There is more than one band named Computer Club.
1. An electro / emotronic / house band from Los Angeles.
2. A British Indie band.
– COMPUTER CLUB USA (electro/indie/house) –
Like the final round of a videogame tournament, Computer Club’s music is loud, aggressive and spattered with grimy funk. A tendency toward the heavy, distortion-tinged sound of electro house is well balanced with his penchant for funk-laden interludes amongst the banger blitz.
The Computer Club sound first emerged from the studio of Mike Diasio in 2007 when System Recordings, one of the largest electronic music labels in the United States, tapped him to sign the single “Load Rocket.” The song, one of the first completed by Diasio under the geeky guise, carried Computer Club’s name into both traditional record label outlets and the burgeoning music blogosphere alike – a trend rarely seen in the heavily populated landscape of today’s dance music. Original songs like “Flat Response” and “Laptop Levitation” showcase Computer Club’s highly honed sound design and audio engineering skills, while his remixes of Nine Inch Nails, Prince and New Order illustrate his ability to adapt the best of the big names to the dancefloor.
Along with his impressive studio output, Computer Club is a well-accomplished DJ by any measure. His steady stream of gigs has him traveling to every corner of North America with regular stops in New York City, San Francisco and everywhere in between. From rocking a 30,000-strong crowd at L.A.’s Nocturnal Festival to dropping an intimate set for his former home of Atlanta, Computer Club constantly exhibits his deftness and versatility behind the decks.
While recent releases such as a remix of Mr. Oizo’s “Flat Beat” and his re-working of Konflict’s legendary Drum & Bass anthem “Messiah” with fellow producer/DJ Le Castle Vania have helped propel his name to new heights, Computer Club has started working on his debut album. Tentatively titled “Nerd Secrets,” the full-length promises to showcase a wide swath of musical styles, ranging from dancefloor-filling, hands-in-the-air bangers to straightforward rock songwriting to experimental weirdness.
In addition to his newly-minted Computer Club moniker, Mike continues to push the boundaries of dance music as one third of Evol Intent, a hard-hitting Drum & Bass trio considered by many fans and DJs alike to be the UK-rooted genre’s most talented American group. Initially known as purveyors of the toughest brand of D&B, their debut album “Era of Diversion” exhibits a musical variety influenced by everyone from Radiohead and Aphex Twin to Slayer and N.W.A.
– COMPUTER CLUB UK (indie) –
Fast becoming the talk of the underground British Indie scene, Computer Club set their assault on the nation with striking performances captivating audiences over the country.
With an edgy front man showing glimpses of the late Ian Curtis and a driven band behind him, the Birmingham four piece displays a new generation of Indie pop. Their sound casts the dark moody atmosphere of Joy Division, the melodic rhythm of The Cure mixed with the pop tones of Bloc Party; Computer club have found a winning formula to a supergroove.
This year Computer Club have supported a large number of top bands such as The Kooks, The Automatic, Battle, The Boxer Rebellion and as their sound and popularity grows, so does the interest in them. Since forming two years ago, 2006 has seen Computer Club in NMEs top 5 unsigned bands and as they work on new material with top producer Paul Corkett (Radiohead, The Cooper Temple Clause, Placebo, The Cure) the excitement is growing and the whispers are getting louder.
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