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Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Teaser video for Ghost In the Static's 'The Infection Vol I'

Ghost In The Static EP 'The Infection Vol 1'

Scheduled for release on the 16th December, this new EP features a brand new track, and 4 remixes all completely FREE!

You can stream this tracks right now however!

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Xmas means FREE MUSIC!

Digital Deformation have made their sensational album 'No Signal' available for free download for the next 5 days!

Make sure you get yourself one of THE albums of 2011 right HERE


Ghost In The Static will be releasing their first material from their new album on the 16th December,  in the form of 'The Infection Vol I' which has a brand new track plus 4 remixes from Cyvergence, Ninja Spice, Witness The Apotheosis and Kaziko White completely FREE!

The tracks are available to stream, and eventually download right HERE

If you would like the tracks sooner, simply click 'attending' on this event HERE and if we get to 100 before this Friday (9th Dec) we will make the tracks available earlier :)

Thanks for your time!

Monday, 26 September 2011

Digital Deformation on Reputation Media

Digital deformation will be featuring in tonight's Radio show on Reputation Media's show.

make sure you tune in for 9pm!


Monday, 19 September 2011

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Synthetic Sensations Reviews Backlash!

Featured in this edition of Synthetic Sensations is a band by band review of the Backlash event from the brilliant new Promoter, Reflective Promotions!

Check it out for reviews on both Digital Deformation AND Ghost In The Static!


New review of 'No Signal' by Digital Deformation!

Hey Everyone! Not had a listen to Digital Deformation's No Signal album yet?
Well have a read of this review and see if it convince you!

Ringmaster Reviews!

Once again the lovely people at Reputation Media, and the Ringmaster himself have been kind enough to help us out, so if you would like to return the favour, please drop by their site and check out the excellent radio shows on offer!

Reputation Media


Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Coming up...

Just wanted to post a quick update about what we have in store for you patient people out there ;)

OCT - Approx release date for Digital Deformations Single/EP release of 'Command Unit' which will feature some surprises in the B-Sides, this is not to be missed, and will help to reinforce Digital Deformation at the cutting edge of the UK Industrial scene!

NOV/DEC - Approx release date for 'Module 02' by MiXE1. An eagerly anticipated release to follow up on the excellent Module 01, which is available to stream to the left of this post. Taking a more personal perspective, MiXE1 will open up for the listeners in ways they hadn't dared imagine before.

LATE 2011 - Ghost In The Static are set to release a remix EP featuring remixes from some of the hottest artists around the Electronic scene based on two tracks from the forthcoming album. So not only will this be a fascinating insight into the different approaches of some great UK Industrial acts, it will also allow a preview of some new music!

EARLY 2012 - Ghost In The Static are aiming to release their follow up to 'The Open Eyed Dreamer Part I', which is yet to be named, but is very much underway. It will be following a darker, more aggressive path than the debut and will be looking to establish Ghost In The Static as THE Industrial Rock band in the UK.

There is some more news to come, but for now you will have to wait ;)

Steve Fearon

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Blip-Bop Feature, Review and Competition

The wonderful Al Mcdonald of Blip-Bop Ezine has very kindly featured an interview with myself discussing the label, where we explore in some depth the approach we are taking and the principles we seek to work to.

Also, there is a review of Backlash, which featured Digital Deformation and Ghost In The Static of Static Distortion records for those that had missed it.

Finally, there is a competition for unsigned acts to remix the new Ghost In The Static track 'Another Day'.

If you want to win yourself a pair of KMFDM tickets for their gig at the 02 academy in Islington (supported by our own Ghost In The Static, as well as System:FX and Global Citizen!) make sure you send in an entry :)

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Static Distortion Records goes LIVE!

As of the 2nd September, Static Distortion Records is now live!

We will be looking for additional acts, promotional opportunities and to build relationships and will be trying to bring you the best in alternative electronic music in the UK!

As a treat, MiXE1 has released a brand new track for FREE download.

Please get yourself a copy of the fabulous 'Spark In The Air' today!

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Q & A with MiXE1

We caught up with Michael Evans, the man behind MiXE1 to find out some more about the project, and the meaning behind the words...

+Sum up your project in one sentence
Emotional electronic music with hooky melodies and influences from pop through to heavy metal

+Who are your 3 biggest influences?
I couldn’t name any particular artists, as Klayton from Celldweller once said it's a result of years of intake. The 3 biggest factors though are the important people in my life, movies and lots of music-listening :)

+What is the concept behind MiXE1?
The general arching concept of the project is that all the events of the songs take place in a fictional city called MiXE1, which is a futuristic city - very Tokyo inspired or Bladerunner but with less emphasis on poverty, a more romantic take on it (check out the EP artwork).

+Why go for a concept at all?
Because I find concepts like this exciting, it's an escape, it's a new world for you to immerse yourself in. To me its also a way of binding the songs together with more than just the artist name alone, that all songs are taking place in this environment. As a song writer it's helpful, if I'm writing something particularly personal putting it within the MiXE1 city can make it easier to write about as it's partially removed from reality. For the second EP I've gone for a concept within the concept, each track acts as a different chapter in a story.

+Why did you choose to go the EP route?
Initially because it's faster to get the music out there, especially when starting out.. that said there is a full length album in the works ;)

+What motivates you to write for MiXE1?
Passion for music, a need to create. For me and many others, music is a lifestyle, I couldn't get through the day without it - I'm inspired by all sorts of music and the emotions they invoke. I want people to feel with my songs what my favourite artists make me feel. It's an emotional outlet, a creative outlet.

+How do your songs ideas begin?
It's different per song, sometimes just dabbling with different synth settings until a sound sparks something, other times it starts on guitar then I'll work that into an electronic track.. usually a sound will excite me and I'll start forming a song round it. Once there's an outline of the song there musically, the vocals come very naturally, I find vocal melodies the easiest part of writing.. lyrics for those melodies require a bit more time though. The general attitude I adopt for writing, regardless of the project, is I try to make songs I would listen to, contain the things I like.. and fortunately that’s memorable vocals, emotion and interesting sounds.

+How would you describe the Alternative Electronic scene in the UK?
Honestly I don't follow it too closely apart from the electronic circles I'm involved in so I can't really comment - although I've seen some great up and coming acts that are coming through. Fortunately all the people I've come across are very friendly and every one tries to help each other, it's a great community like that.

+Are your song-writing  sessions and concepts affected by current affairs, or do you try to stick to the fictional narrative?
The songs are definitely influenced by what's going on although more from what's happening in my personal life than on a global scale or anything political. Sometimes some pretty personal things are there massaged into the music, maybe a few different things in the same track, then the project is kind of a vehicle to write about these things. I do have one lyrical rule though - I don't write anything hardcore depressing or too negative - that doesn’t mean every track is happy go lucky or anything but if there's some darker stuff going on, I lace it with some positivity.

+Where do you see MiXE1 going in the future?
More well known, more releases, and as an exciting live act. The project hasn't hit the stage yet and I've never hit it as the lead singer before so that'll be an experience. I'm excited about getting the second EP out there, already writing for the release after...

+ Your last band was rock based in format, what has drawn you into electronic music?
Yea the band was pretty dark and heavy and at the time I was really into guitar effects, weird sounds that basically sounded like synths.. so the electronic vibe was always an influence.. then one day I started experimenting with +actual+ synth sounds - then discovered there's an unlimited amount of sounds out there, tools to create an epic soundscape - so MiXE1 was born from it. I have this attitude that music is music, you shouldn’t limit yourself to genres though so I take things from my alternative music background and throw them in.. particularly with the subtle screams and growls.. in more recent stuff these are becoming less subtle tho ^^

+ if you could play with any 2 other bands, who would they be?
Zeromancer and Celldweller… or if they still existed, Stabbing Westward!

Monday, 18 July 2011

The 10 commandments of Static Distortion Records

A little bit about the way Static Distortion aims to do things

These are still being finalised, but here is a general sense of where I am coming from:

The 10 commandments of Static Distortion Records

  1. We support what we enjoy, which is the blending of Electronic and Alternative musics
  2. We care about the quality of the songs, not the methods, genres or haircuts
  3. We only support artists we enjoy, both as musicians and people, as we can only be at our best if we are passionate about the client
  4. We understand our position is as a stepping stone to bigger resources, and as such all of our clients are free to move on if they receive a better offer, so long as there is no money owing to us
  5. We can provide support in many areas, such as help with song-writing, production, artwork, promotion, gig booking, cd pressing, negotiations, references, reviews and anything else that is within our power
  6. We are artists too, and we will not arrange any contracts that we wouldn't sign ourselves if the situation was reversed
  7. We believe that several minds together are better than one, which is why Static Distortion is community focused, as our spending power, promotional reach and creative horizons are much bigger when we utilise like minded individuals
  8. We can see that the music industry is changing, and with it so it the culture of buying music, and we endeavour to make sure that we provide exciting music that is affordable and easy to obtain
  9. We have limited resources, but we will discuss any ideas that an artist has for shared expense on pressings/merch production costs, and we can create batch contracts for one off shared purchases to ensure that everyone's costs are covered, and a fair proportion of the sales goes to all involved
  10. Music was meant to be fun, so we try to be amiable, easy to talk to and flexible, and that is what makes Static Distortion a useful and productive Record label for the 21st century.

Contact Details

Email: staticdistortionrecords@hotmail.co.uk

For Press:
Please feel free to drop me an email, or message me on Facebook and i will happily get back to you with a press pack or the contact details for the bands.

For Bands:
If you are interested in being part of the Static Distortion family, please drop me an email with some links to your music/videos and I WILL get back to you :D