Mar 10, 2022
It's a New Era
When World News finalised the music for 'New Era' ahead of the recording session on February 22nd 2020, they were blissfully unaware that an imminent pandemic was going to rock the entire world.
The session went ahead as planned, with the hardware electronic duo laying down four fresh tracks in a single day at The Oscillitarium with engineer and guitar virtuoso, Tobin Hopwood (Possum).
Following those sessions, and the subsequent cancellation of the tour to support their debut EP, 'The Chosen', the duo took time to reevaluate the project.
The name 'New Era' took on new meaning in the months and years that passed, and in the summer of 2021 World News revisited the material with renewed focus. After completing preliminary mixes, they engaged Toronto's Josh Korody at Candle Recording Studios to mix it.
With the EP slated for release worldwide on Friday 18th March, we pieced together a short 'Making Of New Era' from the recording session, which feels like decades ago now. We hope you enjoy it.
Mark your calendars, this is World News' best sounding material to date.
World News - New Era [SS116]
2. Weather Weather Weather
3. Up Against the Wall
4. A Message for the Kids
Mar 02, 2022
Set Your Alarms - Nailbiter Modular Techno Set Live from the Safe Sounds Bank Vault!
Shucks, it's been a while since our last Safe Sounds bank vault session! Then boom, as if from nowhere, who should appear but techno pioneer, producer and all round Toronto heavy-hitter, Josh Korody.
Yes, Nailbiter will be performing a very special live modular techno set and it's gonna get you puuuuuuuumped. It'll premiere exclusively on the SS YouTube Channel at 7pm EST on Friday 11th March (which is midnight for those of you listening in London or across the UK).
We've coordinated the stream so y'all can get ready for your Friday night in style ~ that's right, we're broadcasting oven an hour of pure modular techno so you can decide what to wear, throw your makeup on, have a quick shower, or simply sit back and get pre-drinking (if that's your thing) before your big night out.
Because life is back, baby! Yes, this set is certain to get your Friday amped up and started in style.
At over an hour long, it'll be the longest live set that we've ever done, and potentially the longest that we will ever do. That is unless Paul McCartney is ever able to stop by to perform his live version of Hey Jude, in which case we'll make an exception ~ "Hey Judie Judie Judie Judie..." etc. In all seriousness though, this slams from start to finish.
Nailbiter has material out both on Josh Korody's own label, Nodding Heads, and with Toronto faves Hand Drawn Dracula. In addition to techno, you'll likely know Korody from his recent solo project Breeze, showcasing a different side to the producer where he collaborated with a whole host of peeps such as Cadence Weapon.
Korody also worked with World News on their up-coming EP, New Era, which arrives worldwide via Safe Sounds on Friday 18th March. World News went to his studio (Candle) to mix New Era, and Josh's killer ear was instrumental in giving the tracks some extra punch. We can't wait to share that one with you all too.
Anyway, I digress, head to our YouTube channel now to set a notification/alarm if you're the forgetful type and we'll see you at 7pm EST on Friday 11th March for Nailbiter live from the Safe Sounds bank vault.
Feb 22, 2022
Idious Carrie's 9 Lives In Technicolor
9 Lives is an energetic missile of a track, taken from Idious Carrie's debut double-a release "O". This heavy rock ballad marks the start of Carrie's solo journey, who is well known in the Toronto music scene as a leading voice in psychedelic rock powerhouse Kali Horse.
The music video for 9 Lives is a work of art by The Oscillitarium and stars Idious amid a mass of colours that fizz and whirl in every direction. The lush organic tones of the music have been paired perfectly courtesy of the movie magic of Sarah Bassakyros, Sophia Bassakyros and Tobin Hopwood. The set was designed with help from Unfazed Floral's incredible flower arrangements.
Check out the video above or head over to Ultra Tube now! We love it and we're sure you will too.
Jan 27, 2022
World News Remix Single SS115 Arrives Tomorrow!
Yes, you read that right, the first World News release in over a year arrives tomorrow, Friday 28th Jan 2022 to streaming services worldwide.
That means that tomorrow, for the first time ever, you'll be able to listen to A Message for the Kids... a World News ballad of the ages... on your preferred service at the touch of a button.
You've seen the music video right? If not, where have you been... check it out here.
In classic World News style, the guys have roped in a bunch of incredible musicians to do remixes. The package will include remixes by Theo Vandenhoff, Assassin Bug, rryrry, Asher Gould-Murtagh and MMBris.
The year is officially rolling.