For the second consecutive summer VICE and Colt 45 will unite to present Tales of Colt 45, a touring series of free shows traveling to LA, Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia and New York. From May through August, the tour will return once a month to the same venue, creating a Colt 45 summer residency in each market. Darkly atmospheric but always aimed at the heart of the dance-floor, The Black Ghosts' two-man Decks, FX and vocals set-up manoeuvres through Machiavellian grooves with disarming verve, unearthing a thunderous mix of infectious supernatural sounds. Open by invitation only to partygoers 21+ with ID, the events will star headline acts curated by VICE music, including The Black Ghosts, Matt & Kim, Thunderheist, The Death Set and others. And best of all, the shows are absolutely free.
After unveiling their unstoppable EP “Any Way You Choose to Give It”, The Black Ghosts are preparing to release their highly-anticipated debut full-length "The Black Ghosts”on IAMSOUND July 8, 2008, which features the electro-pop groove and first single, “Repetition” and the ghetto-gothic ‘Anyway You Chose To Give It’.
The past year has seen The Black Ghosts’ ethereal Electronic Soul building them a formidable reputation with the quiet confidence that befits the duo’s enigmatic style. With the cold, steely riffs and floor-smashing beats of the much admired Theo Keating AKA Touché, ably augmented by erstwhile Simian vocalist Simon Lord, The Black Ghosts’ have begun to reveal their unique, electro-noir spirit through a brace of limited addition white-labels and their strikingly original DJ sets, that see Simon unfettering his spine-chilling vocals and shadowy tales.
Theo & Simon have compiled and mixed ‘The Black Ghosts Mixtape’ out on Southern Fried Records in the UK and recently honored in the UK with the titles of electro mix of the month by MixMag and mix of the month by DJ Mag. With their special touch these bangin’ tracks are brought to life and give a glimpse into the incomparable dance-floor wrecking sets that take place only when The Black Ghosts are up on the decks.
The Tales of Colt 45 and VICE Present: The Black Ghosts and Thunderheist
May 5 - LA - King King w/ DJ C-Town DJ Skeet Skeet (Eat Skeet.com)
May 7 - Atlanta - MJQ w/ Brian Parris and Skooter
May 8 - Chicago - Hideout w/ Willy Joy and Capcom and Lazer Crystals
May 9 - Philadelphia - The Barbary w/ Dave P (Making Time / FIXED)
May 10 - Brooklyn - Glasslands Gallery w/ dj's Lauren Flax (iheartcomix) and Sweatshop Labor