ArtisTech Media Releases Electro Halloween Dance Track “DJ Death”

Singer-Songwriter Kara Square’s “DJ Death” Destined to be Halloween Classic
 
 
DJ Death Halloween Single
DJ Death Halloween Single
Oct. 4, 2012 - PRLog -- Next Gen music label Artistech Media is pleased to release ukulele singer-songwriter Kara Square’s single “DJ Death” on TuneTrack today.  This thumping, electro Halloween dance track tells the story of DJ Death:  a mind controlling DJ monster that invades your head, compels you to dance “the best you’ve danced”, and of course, when the beat ends, “you will die and blood will flow.”  

“DJ Death” was written by Kara Square on her favorite instrument - the ukulele.  The ukulele riff captures the listener from the very beginning!  The song immediately lent itself to video, so Kara enlisted her talented artist friend, Chris Smallwood, to create artwork for her to animate.  This music video was posted on YouTube in October of 2011 under Kara’s pseudonym Mind Map That.  When the music video was posted, Kara shared the vocal, ukulele, and bass stems on ccMixter to encourage remixes of the song.  It was enthusiastically embraced by the international remixing community.  The track has been re-mastered for its official release on October 4, 2012.  The cover art was designed by Joel Frijters from SoundAdvantage and includes Chris Smallwood’s original artwork of the DJ Death character.

“I wanted to write a Halloween song in a similar vein as “Monster Mash” and “Time Warp”… something that would be fun to dance to at a costume party,” Kara shares.  “The idea of a DJ monster that kills its party-goers with the music it plays started forming.  To make sure it stayed silly and good natured, I added instructions for impossible dance steps to the song.  I also wanted to see if a song written on the ukulele could be made into a dance party track, so I composed it with a uke and left it as the main catchy riff.”

Kara Square is a nerd who will write a song about anything. As half of the duo Team Smile and Nod (Look Both Ways Before You Die [2008], Mourning Time [2011], Dust From the Stars [upcoming album release]), she writes personal and political electro folk pop songs. As Mind Map That, she humorously covers topics such as organ donation, fexting (fake texting), cats, coconuts, and poop. Now armed with a ukulele, Kara Square has developed a passion for writing and singing about love, but comedy songs like “DJ Death” continue to make their way out.  Kara Square is currently working on two albums:  a ukulele love song album called Love Songs For Everyone But Especially Uke and a re-mastered collection of her comedy songs called Mind Map That: Humorous Songs from Unmappable Territory.

“Kara’s DJ Death reminds me of my favorite tracks from the B52’s,” exclaimed Emily Richards, CEO of ArtisTech Media. “This sticky Halloween track really does get in your head and makes you dance like a monster mashing it up. I can imagine DJ Death playing in everyone Halloween club, party and house this year!”

ArtisTech Media, the company that operates ccMixter.org, is creating partnerships with artists, signing non-exclusive contracts, and releasing site content under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons licenses, thereby allowing listeners to share the gift of music – without being criminalized. Creative Commons licenses give musicians freedom to collaborate with other artists, and gives fans the opportunity to interact with the music.

“TuneTrack listeners and supporters have an experience beyond the music,” explained Alex Goodwin, co-founder of ArtisTech Media. “As our artists share demos of upcoming releases and post blogs, fans get behind-the-scenes access to the musicians they love.  Joining Kara Square’s Green Room on TuneTrack gives you the opportunity to support her music and see it hear as it’s created.”

To listen to “DJ Death” visit http://tunetrack.net/karasquare/releases/dj-death/

To support Kara Square’s music, join her Green Room at http://tunetrack.net/karasquare/join/ -- members receive immediate CD-quality download of “DJ Death” with high-resolution cover art and private blog posts featuring new song demos and the stories behind them.  Green Room membership also includes download of “Start Each Day with Love” [Single], Love Songs For Everyone But Especially Uke upon release and download of Mind Map That: Humorous Songs from Unmappable Territory upon release.  Green Room members enjoy a behind-the-scenes experience.

ArtisTech Media is a next generation music label that aggressively embraces technology - in order to create a richer musical experience for both creator and listener. ArtisTech Media operates the sites ccMixter.org and TuneTrack.net.
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