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J.W.HOOKENS 1965 - 2010
It's with much regret and I'm very sorry to say that J.W.Hookens died on the 30th December 2010 at 2.45 pm from the brain tumor he had so bravely being fighting these past few months. He fought to the end with great spirit, dignity and drive! He stayed positive to the end with what energy he had, he managed to achieve a very personal set of musical works, under the name of J.Hookens, that he wanted in the short space of time he had left to him! For that his family and I are very grateful. Anyone who met or came into contact with J knows that he was truly one of a kind and the energy and drive he had was equal to 3 people. Here at Urbcom we'll try to keep his legacy alive in spirit and promotion of what he achieved musically with Jerico One>, The Dielectric but also the leading and pivotal role he played in setting up and running Urbcom.
On a personal note I'd like to thank everyone who showed their support to J over these last few months either directly or via myspace on our site or Jerico One> or the J.Hookens pages. All your messages were much appreciated by J and helped him greatly in the difficult times he faced.
J will be sadly missed by his family and friends and a great hole is left in all our lives. We trying to come to come to terms and deal with what has happened but the best way to honour J is to remember to his work /life and achievements.
Obviously it's early days at the moment and Urbcom's future direction is undecided but it will be here in 2011 and we plan to release a best of JERICO ONE> this year to celebrate J's music and life! There will be further updates soon and a tribute to J will be here on our URBCOM.NET site.
If anyone wishes to contact me about the funeral or send messages of support to the family please do so via email@example.com
I'll miss you brother...love Dave
D.Escott - URBCOM
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JERICO ONE> REFORMS WITH NEW BEST OF COLLECTION OUT IN 2011 VIA URBCOM
JERICO ONE> COLLECTION TBA SOON
www.myspace.com/jericoone [ official myspace page music previews
www.myspace.com/urbcom [urbcom music previews now online]
ONE OF THE FIRST INDUSTRIAL / EBM ELECTRO-PUNK BAND AND RECORDING ARTIST TO BE SIGNED TO THE URBCOM LABEL JERICO ONE> REFORMS WITH A NEW ALUBUM COLLECTION IN 2010
IN THE LIGHT OF THE NEWS FROM HIS 2ND BRAIN OPERATION ON 3RD OF NOVEMBER................................AFTER 7 MONTHS OF FIGHTING ....THE TERMINAL-BRAIN TUMOUR IN HIS HEAD HIS ON NOVEMBER THE 3RD J WAS INFORMED BY DOCTORS TO BE THAT THE TUOUR IN HIS BRAI UNCURABLE AND CAN ONLY EXTENDED HIS LIFE AS MUCH AS THEY CAN ............... ............................................AFTER A 4 YEAR BREAK FROM [ JERICO ONE> WORKING WITH HIS DARKER AND MORE EXPERIMENTALALTER-EGO OF [ THE DIELRCTRIC]...IN 210..[.J. HOOKENS] HAS DECIDED TO REVERT BACK AND REFORM HIS HIS BEST KNOWN AND WELL-LOVED INDUSTRIAL-PUNK ALTER-EGO OF [ JERICO ONE>....................... TO SHOW .............HES NOT GOING OUT WITHOUT A FIGHT..AND ALSO TO SHOW HIS FANS /FRIENDS HOW HE WANTS TO BE BEST REMEMBERED.................THE ALBUM COLLECTION HAS BEEN COMPILED / SELECTED BY J HIMSELF AND WILL ALSO INCLUDE SOME RARE UNRELEAESED TRACKS CALLED VOLATILE ANIMAL / AS / TRACKLISTING TBA SOON
ANTICRACY VS AWAX SPLIT EP COLLECTION COMING SOON
FET NEW / DELETED MATERIAL
Firstly a warm hello to all good friends,allies of URBCOM out there.Its been a few months now since our last official digital-only
limited-edition release " Hi-Techwars v2" which we hope you enjoyed.We here @URBCOM HQ are now planning A couple of other new releases due to be released later this year to keep
the URBCOM fires burning. The first of these will include the forthcoming digital EP by URBCOM long-standing artists and music contributors
ANTICRACY ( ROME ) and AWAX ( London )
Two exceptional electonic artists who've been on the IDM,breakcore scene for years now and best known to fans for their outstanding drum & noise and cinimatic-ambient-splatter-beats. This new legal-free limited edition download EP
will instigate a new a series of split-artist EPs to be compiled by the URBCOM label team and will feature both brand new material and past
classic deleted tracks and is scehduled to be released sometime in late October. More details and information to be announced later via WWW.URBCOM.NET.
In the meantime we have also just updated our main music player at main the official music website as its been awhile .compiled and slected by ( J.Hookens ) and the URBCOM gang only a few days ago and should serve as a a good mix of IDM,
breakcore and indutrial EBM beats as well as some other intresting experimental stuff from various other URBCOM artists and guest compilations artists.Other fothcoming releases to be announced soon.Thanks for the support.Talk soon URBCOM.
.....OUR SPACE NOT MYSPACE..URBCOM G
...............URBCOM WILL BE NO LONGER BE ACTIVE AT MY MYSPACE............WHY COZ WE SICK AND TIRED OF THE TECHICAL WANKERS KEEP CHANGING THE FORMAT AND ENOUGH IS ENOUGH..... ACTIVE FOR US AS A SMALL LABEL WE HAVE USED THE SOCIACL MUSIC PLATFORM [ MYSPACE FOR ADDITIONAL PROMOTION AND FUN BUT WITH THE TECHNICAL WANKERS WHO KEEP CHANGING AROUND THE PORTOLS AND LAYOUTS EVERYDAY TO THE OF POINT WE HAVE NOW HAD ENOUGH AND FEEL ALL THE NEW LAYOUTS ARE ALIENATING ALL THE OTHER BANDS /ARTISTS..BUT ALSO MAKES IT DIFFICULT TO EDIT AND THE ONE THING WE USED IT FOR WAS FAST COMMUICTION TO PROMOTE THE MUSIC AND OUR RELEASES........URBCOM HAS ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT COMPLETE ARTIST CONTROL AND WE AN,NT GETTING ONLINE PAGE OR NETWORK OF OURS AND WE ...............................WE HOWEVER WILL KEEP THE OUR OFFICAL PAGE ONB THERE BUT WILL NOT BE LOGGING IN OUR MAIN PAGE WILL NOW FOA WHILE...............SO IF YOU WANT THE LO-DOWN TO WHATS NEW AT URBCOM OUR MAIN SITE WILL BE THE PORT OF CALL HOWEVER WEALL OUR OUR PAGES WILL BE UPDATED ON MYSPACE WILL BE KEPT ACTIVE AND UPTODATE BOTH WITH NEW MUSIC AND CONTENT
HI-TECHWARS V/A 2 COMPILATION OUT NOW
CLICK HERE 2 DOWNLOAD ( FREE LTD-ED ) HI-TECHWARS V/A 2 NOW!
As ever the collective artist-run URBCOM label prides itself on promoting innovative and quality music from a wide-spectrum of genres in the electronic-industrial EBM breakcore, electro=punk,dance arena. With the hope of reaching out to a new and wider audience out there , and not just preach to the converted. That's why this inspired 14-track digital-collection of artists is more than just another compilation but an essential selection of outstanding tracks from some of the best new emerging electronic artists on the international electronica dance scene right now. Featuring all brand new material and previously unreleased edits,re-mixes by various URBCOM label artists as well as other friends, allies on the scene including ANTICRACY / EX.ES / THE DIELECTRIC / ODRADEK / TET / FIRST AID 4 SOULS / ELECTRO FUNK ROCKERS / AWAX / J.HOOKENS / PROJECT BLUE / ELECTRIFIED IN HELL / AUTOVOICE / INTERCITY.Released on the 17-05-2010 as a digital-only web-release via URBCOM.NET. The compilation HI-TECHWARS V/A 2 will be available to everyone to as a limited-edition legal download.You can download the free compilation here til the end of May the 31-05-2010. After this date all tracks featured on the above compilation will be avilable to buy only.You can download the free compilation here.
EX.ES - ON URBCOM COMPILATION
NEW NEBULA H SIDE-PROJECT
Fans on the international industrial,dance scene will already know the name EX.ES from their current remixes and production work for the likes of UNTER NULL / PSY’AVIAH / IMPLANT / ESSENCE OF MIND but we here at URBCOM know them best for their outstanding work as NEBULA H ( aka Deranged Psyche / Noa ) Based in Belgium EX.ES emerges as a more experimental crossover project mixing an intresting blend of jungle-breaks fused with electro-punk-EBM and vocals. URBCOM is pleased to announce EX.ES contributes an awesome new remix of the NEBULA H track " Dum Spiro Spero " and features some inspired vocals,lyrics courtesy of ( Deranged Psyche ). Also look-out for the EX.ES ( pure adrenaline mix ) and “Orgasmofobia (edit)” featured on the famous ENDZEIT BUNKERTRACKS IV and the V compilation via ( ALFA MATRIX ).
TET - EXCLUSIVE NEW REMIX
STRIGHT OUTTA HAMBURG
The URBCOM label are pleased to announce a new exclusive remix-edit of the excellient EBM dance track " SYNCHRONIZED " ( Dual CK Urbcom-edit ) by TET Aka ( TRAVAILLEUR EN TRANCE ) and is mastered by Daniel B. of FRONT242 and is due to be avilable on the ltd-Edition download compilation " HI-TECHWARS. Hailing from Hamburg in Germany TET were first formed in 1994 by commander and leader CS who over the years has establishing the name and forging a good and lasting friendship with FRONT 242 who have not only let TET suppport them live but who have also remixed the track by TET called " Red Spot " on their behalf which has to be a recommendation in itself.
Inconjuction with releasing some very intresting album releases,TET have also appeared on various compilations alongside the likes of LEATHERSTRIP / DIE KRUPPS / PNE / THE HORRORIST / ARMAGEDDON DILDOS among others. As a band TRAVAILLEUR EN TRANCE mix an electrifiying fusion of industrial-EBM beats and angery dark vocals and are yet to find the kind of adulation they derserve.Also look out for TET taking part in "Help Can't Wait", a double CD sampler to be released in October, with "Blood Of The Martyrs (Life-Support-Mix)". This is an exclusive new version of the classic hit from TET's 2005 debut albums "Ultima Ratio Intervention" (CD) and "Ultima Ratio Interception" (digital release). For further news,updates vist the bands own Myspace link below
FIRST AID 4 SOULS - EXCLUSIVE NEW TRACK
ISTVAN GAZDAG AKA FAFS
A long-time allie and friend of the URBCOM label ( István Gazdag ) Aka FIRST AID 4 SOULS over the last few years has been taking the electronic scene by storm and best known to most electronic fans via there Myspace page as well as an extensive list of releases via various labels including the established Some Bizare label . Born out of the ashes of one of the most significant bands on the Hungarian industrial scene VACUUM in 1992. FIRST AID 4 SOULS as a music project are not intrested in fitting into any music category, and instead mix various intresting styles from industrial-electro-dance through to psychedelic pulsatating trance and new wave. Having just completed a small tour of Europe in May 2010 FIRST AID 4 SOULS have to be one the hardest working bands on the scene today. We here at URBCOM are pleased to announce an exclusive contribution entitled " Alarm " to be featured on the forthcoming Ltd-Edition download compilation HI-TECHWARS V/A 2 . For more news, updates vist the official Myspace page below.
ELECTRO FUNK ROCKERS - NEW MATERIAL
NEW D.ESCOTT PROJECT
The new London based electro-rock band ELECTRO FUNK ROCKERS formed by D.ESCOTT ( Aka AWAX / INTERCITY3 ) have uploaded a new track on their Myspace page entitled ' Giv It Up ' with other new tracks to be uploaded soon. The band are currently rehearsing new singers and writing new material. More updates, live performances and releases to be announced soon.
THE DIELECTRIC & J.HOOKENS - NEW MATERIAL IN 2010
NEW SINGLE TBA SOON
THE DIELECTRIC return in 2010 after a 6 month silence with brand new material written and produced by THE DIELECTRIC and new friends to be titled " Mirrordrome " which will be released as a 3-track single due to be released later in 2010 via URBCOM. In the meantime fans will be pleased to know they can hear an instrumental exclusive version to be featured on the forthcoming " HI-TECHWARS V/A 2 ....Other current news updates include J.HOOKENS contributes his first ever solo compostion written and produced by J himself and musically ventures away from his stuff with THE DIELECTRIC and heads in amore urban-electro-beat-direction with the track entitled " Underground-High" be featured on the forthcoming digital-only compilation HI-TECHWARS V/A 2 street date : 17-05-201.
AUTOVOICE - STATESIDE INSURRECTION
AUTOVOICE are an electronic,industrial,ambient-noise project hailing from Toronto, Canada.Originally formed in 1995 AUTOVOICE is now the one-man project of ( JOHNNY S ) who continues his music-mission 12 years on. And who contributes an exclusive new verison of the track " Sunwheel 11 " to be featured on the forthcoming download HI-TECHWARS. For further information,releases vist the ATOVOICE links below.
VLADISLAV BUBEN - NEW MATERIAL
NEW EXCLUSIVE MATERIAL
Following up his album ' Selector ' released as a limited edition download via URBCOM in 2009. VLADISLAV BUBEN contributes a new track compostion to the forthcoming compliation HI-TECHWARS V/A 2 out in May 2010
. For more information and news click on the VLADISLAV BUBEN artist URBCOM profile or vist the Myspace page below.