Feed Me recently broke the news that he would remove himself live DJing, but soon after affirmed that not only is he still actively producing, but that he’d deliver a full-length album this fall. The revered electronic producer is sticking to the script and has announced official details for his LP. Confirmed via Twitter, the album is slated for an October 14th release and will be titled Calamari Tuesday.
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Remember when electronic albums were few and far between? Not anymore. This year’s new buzzword is album. “Working on my new album” could be the most persistent expression dance artists share across social channels and in due course. DJ/producers and labels now have the widespread audience to follow suit with more commercially-driven music marketing. Step one? Cryptic announcement. Step two – single. Step three – album bulletin with tracklist and pre-order intel. The formula is tried and true. Fans flocking from album-centric genres expect to be indulged with packaged and organized content. That’s what we want to pay for.
As many as 14 full-length albums will hit the digital shelves over the next two months, running the gamut from veterans Kaskade, The Bloody Beetroots and Claude VonStroke to newcomers Krewella and Angger Dimas. This fall’s unprecedented streak of electronic album releases coalesced with EDM’s advancing digital sales should kindle mainstream headway, the right way. Just ask Disclosure what happens when a fire starts to burn… Here are the most anticipated albums of the fall.
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Earlier this year Jon Gooch announced his hiatus from DJing to refocus his efforts on production. Teeth or no teeth, Gooch’s alter ego Feed Me has become one of the most critically acclaimed production outfits in dance music, mainly due to his one-of-a-kind sound and art for art’s sake approach to music composition. Initially announced as an early September release, the album seems to have hit a bit of a speed bump; Jon has just announced via Instagram that his next full length album will be released the first week of October, a full month after he had originally planned. He’s been cooking up the album in his studio since his voluntary departure from the stage and despite the extended wait; fans are hungry for more of what Feed Me has to feed them.
Check out the aforementioned Instagram post.
Earlier this year Jon Gooch publicly announced a hiatus from DJing so that he could spend more time in the studio focusing on his next album. True to his word, Jon will be releasing the latest full length Feed Me album in early September via his own label. Leaving his usual home on mau5trap, Feed Me’s latest full length output has already created buzz from fans and artists alike with both Madeon and Kill the Noise eager to hear the final product. Jon does not plan to stop there, tweeting that there will be “More music from me & friends also scheduled shortly after.”
When Feed Me took to Twitter to discuss his decision to “quit DJing” it was met with a wave of sorrow from fans desperate to see Jon Gooch perform his incredible productions. One of the most highly-regarded artists creating electronic music, Jon’s decision to step away from the decks to refocus his energy towards more creative endeavors was met with mixed reactions. On one hand, more studio time would undoubtedly lead to new and exciting outputs from the highly-talented producer but without a live performance diehard fans were worried that the only way they would ever experience Feed Me again would be through a pair of headphones. To address those concerns, Jon took to Facebook today to speak to his legion of fans expressing both his love of DJing and his future plans for the Feed Me moniker. He plans to continue his tour throughout the summer months but will officially be hanging up the Teeth and his turntables from September til the end of the year.
What’s next on his agenda? Two new albums, artwork for an upcoming show, a brand new label, and a short film featuring himself and the green goblin he designed. While he doesn’t have any firm plans to return to live performances, he does admit that “Once all this is done, hopefully in the first half of 2014, if I feel like touring is a good idea, then I’ll get to it.”
Read his full statement after the break.
Over the past three years, My Life Every Day, or LED Presents, has grown into San Diego’s leading dance music purveyor. While their New Years’ Eve show is renowned on its own, LED took the opportunity to capitalize on Memorial Day Weekend, throwing an all-out two day festival featuring A-Trak, Feed Me, Brodinski, Gesaffelstein, Axwell, Diplo, Martin Solveig and more. Dancing Astronaut was there to capture all the action of Day 1, from Digitalism, to Baauer, to A-Trak, to special guest Feed Me and French standouts Brodinski and Gesaffelstein. Click past the break for a full Day 1 review.
A few days ago, Feed Me took to Twitter to express his growing discontent with DJing and his intentions to throw in the towel come the fall. The social media response was instantaneous — fans inundated his pages with heartfelt messages and exasperating pleas to reconsider his decision. Feed Me’s reasons were respectable: wanting more time to produce, design, and work creatively. All would have been fine and I wouldn’t be sitting here musing and meandering if Feed Me hadn’t left off with a final, sweeping declaration in regards to DJing: “It’s a fun and enriching social experience but not art.”
The British graphic designer and production genius behind Spor and Feed Me, Jon Gooch, has decided to – for lack of a better word – “quit” DJing after this summer festival season. Always an artist first and DJ second, Jon has developed numerous creative projects surrounding his Feed Me persona – including an animatronic version of the green goblin he designed.
As for so many producers in today’s dance music world, the act of DJing has simply become a means for performing his work and Jon believes that the experience is “not art.” He took to Twitter late last night to express his concerns and his hesitation to continue down the DJ path, worrying that it may force his creativity to take a backseat if he continues to pursue it further.
Read Jon’s tweets after the break.
Jon Gooch, the man behind Feed Me, is easily one of the most versatile producers in the business. While he’s garnered renown under the guise of Feed Me releasing spectacular electro and dubstep, it’s easy to forget his previous life as drum ‘n’ bass producer Spor. Turning back the clock, Feed Me’s newest remix of Monsta’s “Messiah” is an ode to both the breakbeat revolution of the 90′s as well as his success under his former moniker. Emphasizing the original’s uplifting vocals while layering complex percussive patterns, Feed Me’s remix to “Messiah” is one of his most impressive releases to date.