Artist Spotlight - World News Remix EP
Community is everything. We're so excited to be able to feature remixes from International artists... some fresh and some familiar faces... as part of our most recent release for World News' A Message for the Kids!
Find out more about each contributor below and listen along on your preferred platform now or via bandcamp ~
MMBris is an Anishinaabe musician, composer and writer residing in Treaty three territory. She loves to venture into the unknown while making music and draws inspiration from the land.
rryrry (Harry Perry) is an eclectic British composer and academic working in a variety of audible mediums. His acoustic ensemble music has been selected for workshops by BBC NOW, Ensemble Cymru and the Allegri String Quartet; his electroacoustic music has been diffused by ElectroacousticWALES and his popular work (both solo and in collaboration) has received continued support and regular airplay by Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music.
Harry's work largely focuses on the interoperability of cultural practice and attempts to redefine our long held concepts of genre, culture and artistic purpose. He is currently reading for a PhD in Composition at Bangor University.
Assassin Bug produces and spins a range of obscure, bass-heavy styles ranging from uk garage to drum n bass, dubstep to footwork, intertwined with moments of sparkly electronica. With the ability to seamlessly blend a multitude of underground sounds, experimental beats, ethereal dreamscapes, and synthetic sound design, she guides the room on a journey throughout her fast paced, driven, dark yet uplifting sets.
Her work is driven by the belief that sound, music, and dance are all essential to human nature and expression.
A producer and multi-instrumentalist first; Assassin Bug knows what her audience seeks on the dancefloor, shaking the room up and keeping everybody on their toes. Harnessing her experience hosting shows, producing for a variety of different musicians and doing studio session work, Assassin Bug dedicates her life to music and is always seeking new challenges and experiences.
Asher Gould-Murtagh is a Montreal, QC based producer, musician and sound engineer. Former Touring member of Zones and multi-instrumentalist and singer of Mr. Joy. He has produced, mixed, and mastered numerous albums & EPs for artists such as Born Ruffians, Beliefs, Doc Dunn, Mother Tongues and many more...
2021 saw several releases for Gould-Murtagh, including a collaborative EP titled "And Friends", Mr. Joy's EP "Yes Yes Yes!" and the collaborative split LP "Dr. Joy" with Mr. Joy and Doc Dunn.
He currently works as a freelance producer/engineer, based out of his home studio in Montreal.
Theo Vandenhoff is a Canadian synth-pop musician who sees visions.
Taking inspiration from classic post-punk, Theo combines hard synth and drum machine lines with a strong deep voice and polished production on the debut EP Heartache Is An Empty Room.
Despite the somewhat grim context of HIAER, there is an overbearing sense of optimism that seeps throughout it and a calmness which exudes through the harsher textures within the music. It's built to be catchy, danceable, and at points triumphant!
Listen to World News' A Message for the Kids in full now.
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.
Descenending Video & Remix Single Released
The 6-track single features four remixes from Paulo Sinski, Know Itself, rryrry and Sages, along with a live version recorded at World News' last live show before lockdown in Toronto.
Speaking of the track, Bill explained -
“Descenending is about helping a friend through a tough spot when you’re struggling to remain stable yourself. Touching on themes of community and mental health, it feels more relevant than ever today. Remember to cut yourself some slack and help others where you can – stay calm out there and try to enjoy your daze.”
Calm Down Just a Little Bit
Welcome to 2021! We're starting this year with a bang — a bang for your buck. Yes, that's right, our very own electronic duo World News will be releasing a single package for Descenending on Jan 22nd.
"A package?!", I hear you exclaim?
Exactly, and this package includes a music video from visionary cinematographer Brennan Martin, four incredible remixes from Know Itself (Berlin), Paulo Sinski (Toronto), rryrry (Sweden) and Sages (Hamilton), and, finally, a live version of the track recorded with a single but incredibly technical microphonic device left on a bar at the back of the room of World News' most recent performance in Toronto.
Yes! You yourself will be able to take an auditory seat in an audience hall once more, and remember what it is like to drink and be merry.
So set your watches for this Friday 22nd Jan 2021. It's going to be a day, much like many other days, but with an additional Safe Sounds package for your listening pleasure.
Calm down just a little bit. Try not to drink on your own. Do what makes you happy and be kind to others.