Saturday, August 23, 2008

"300 micrograms is the dose..."

1200 Micrograms (sometimes credited as 1200 Mics) was originated by Raja Ram in 1999. He and Tip had of course had a long relationship with GMS and Raja Ram wanted to form a kind of supergroup with GMS and his long time friend and colleague Chicago. Chicago had been very supportive to Tip since it's inception and his DJing and musical advice has been a constant help to Raja Ram over the years.

Raja Ram was desperate to form a collective and get all these talents into the studio to make some exciting new music for Tip World. And so came "1200 Micrograms". The name 1200 Micrograms comes from a reference to a very high dose of LSD and the Terence McKenna quotation sampled in the track Salvia Divinorum: "A substance so powerful that 300 micrograms is the dose. That means 1 gram will dose 7000 people". It was formed in the summer of '99, in the Triball studio's in Ibiza. A bottle of liquid and copious amounts of charras was the starting point and the first track "1200 Mic's" was written. A lot of fun was had and the outcome was a high octane, no nonsense, peak time, dance floor powerhouse....making sure everyone did party like it was 1999! It was made in a way almost like the punk ethos. The whole project is not about labouring hours over a drum sound but striking while the iron is hot. The objective was to get into the real essence and energy of the music. To send people into a frenzy. I think it's safe to say that over the past few years that's exactly what they've done, worldwide. With their stage show getting better and better, audience reaction amazing and the gig requests never ending, the only problem is finding the time to lock them into the studio!

The idea for starting the project allegedly came to Raja Ram while he was thinking about making an album about his favorite drugs. Thus, their first, self-titled album featured 9 tracks about Ayahuasca, Hashish, Mescaline, LSD, Marijuana, Ecstasy, Magic Mushrooms, Salvia Divinorum and DMT. Not surprisingly, the tracks featured many quotes from Terence McKenna and samples from movies like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. The album has been a big success, and 1200 Mics even released a "Marijuana" music video in 2003.

The second album, "Heroes of the Imagination", was dedicated to famous inventors and scientists, including Leonardo Da Vinci, Galileo Galilei, Michael Faraday, Albert Einstein, Charles Babbage, Albert Hofmann, Francis Crick, James D. Watson, and Tim Berners-Lee. This album also contains the 2003 party hit, "Acid for Nothing", a trance remix of Dire Straits' "Money for Nothing" (the track also replaced the phrase "I want my MTV" with "I want my LSD").

Monday, February 4, 2008

Bobina


Bobina - certainly the most famous trans-Russian draft on the international dance scene. In one of his visits to Moscow Paul Oakenfold expressed his desire to meet with Dmitry, and during the meeting gave very high marks creativity musician. Bobina Project was founded in 2003 in Moscow. Debut album "Catchy" in 2004 detonated a trans-stage and became the trans album sold in Russia. The first official European release Bobina "Lazy World" has become a calling card for the draft on the international dance scene. Trek was greeted with delight by European critics, and soon hit the playlists known dj's such as: Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk, Paul Oakenfold, Matt Hardwick, Above & Beyond, Solarstone, etc. Of Russian diskzhokeev supported track in the first Volodya turn Lamp and Sergei Pimenov. DJ № 1 Paul Van Dyk, in his recent interview with a leading Russian Internet portal DJ.ru admitted that he is a big fan of creativity Bobina. In Europe, the draft Bobina known not only his own music, but also a multitude of remixes tracks at various artists (Armin Van Buuren, Three Drives, Solarstone, The Thrillseekers, etc.). Rimeik Bobina on track Three Drives "Air Traffic" hit the UK Top 40 chart on BBC Radio 1. Ferry Corsten: "If you ask me to name the most talented producer from Russia, the first name that comes to me in the head - is Bobina. Dmitry All tracks that I heard made a very high quality, excellent sprodyusirovany and give the audience just always positive reaction, every time I play them in their nets. " In September 2005, the Journal DJ MAG (UK) has set single "September Rain," released in Leading British label Newstate Music, 5 points out of 5 - not possible! In Russia, "September Rain" was in hot rotation more than 50 - not radio, as well as read on the air leading radio stations in Europe, such as the Ministry Of Sound (UK) and Kiss FM (UK). On razoshelsya dance floor for the world, receiving support Ti e sto, Paul Van Dyk, Armin Van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Paul Oakenfold, Judge Jules and others. In April 2006, went "http://mp3sto.com." In this release invested unprecedented for the Russian electronic artist amount - on title track from the album removed video clip, which will soon appear on the air MTV UK, as well as other leading European and Russian music channels. The shooting took place in a video Manchester (UK), and the director made imenity Matt Howarth, a famous work of Will Smith in "Men In Black". In the movie involving dancers, everything has to work with Madonna and Kylie Minogue. Notably, money for shooting his first video Dmitry earned himself - the past two years, he practically went from the studio, working on remixes for western artists, most of which you will find in the new album! At this drive has collected emerged in Europe tracks - September Rain, The Thrillseekers - Synaesthesia (Bobina Megadrive Remix), all known remix of Jan Vayne (recorded together with Armin Van Buuren), and others. If we talk about the news, it is absolutely fresh Bobina track "Beautiful Friend" and the new version of the world's exclusive Rank 1 hits "Airwave" (a hymn festival ID & T Sensation), and Members Of Mayday "Sonic Empire" (from the creators of the world-famous festivals and Mayday Love Parade ). This album is unique in the first place that truly represents the fruit of cooperation between Russia and Europe.