5/22/2003 1:52:37 pm by CarlJ
, over at BBC
metal music and popular American children's songs are being used by US
interrogators to break the will of their captives in Iraq.
Uncooperative prisoners are being exposed for prolonged periods to tracks by
rock group Metallica and music from children's TV programmes Sesame Street and
Barney in the hope of making them talk.
5/22/2003 1:46:09 pm by CarlJ
I know this has nothing really to do with Vibez.ca, but I found this
over at CNN
quite disturbing. What year is it again? 2003 or 1930? According to the article,
it wasn't until last year, that blacks and whites in Taylor County High School
(Georgia) could go to the same prom, and for this year, they want to have a
"White Only" prom.
Read the article, and share your views and thoughts on it.
5/22/2003 1:39:24 pm by CarlJ
According to this
over at Canada.com
Canadians won't likely see the federal government's new marijuana law until
later this year, probably by Christmas says Tory Senator Pierre-Claude Nolin,
who headed a committee calling for the relaxation of penalties for marijuana
5/6/2003 9:02:24 pm by CarlJ
Well, here it is, our first interviewee has been selected, and confirmed. The
first person to get his honour will be none other than Sean Crites. You might know
him better as Impact, or even Wizdom from
Jitter Jaw Productions
Over the past 4 years, Sean along with his partner TJ (DJ Oystrixxx) has
elevated the electronic music scene in the North, bringing in both record
numbers of people, and high class DJs from all over to their monthly
has gotten so popular, that they can't keep up with the amount of DJs who are
more than willing to travel to Sudbury to have the chance to play.
To see how the interview will work, and to post your question(s), please click "Read
5/3/2003 6:30:42 pm by CarlJ
, over at
, Radiohead plans to release their 6th album, "Hail to the Thief"
on June 9th. The first single, "There There" will be out on May 26th.
The album, which includes 14 tracks, was recorded in Oxfordshire and Los
Angeles. Nigel Godrich both produced the album (along with Radiohead), and also
Click below for a complete track listing, and where you can download the
5/3/2003 6:14:31 pm by CarlJ
I just ran across this news story
yesterday, regarding a huge ecstasy drug bust in the Toronto area.
Supposedly, the estimated worth of the drugs that were confiscated was priced at $11 million, which included 280,000 (Imagine actually counting out each one?),
and 20Kg of powdered ecstasy.
If you would like to watch the actual news click here (56k
4/28/2003 10:40:52 pm by CarlJ
I just ran across this
today, over at Richmond News
According to the article, youths are safer at a controlled rave than at a night club, some house parties or even a school dance,
police and private security guards say.
4/5/2003 9:07:38 pm by CarlJ
"The Detroit Free Press
does the math on the damages sought by the RIAA from the Michigan
Technological University student. The total? About $97.8 trillion--yes, trillion
with a T--or enough money to buy every CD sold in America last year over again
for the next 120,000 years, according to RIAA statistics."
By the way, the Free Press messed up their calculations a bit. It should be
Billions (like in the title), and not Trillions ...
3/31/2003 9:27:12 am by CarlJ
Richard D. James, whose Aphex Twin moniker is just one of a dozen heís coined for himself, has put almost as much
time into manipulating his eccentric image as he has into groundbreaking music tracks. Heís confounded expectations at every turn, yet consistently releases
innovative music and presents challenging ideas. And heís prepared in the event of war ó he owns a tank and a submarine.
here to read more from
3/30/2003 5:59:03 pm by CarlJ
A little while ago, we ran an article asking "What
is NRG?" Well, I'm sure there are plenty of you out there who say they enjoy
the sounds of House Music, but with the multitude of sub-genres involved...just
what makes House Music, House?
Dragons of Sound
article over there, which tries to explain the differences, between the
sub-genres of House music.
3/23/2003 7:14:17 pm by CarlJ
Former Rage Against The Machine frontman Zack de la Rocha and mixmaster DJ Shadow have added their voices of protest against the U.S. led war against Iraq in a new song, "March of Death." The cut was made available this morning (March 21) for free download on de la Rocha's Web site
and is expected to appear on his long in-the-works Epic solo debut, due sometime this year, according to a spokesperson.
3/23/2003 7:11:16 pm by CarlJ
Dirty Vegas was the big winner at the second annual DanceStar USA Awards, held last night (March 19) in Miami's South Beach. The Capitol act took home three nods for its hit "Days Go By": record of the year, best video, and best use of music in a commercial. Oakenfold, the recording moniker of DJ Paul Oakenfold, won the award for best album for "Bunkka" (Maverick). Moby was named best act, DJ Sammy won best international act, Sandra Collins took home best U.S. DJ, and DJ Tiesto snared best international DJ honors.
3/9/2003 11:04:35 am by CarlJ
LONDON, England (Reuters) -- A British cannabis campaigner, who changed his name by deed poll to Free R Cannabis was jailed for two months on Friday for auctioning the drug at a demonstration.
3/7/2003 2:17:02 pm by CarlJ
The latest "Wild" CD is out, featuring artists like Prodigy, Daft Punk, Armand Van Helden, Chemical Brothers and more.
Get the complete details right here on Vibez.ca
3/6/2003 3:19:46 pm by CarlJ
Pacha in London will host a live Radio 1 show on Friday 14th March, where ten of the stationís finest DJs take part in a battle of the DJs. Pete Tong, Seb Fontaine, Dave Pearce, Fabio & Grooverider, Lottie, Yousef, Spoony & Tim Westwood will each play a ten minute DJ set. Listeners will then get to vote off contenders via text messaging. The show will kick off with Pete Tongís Essential Selection backstage before battle commences at around 7:20pm.
The Radio 1 DJs will also be in Miami From Thursday 20th March to Sunday 23rd March. Some of them are due to play live on air at different venues around Miami Beach. Pete Tong will broadcast his Essential Selection from Opium Garden on Friday 21st March with guest mixes from Oscar G (Club Space) & Ralph Falcon, and Erick Morillo.
The Essential Mix from the Essential Mix Stage at the Ultra Festival will consist of live sets from Pete Tong and Sandra Collins on the day. Seb Fontaine will replay all the highlights from the best parties at the conference backstage at Ultra. Donít forget to tune in!†
For more info, click
3/6/2003 3:14:10 pm by CarlJ
Are you a fan of Spider-Man? And a fan of John Digweed? If you answered yes
to both of these, you'll be happy to hear that, according to
BBC in this
article, John Digweed, and Nick Muir, both of
Bedrock, have been hand
picked to score the MTV 3D animated Spider-Man series.
The CGI Based animated series, is expected to premiere in a few months.
3/6/2003 3:03:35 pm by CarlJ
Napster, just like that guy from about 2,000 years ago,
seems to be returning from dead, but, just like that guy, will we be talking
about it for years to come?
If youíre not too familiar with Napster, just take a look
at all of those mp3s you have on your computer, and the programs you use to
download them, such as Kazaa(Lite), iMesh, Morpheus, Audiogalaxy (AG),
and so on. The reason why mp3s, and all of the mentioned programs are so popular
today, has to do with a program that died a few years ago, at the hands of the
Roman Empire, err, I mean the RIAA. At its peak, back in 2000, it had 60 million
users (At the time of this writing, my Kazaa shows only 4 million users
Anyways, Roxio (makers of EZ CD Creator, formerly of
Adaptec), has bought Napster, and plans to relaunch it later this year. But,
unlike the Napster of old, Roxio plans on re-releasing it as a pay service.
Click here the full
article on CNN.
2/23/2003 2:05:36 am by CarlJ
Well, I just ran across this (old) article about electronic music, and
mainstream, which, maybe, one or 2 of you's might be interested in.
Click below, to read the article in it's entirety.
1/26/2003 2:04:57 pm by CarlJ
In case some of you's aren't aware of some of the events coming up in the
next month and some, I thought I'd make a list, of quality events, worth
Ebombs & The DJs of Nightmare
- 22/03 AElysium
Jitter Jaw Presents: Throw Down
. The flyer, and DJ listing, should be
posted soon (But I already know it .. muahahaha). Check back for updates.
- 07/03 Kamikaze Productions
you like fries with that shake?
- 07/03 Purple Heaven - Match Made in Heaven 3 (Links will be added shortly)
1/24/2003 2:54:26 pm by CarlJ
, talking about how Robbie Williams, thinks that "Music Piracy is
But then again, why would he care, he just signed a $120 million contract with
1/24/2003 2:48:35 pm by CarlJ
Supposedly after a few years of bad management, the mayor of Detroit, has
handed over DEMF (Detroit Electronic Music Festival) to Techno star Derrick May,
and partners Carl Craig and Kevin Saunderson.
For those that haven't heard of DEMF before, it's a free festival, put on by the
city (since, that is where techno was born), and last year had over 1 million
Now too bad the people who run Toronto, could get their head out of their
yahoos, and do something like this. Some where on this site, you can read an
article, about why iDance was cancelled last year, which wasn't ran by the city,
instead by groups of people, with corporate sponsorship. If they can have
Carabana (or whatever it's called), why can't we have our own "Festival"?
Anyways, the article from The
Detroit Free Press
, can be found
1/24/2003 2:40:00 pm by CarlJ
Just ran across this
, over at cnn.com
Supposedly, a Dutch gay activist, is trying to outlaw the release of Postal 2,
because the player "can shoot homosexuals, junkies, dogs and cats", among other
races (blacks, whites
), body types (skinny, fat
), and sexual
orientation (straight people).
Now, don't get me wrong here, I have nothing against gay people, but is this
going too far? You don't hear white people protesting this, nor do you hear of
any obese people.
Anyways, read the rest of the article, before posting your comments
1/21/2003 12:49:29 pm by Majestyk
HOLLYWOOD - Don't have a cow, man - you're going to be able to watch new episodes of "The Simpsons" until at least May 2005.
1/20/2003 7:43:22 pm by CarlJ
Some of you's may remember a while back, I posted a
regarding cab drivers
in Finland, being charged a fee, for playing their radios, while driving someone
Well, it seems that Finnish equivalents of American RIAA
which represents songwriters and publishers, and Gramex
, which represents
music producers and artists, want to force Finnish day nurseries to pay
royalties every time nursery staff sings along with kids.
1/12/2003 10:41:51 pm by Mistah_Mahshall
Here's an interesting
I came across on
Turns out they've crunched the numbers and gone over the reports to find that
the truth of the matter is, they're making less money because they're releasing
less about one THIRD less new releases... and making more per release than ever
Along with a lot of other shifty acts, the RIAA has pulled the wool over some
eyes, but not them all. They go on to show a profitable scheme which even sells
CDs to the public even cheaper.. and everyone is then happy. Would you bother
trying to find all the new releases and entire albums.. if it was only going to
cost you 10 bucks ? Think about it.