EBE Nation is a serious techno music record label. The music from Electronic Beat Empire, also known as EBE Nation, is pure, unadulterated techno. It’s fearless. It’s timeless.
NEW YORK (PRWEB) November 23, 2018
Brazen. Big. Bold. Rap icon, Ice-T, and hip-hop pioneer, Afrika Islam (aka Mr. X), are anything but meek. As the two founders of the new electronic dance music (EDM) record label, Electronic Beat Empire or EBE Nation, Ice-T and Mr. X are a combined force to be reckoned with. Ice-T & Mr. X’s album, It Came From Space (Electronic Beat Empire | EBE Nation) is out now.
EBE Nation is a serious techno music record label. The music from Electronic Beat Empire, also known as EBE Nation, is pure, unadulterated techno. It’s fearless. It’s timeless. The first track on the album, It Came From Space, is a techno remix of the Ice-T classic gangsta-rap anthem, “Colors,” updated for 2019. Sonically brash and lyrically incisive, the “Colors” remix has never been as timely as it is now. “Electrofunk” is a bombastic, swaying tune laden with self-confidence and a fat, syncopated bassline. “I Play The Techno” has an expansive, ominous-sounding 4/4 beat and a hypnotic, disembodied voice. “Let There Be Funk” is a spritely techno track with an acoustic drumkit and otherworldly sounds that belong in an animated fantasyland. A distinctly throwback vibe makes “Feeling” a soulful house music gem evocative of the 1990’s house music scene. “Clones And Copies” is a frantic tech-house track brimming with manic energy. The earth-shattering, reverberating bass and booming beat of “Robot Talk” make it one of the most seductive cuts on this album. Pulsating, funky and with a twisted sense of Mr. X humor, “Too Many DJs On The Laptop” is a sly nod to the worst in the electronic dance music genre known as EDM. “The Dark Side of Town” is a viciously syncopated, riotously bouncy techno cut so juicy it requires A1 Steak Sauce. “Techno Hop II” is an expansive, fat-bottomed track brimming with infectious beats and a sound that’s pure analog. “Got Your Number” is a cinematic tech-house tune that haunts the mind like vocal-house ghosts of the past. It Came From Space is proof that Mr. X is as prolific and relevant as ever, just as Ice-T’s ear for quality music is as sharp as ever.
Ice-T is a rapper, actor and record producer whose influence on American pop culture cannot be understated. Formerly an edgy and controversial rapper, Ice-T is today perhaps best known for his recurring acting role as Detective Odafin “Fin” Tutuoala on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” a syndicated television police drama on which he’s starred since 2000. The great irony is that Ice-T’s perhaps most notorious early rap song was a collaboration with the band Body Count in 1992 on a track titled, “Cop Killer,” a groove metal and punk-rock song that left an indelible mark on pop culture.
Ice-T’s 1988 song, “Colors,” was the theme song for Dennis Hopper’s gang-based film of the same name. Subsequent albums by Ice-T in the 1980’s cemented his status as one of the West Coast’s most promising voices, with albums like O.G. Original Gangster (1991) often cited as one of the key factors in influencing the genre today known as “gangsta rap.” Mixing social commentary with inflammatory lyrics, Ice-T pushed musical boundaries by recording and performing with the heavy metal band, Body Count. Ice-T has achieved multiple Billboard hit singles, including collaborations with heavy metal bands, Black Sabbath and Slayer. In addition to the “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” television series, other acting roles for Ice-T include the reality show with his wife, Nicole “Coco” Austin, “Ice Loves Coco,” on the E! Entertainment Television Network. Early film acting roles for Ice-T (real name: Tracy Lauren Marrow) include, New Jack City (1991), Ricochet (1991), Trespass (1992) and Johnny Mnemonic (1995). Ice-T’s resume is volumes long and he remains an American icon.
About Mr. X
Mr. X has been a fixture on the European techno scene for 16 years. He was, together with Westbam, part of the group known as Mr. X & Mr. Y. As a DJ and producer, Mr. X (aka Afrika Islam) thrilled audiences at now-legendary raves, the Glastonbury Festival, Berlin’s Love Parade, and the seminal Mayday Festivals across Europe. Nightclubs across the European continent saw Mr. X performing throughout Germany, Poland, Russia and the Czech Republic. The die-hard techno music-lovers of Eastern Europe took a strong liking to Mr. X, affectionately dubbing him, the Machine Gun, the Red Alien, Master and the Hybrid, due to his legendary 50-track DJ sets. Mainstream media outlets in Europe embraced Mr. X and he appeared on the British television program, “Top Of The Pops.” Mr. X is the first major artist signing to the newly launched Electronic Beat Empire record imprint with the first release, The Brutal E.P. The second album released on EBE was Hip Hop DJs Don’t Play Techno, an album which earned an enormous amount of media coverage and radio airplay in the U.S. in 2018.
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