those are 2 of my top 5 musical inspirations you just mentioned right there
I'm pretty psyched! My track "Blue Lines" was 1 of only 100 selected for ReverbNation & Dodge's "Inspired By You" Contest. If my track gets the most downloads, I get to be featured in a Dodge commercial! Gonna need your help, boys and girls. More info coming soon!
When I get the contest links, I'll be sure to share it with you all
Hoping you can help me out and show support during the contest and help me get my track picked for the grand prize.
"Let's Get Down EP" is now available for download in your format of choice on the official Neorev Bandcamp page.
The second EP from "Children Of The Bomb" features new mixes and brand new tracks not available on the full length album, as well as remixes by fellow producers from all across the globe.
01 Let's Get Down (NR's 2012 Rework)
02 Brooklyn Stomp (NR's 2012 Rework)
03 Slaughterhouse (NR's 2012 Rework)
04 Proper Funkage
07 Gangrenesta (Thermonuclearity Remix)
08 Particle Dance (A Boy And His Rocket Remix)
09 Particle Dance (L0W's Remix)
10 Basshead [Featuring Villain] (Daniel Bytes Remix)
11 Let's Get Down (Rickyoto's Regurgitated Remix)
12 Let's Get Down (Album Version)
The full "Children Of The Bomb" album with bonus tracks & "Brooklyn Stomp EP" are also available for download on the NR Bandcamp page as well.
New EP coming soon with new tracks and remixes...
here's a brand new original track that will be on it...
and here's a remix of my track "Basshead (featuring Villain)" by Aquila...
"Michael Matteo a.k.a NEOREV has been blazing a trail all summer. We originally booked him in the spring for the MARTYPARTY show at Drom and we were so impressed we brought him back for the 4th of July party we threw in Brooklyn, yet again he delivered the goods and has been doing the same all over the city.
His debut album Children Of The Bomb dropped at the end of 2011 with two associated e.p’s this year so far and a third planned for the Fall. Home grown bass music from the state of New York and most certainly worth checking out."
- Bass Fueled Mischief /// NYC Spotlight
Read the full article...
here is another new track from the upcoming EP recorded live from the 2012 Electro-Music Festival on September 8th in Huguenot, NY...
WILDFIRE (Live At EM2012)
New EP and live release coming soon!
Live At The 2012 Electro-Music Festival
02 OH NO! (Doomsday Mix)
03 LET'S GET DOWN (2012 Rework)
04 BASSHEAD [featuring Villain]
06 CHILDREN OF THE BOMB
07 PROPER FUNKAGE
08 DON'T LET 'EM GET YOU DOWN
09 BLUE LINES
10 BROOKLYN STOMP (2012 Rework)
Download the full live set
Recorded on September 8th, 2012 at the Greenkill Retreat Center in Huguenot, New York
All tracks written, produced, and performed by Michael Matteo,
except "Basshead" lyrics written and performed by David Dickenson
Recorded by Robert Dorschel /// www.dittyaday2012.wordpress.com
Live recordings mixed and mastered by Neorev
Special thanks to www.electro-music.com
An amazing review of my last EP on The Big Takeover...
"Once again, Neorev returns with music so astonishingly excellent that one truly has to wonder why Michael Matteo isn’t one of the top electronic producers of the moment.
Like the “Brooklyn Stomp” EP, this is an album’s worth of remixes, reworkings and exclusive originals, though where “Brooklyn Stomp” was in the present moment with Children of the Bomb, “Let’s Get Down” points the way of the future for the electronic artist.
The opening three tracks are reworkings of Neorev tunes by Matteo himself. Here, the plodding industrial dubstep of the title track becomes a booming mid-paced dance track, while “Brooklyn Stomp” transforms into raging drum & bass. Even “Slaughterhouse,” from Neorev’s debut Lines & Shapes, breathes new life as sinister, shadow-laden dubstep.
The following three exclusive new tracks not only indicate Neorev’s direction, but are absolutely some of his best tracks to date. Where “Proper Funkage” recalls the psychotic pounding of Superstar DJ Keoki, “Boom!” takes orgasmic electronics to a whole new level, creating something between Kraftwerk and Leftfield. “Solstice” calms things down a bit with a mellow beat and a pulsing drone, like Stereolab doing music for an old Sega Genesis game, perhaps a Phantasy Star installment.
A series of remixes by various artists follows, each taking a unique approach to Neorev’s singular vision while retaining the spirit of the original track. The album version of “Let’s Get Down” from Children of the Bomb closes the door, reminding us where this all originated.
So much more than a mere vehicle to promote a single, this EP deserves the attention and respect of a full-length release. Longtime fans will revel in the electronic ecstasy of Matteo’s futuristic songcraft, though, if you’re new to the Neorev dimension, this is an excellent place to begin your journey. Respect the boom."
-Chuck Foster (The Big Takeover)
Read the article...
Download the "Lets Get Down EP" at:
WILDFIRE EP coming 10.12.12
WILDFIRE EP is finally here!
14 tracks ready to rock your earholes.
Packed to the brim with brand new tracks, collaborations, and remixes from fellow underground producers all across the globe.
This is the third EP in support of my album CHILDREN OF THE BOMB.
02) DON'T LET 'EM GET YOU DOWN
03) NO CONTROL
06) PRUNE JUICE featuring Centri
07) KNOT ROT featuring Kid Versus Chemical
08) RUFF, RUGGED, N' RAW featuring Villain.
09) WILDFIRE (Thermonuclearity Remix)
10) BASSHEAD featuring Villain (Aquila Remix)
11) PROPER FUNKAGE (Grinny Grandad Funk Up)
12) BROOKLYN STOMP (Defpotec Remix)
13) RENEGADE FM (Subrox Re-Twist)
14) HARD STYLE (Noise Generator Remix)
/// Full EP download includes bonus live recording ///
15) NEOREV - Live At The 2012 Electro-Music Festival
Download in the format of your choice at:
Want more music?
Be sure to download the LET'S GET DOWN & BROOKLYN STOMP EPs as well as the full album CHILDREN OF THE BOMB through the official NEOREV Bandcamp Page.
Massive thanks and appreciation for everyone's support in this project.
And I would like to give a shout to all the collaborators and remixers involved...
Lyrics written and performed by Centri
Lyrics written and performed by Matt Battaglia
Lyrics written and performed by David Dickenson
Additional production and remix by S. Crane & M. Kosh
Additional production and remix by Matt Marshall
Lyrics written and performed by David Dickenson
Additional production and remix by Chris Morton
Additional production and remix by Rich Courage
Additional production and remix by Chris Townsend
Additional production and remix by Mumia
Please visit these talented artists' respective pages, lots of amazing work from them all.
Back in the studio and time to start preparing for 2013...
if the world doesn't end before then...
Stream the full EP on YouTube and annoy your boss and fellow co-workers!
Stream the original EP tracks only on Soundcloud...
wow, discovered some people posted older material from me on YouTube!
dat's some back in 2003 shit right derr...
"Crank This Shit Up"
taken from Brainkiller Presents "Music From The Jilted Generation" (a compilation from 2003 featuring bedroom producers influenced by The Prodigy)
"Do It Like That"
(some guy from Poland uploaded this and added a half naked slutty chick all wet and making out with the floor?...
says he had the track for years, but he doesn't even know how he got it.... i don't even know how he got it since it was never really officially released anywhere)
LINES & SHAPES: EXPANDED EDITION has arrived...
The remastered and extended edition of NEOREV's 2009 debut release is back with a whopping 40 tracks (42 if you download each part in full) spread across two chapters. You get the original 14 track album along with tons of non-album tracks, previously unreleased demos, alternate mixes, and live reworkings of some of your favorite NR tracks...
01 OH NO!
04 ROCK THE BEAT
05 DISCO BUSTIN'
09 YOUR OWN PACE
10 LINES AND SHAPES
11 THE STARS ABOVE US
12 HIT 'EM HARD
13 NO TURNING BACK
14 ANOTHER CLOUDY DAYS
15 OH NO! (Live Re-Edit)
16 DISCO BUSTIN' (NR Remix)
17 ROCK THE BEAT (NR Remix)
18 FORCE (NR Remix)
19 NO TURNING BACK (Live Re-Edit)
20 OH NO! (NR Remix)
21 DISCO BUSTIN' (2012 Mix)***
***Full download of Part 1 includes the bonus track "Disco Bustin' (2012 Mix)"
Download Part 1 here:
01 DEMON INSIDE (2012 Mix)
03 THREE BEAT SALAD
04 DON'T FRET
05 ARTIFICIAL RADIO
07 UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPT
09 FRANKENSTEIN TWO-STEP
10 START ROCKIN'
13 ON THE EDGE
14 THE RAID
15 THE CONCEPT (Alternate Mix)
16 TOUGH GUY
17 ROTTEN BEATS
18 THE STARS ABOVE US (Reprise)
19 MIRACLE TREE
20 ANOTHER CLOUDY DAY (Part II)
21 OH NO! (NR's Lost Remix)***
***Full download of Part 2 includes the bonus track "Oh No! (NR's Lost Remix)"
Download Part 2 here:
"Long Island’s Neorev, aka Michael Matteo, embodies the epitome of what electronic dance music should be, i.e., music first and foremost, not just endless, insidious thumping. The fact is, the tracks on Lines & Shapes are actual songs with structure and changes, not just squibbles and squeaks over a 4/4 bass drum.
Lines & Shapes opens with “Oh No!”, an aggressive, almost industrial track recalling Lords of Acid or perhaps even My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult. Things change on “Force,” an Arabesque drum & bass trope. From here the tracks continue to demand attention while never stooping to the typical boring phrases and clichés expectant of electronic dance music. Several tracks, “The Stars Above Us,” “No Turning Back” and “Another Cloudy Day” even take on a particularly Krautrockian tone, eschewing the beat in favor of form and feeling, like Kluster or something.
In a style as bland as modern dance music, it’s quite refreshing to hear a collection of songs with some thought behind them. EDM doesn’t need to be boring, it just tends to be that way. We need more Neorevs to teach us otherwise."
-Chuck Foster (Big Takeover Magazine)
Read the full review for the original release:
Here's quite a flattering review of my latest release, the WILDFIRE EP...
The first question that comes to mind when listening to a new Neorev release is, “How in the hell does Michael Matteo keep getting better?” With his “Wildfire” EP, he not only brings us some stellar originals, but also provides enough worthy remixes and collaborations to present an album’s worth of his best material to date.
The opening title track is a perfectly wicked dubstep tune inspired by the explosives on Game of Thrones. “Don’t Let ‘Em Get You Down,” an infectious bit of neo-disco follows, incorporating elements of Kraftwerk and dance industrial to the regiment. On “No Control,” Matteo truly steps outside the framework of electronic dance music to make a masterful electro-punk hybrid that is possibly his best track to date. “Throttle” recalls Superstar DJ Keoki, while “Better” comes across as the relaxing intro or middle to a jungle track without the drum and bass madness, which, by the way, is in full effect on the phenomenal remix of “Hard Style” by Noise Generator. “Prune Juice,” “Knot Rot” and “Ruff, Rugged, ‘N Raw,” collaborations with various rappers, represent hip-hop, and the closing “Live at the Electro-Music Festival” presents a powerful near-35-minute live set that proves that Matteo can be as exciting outside of the studio as he is in it.
It’s rare to find an artist that evolves so beautifully as Neorev has over the past few years. At this point, he should be producing top-ten hits for A-list pop-stars, but the music industry, as usual, is looking backward, not forward. Neorev is the future, and I like where it’s headed.
- Chuck Foster /// Big Takeover Magazine
Download the full EP for free in the format of your choice at...
***Full download includes bonus live recording of my performance at EM2012***
NO CONTROL EP
Available for free download on February 15th
NEOREV featuring IT WAS JULY
"No Control (Vocal Mix)"
It is finally here...
NO CONTROL EP
01 NO CONTROL [featuring It Was July]
02 MONETARY POLICY [featuring Centri]
04 VAPOR TRAIL
05 DEMON INSIDE
06 HOPE FOR THE HOPELESS
07 NO CONTROL (Instrumental)
08 NO CONTROL [featuring It Was July] (Aquila Rework)
09 NO CONTROL [featuring It Was July] (Electro Pioneer's Control Freak Mix)
10 NO CONTROL [featuring It Was July] (Thermonuclearity Remix)
11 NO CONTROL [featuring It Was July] (Noise Generator Remix)
12 BASSHEAD [featuring Villain] (Turbo Tiger Remix)
13 PROPER FUNKAGE (Subrox Funkdafied Mix)
Download in the format of your choice at:
This is really good. I'm listening to No Control EP.
EDIT: God damn, your music is great, I'm gonna share the links all over the place!
Last edited by MAD; 02-15-2013 at 05:53 AM.
thanks so much MAD! happy you're happy!
i'm glad your enjoying it and appreciate your support, brother!
spread that bitch all over the place! :P
And it's getting some love at metalectro-music.com...
"Next i have some fresh blood coming on and let me tell you that this one is really rocking and really damn tasty fresh blood and a great freebie too from the NYC based Neorev! Electro indie punk rock kind of feel to it, with the great vocals by It Was July really giving the track a really nice character. I loved it since the very first second i pressed play and i have listened to it a few times since then so i had to post this one and hopefully you will all like it as much as i did."
Read the full review at:
GRINNY GRANDAD featuring KYMBERLEY KENNEDY
"Keep Your Hands To Yourself (Neorev Remix)"
Here's a teaser to my upcoming remix of Grinny's choon "Keep Your Hands To Yourself"...
MARCH EQUINOX 03.23.13
Live from sMs Studios
01. No Control (ft. It Was July)
04. Don't Let 'Em Get You Down
05. Proper Funkage
06. Vapor Trail
08. GRINNY GRANDAD ft. Kymberley Kennedy - Keep Your Hands To Yourself (Neorev Remix)***
***exclusive world debut on EM***
Stream it here:
Download my music for free at:
A glowing review of the NO CONTROL EP by Chuck Foster from The Big Takeover...
Neorev’s Michael Matteo is one tireless individual. Now on the fourth EP generated from his Children of the Bomb franchise, Matteo delivers yet another superb collection of remixes, reboots and brand new tracks guaranteed to drive all cyber knights out of their coffins and into the glowing neon sprawl.
The title track, which first appeared on Neorev’s “Wildfire” EP, finds new life here as a vocal track featuring lyrics written and performed by Susan Morris, aka It Was July, giving the track an Icona Pop vibe. Some exclusive originals follow: the Superstar DJ Keoki-esque ride of “Riptide,” the insistent pulse’n‘thump rave-up of “Vapor Trail,” “Demon Inside”‘s old school jungle/drum’n‘bass whirlwind and the hip-hop/dubstep attack of “Monetary Policy,” which features some heady rapping from Centri. A slew of remixes of the vocal version of “No Control” appear (the frantic industrial drum’n‘bass mix by Noise Generator stands out), as well as a slightly longer version of the original instrumental. Two additional remixes of Neorev favorites “Basshead” and “Proper Funkage” appear to round out the release.
When it comes to electronic dance music, Neorev is really at the top of his game, begging the question, why is he not the hottest producer since Diplo assigned with the task of crafting Top 40 hits to be used in mega-corporate commercials? Who cares? His music stands on its own and is miles ahead of the pop drivel pumped on the radio these days, so jack-in to Neorev’s virtual reality where we all celebrate being children of the bomb.
Read the full review here:
Download the full EP for free in the format of your choice:
P.S. Stay tuned for a little something special in the coming weeks
Watch a live video of my performance from the 2012 Electro-Music Festival in Huguenot, New York.
Audio is direct from the soundboard.
Visuals and video courtesy of Steve Mokris
You can stream my performance on Mixcloud:
You will also get a copy of this audio recording, which is a mix of a direct soundboard and room mic recording, when you download the WILDFIRE EP in full!!!
Two brand new remixes from NR...
ARGOTEC - Chip Away (Neorev Remix)
Original mix of Chip Away can be found on the full length album LANGUAGE OF THE HEART available for download at http://www.argotec.bandcamp.com
GRINNY GRANDAD ft. KYMBERLEY KENNEDY - Keep Your Hands To Yourself (Neorev Remix)
Check out more stuff from Grinny Grandad at http://www.grinnygrandad.com
To celebrate surpassing 700 followers on the official NR Soundcloud...
I put up this brand spanking new breakstep mix of my choon "Wildfire!"
Check it out...
sped it up, added some breaks, chopped up the vocals, and added some new sections...
Just last Tuesday, I played it live for the first time in NYC and got an awesome response.
The original and more straight up dubsteppish mix can be heard here...
Playing the ONEX & WARPER PARTY tent at FIGMENT NEW YORK this Sunday (tomorrow), June 9th on Governors Island in NYC at 2:30pm. For two days, artists and participants are invited to stretch their own boundaries when they interact with works in every imaginable medium including sculpture, installation, performance, music, workshops, games, experiences, site-specific pieces, social experiments, requests, challenges, guided meditations, performances based on audience input, sculptures that move or respond, heart-stopping technological innovations that change the way we see the world… and any combination thereof. FIGMENT is FREE! As well as free ferries from NYC and Brooklyn.
ONEX & WARPER Facebook event page...
For more info on the festival and ferry info...
Also, my new mix of "WILDFIRE" titled the Reign Of Fire Mix is getting some love on Metalectro-Music.com
I will go on with a track by a name that has only been featured here once before, the USA based Neorev who just recently uploaded this new version of his track “Wildfire” on his Soundcloud page. Call it a VIP version, a rework, an alternative mix, all of these terms apply and are all correct. Neorev himself decided to call it “Reign Of Fire” mix and i can perfectly understand why as well having listened to the original mix as well. A much harder, darker and energized version and definitely an improved one as well imo, in which Neorev took a dubstep track and transformed it into a filthy breakstep/drum & bass baby monster. Rough and noisy i personally quite enjoyed this new version of “Wildfire” and i certainly hope you will enjoy it too! So, here it comes, check it out!
Here's the link...
Here's the choon...
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So how about some frigging news...
I know it's been quiet in the world of NEOREV with my recent move to a new place taking much of my focus away for music this last month or so. But I was sporadically working on new things here and there as well as finishing up projects that I was in the middle of before the move.
So here we go...
Got a couple of tracks that I've been working on with Susan Wintruba a.k.a. IT WAS JULY... one for my upcoming release and one for her upcoming release. You may remember Susan with her amazing vocal contribution on my last release, the "No Control EP."
Well, Susan returns in full gear on another blistering electronic pop-rock track called "Rollercoaster."
I remember us chatting online and asking each other, "How the hell do we top No Control?" We wanted to continue that fun and edgy vibe without regurgitating the same crap. And we feel that we definitely took it up another notch. What makes this track a step forward rather than standing in the same place is that... well, it's just so damn fun and bouncy.
We got a couple of things brewing that will reveal themselves over time... but let's dive into Susan's solo project IT WAS JULY's world for a bit...
She recently released the lead single "Mean" to promote her forthcoming album "Erratic." The single features remixes by Brainkiller/Music Playground's own AQUILA and new to our little gang of producers EQAVOX.
Be sure to head over to her official Bandcamp page, where the single is available for free download...
Check out the video for "Mean" directed by Joe Wintruba on her official Vimeo page...
Here's a re-edit of that video for AQUILA's mix...
... and here's a video for the remix from EQAVOX...
Her upcoming release will feature the bonus track called "The Switch," which is a full on musical collaboration between Susan and myself rather than just her lending her voice. I'm also working on a remix of one of her album tracks for a future release, but shhhh... it's a secret. :P
For more info and music by IT WAS JULY, here's some linkage for y'all...
And speaking of collabs...
I got a couple of upcoming shows helping out my boy CENTRI, a rapper from Brooklyn, with his live performance. You may know him from his vocal contributions on the tracks "Prune Juice" from the "Wildfire EP" and "Monetary Policy" from the "No Control EP." This won't be the first time we have performed together live. He's joined me on stage at a few NR shows to rock some of our collabs live and the response was great.
Check out his tune "M.O.M.M." featuring fellow rappers Sha Stimuli, Akir, Dokta Strange, and produced by P.R.O. on his official Bandcamp page...
...and also available is his mixtape titled "Rise Of A Veteran"
A clip of him doing his thang live...
CENTRI and I met through a mutual friend/fellow rapper about two years ago and we instantly hit it off like we were old friends... and creatively and musically, the music just flowed out. Since then we've been working on a bunch of tunes that we plan to spread across each other's releases. And while some tracks will show up here and there on our individual solo projects, behind the scenes we are cooking up a joint project that we like to call BLACK LUNG. CENTRI has a forthcoming solo album featuring some of our collabs as well as my own forthcoming release. After that, we plan to focus our energies on BLACK LUNG and kick off with a proper EP.
For more info on the world of CENTRI, check out these links...
So yeah, lots of things going on in the world of NEOREV while it seems like nothing is going on :P
Lots of projects besides NR beats. Collaborating has been really fun and re-ignited my enthusiasm musically and creatively. I feel my own production has benefited from working with outsiders with their own styles and methods rather than sticking it out alone in the claustrophobic world of NEOREV. As 2013 progresses, these projects will reveal themselves and take us into the year 2014.
While I finish up the next NR EP that will start a whole new era leading up to my follow up album to Children Of The Bomb, I made the "Wildfire (Reign Of Fire Mix)" available for download on the official NR Bandcamp page. This special mini-release is also backed by SUBROX's remix of "No Control" featuring vocals by IT WAS JULY and my remix of industrial rap duo ARGOTEC's track "Chip Away."
WILDFIRE (REIGN OF FIRE MIX)
01. Wildfire (Reign Of Fire Mix) 04:01
02. No Control [featuring It Was July] (Subrox String Puller Mix) 05:33
03. ARGOTEC - Chip Away (Neorev Remix) 03:52
Download in the format of your choice:
New EP will be available in early October!
Before moving on to the next phase of NR, I put together this special little collection of select NR beats that have been reworked and remixed with the aid of some of New York's finest in underground hip hop. I guess you can call it my farewell to the whole CHILDREN OF THE BOMB era, a celebration of the last two to three years spent working on and releasing new music. This is the second in a pair of mini-releases to serve as a bookend to this era before moving on to working on the follow up to CHILDREN OF THE BOMB.
I hope you enjoy...
COLLABORATIONS EP (September 20th,2013)
01. EVERYTHING (I'm Winning) [featuring CENTRI]
02. THE KAVEMAN VS. THE ALIEN [featuring DOX BOOGIE]
03. BASSHEAD (NR's Tribal Mix) [featuring VILLAIN]
04. CASTING SHADOWS (2013 Mix) [Bonus Track]
Download in the format of your choice at:
Full download includes alternate cover art...
Which will you choose? Post your fave here!
Featuring collaborations with MARCUSS, CENTRI, & IT WAS JULY
Backed with remixes from AQUILA, DOPE TENDENCIES, THERMONUCLEARITY, & more to be announced soon!
The Prodigy Fanboy has been showing NR some love and support.
So as a special thank you, for one week only, I've given them an exclusive link to where you can get your first listen of new NR material!
Hear the main track "SWAY" featuring MarcusS of dOpe tendencies on the mic...
taken from the upcoming MAKE YOUR BODY SWAY EP due out October 31st by visiting the link below...