Dingus is the official music provider for The Sensorium™, a ground-breaking multi-sensory pop-up, open for limited engagement in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. The event, sponsored by Sephora, will be the first-of-its-kind to be open to the public. Created to showcase and explore the primal emotion of fragrance through dynamic interactive experiences and multi-media presentations, guests will be invited to connect with scent in new and exciting ways. Open until November 27th, the event will be seen by over 10,000 consumers and all the major heads of the beauty and fragrance industry. In addition, VIP celebrity clients from both the Film and Music industry are already scheduled for private tours. Some of the music that will be featured at the event includes: ‘Diggers’ by Dylan Campbell, ‘Break Me’ by Babe Youth, ‘The Sun Always Shines (Hooded Claw Mix)’ by Paul Cook & The Chronicles.
Soulbound Volume Two by Various Artists (September 30, 2011)
Featuring some of our favorites, the crew here at Dingus salute you, the diy supporter with this free compilation album. A special thanks to all the artists involved.
- Dingus, Big Boss, Yvonne, Solidus, Dandelions
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Montréal based Babe Youth talks on being a traditional band that plays electronica, the advantages and the special sauce:
Dingus: What defines your music? How does the entire band adapt to a genre that is usually done on a computer?
BY: We start on computers and adapt for the live shows. Technology covers the flaws our mediocre human minds can’t cloak. Dehumanizing? Absolutely.That being said, we are all experienced musicians.
Is it a handicap or a leg up to have so many musicians working on the project?
Handicap? No fucking way, this is a producer based project, we make a living out of channeling individual talent to a group effort. You always want to reach that point where the whole is holier than the parts. The more talent you have, the more of this happens. We basically keep making sure we are serving the songs and not ourselves. “Geniuses hide in walls and some people are lucky enough to be there slaves” An old arabic adage…I think…..
What kind of equipment do you guys use in the studio vs your live performance?
We use the same equipment: bass, drums, guitars and computers.
Logic pro, Live, Tork uses all sorts of soft synths that I never heard of and run’s Them trough some obscure hardware that he really likes. Frank Garrett uses a prophet and lots and of LIVE soft synths. I just use logic synths and my precision bass. Same for Matai, he also has an amazing vintage tele that he used for the guitar hook in ‘Break Me’. V just sounds good trough any mic and then we have P-Man that runs our shit through some Ampex Hardware and a Shadow Hill compressors. Hope he won’t kill me for sharing his special sauce but that’s just half the ingredients.
So whats the plan for the future of Babe Youth?
More tracks, more shows…more tracks…crazy tracks.
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‘What the Tape’ by Babe Youth (June 7, 2011)
It’s become so common place that we often forget to recognize inventive song writing. Not that it’s anything new, but when a band breaks away from a verse-chorus pattern for something more linear it’s refreshing, especially when instrumental. Babe Youth, having shown what they can do with a pop song in their opening tracks, demonstrate a more refined ability to actually jam electronica style.
Babe Youth by Babe Youth (June 7, 2011)
Pop sells, and Babe Youth knows it. Restraining obvious urges to produce something far more diverse is exactly what lands them in the category of innovative pop. You might not recognize it at first, but behind the driving melodies theres a dubstep foundation, restrained, but there. Even more surprising; this is a full band, that manages to stay tight enough to sound like a kid with a laptop. They also know that sex sells (hot girl singers up front always).
- Big Boss
photo: Jose Enrique Montes Hernandez