CD/Triple Pack Vinyl
Two years ago, on the East Coast of America, a couple of highly technical production wizards joined forces and created their own genre of strange and creepy techno under the moniker, Voodeux. One from Boston and the other from Philadelphia, Tanner Ross and James Watts first released “The Curse” EP on mothership in 2008 with great success. With DJ support rolling in from everywhere Claude VonStroke soon commissioned them to record a full-length album of this new moody sound.
Voodeux’s debut album, “The Paranormal” is a concentrated vision of myth and mysterious beats, exploring the eerie after-life side of techno like no other artists have done to date. It is a 10 track vision of ghosts and goblins hiding in the closet ready to scare the daylights out of you. Using dark funk, ghoulish atmospheres and futuristic
production, Voodeux is staking their claim as the next generation of American techno and “The Paranormal” is a techno masterwork for the modern underworld.
Just A Spoonful
Enter The Voo
Bones (click for free 320 mp3 download)
The Third Floor
Frank The Janitor
Skeleton Key (available on CD only)
Title: The Paranormal
Formats: Full Length CD, Limited Edition 3x Vinyl Pack
Release date: CD June 10th. 2009/3x Vinyl June 2nd. 2009
Download: Press Kit includes photos, logos, audio, bio, pdf, etc
Described as ‘Halloween on wax’ Voodeux is the human manifestation of creepy house and techno. James Watts (AKA KiloWatts) and Tanner Ross’s collaborative black magic goes back six years when they met online at a website devoted to music synths and production and have been collaborating ever since.
Despite the 300 miles that separate the two producers, modern technology keeps the pair in perfect lockstep. “We pass back and forth project files,” says Ross. “He adds to my idea and I add to his idea and the track is done” . This audio clairvoyance is the perfect example of the unconventional approach of Voodeux, and draws on genuine elements of mystery and intrigue evident in their production process. Like a ghost that only shows up once the photo develops there is a presence on their production that is greater than the sum of its parts.
The Voodeux project’s public metamorphosis began with The Curse EP, which came out last year on Mothership. Off the back of the success of this EP, label honcho Claude VonStroke suggested an album along the same spooky theme.
Referring to the name of the project Tanner explains: ‘At the time I was watching this crazy ass video of Screaming Jay Hawkins doing “I Put A Spell On You” and he was dressed up in this wild Voodoo type costume and I thought… “THATS IT! VOODOO”
Previously, Tanner Ross, a music synthesis major at esteemed music school Berklee in Boston, had met Justin Martin and Claude VonStroke at WMC 06 and gone on to remix monster classic ‘Who’s Afraid Of Detroit’ on dirtybird. ‘Claude VonStroke showed me the light!’ he jokes, but clearly a reciprocal admiration in each others work paved the way for further alliance. Tanner Ross is also known for his and KiloWatts remix of Lovely Day on OM Records and the hugely popular Lower Allston EP (under his Marcel Wave moniker) on Freerange. He is a self -confessed vintage horror film aficionado.
Jamie Watts (AKA KiloWatts) is an accomplished producer with a formidable discography spanning labels like Artificial Music Machine, Harmonious Discord, Thoughtless
Music and his own outlet KilloWatts Music. He has produced five full albums to date, embodying several different projects and styles.
His work embraces the bulk of electronic genres, including breaks, IDM, techno, and downtempo. Full of visionary dimensions, he fuses together a dexterous knowledge of sound synthesis, deep emotional articulation, and solid melodic intuition. His fluency in piano is evident throughout his work, as is his penchant for jazzy riffs, intelligent structure, wistful melodies, and an often cheeky take on the current state and history of electronic music as a whole.
The result of this potent concoction of the pair’s influences and technical wizardry is a hypnotic spell over the senses shrouded in suspense and the unexpected. Resonate with a modern day soundtrack to a slasher movie, Voodeux are about to creep under your skin with a chilling tale of eerie house and minimal techno that will haunt you long after you’ve left the club.
Download: Voodeux “The Paranormal” Promo Mix
Worldwide Booking: motherbird agency
Voodeux - Release party
Friday May 22nd
C Pop Gallery
4160 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
10pm – Open Ended
Free with RSVP!
INFO and RSVP HERE: http://www.mothershipmusic.com/detroit
Josh Wink - Scary shit! House Soundtracks to the SAW horror movies! Out there dark tracks. Unique.
Derek Plaslaiko - 5/5 I’m a “Deadend Motel” kinda guy, but both tracks are STELLAR!!! Can’t wait for the full LP!!!
Ralf Kollmann - oh yessss. best voodeux stuff i have heard so far! seems they are warming up for the big tilt.
Terry Francis - like both of these! deadend motel my fav but very close . heads down on the dance floor
Audiofly - 5/5 incredible record….can i get more than a spoonful please!!
Anja Schneider - like very much - just a spoonful.
M.A.N.D.Y. (Get Physical): “Great!”
Nic Fanciulli (Saved/Renaissance): “Bones is insane!”
Tim Green (Dirtybird/Trapez): “Love both tracks.”
Kiki (Bpitchcontrol): “It’s Skeleton Key here that I´ll be playing the most!”
Catz n Dogz - just a spoon ful its my tip! voitek catzndogz
Heidi - Voodeux always comes up with the goods…………and never ever fail me
Till Von Sein - 5/5 - really dig just a spoonful..will burn it straight away thanks for sending till
Due: August 2012
2. Plumb The Depths
Due: July, 2011
A1. Long Way ft. Nicholas Ryan Grant (Tanner Ross Remix)
B1. I'm Free ft. Paul Randolph (Carl Craig Remix)
Due: February, 2011
mothership Phase Two
Due: November 2010
2. Warsaw By Night
3. Only For The Moment
4. Relaxation is a Skill
5. Far Away (feat. Claude VonStroke)
6. Domek Na Prerii
7. Im Free (feat Paul Randolph)
8. I’m The One Who's Crazy
9. Pets Gone Wild
10. Poranek Organek (feat dOP)
11. Everything is Sexual
12. Long Way feat. Nicholas Ryan Gant
13. I'm Free Anthem (ft. Paul Randolph)
Due: October, 2010
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Due: June, 2010
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