GREETINGS FROM VIOLENCE H.Q. The album is finished and mastered and is on schedule to be released in May. Check back soon for the full announcement/tracklisting for that. In the meantime, we present... VIO015 WELCOME TO VIOLENCE LP SAMPLER a. HIVE, KEATON, ECHO & GRIDLOK - "Violent Sound " - PLAY. aa. HIVE - "Neo" (Dom & Roland remix) - PLAY. release date: april In a foretaste of the full length album set for release early this summer, the quartet of Hive, Keaton, Echo & Gridlok soften up the ground with the explosive “Violent Sound.” Encapsulating everything you’ve come to expect from Violence, “Violent Sound” is a coruscating plunge into the swirling energy and industrial funk that has marked the label from the start. A seething, intensely concentrated trip, it rolls out of the gate hard, covering itself in synthetic chatter and a swaying humanoid voice. Winding up into a towering mass of martial horns and granite hard bass, the drop and journey afterwards is monstrous, as much hypnotizing as brutalizing. In a match-up long in coming, Dom & Roland delivers a tremendous reworking of Hive’s classic “Neo.” Introducing a raft of dense instrumentation that thickens the space of the original, Dom revels in ominous textures, delivering an orchestral confidence seldom heard in drum and bass. Staccato piano chords and distressed chorales, limned by strained pads and breathing strings work in counterpoint to the brooding synths, rolling drums and caustic bass of the original. Every bit as heavy as its predecessor, yet a marked departure from it, Dom’s remix plays as an impressionistic vision of an imagined dystopia on the edge of collapse. As much a formidable work of imagination as a tremendous dance floor mover. http://www.violencerecordings.com for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org to contact us. Distributed by S.T. Holdings Ltd. 2 Old Forge Road, Ferndown, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 7RR, England t: 44 (0)1202 890889 f: 44 (0)1202 890886 e: email@example.com www.stholdings.co.uk Text by Pieter K --- WELCOME TO VIOLENCE TOUR DATES Mar 16 - GRIDLOK @ Kool Haus, Toronto Mar 17 - KEATON @ Dream, DC Mar 17 - HIVE & GRIDLOK @ Transmit, Atlanta Mar 18 - HIVE & KEATON @ Wired, Raleigh Mar 19 - HIVE, KEATON & GRIDLOK @ Direct Drive, NYC Mar 22 - HIVE, KEATON & GRIDLOK @ Tremors, Miami (WMC) Mar 23 - HIVE, KEATON & GRIDLOK @ ViRam, Miami (WMC) Mar 25 - KEATON & GRIDLOK @ Floatin' Yacht Party , Miami (WMC) Mar 25 - HIVE, KEATON & GRIDLOK @ Torque, Miami (WMC) Mar 26 - HIVE, KEATON & GRIDLOK @ Ultra, Miami (WMC) Mar 29 - HIVE & KEATON @ The War Room, Seattle April - EUROPEAN TOUR (DATES TBA) BOOKINGS: KEVIN GIMBLE @ CIRCLE MANAGEMENT (USA) AND MARTYN @ TIMELESS AGENCY (EUROPE) -- IN STORES NOW: VIO014 ECHO a."Falling" aa."Out of Time (Calyx remix)"