Sasha Grey returns to FIL in Guadalajara on Saturday December 1st where she will present the Spanish language version of her novel ‘La habitación prohibida’.
Sasha Grey regresa a Guadalajara a presentar su novela La habitación prohibida el día 1 de diciembre.
Time: 13:00 Hrs
Location: Salón 8
Expo Guadalajara| Av Mariano Otero #1499, Verde Valle, 44550 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
PIG Meets Sasha Grey, Covers KC & the Sunshine Band. Because Why Not.
August 27th, 2018
One day soon I hope to run across some newer <PIG> fans and, like a crotchety old man of 40, spew off lines like: “You kids have it so easy! Back in my day, Raymond Watts waited a decade between albums! And when he did release records it was only in Japan! Before Amazon! And the internets!” Seriously though, and unlike a crotchety old man of my age, I feel blessed to live in this wondrous time where Watts has rediscovered the fire and has re-emerged with a (seemingly) untapped well of new material.
But I digress.
Not satisfied with having released a new FULL-LENGTH ALBUM just two months ago, Raymond Watts has returned once again to grace his flock with something completely out of left field: A new EP featuring remixes of tracks from that aforementioned recent release headlined by a cover of the KC & the Sunshine Band classic “That’s The Way (I Like It)” featuring actress/writer/DJ/singer Sasha Grey.
The <PIG> take on KC is to put it through a sexy, industrial blender…kind of like White Zombie’s version of “I’m Your Boogie Man” (Coincidentally also originally by KC & the Sunshine Band) in that it flips the narrative with Zombie being the titular boogie man and owning it behind a techno-organic stomp and synthesized horns while here, Watts and Grey concoct a slow brooding, moody sound piece that’s probably a lot more devilish than the original artists intended. But would you expect anything less from <PIG>?
Grey’s delivery is brash and in-your-face and proves to be the perfect dichotomy to Watts’ subdued, almost ghoulish approach to vocals on this one as handclaps and a phat beat drive the sinister sounds in the background.
Then there’s the remixes.
“Truth Is Sin” from the most recent full-length is twiddled and turned by Christopher Hall of The Dreaming/Stabbing Westward making the song a bombastic headbanger rather than the almost ballad aesthetic of the original. “Cult of Chaos” is even more somber and serene, filled with strings and more synths by Ego Likeness while Hanzel Und Gretyl give “The Revelation” the “Fukken Uber” makeover turning the track into a true industrial banger with air sirens heralding the oncoming metallic storm of shreddiness.
That’s The Way (I Like It) will be released on August 31st through Metropolis Records just in time for a slew of fall headlining dates and even more dates supporting the mighty Killing Joke on their 40th anniversary tour. You can grab your very own copy here or click here to find out where you can catch the Lord of Lard on the road and get a physical copy (gasp!) in person!
That’s the Way (I Like It)
Watch the official promo video for Sasha Grey’s ‘Love’ Collection below featuring ‘Another Weekend’ by Ariel Pink.
The successful campaign is has officially been re-released in collaboration with the charity-based retailer Represent. Beach towels, throw blankets, and pillows, baring the iconic image are available for the first time. Part of proceeds from every item will go to Planned Parenthood to support their life changing work. While you can purchase other Sasha Grey paraphernalia on this site, the merchandise is only officially available at Represent. Click here to purchase. All apparel is unisex!
Following 2016’s Transmission, Death in Vegas return with the outfit’s dreamy new single “Honey.” It marks the second collaboration with Sasha Grey, who offers hushed whispers and seductive vocals to the near six-minute serenade. “Honey” opens with the same pace and intensity you’d expect from a Depeche Mode record — filled with distortion and pulsing synth — but firmly grounds itself in a more minimalist approach. The result is a psychedelic track that is both dreamy and downright sexy.
Altogether, both songs complement one another and showcase the talented production of Richard Fearless, the founder of Death in Vegas. “Honey” couldn’t be a sweeter way to welcome back Fearless and his band of merry eclectic, electronic music-makers.
Stream on Spotify.
Purchase vinyl and electronic versions here.
Sasha Grey adds an additional appearance date in Los Angeles.
If you missed Sasha Grey at Book Soup, she will be presenting her book again at Stories Books and Cafe in Los Angeles. The event page can be found here.
Sunday, April 22nd, 2018. 8:00 PM.
Stories Books and Café
1716 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90026
Sasha Grey blends fresh house bangers with underground techno in latest mix
A published novelist, photographer, former porn star, actress, and DJ Sasha Grey digs up obscure house and techno tracks to seamlessly fuse together a mix that unequivocally showcases her limitless catalog of music. Off a recent global tour in support of Death in Vegas, EARMILK is excited to share her latest mix below:
This mix contains some true gems, especially a few incredibly fresh new underground tracks. As a whole, it also highlights Grey’s recent preference towards more of a deep tech house sound. While spending the last year performing sets at various venues around the world, it’s clear that she’s kept her ears to the ground in search of fresh house melodies and groovy basslines.
About 15 minutes into the mix we catch “Pause, Stop, Rewind”, a new single from one of Los Angeles’ prominent new young house DJs Dillon Nathaniel off his 2017 Wanted EP. There’s a clear fondness for soulful vocal samples with Grey in this mix but she does still leave room for techno synths to take the center stage as seen in “My Religion” from Oscar L, before bringing back that soul again with Patrick Topping‘s 2017 big house banger “Be Sharp Say Nowt”.
Shes also digs up a few hidden gems, introducing us to artists like Austrian techno producer Florian Kalstrom and Tonya Louise. The mix continues with a sprinkle of Alan Fitzpatrick, Green Velvet and then Grey adds a bit of air to the room with the atmospheric techno sounds in “All the Same” from Parisian techno duo YEUZ. Everything begins wrapping up with the reintroduction of that bluesy vocal in “The Blues Man” from Italian producer Lexa Hill and then smoothly rounding it out with no other than Carl Cox and Nicole Moudaber on “See You Next Tuesday (Deep Mood)”. The whole mix is a masterful display of tasty soulful vocal samples with seamless transitions between various techno and house jams.
“Electronic music has had a lot of exciting moments in 2017 for me. Between spinning and the few live shows that I did with Death In Vegas to promote ‘Transmission’ last year, I’ve been thriving on the feeling, ideology, and passion for the kind of electronic music that contains soul. Someone asked me if being a “girl dj” made it easier; a lot of weight that comes with it too (including sexual harassment because that happens in every business). One female artist I spoke with frustratingly laughed at the fact that all women at a particular festival were scheduled in the same time slot, and that it hadn’t been the first time it’s happened. Everything in the industry comes with challenges, but that just adds fuel to my fire. This mixtape puts together all of the great energy; combining what I’ve been listening to, playing out, and dug out of the digital crates into the wee hours of the night. Which gets me thinking, I should really start a submission page…” Sasha Grey
The Juliette Society trilogy reaches its dramatic conclusion with The Mismade Girl. The book will be available here on March 13th, 2018. The Juliette Society was Sasha Grey’s best selling debut novel, published in 25 countries.
Living outside of the US? Visit here to find the books in your language.
“There is no limit to love.”
By Chris Harris
“There is no limit to love,” according to Sasha Grey. The sentiment serves as a slogan for Grey’s new campaign with Planned Parenthood. Grey has teamed up with the reproductive health care nonprofit on a capsule collection of apparel. T-shirts, tank tops, crewnecks, hoodies and a mug, each baring a suggestive image of Grey, are available in the collection.
Part of proceeds from every shirt will go to Planned Parenthood to support their work. The merchandise will be available here, for two weeks only.