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The always-grinding Writer, Producer and Performer Roland Pemberton aka Cadence Weapon is back once again, and he continues to firmly establish his legacy as a pioneer in a passionate crusade to push the rap and electronic music envelope.

TRON Legacy: The Mixtape is a brand new 18-track collection of Cadence Weapon rapping over some his favourite beats of late.

Pemberton recently described TRON Legacy: The Mixtape in an exclusive interview with Exclaim.ca “I wanted to do something similar to The Drought series by Lil’ Wayne, just rapping over beats that I really like…It’s a back to basics kind of thing. I’m rapping over Gucci Mane beats and I rapped over an Arcade Fire song…My idea was to do a parody of your typical rap mixtape…I’ve been noticing with a lot

of mixtapes is that rappers are talking about movies they had nothing to do with. T.I. has this mixtape where he’s Photoshopped himself into the cover of Inception and there are all these skits, but really he had nothing to do with the movie.”

True to form, the first track opens the mixtape with Cadence talking about his involvement with the movie, all the work that went into the soundtrack, hanging out with Daft Punk and working with Jeff Bridges. The 18 tracks, brought together in a 40-minute collection includes Cadence Weapon dropping rhymes over beats by Gucci Mane, The Arcade Fire, Big Boi, Sleigh Bells, Daft Punk, Jay-Z, Raekwon, E-40 and features guest vocals by Buck 65, Shad, Subtitle, Birdapres, Kazmega, among others.

Available now exclusively at www.cadenceweaponmusic.com for whatever price you deem worthy.

Cadence Weapon TRON LEGACY: The Mixtape
01 Tron
02 Holla I’m Good
03 F*** That Hipster S***
04 Always Strapped (ft. Buck 65)
05 I Eat My Rider
06 Cadence Weapon Speaks
07 The Suburbs
08 The Weedman (ft. Giovanni Marks)
09 On With A +1 (ft. Derek_from_Northcliffe)
10 G20 Swag
11 A Note On The ECCA
12 Two Pistols (ft.Birdapres)
13 Colours
14 Lemonade (ft. The Joe, Mitchmatic and Mikey Maybe)
15 Twitter
16 10 Bricks (ft. Kazmega)
17 Baby I’m Yours (ft. Shad)
18 Flower Girl

November 25, 2010

Celebrating the November 16th release of The Weight’s On The Wheels with two shows in New York City and a string of dates this week on the Eastern Seaboard ending in Chicago, The Russian Futurists return home to play at Wrong Bar (1279 Queen St. West) on December 2nd.

The Weight’s On The Wheels is catching some serious love, from Marie Claire, Spin and iTunes to Radio 3, KCRW and KEXP!

#3 and climbing RADIO 3 R3-30
TOP 10 KCRW-FM/Los Angeles
#3 Most Added CMJ Top 200

“Pulsating beats and danceable synths explode into listeners’ ears right from the beginning” Filter Magazine

“Listeners are engaged, blessed and never let go…35 minutes of silver-pop uplift and aural synthetic caffeine” Globe and Mail

“Hart reasserts himself as one of Canada’s finest party-starters… From the rollicking electro-pop of “Hoeing Weeds Sowing Seeds” to the frantic, neon strobe-lit pulse of “Tripping Horses,” this disc is a beat-heavy blowout that blends pop with hip-hop and adds a dash of pill-fuelled madness.” Eye Weekly

“adorable boy-meets-girl indie pop. Their cheeky lyrics pulse with a surprisingly danceable beat” Marie Claire


November 24, 2010

Download First Single “Hoeing Weeds Sowing Seeds” Now
U.S. Tour and Toronto Release Party at Wrong Bar Dec 2

“pulsating beats and danceable synths explode into listener’s ears right from the beginning…pure pop bliss” Filter Magazine

“pure electronic exuberance with a fist-pump-worthy beat” Magnet Magazine

“His wide smile never gets tiresome” SPIN Magazine

“From the rollicking electro-pop of “Hoeing Weeds Sowing Seeds” to the frantic, neon strobe-lit pulse of “Tripping Horses,” this disc is a beat-heavy blowout that blends pop with hip-hop and adds a dash of pill-fuelled madness.” Eye Weekly

Canada’s psychedelic pop star, The Russian Futurists, is back with a stunning new studio album – The Weight’s On The Wheels – due out tomorrow on Upper Class Recordings. The Toronto based artist aka Matthew Adam Hart produced the new album with the aid of Michael Musmanno (Outkast, Lilys, Arrested Development) and sonically takes his sound out of the bedroom and onto the airwaves. The Weight’s On The Wheels captures the Futurists in full pop regalia from start to finish.

The Russian Futurists released his debut album The Method of Modern Love on Upper Class nearly a decade ago and quickly caught the ear of musicians and critics alike earning Matthew Adam Hart comparisons to Magnetic Fields and Flaming Lips, raves from Pitchfork, SPIN, The Guardian and XLR8R and praise from established acts Blur, REM and Snow Patrol.

He followed up his debut with two more critically acclaimed releases – Let’s Get Ready to Crumble (Upper Class 2002) and Our Thickness (Upper Class 2005) and in 2007, Me Myself and Rye – a collection of The Futurists’ hottest songs – was released. The compilation took off and The Russian Futurists found himself touring with Peter, Bjorn & John, Caribou and Junior Boys among others.  Thanks to Hart’s knack for producing catchy dreamy pop music and continued critical acclaim, he found himself remixing Sloan, Lo-Fi Fnk, Stars, Shout Out Louds, Sally Shapiro, Dykehouse and labelmates Cadence Weapon.

Now it’s 2010 and The Russian Futurists is back with The Weight’s On The Wheels – a monster pop record. The first song on the album, “Hoeing Weeds Sowing Seeds” – mixed by Grammy Award Winner Michael Brauer (Coldplay, John Mayer, The Bravery) – is a celebration explosion, a thumping and glorious beat with classic Matthew Hart triumphant vocals rising atop the electronic paradise; the track is available as a free download at www.russianfuturists.com.

Catch the band on tour, and be there to welcome them home at their Toronto Release Party December 2nd at Wrong Bar with special guests DVAS.

The Russian Futurists LIVE
11.16 New York – Mercury Lounge
11.17 Brooklyn – Littlefield
11.18 Philadelphia – Danger Danger Gallery
11.19 Washington DC – The Red Palace
11.20 Harrisonburg – Blue Nile
11.21 Pittsburgh – Garfield Artworks
11.22 Cleveland – Grog Shop
11.23 Cincinnati – Madhatters
11.24 Chicago – Darkroom
12.02 Toronto – Wrong Bar

November 16, 2010

“Dancefloor Dynamite” iTunes
“Move over Katy Perry – I’ve found my summer anthem” Fashion Magazine
“a mini-fantasia with an unstoppable peppery groove…Toronto is a cooler city now that this record is in the world” Globe and Mail
Canadians everywhere may have gotten DVAS all to themselves earlier this summer, but it’s time for the rest of North America to tap into one of the better electro-pop dance albums of the year with Society.

Similar to the first time you heard Chromeo’s ‘Fancy Footwork’ or ‘In The Morning’ from Junior Boys, DVAS will drive you through the night the same way Daft Punk did for us back in 2001.

Thankfully, DVAS tosses all that funk and disco into Society right from the start with the title track — & make sure to stop and listen for the DFA influenced “Inner Sanctum.”

Our suggestion? Throw a party. Invest in a disco ball. Play this album. You will probably get laid.

11.19 Toronto Steamwhistle Brewery w/Young Empires
11.20 Montreal Lion D’or
12.02 Toronto Wrong Bar w/The Russian Futurists

November 16, 2010

On Friday Matthew Adam Hart and his live formation of The Russian Futurists made a live appearance on Canada’s National Radio Network, CBC Radio 1’s morning show “Q”.  Hart jammed out three new tracks from The Weight’s On The Wheels and spoke with host Jian Ghomeshi about all things Futurist!  Q has been kind enough to share with us some video – The Russian Futurists performing brand new track “Register My Firearms? No Way!”

You can now pre-order The Weight’s On The Wheels right here at the UC Boutique or on iTunes!

November 9, 2010

That beautiful day is approaching – November 16 sees the long-awaited release of the new album by The Russian Futurists – THE WEIGHT’S ON THE WHEELS.

Today you can head over to KEXP‘s universe where The Russian Futurists “Hoeing Weeds Sowing Seeds” is their song of the day.  After you hear this jam you can download the song for no cost over at www.russianfuturists.com and you can purchase the remix EP, featuring killer re-workings by DVAS, Melee Beats and Johan Sigerud, from the UC Boutique or iTunes.

The Russian Futurists hit the road in support of the release of THE WEIGHT’S ON THE WHEELS on November 16!  Get out and see the Futurists like you’ve never seen or heard them before!

11.16.10 New York – Mercury Lounge
11.17.10 Brooklyn – Littlefield
11.18.10 Philadelphia – Danger Danger
11.19.10 Washington – Red Palace
11.20.10 Harrisonburg – Blue Nile
11.21.10 Pittsburgh – Garfield Artworks
11.22.10 Cleveland – Grog Shop
11.23.10 Cincinnati – Madhatter (Covington)
11.24.10 Chicago – darkroom

November 2, 2010