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Surkin & Todd Edwards ‘I Want You Back’ official music video

June 26th, 2012
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Limited vinyl edition exclusively on our online store: http://soundpellegrino.bigcartel.com/product/surkin-todd-edwards-i-want-you-back-12-vinyl

As soon as the boys sent us the result of their last day of studio, we knew they treated us with something really unique and as the tracks were being polished we wondered how to illustrate it and the answer came from our director friend @LILINTERNET over at KarmaloopTV. Based on Surkin’s idea that we should give a nod at Todd’s roots with shots evoking the opening credits to ‘The Sopranos’, we sent Todd to search the streets of Jersey, the Atlantic City boardwark, carnival fairs and empty hotel rooms for the reason of the heartbreak exorcised in the song. Flickering apparitions of a mysterious green-haired character suggest she’s watching over him but that their respective realities shall never meet again.

Bobmo and Surkin on Le Mouv

High Powered Boys live dj set on Le Mouv

April 14th, 2011
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Two weeks ago Surkin and Bobmo were Laura Leishman’s guests on french radio Le Mouv promoting the ‘Udon/Work’ ep.
They closed the show with an exclusive one-hour live set which includes many upcoming Marble singles plus classics and their favourite tracks of the moment.


High Powered Boys 'Udon/Work' now on iTunes and all music stores!

March 27th, 2011
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Yes, one of the most celebrated and anticipated EPs of the year is now available on iTunes and all other music stores!

Buy it now from:
iTunes FranceiTunes USAiTunes UKiTunes JapaniTunes Germany
Juno Download
Amazon UKAmazon USAmazon France
Virgin Mega

Stream it from:

Already played & supported by A-Trak, Crookers, Sinden, Annie Mac, Round Table Knights, Das Glow, Felix Cartal, Radioclit, Tony Senghore, Renaissance Man, Don Rimini, Acid Jacks, Dan Haaksman, Marc Roberts, Camel, Homework… and played on the radio by Annie Mac (Radio 1, UK), Jaymo & Andy George (Radio 1, UK), Laura Leishman (Le Mouv, FR), NXTLVL (Indie 103.1, L.A.)!

The Sound Pellegrino Podcast — Episode 16

March 15th, 2011
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HIGH POWERED BOYS aka SURKIN and BOBMO join us for an interview and a mix a reveal the greatest news EVER. New music from Soul Clap, Jesse Rose, Blawan, Too $hort, Kink, Tuff Wheelz and many more…

Soul Clap “Lonely C” (feat. Charles Levine) [!K7]
Coat Of Arms “One For The Rhodes” [cd-r]
Jesse Rose “(Where Were You?) Last Night” (Catz’n’Dogz & Martin Dawson remix) [Made To Play]
Tuff Wheelz “River Of Gold” [cd-r]
Blawan “Lavender” [R&S]
Koyote “Night Train” [Mixpak]
Travis Barker feat. Too $hort “Snap” [Interscope]

Aaron Carl “Homoerotic”
Kink & Neville Watson “Metropole”
King Britt “Contemplation”
Paul Johnson “Take A Lickin’ (And Keep On Thinking)”
Shake Aletti “Work” (Para One & Tacteel remix)
High Powered Boys “Work” (Tom Trago Remix)
LFO “Nurture”

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High Powered Boys 'Udon / Work' now available on Beatport!

March 15th, 2011
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That’s right! The highly anticipated new EP by Surkin & Bobmo is now available on Beatport! http://beatport.com/s/r1se7t

Already played & supported by A-Trak, Crookers, Sinden, Annie Mac, Round Table Knights, Das Glow, Felix Cartal, Radioclit, Tony Senghore, Renaissance Man, Don Rimini, Acid Jacks, Dan Haaksman, Marc Roberts, Camel, Homework… and played on the radio by Annie Mac (Radio 1, UK), Jaymo & Andy George (Radio 1, UK), Laura Leishman (Le Mouv, FR), NXTLVL (Indie 103.1, L.A.)!


SNP019: High Powered Boys 'Udon / Work'

March 14th, 2011
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When they first hit the scene as High Powered Boys, all Sawtooth Surkin & Cool Spinnin’ Bobmo had was an inflatable smiley-face-character avatar and a strong addiction to Trax and Dancemania releases fueled by compulsive Soulseek-digging. Back when everybody in the French scene was obsessed with biker looks and heavy metal sounds, complicated turbine symphonies and sounding as dramatic as one could, High Powered Boys were two young A.D.D. nerds focused on hitting the streets with the simplest most efficient ghetto house bombs via Ableton with no respect for musical rules, yet immense fascination for their elders, delivering he rawest and nerdiest Chicago-inspired grooves with the dirtiest kicks and systematic use of the words “up” and “down”.

Such simplicity and awesomeness proved itself effective as the HPB releases on Institubes became instant classics in the finest and most famous DJ’s sets (Justice, Boys Noize, A-Trak, Diplo, MSTRKRFT, Feadz and many more). The two companions got busier and busier with their respective solo careers but they cherished HPB as a special project where they would be free to come up with simple pumping ghetto tracks, as a recreational thing on the side. Then one day, the two of them decided to move into a new studio adjacent to Para One’s spaceship-looking hit factory. It was a pretty radical change for Sawtooth Surkin and Cool Spinnin’ Bobmo. Confronted to each other’s works in progress all the time, eating together, taking cigarette breaks together, sitting in two different rooms connected by a simple door, feeling inspired, they started making High Powered Boys a priority again. The love for ghetto house is still here but the context is different, this time they aren’t trying to emulate a pre-existing sound, they have grown from nerdy A.D.D. kids into dope experienced dudes with a Vision. This is how “UDON” and “WORK” were born. This is a new High Powered Boys sound, and it could very well mean a new sound for the Parisian house underground.

“UDON” is easy to describe: it starts with a subterranean softcore erotica saxophone with added warping and sparkling noises and builds into a crazy choppy drum machine pattern with heart-pounding bass kicks supported by stuttering vocals from hell. However, comparing it to pre-existing musical stylings is trickier. “Screwed-up garage-juke meets karaoke bar jazz in the intro for a Neo Geo fighting game” is the best we came up with. However, as “new” and “weird” as this description may read, “UDON” seems to systematically be the biggest track in each of our recent sets. The drop is pretty much irresistible. WINNING! There, I said it.

Dirtybird and Night Slugs alumni Julio Bashmore’s “UDON“ remix strips it down and keeps the contemplative melancolic sax solo, adding moody synths, a sweet bass line and fulfilling the track’s fantasy of “Téléchat house”. That mesmerizing bassline is nicely reminiscent of The Other People Place’s track Moonlight ‘Rendez vous’ (an old favorite of ours). Listening back to the Other People’s Place my statement actually not very obvious but my brain associating these two things together is enough of a noticeable phenomenon.

Speaking of songs that weirdly remind me of other songs, I had a really hard time (materialized by approximately 12 minutes) pinpointing which song the melody during the quieter parts in “WORK” reminded me of. It came to me in a flash: Squarepusher’s ‘My Red Hot Car’! Again it isn’t obvious at all but my brain likes putting them inside of the same little brain-box. “WORK” stems from proto 2-step roots but also draws influences from ballroom HA dances and pure new jack swing. Fierce musical inner city romanticism at its very best. This is what top 10 pop charts of the year 3021 are made of.

Last but definitely not least, Amsterdam’s Rush Hour signee Tom Trago delivers a shockingly infectious remix of “WORK”, catching everyone by surprise. Quite mellow at first, the track turns out to have an magnetic effect on dancefloors, driving the crowd crazy like some of the most banging bangers would, while remaining quite deep. The remix is mainly built around an intense organ build up keeping the pressure on like steam inside of a casserole, then releasing it little-by-little. Guaranteed to keep the people stuck to the floor with their hands up for a few good minutes.