do you prefer writing original tracks or remixing?
Remixing as you can see on our soundcloud, most of the things are remixes. But when we remix a song it’s like doing an original for us since we try to change the idea of the song completely.
8. What are your influences/music backgrounds? Have you ever played in a metal band?
As we said earlier we don’t really like metal.
Antoine: Electro, indie (played in some bands) and hip hop but I listen to every kind of music.
Filippo: Electro, Skrillex (he’s my god) and pretty much everything…
9. Do you prefer working only with computers/sequencers or do you get your hands dirty playing and recording instruments? Do you use samples and what’s your opinion on sampling and copyright?
We work with software (Reason, Ableton for vst’s and Audacity for sampling). Then a midi keyboard to have a basic idea and we get our hands on various instruments but we don’t record it. We do use samples (for example drums) and we think that there’s no problem with sampling because you can’t really hear it. Look at Daft Punk, it’s basically about sampling but they do amazing shit.
10. Do you ever run out of creative ideas in the studio?
Yes, we do but not that often. Inspiration doesn’t come when you want. It’s something natural…
11. So, what is music for you and what do you think about the way the music industry is changing?
Ouch, that’s a hard question. We could spend hours arguing about the changes in the music industry! Music is everything, haha! For example you take the bus-you listen to music, you take a shower-you listen to music, etc… There’s one thing we don’t like, artists who think they are gods.
12. What do you think about today’s mainstream music?
We don’t really have any ideas on that… Sorry bro!
13. Do you believe that an electronic music artist can earn his/her living from music nowadays?
Of course! Maybe not with productions but productions lead to shows. If people like your shit then you get shows and then you can try to live with it.
14. Are you signed with any record label? Any future plans? (live shows, releases, remixes, etc.)
Well, we found a manager and we have some labels for EP’s, remixes etc. Check this link http://soundcloud.com/dead-cat-bounce/sets/released-soon-release if you want to know what’s going on. We’re waiting for shows and by the way if you want to book us: firstname.lastname@example.org
15. What are you listening to lately? Any tracks/artists you recommend?
16. What do you like doing when not in the studio?
Chill, see friends, work, play cod (hahahahahahahahaha), drink, eat, sleep, waiting for the motherfucking weekend, so many things man and the most important and we’ll say it in french ‘Aller dans le grenier’!
17. What do you think about the Metalectro blog and the music featured on it?
The design is nice and you post good music with interesting comments on each of the artists! For everyone reading this, go check it out!
18. Anything else you’d like to mention and we forgot to ask?
Thanks a lot for doing this interview. It was a pleasure!
If you want to contact us: email@example.com
General manager Benoît Ichard: firstname.lastname@example.org
Heroes Booking: email@example.com
Latest Tracks (WIP)…
These are the two latest tracks by Dead C∆T Bounce, the orginal “Religion” and their remix on “Purple Rain”, originally by Beef Theatre. As they are still work in progress, i will only post the previews Dead C∆T Bounce made available on their Soundcloud Page.
Dead C∆T Bounce – Religion (Preview)
Beef Theatre – Purple Pain (Dead C∆T Bounce remix) (Preview)
The most recent news want Dead C∆T Bounce to be ready for a release of an EP on Touché Records soon, which will contain some older tracks. “Jouissance Accablante” and “Feather” will be the two original tracks and also it will feature remixes by Seb Danova, Hack The System, Geometry, Monophonique and X-etll. So, watch out for this release!!!
Dead C∆T Bounce – Jouissance Accablante (Preview)
Just a few days ago Dead C∆T Bounce made available, as a free download as well, the latest remix they’ve been working on. Here it is…
Ellie Goulding – Starry Eyed (Dead C∆T Bounce Remix)