"Two Hands, One Mouth"

Geplaatst: oktober 5, 2012 in Muziek



Sparks Vs Faith No More

Geplaatst: december 2, 2010 in Uncategorized

Sparks heeft gisteravond samen met Faith No More opgetreden in Hollywood.


Sparks Vs Melua Version

Geplaatst: juli 7, 2010 in Uncategorized


Je kunt de Sparksremix hier beluisteren. Laat me weten wat je ervan vindt!

Sparks Vs Katie Melua

Geplaatst: juli 7, 2010 in Uncategorized

Katie Melua charms Sparks
‘A Happy Place – Sparks Vs Melua’

UK release July 26th 2010

Sparks, brothers Ron and Russell Mael, have brought their pioneering pop sensibilities to Katie Melua’s new single ‘A Happy Place’ in this extraordinary Sparks Vs Melua recording. Whilst the original is whimsical alt-pop magic, this Sparks Vs Melua version is a startling, richly-layered masterpiece.

Katie joins the elite group of Morrissey and Yoko Ono as the only artists whose songs have been “remií” by Sparks. “The remix genre has never really been alluring to us. We've always maintained that an artist's original rendition is the definitive version and thus shouldn't be tampered with. However, only on two other occasions did we reassemble an artist's original song: for Morrissey's 'Suedehead' and for Yoko Ono's 'Give Me Something' from her and John Lennon's ‘Double Fantasy’. Katie Melua’s ‘A Happy Place’ is our third ever “reconstruction”. We wanted to take the charm and magic of Katie’s original version and explode it into an epic adventure, a happy place in Sparks' mind.” explained Russell.

Written by Katie and Guy Chamber and originally produced by William Orbit, the song has been deconstructed by Ron and Russell before rebuilding it in their Los Angeles studio. This arrangement has new orchestrations by Ron, and Russell joins Katie on vocal duties. Jim Wilson and Marcus Blake, of Sparks’ touring band, also contribute additional guitar and bass.

Katie, who was in the audience when Sparks premiered their album ‘Exotic Creatures Of The Deep’ in London, was thrilled when she heard it: “I love hearing music that surprises me. I really wasn’t sure what to expect but Sparks have taken the concept of remixing to a completely new level and it is brilliant.”

‘A Happy Place’ is the second single from Katie’s fourth studio album ‘The House’ which was released in May and topped the pan-European charts. ‘The House’ was described by The Times as her “best yet” and “and a mighty leap forward” by Q Magazine while the Sunday Express declared “Four albums in, Melua has made her masterpiece’’ and the Mail On Sunday wrote “she proves herself to be a songwriter of subtlety and depth.”

Club remixes of ‘The Flood’, the first single from this album, gave Katie a club chart hit, peaking at number 2. ‘A Happy Place’ has a full club remix package featuring cuts by Robbie Rivera, Danny Kirsch, Loverush, Beatnoids and Product01.

‘A Happy Place – Sparks Vs Melua’ will be released on July 26th as the B side to Katie’s original version.


This Town in film Kick Ass

Geplaatst: juni 20, 2010 in DVD
This Town is on the soundtrack for the new film Kick Ass due out in April. This is the new film from Matthew Vaughn and is written by Jane Goldman and Mark Millar – and is based, of course, on the Mark Millar comics about a boy who decides to become a superhero without the benefit of superpowers, super-suits or super-anything else. Except for maybe super-ability-to-get-his-ass-kicked.
It stars Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloe Moretz, Nicolas Cage and Mark Strong

YOKO ONO continues her dance floor domination on the Billboard Club Play Charts with her contagious, chart climbing Top 5 Single “GIVE ME SOMETHING” (THE REMIXES) featuring mixes by RICHARD MOREL, DAVE AUDE, RALPHI ROSARIO, STONEBRIDGE, SPARKS, JUNIOR BOYS, ROBERTO RODRIGUEZ & more.
On the brilliant “Give Me Something” (originally taken from John and Yoko’s Grammy Award winning 1980 masterpiece DOUBLE FANTASY), ONO taps RICHARD MOREL, DAVE AUDE, RALPHI ROSARIO, ROBERTO RODRIGUEZ, STONEBRIDGE, SPARKS, JUNIOR BOYS, ALEX TRAXX (and others) to deliver compelling interpretations for the 21st century.

You can hear the version of Sparks here.

Ron en Russell zijn te zien in de nieuwe videoclip "England Rocks" van Joe Elliott. Joe is lid van de band Deff Leppard en is onlangs een nieuw project gestart onder de naam "Down 'n Outz". (kijk bij 2:34)