Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Retro/Grade announced as LIVE tour support for Groove Armada's upcoming Black Light album tour

Retro/Grade announced as the Tour support act for Groove Armada’s upcoming ‘Black light’ album tour.

Retro/Grade, the Modern Day Italo Disco duo (comprising of Serge Santiago and Tom Neville) have been announced as the Tour support for Groove Armada’s forthcoming ‘Black Light’ tour, starting Thursday 7th October at the O2 Academy in Leeds, going on to Glasgow, Manchester, Norwich, Bristol, Birmingham and finishing Saturday 16th October at the O2 Academy in Brixton.

Retro/Grade’s Live Show includes MODA, PULSAR, ZOID and new material not yet heard by the ears of man. The visuals are inspired graphics warped straight from a Commodore 64 or Atari 2600 (old school computer games), bringing retro to the now.

Retro/Grade gave an exclusive interview on Radio 1 to Andy & Jaymo, depping for Pete Tong’s Friday show, to announce the tour support. You can listen again here

And find full details of the tour here: www.myspace.com/retrogradeishere

Recently signed to Deconstruction, last week Retro/Grade finally gave their single MODA the proper release it deserves. A huge Modern-Italo-Disco track with guaranteed dancefloor effect, MODA was originally released last year on 500 one-sided vinyl copies and immediately supported by tastemakers Annie Mac, Erol Alkan, A-Trak, Brodinski, Simian Mobile Disco, Pete Tong and many more. Now, backed with the B-Side of Pulsar, it is released proper, ahead of the debut album MOTION coming next year.

Annie Mac played MODA on her Radio 1 Live in Ibiza show Check HERE

Whilst Pete Tong made the B-Side PULSAR a contender for His Essential New Tune accolade HERE

And Annie Nightingale also supported on her show HERE

As well as Erol Alkan adding it to his chart HERE

You can buy both tracks HERE

You can also get a FREE download of the Retro/Grade Herbie Hancock bootleg form NME.com HERE
(*Pulsar and Rockit combined)

“We have had the Retro/Grade protect inside us for ages now, its taken time to get it out and everything right, making it sound vintage but also timeless, fresh. We've taken influence from across everywhere - films, artists, games; anything with emotion. Using films like Bladerunner, Tron even Rocky to help guild us as writing music to scores is a great way get you mind focusing on different points of the music and how it should all work. Patrick Cowley, Gino Soccio, Goblin, Larry Laven etc, helps us keep the energy level up in what we write. Keeps it dance floor without conforming to today’s rules in how you 'should' produce, letting us be much looser with the notes that are being played.” – Retro/Grade

Add yourself to Retro/Grade Facebook and myspace to get the latest info on the duo, there is so much coming up you really don’t want to miss out…


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