Posts tagged with "Underworld"

Beyond The Beach In Belize

Water Adventures in the Jungle

The San Ignacio Resort Hotel provides travelers an experience in Western Belize beyond the beach where your vacation days can be filled with adrenaline and heart pumping adventures. The property’s expert guides will take you through all of the Cayo District’s hidden gems inside the infamous cave systems and the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve. At the end of each day guests can enjoy an in suite massage, fine dining at the Running W Steakhouse and live music as you sip purple parrot cocktails on the patio overlooking 17 acres of jungle.

Top Adventures in Western Belize include

Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve

This forest reserve is a 300-square mile area where you will find a scenic combination of cool pine forest, tumbling waterfalls, lush river valleys, and numerous cave formations. During this tour you will visit a variety of places including the Rio Frio Cave, Rio on Pools, Big Rock Falls, and the breathtaking 1,000 Foot Falls.

Waterfall Caves Expedition at Caves Branch

Begin your journey with a 45-minute hike where you will enjoy the sights and sounds of the jungle before arriving at Caves Branch. Once inside, you’ll pass through a maze of tiny and tight spaces and arrive at the foot of the waterfalls. Climb and conquer these natural formations using a rappel rope and dive right into these invigorating cascades.

Barton Creek Cave

Flowing from a giant crack in a mountain, this cave offers an adventure into the ancient Maya past. Glide through the darkness in a canoe in crystal clear waters into a mystifying world of marvelous natural formations. Here you will witness burial grounds, ceremonial pottery, and hear the stories of ancient people that remain as an eternal testimonial.

Jaguar Paw Cave Tubing

Learn about flora and fauna as your guide leads you on a 30-40 minute hike along a nature trail on your way to the Underworld— known by the Maya as ‘Xibalba.’ Strap on your headlamp, sit on your inner tube, and have a refreshing ride down this wonderful cave system where you’ll be mesmerized by natural wonders including stalactites, stalagmites and other rock formations. This tour is amazing fun for adults and kids alike!

St. Herman’s Cave and Blue Hole National Park

St. Herman’s Cave showcases huge caverns and ceremonial chambers containing artifacts. After this “Underworld” experience, cool off at the Blue Hole and enjoy the bliss of the Belizean surroundings.

About San Ignacio Resort Hotel                                          

The San Ignacio Resort Hotel is a premier full-service Belize resort, located in the Cayo district. The hotel boasts resort-class amenities and accommodations for those seeking to relax and enjoy a beautiful tropical escape, yet offers nearby adventures for those wanting to explore inland Belize. The luxurious San Ignacio Resort Hotel is centrally located for adventure tours to nearby archaeological parks, caves and nature reserves and boasts views of rainforest and wildlife. For more information and reservation inquiries visit www.sanignaciobelize.com.                                     

UNDERWORLD: Beaucoup FishA remastered classic re-released August 25

4CD Super Deluxe / 1CD / 2LP / streaming / download

Underworld have announced details of the deluxe remastered re-release of their 1999 classic Beaucoup Fish (via UMe). The album comes as a single CD, a 4CD super deluxe box set and a double vinyl LP. The album will also be available on all streaming and download platforms. Pre-order the album at the links below:

 
4CD Super Deluxe: 

http://UMe.lnk.to/BeaucoupFish4CD

1CD: http://UMe.lnk.to/BeaucoupFishCD

2LP: http://UMe.lnk.to/BeaucoupFish2LP

 
Hugely anticipated on release in the spring of 1999, Beaucoup Fish continued Underworld’s singular vision. From the opening Windy City meets Motor City meets Thames Estuary swoop of “Cups” through to the flickering low light coda of closing track “Moaner,” the eleven tracks on Beaucoup Fish collectively served to highlight just how different the wiring of Underworld’s internal logic is.

 
Whilst some of their peers had spawned lesser imitators, Underworld’s sound on Beaucoup Fish remained resolutely theirs. While many of the prevalent fragmented electronic styles of the day would be assimilated, the end result remained unique. If there had been a mould created when Rick Smith, Darren Emerson and Karl Hyde first made music together in the spare bedroom of a terrace house in Romford, it had long since been broken. There were no imitators. There never have been.

 
Beaucoup Fish features the singles Moaner, Push Upstairs, Jumbo, King of Snake and Bruce Lee. The deluxe edition’s second disc features eleven previously unreleased outtakes from the recording sessions. The third and fourth disc feature remixes of album tracks by the likes of Fatboy Slim, Slam, Salt City Orchestra and Adam Beyer.
 
The Beaucoup Fish super deluxe edition comes packaged in a hard case 12”x12” box that complements the acclaimed expanded reappraisals of dubnobasswithmyheadman (2014) and Second Toughest In The Infants (2015). This edition also includes a 60-page booklet with a new essay on the album. As with its predecessors, audio remastering was undertaken by the band’s Rick Smith at Abbey Road Studios. All packaging and artwork has been created by long time Underworld collaborators tomato.

 
Underworld – aka Karl Hyde and Rick Smith – recently presented an installation piece – Manchester Street Poem – as part of Manchester International Festival 2017. The project spotlighted the stories of those who’ve found themselves homeless in the city. Their last gig – a sold out show London’s Alexandra Palace – was the band’s biggest UK headline show to date.

 
Beaucoup Fish super deluxe tracklisting:

 
Disc One  

Cups

Push Upstairs

Jumbo

Shudder / King Of Snake

Winjer

Skym

Bruce Lee

Kittens

Push Downstairs

Something Like A Mama

Moaner

 
Disc Two

Nifter – 5 A1317 Nov 97

Bruce Lee – Ricks 1st Dobro Mix

UW Orange Bed – Sept97

Skym – A A1317 Nov 97

Jumbo – Diff Bass 2 A1317 Nov 97

Push Upstairs – Alt 1 A1336 July 98

King Of Snake – Garage Mix A1313 Set 97b

Something Like A Mama – Alt Mix A1340 July 98 A Upstairs)

Please Help Me

Yeah Plan – From A1385

Ramajama

 
Disc Three  

Cups – Salt City Orchestra Remix

Jumbo – Jedi’s Sugar Hit Mix

Jumbo – Futureshock Vocal Mix

Push Upstairs – Darren Price Remix

King Of Snake – Slam Remix

King Of Snake – Fatboy Slim Remix

King Of Snake – Dave Clarke Remix

Bruce Lee – Micronauts Remix

Bruce Lee – Buffalo Daughter Remix

 
Disc Four

Bruce Lee – DJ Hype & DJ Zinc Vocal Mix

Bruce Lee – DJ Hype & DJ Zinc Instrumental Mix

Bruce Lee – Futureshock Remix

King Of Snake – Claudio Coccoluto Remix

King Of Snake – Martinez Remix

King Of Snake – Dave Angel Remix

Jumbo – Rob Rives & Francois Kevorkian Dub

Push Upstairs – Roger S Narcotic Haze Dub

Push Upstairs – Adam Beyer Rmx 2

 

ASTRALWERKS TURNS 24

Astralwerks – one of America’s pre-eminent homes for unique and forward-thinking artists – is marking its 24th year with a multi-platform celebration, contests and more. Astralwerks is now an official Curator on Apple Music. Listen to the playlists that range from latest releases, to deep cuts & remixes, throwbacks, and current hot dance and electronic tracks HERE. Highlights of the anniversary celebration include:
  • A limited edition 24th anniversary t-shirt debuts today in the Astralwerks shop During a 24-minute flash sale that begins at 2:00 PM ET today, it will be available for only 24 cents.
  • Vevo Watch Party– View 24 key videos from Astralwerks artists, spanning from Fatboy Slim’s “Weapon of Choice” to Albin Lee Meldau’s “Bloodshot.” The videos will play on a loop for the next 24 hours HERE.
  • Spotify 24-hour playlist featuring seminal Astralwerks artists. StreamHERE.
  • Astralwerks.com contest -Fans can enter to win rare and signed items from the label’s 24-year history HERE.
  • Learn “24 Things You Didn’t Know About Astralwerks”HERE. Which two international artists inspired the label’s name? Which artist used to have a cubicle at Astralwerks?
 “Astralwerks was established as a response to, and in recognition of, the rise of electronic music in the mid 90’s and since then have remained dedicated to working with and signing innovators that have both transformed dance music and moved culture,” said Astralwerks’ General Manager, Glenn Mendlinger, who has been with the label for 20 of its 24 years. “We could not be prouder of our incredible roster and wanted to honor our 24th anniversary with a 24 hour-themed celebration. Astralwerks…always on and always open.”
Founded in New York City, Astralwerks was the brainchild of staffers at Caroline Records who saw an opportunity for a label focused on the emerging electronic and ambient scene. The label launched with Tales Of Ephidrinaby Amorphous Androgynous (an alias of The Future Sound of London), which was released on July 30, 1993. Astralwerks was instrumental in igniting two explosive waves of musical creativity: first with the pioneers of electronic music in the ’90s, and more recently with EDM in the new millennium, while also nurturing and developing artists beyond the realm of dance music. To date, Astralwerks has amassed 30 GRAMMY nominations, taken home six GRAMMY Awards and released prominent soundtracks such as the GRAMMY-nominated Six Feet Under and the BRIT-nominated The Virgin Suicides. The label has hosted massive events at Miami’s legendary Winter Music Conference, staged the first Rave On The Rocks at Red Rocks in Denver and produced a celebrated music video that was voted “best video of all time” in the U.K. for “Weapon Of Choice” by artist Fatboy Slim-who also happened to be the first DJ to sell one million albums in the U.S.
In addition to a current roster of Halsey, The Chemical Brothers, The AvalanchesFatboy Slim, Swedish House Mafia, Future Sound Of London, Underworld, Empire Of The Sun, Brian Eno, Röyksopp, Alison Wonderland, Duke Dumont, Lemaitre, Kings of Convenience, Audienand The Kooks;Astralwerks’ artists throughout its history have also included Kraftwerk, Hot ChipSia, Air, David Guetta, Porter RobinsonDovesPet Shop BoysPhoenixThe B-52’sBeta BandEric Prydzamong many more.