22nd March 2013
Release Date: 2013-04-30
New release on Jambalay records www.jambalay-records.com
Following the Gary Lucas vs the Dark Poets album "Beyond the Pale" a few mixes that were hanging around got a remixing - including track from the album 'Prime Time' by the Dark Poets. This version does not feature Garys Glittering guitar, but instead is something of a dancefloor workout. Featuring the Vocal talents of James R Hunter and Sarah Hilliard. This mix was worthy of a release on it's own.
Also featuring on the release are a bunch of excellent remixes. Including the no-holds-barred beefy digitalism of The Big Robot's (www.the-big-robot.com) Breakbeat remix to Form Constants drum and base homage 'It's all love' featuring Sarah Hilliard's vocal prominently however also including the vocal talents of rapper Idealist MCee. (http://soundcloud.com/idealist-mcee). The last mix features the remixing talents of 'Stitch' from Mainstream Distortion and ExNine (http://www.facebook.com/Exnineofficial).
1. Prime Time : The Dark Poets Electro Mix
2. Prime Time : 'The Big Robot Remix'
3. "It's All Love" : by Form Constant
4. Prime Time : 'Stitched to Fuck Mix'
Label: JAMBALAY RECORDS
Genre: Dance - House - Electro
Release Date: 2013-04-30
Price: EP (2.99 € / 3.99 $)
Release Copyright: The Dark Poets
Visual Copyright: The Dark Poets
Production Year: 2013
# Tracks: 4
"This powerful ironic tune by The Dark Poets can be defined as electro house, but don't expect harsh electronic sounds, it is all enjoyably nodding to pop and garage Uk, with proper, great remixes by The Big Robot, Form Constant and Stitch, tasty lyrics and vocals by Sarah Hilliard and Idealist MCee."
Photography by John Bruce.
20th December 2011
The Dark Poets present "A boot Stamping on a human face forever"
Yup...That's a big slice of 'Drum & Orwell, From James...who's been tucked away from the tribe. As appropriate these days as it was in 1948'...as science-fiction has to often make the current times truths palatable. If you live in the UK and have no idea why a Drum and Bass track featuring samples from from the film of George Orwells "Nineteen Eighty Four" could possibly be relevent...well...'don't say we never told you so' ...and by the way, that's both friendly advice and a heart-felt warning...
Featuring samples taken from "Nineteen Eighty-Four" (sometimes 1984) based upon George Orwell's novel of the same name, The film was written and directed by Michael Radford and stars John Hurt and the late great Richard Burton in his final film role.
Copyright Control Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. (MGM)
Copyright Permission sought. The Dark Poets.
20th August 2011
We've recently renewed our download distribution of our tracks that featured on the original 'Cradle of Fear' soundtrack album. The tracks 'Breakbeat Halowe'en' & 'It Doesn't matter' are old favourites from the film Soundtrack and still prove to be popular with Goths and Breakers alike.
We have extended the release and are proud to bring you “Breakbeat Halowe'en 2012' featuring KONTOUR.
For those of you who have a taste for deep dark leftfield electronica – you'll know Kontour as something of a leading UK artist in the realms of dark experimental electronic music. His album 'Scanners' on Some Bizzare received much critical acclaim - As an artist, Kontour stands alone with respect in his own right. ( more at www.kontour.co.uk) We teamed up – remixing and beefing up our original 'Breakbeat Halowe'en' – Kontour providing his trademark effects laden warped vocals.
The result as you'll hear is pretty damn terrifying....and you can still dance to it! The
scream samples were taken from 'Cradle of Fear' - (of course).
More at www.cradleoffear.com
Thanks to www.alexchandon.com
We've also included the track 'Headfuck' on the EP. It just kind of fitted – although it doesn't appear on the soundtrack of Cradle of Fear – it does however appear on the soundtrack of Paul Shrimpton's short film 'Teleportal' (see videos section) - It seemed appropriate to finally put it out. Industrial Techno Headfuck anybody? A quality mix by Dark Poet Leigh.
These tracks are out now and available for download – we're assured that they shall soon be made available on spotify and other international download sites over the coming weeks.
For now you can download the revised Cradle of Fear – The Dark Poets EP from these stores...
25th July 2011
Last year the Dark Poets started a series of recordings with Dark Poet DJ Mike Anderson taking place between the UK and Italy - we also did a couple remixes for his project 'Deep Conversations' with 'Uusikartano' aka Croatian dj/producer Stipe Poljiak. Check him out - www.myspace.com/uusikartano
The Mixes of the 'Deep Conversations: Don't Step E.P. simply titled "Dark Poets remix and 'The Dark Poets Mind your language remix' have now been released by Jambalay Records. www.jambalay-records.com
Well worth checking out - there's also some excellent mixes on the ep featuring 'AciDToyz', 'Sweet dream flowers' and 'The Association.'
Enjoy!!! Play Loud!
purchase legally from these vendors.
12th July 2011
We're always busy...A few of our remixes and collaborations have made it onto soundcloud of late. So if you're keen to hear what's in the pipeline from our camp - check out the links below for the lastest. Love and respect going out to these fellow Dark Poets. Spread the word...
'Prime Time' - The Dark Poets (The Big Robot Remix)
Preview our beefed up Dark Poets 'Prime Time' Mix - Play Loud! With remix and additional production by the most Excellent Big Robot - Ace remixer and all round top chap. Already with a bunch of prestigious releases under his belt - check out his ultracool mixes of artists including Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip, OK GO, The Hours and Bicycle Corporation at www.the-big-robot.com
'Keeping Score' - The Dark Poets Feat: Idealist eMcee
Dark Poet Collaborator Idealist Emcee shows off his cunning linguistics on a
remix from Dark Poets Leigh and James. (With ultra slick studio engineering and additional
Bass guitar by Simon Ward). Idealist eMcee (Nico) is well worth checking out - having
already collaborated on a few tracks with The Dark Poets - He's also known as MC with Hip
Hop Outfit 'Route 2 Roots' and is more than willing to ride and dabble in a little freestyling.
Check out his tracks on his soundcloud...
Click here for The Dark Poets Vs Idealist eMcee 'Keeping Score'
12th January 2011
Good friend of the band, long time rave scene DJ and fast up and coming producer Form Constant (aka DJ Nitrus) has done an excellent job of cutting up some mixes we gave him - If you're looking for some filthy dark drum and break action - look no further. The track not only features a prominent appearance from Sarah, but also from newcoming Dark Poets collaborator Idealist MC (More on him soon) - on the existential flow tip. Pure Drum and Bass dancefloor filth!
We're dropping an extended promo edit on you - enjoy...
28th June 2010
Late news just in... Best of Myspace - The best new music on myspace as nominated by the listeners
The Gary Lucas Vs The Dark Poets track “Prime Time” from our album 'Beyond the Pale'
has been nominated for inclusion in the Best of Myspace 98 Podcast Presented and put together
by NME Music Journalist Gill Mills and her team.
Best of MySpace spoon feeds you the best new and undiscovered music to be found on the web. Hosted by new music scout Gill Mills 'BoM' delivers 10 brand new bands each week, and with a list of previous acts reading like a who's who of new music you can be sure that the bands are going places.
Gill and her team of dedicated music hounds scour the site and listen to your recommendations each week to find the freshest and most exciting new music. check out the bands that aired on BoM before they were anywhere else: Yeasayer, Midnight Juggernauts, Ladyhawke, Micachu, White Lies, La Roux, Crystal Castles, Little Boots, Los Campesinos!, Late Of The Pier and Scouting for Girls to name a few.
The latest episode of best of myspace (98) which features - THE GOOD NATURED,
WE ARE ANIMAL, LOOSE TALK COSTS LIVES, LADY CHANN, PETER LYONS, MASTERS IN FRANCE, HAPPY
VANDALS, THE HELP MOVEMENT, GARY LUCAS Vs THE DARK POETS and TWIN SHADOW.
You can hear Gary Lucas Vs The Dark Poets on the Best of Myspace Podcast 98.
Podcast posted Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010
itunes Podcast link
24th June 2010
Things are pretty busy behind the scenes with the Dark Poets and co. Expect a whole
bunch of remixes and honoured celeb guest appearances in the works...more news on all that to be
updated on these pages over the coming months. We're sure you're not to be disappointed .
Our latest remix is a re-working of our Argentinian pals 'Farmacia' and their track “Todo esta bien” Farmacia Vs The Dark Poets – Now We Are Free Mix). We hope you enjoy...you can listen to “Todo esta bien” on the player below, and also at www.myspace.com/thedarkpoets.
Farmacia also appear with us on the Some Bizzare Double Album, with their track “Estas Tecnicas” -
If you don't already have a copy – see our downloads and buy online section.
For more on the 'Farmacia' Boys...check out:
4th March 2010
...being smashed violently against the concrete steps? Here's a representation of the existential agony in film and song form... enjoy...
Visual: "Endless Zoom" By Alex Chandon
Music: "It's So Cold" by The Dark Poets
Copyright 2001 -2010 The Dark Poets / Some Bizzare
"It's So Cold' by The Dark Poets - Taken from the ongoing online music anthology "Dead Steps" Currently available for Free Download here
9th December 2009
Film By Paul Shrimpton - Nuisance Films
Music By The Dark Poets...
A Gory bloodbath of Splatter fuelled Zombie Violence... You'll never look at your playstation the same way again!! Big Thanks to Paul Shrimpton for being ubercool and Alex Chandon for spreading more filth... www.alexchandon.com
"Teleportal Theme" - Simon Ward / James R hunter
Copyright 2009 The Dark Poets / somebizzare
21st September 2009
Firstly, A large number of internet gig date listings and ticket booking agents are claiming that The Dark Poets shall be supporting Gary Lucas at his upcoming Jazz Cafe date for October 3rd (The date was originally scheduled in July - and we were booked to support Gary... However, Gary had to pull out at the last minute and he decided he'd rather keep the next rebooking of the gig there an intimate affair). So we shall not be supporting him on this occasion.
However...Gary is WELL WORTH checking out and we thoroughly encourage you to witness the man at his art...He's truly something else. So book your ticket to a show...this man forges dreams from his guitar. Check www.garylucas.com for dates.
Staying on the Gary Lucas Vs The Dark Poets theme... a flash new album site for 'Beyond the Pale' has gone up at www.garylucasvsthedarkpoets.com - If you're not aware of our album with the award winning guitarist, this site makes a nice introduction. Check it out...
Photography by Maria Zajdler
25th July 2009
Our Latest release (on Some Bizzare/Departure Records) is a remix of our good pals London electro act's single 'Electro is Dead' by 'The Problem Being' www.myspace.com/theproblembeing - Now Available on itunes and Amazon Mp3. Check out our beefed up stomping club mix of this cheeky slice of electro glam pop! (BTW - Mistakenly listed as 'remix by 'The Dead Poets' on Amazon and iTunes. This is meant to soon be corrected). Out Now!
We Currently have the remix up on the home page
Directed by Simon Kennedy.
2nd July 2009