New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Girlie Action Media & Marketing)
Discobelle exclusively premieres WOLFRAM ft Haddaway
"Thing Called Love" (Legowelt Remix) (feel free to download and repost)!
Full debut album WOLFRAM scheduled to be released April 19th 2011 in America
Hello! Over the past years my bio, which had been written by myself, sounded something like this:
"My mother says that my haircut looks like shit! My dad doesn't care about that, but he thinks that I can't deal with money.......!"
Yet recently my friends, partners and my record label agreed that it was time for me to grow up and seek for a more serious and proper bio.
I am very proud to have Andy Butler, better known as the man behind Hercules & Love Affair introduce my first album to you. Thanks, Wolfram
Andy Butler (Hercules & Love Affair) about Wolfram:
When talking about music the term "Euro" is one that evokes strong reactions to music lovers. Needless to say some people think of "La Bouche", and the desire to dwell any further on the subject ends there. They often forget that Donna Summer's "I Feel Love" or Kraftwerk's early excursions were the beginnings of that "Euro" sound. They ignore that Italo disco, Italy's dancefloor oriented version of new wave and arguably the most vibrant genre of the "Euro" sound, was being played by the most important disc jockeys in the United States from Frankie Knuckles to Larry Levan. Even in the 90's "Euro-house" and European acid house tracks from labels like ZYX and R & S, were being dropped by the likes of Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson. Today, modern American commercial producers are incorporating elements of it with each new single we hear every week. Cue the Lady Gaga record.
Wolfram is an Austrian musician and producer (executive prod. Sally Shapiro "Disco Romance") and remixed acts like Moby whose self-titled debut album intelligently and lovingly sings the praises of the significant contributions that the euro sound from those early days of electronic music dance has made on pop music. Wolfram is an aesthete, operating in that Warholian tradition of seeing beyond what is considered by many to be "trash" and finding the beauty in it. The songs are listenable; so listenable, that in a way, listening feels like a guilty pleasure. When truly analyzed and contextualized however, the listening experience becomes a more substantial one - one might go so far as to even say a challenging one.
The approach is a fun and emotional one. There are a host of collaborators; some new - namely Hercules and Love Affair, Holy Ghost!, Sebastian of "Heartbreak", renowned Dutch producer Legowelt and Johan and Sally Shapiro and some old - namely Paul Parker who is a Patrick Cowley produced cult hi-nrg disco vocalist who reached number 1 in 1983 with "Right on Target" which is still heard in recent dj-mixes of guys like "Aeroplane" (in their BBC1 Essential 500th mix) and Haddaway of "What is Love", who really needs no introduction.
The result is a truly remarkably colorful and diverse collection of songs that lift the spirits and will undoubtedly inspire make out sessions on the dancefloor.
Andy Butler (Hercules & Love Affair)
Single + b-sides available 2/18/11 (download for review here and iTunes link here)
01. WOLFRAM ft Hercules & Love Affair - Fireworks
02. WOLFRAM ft Hercules & Love Affair - Fireworks (Sally Shapiro / J.AGEBJORN RMX)
03. WOLFRAM ft Hercules & Love Affair - Fireworks (Tiedye cover)
Wolfram's video for the first single "Fireworks" ft Hercules & Love Affair" on Mashable here and on The Fader here.
Direct Vimeo and Youtube links to the official music.
Wolfram's website: Diskokaine
Wolfram on Permanent Vacation
Wolfram on Facebook
WOLFRAM in NEW YORK tomorrow 2/19 @ The Standard Hotel's Le Bain