Meet 'Electronic Beat Empire' – Ice-T & Mr. X's New Dance Music Label

I confirmed as much as a swanky NYC resort room on a Saturday evening not having a clue what to anticipate.

When I used to be initially invited to attend an intimate launch occasion of a brand new dance music file label my ears perked up – however it wasn’t due to the style of music, or a elaborate invite. It was due to the names behind the launch.

After some small speak and assembly everybody within the resort room (possibly 12-15 folks) it appeared the sensation was mutual. Everyone was on edge with anticipation, curious as to what we had been in for. An attractive white Rolls Royce pulls up with Ice-T, his spouse CoCo and Mr. X (often known as Afrika Islam & Charlie Funk) inside.

Meet 'Electronic Beat Empire' - Ice-T & Mr. X's New Dance Music LabelMeet 'Electronic Beat Empire' - Ice-T & Mr. X's New Dance Music Label

Once upstairs they make their rounds, do just a few one on one chats after which we get deep into dialog with a dwell interview/Q&A (led by DJ Times) about their new dance music undertaking – Electronic Beat Empire. It’s a tech/techno primarily based file label. Ice-T and Mr. X go approach again so not solely are we listening to concerning the undertaking however we’re getting some severe music data dropped on us from the blokes who helped pioneer music as we all know it right now. I grew up on hip-hop from the 90s, after which fell in love with dance music within the early 2000s so this was fascinating for me. Like a gathering of the minds that broke down the limitations of what was doable for music over time.

Meet 'Electronic Beat Empire' - Ice-T & Mr. X's New Dance Music LabelMeet 'Electronic Beat Empire' - Ice-T & Mr. X's New Dance Music Label

We listened to those two artists speak with full attentiveness for a very good period of time, and all I might assume is that these guys actually love what they do, and are devoted to the music (no matter style). They’ve each been within the sport because the basis was laid, and so they helped lay it. Now they’re taking up a brand new journey with the fervour and hearth nonetheless current. They’re not doing it as a result of digital music is now common within the states, and undoubtedly not afraid of attempting new issues. They are doing it to have some enjoyable and put out music they will stand behind with out having to ask anybody permission.

Meet 'Electronic Beat Empire' - Ice-T & Mr. X's New Dance Music LabelMeet 'Electronic Beat Empire' - Ice-T & Mr. X's New Dance Music LabelAfrika Islam began out DJing in NYC with the Rock Steady Crew and studying from his mentor Afrika Bambaataa. He honed his expertise and rapidly turned a staple in DJ tradition. He moved to LA the place he met Ice-T and the 2 turned associates as he produced for Ice-T. He then found and predicted the facility of digital music earlier than it turned common within the states; and has been taking part in techno over in Europe below the moniker Mr. X for the previous 15 years. Mr. X is now the primary main artist to signal to their new label Electronic Beat Empire along with his first launch, The Brutal E.P.

 

Meet 'Electronic Beat Empire' - Ice-T & Mr. X's New Dance Music LabelMeet 'Electronic Beat Empire' - Ice-T & Mr. X's New Dance Music Label

 

Ice-T is a rapper, actor and file producer whose affect on American popular culture is infinite. Originally from LA, he is one of many west coast’s most well-known artists, with albums like O.G. Original Gangster (1991). He’s usually cited as one of many key components in influencing the style right now often known as “gangster rap,” and greatest recognized right now for his function as Detective Fin on Law & Order SVU.

 

From the paintings, music and visuals of Electronic Beat Empire we’re in for one thing particular. Something that techno hasn’t seen earlier than. It’s aggressive, glitchy and filled with vitality.
You’ll simply must see for your self – Listen under (Electronic Beat Empire):
Hip Hop DJs Don’t Play Techno E.P.
The Brutal E.P.
Meet 'Electronic Beat Empire' - Ice-T & Mr. X's New Dance Music LabelMeet 'Electronic Beat Empire' - Ice-T & Mr. X's New Dance Music Label

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