The ‘Kratz ain’t gone soft…
Tom Staar: LOVE this!
Fake Blood: Nice! That jacking element that gets the elbows going.
Tocadisco: Sounds great! Nice old school vibe
Mumbai Science: Great track – will play it out for sure!
Mustard Pimp: COOOOOL!
Beataucue: Great track
Kryder: Great groove , solid bas and the stabs are classic! Great vibes & full support
Modek: Love it.
Mixmag: ‘electro tune of the month…again’
Gotta Dance Dirty: ‘Certified dancefloor heymakers’
DJ Mag: ‘the electro label of the moment’
Push by autokratz
Should you meet a 27-stone cockney cab driver whilst he’s downing dozens of pints of ale in his local boozer with soggy pork scratchings all over his face, you’d be unlikely to offer him a glass of your Bollinger Blanc De Noirs Vieilles Vignes Francaises. ‘I ain’t gone soft’ he’d bellow, sending showers of spittle all over the place. Should you offer him your spare ticket for Apparat at the Barbican, you’d have to expect the same retort; ‘Whot you fink I am? I ain’t gone soft’. Request that he show any act of kindness to another member of the human race and ‘I ain’t gone…’ etc etc… you get the picture.
‘Push’ is autoKratz ‘I ain’t gone soft’ moment.
It’s all well and good for us at Bad Life releasing all our arty-farty electronica and indie-schmindie, but we ain’t forgot why we’re here. Push is the lads reaffirming their commitment to the dance floor, pledging allegiance to the Greek goddess of the dancefloor, the mighty Terpsicore. minus that bloody lyre.
It’s what you’d expect from a modern day autoKratz banger; driving stabs, popping todd terry style snares and an ample share of fist pumping action.
With a couple of deft peak-time reworks from Just Regular Guys and Aerotronic to come, it’s fun for all the family. If your family likes packed, sweaty rooms where everyone is wasted. Mine does!
It’s been a while (15months to be exact)… here’s our new single ‘Midnight Hearts’
Midnight Hearts is the first single to be taken from autoKratz third studio album ‘LUNA’. Set for release in early 2014, it’s the follow up to 2011′s Self Help For Beginners, for which Q Magazine proclaimed that “superclub dance floors are safe in this London duo’s hands; 4/5.”
Midnight Hearts sees the band return to their signature songwriting style; compulsive vocal hooks and contemporary electronics weave together and call upon the lineage of Manchester’s fine electronic history. It follows a string of successful club releases on their Bad Life label under their techno moniker, which notched up a raft of ‘single of the month’ accolades in DJ Mag & Mixmag and made their way into the record bags of the worlds biggest DJ’s. The band’s split personality meant that they were always bound to return to their love of songwriting and the album format. Midnight Hearts heralds that return, a track as addictive as it is full of charm; a fists-in-the-air moment of electronic pop perfection which points to the promise of the new album.
autoKratz exploded out of the French electro scene back in 2008 with the mini album album ‘Down and Out In Paris & London’ and their 2009 debut full length Animal, both released on iconic Parisian label Kitsune. Having toured every corner world off the back of these records, 2011 saw autoKratz return to London and set up Bad Life, a record label which has since launched the career’s of Petite Noir, Qtier, Fé & Attaque. The label has built a reputation for championing quality, forward thinking artists without boundaries, and has been described by DJ Mag as ‘one of the best new labels in electronic Music’.
We’re back out on the road in a couple of weeks, including shows in London and Paris. We’re also really excited to be back in Manchester – which you can find out more on here.
Sat 21st September – Proud, London
Fri 27th September - Bellevilloise, Paris
Sat 5th October – Sound Control, Manchester