Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Spex CD review and song on the promo CD!!!

Woohoo!!!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Order the new Justine Electra - Green Disco album for Christmas!!!

Hi you.
If you would like me to personally send you one or more of the new CD album "Green Disco" in time for Christmas for only 10€ (autographed of course!) then please fill out the order form below. The postage is as follows:
germany 1.45€
australia 3.45€
usa 3.45€
uk 3.45 €

Here's the link :-)


Or just download it from iTunes:

If you would prefer to use Amazon then go for it, but the special doesn't apply.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Vice Germany Green Disco Review is here!

Good ole Vice... love em or hate em, usually they are quite hilarious, as long as the joke is not on you... sometimes i walk down the street and think "Do!" at people, or "Don't!!" and chuckle on the inside... Anyhow, they have given me a (cough) 7 for the new CD, which is I suppose, above average, but on the other hand the review mentions nothing about the music except where esteemed journalist "Orestessen" says: "Irgendwie scheinen alle zu schlafen, die großen Plattenfirmen sind voll beschäftigt mit dem Finger im eigenen Arsch, also bringt Justine Green Disco einfach selber raus."
So thanks for your understanding, "O", and you can read the rest of the abstraction (and there is another graphical surprise waiting at the top of their page for you oh trusty fan) here:
Vice Germany Green Disco Review
Liebe Grüße
Electra
btw if you write me a consoling comment I will send you the new Great Skate Date EP for FREE!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Live video of Great Skate Date from new EP!


Thanks everyone for coming and supporting me and Tonia Reeh!!!
Thanks Hannes Früh for making such a snazzy video and uploading it in record time!!!
Thanks especially Sylvain Carroz - one of the world's best sound engineers!!!
Thanks Marc Weiser for an uncomplicated and generous deal!!!
Big Love All Around xxx

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

EP Release Party 21st September!!!

Hey! If you can make it down to a place called "Urban Spree" (hopefully not a synonym for Media Spree!) then try to on September the 21st. I'll be playing there, as well as my friend Tonia Reeh, and we'll both be releasing our records (Tonia's LP and my EP) at the same time. Let me know if you'd like a spot on the guestlist, as I have around 15 places free. And don't forget to bring your 10€ for a preview first-edition signed copy of the as yet unreleased Green Disco album (to be released officially on December 6th)!!! See you there!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

The CDs have arrived!!!


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Green Disco Album Release 6th December 2013!!!

Yes it's official. The new album artwork and mastered tracks have finally been sent to the CD plant, and will be ready to pre-order in 10 days or so!!!
If the vinyl interest is high enough, then we'll make a vinyl too! The singles are all going to come out in July and August, with exciting and provocative B-sides (really!) well at least that's the reaction I always get when they are played, so since I am too lazy to put them on the album, I'll just get 'em out this way :-) Andre from Neun Volt Records is helping me immensely with the preparation for the promo, and my new flatmate Hannah O'Hare was like an angel from heaven completing the changes on the artwork for me this last week, so I especially have to thank the both of you. And Hannes Früh has been endlessly supportive with all kinds of photographic and domestic forays, and Steffen Bartneck too of course, so I have to thank the both of you too. The other massive hero in this story is Jens Friebe who is my backer on the CD manufacturing front, THANK YOU JENS!!!
I am sooo happy, this is finally happening!!!
Neun Volt Recordings
Jens Friebe
Hannes Früh
Michael Okraj
Karen Strempel
Dominik Mader

Friday, March 30, 2012

New Single from Upcoming Album Release Today!!!

Hey guys!
Today I am proud to present my new single "Petting Zoo"!
It's been mixed by me, and mastered by my dear friend Stephan Ruhl.
The B-side (or double A depending on your musical taste) is called "Denim Dreaming" and was recorded and mixed in Michael Henk's studio, and Stephan and Duncan Schmoll helped me with the string sections :-)
You can get it here:
iTunes:
Petting Zoo
musicload:
Petting Zoo
finetunes:
Petting Zoo
and here:
haute areal shop:
Petting Zoo

Enjoy!!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

DJ Save the Animals feat. Justine Electra

Yo Landy
If you are around on Friday, and happen to enjoy Nippon Darkness amongst other of my techno-leaning tracks, then well aren't you in for a treat :-) The first ever DJ Save the Animals (Live) featuring Justine Electra concert ever will be revealed at Sternchen in Mitte.
Here is the flyer:



Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Live Show

I'm playing at Flittchen bar in Berlin tomorrow night if you would like to pop by. I for one would like to see you!
Here are the details:

"Hello You,
You told me "Let me know next time you're playing!!!" so here it goes:
On Thursday, Donnerstag, Tomorrow, I'm playing 3 songs at Flittchen bar. With band. I will be on really really early though (22uhr) so Come Early Please and Let's Hang Out and Drink a Beer!
And on Friday I'm DJing for Natalie and Jens' Birthday Party at Magnet Bar. That will most probably be total chaos, so come to that too, if you can :-)
Yay Summer!!!!!

Hier der flyer:
Flittchenbar am 7.Juli -letzte Flittchenbar vor der Sommerpause

Am 7.Juli lädt die Flittchenbar ein zur Girl Monster Gala (GMG)

Julie Miess, Bassistin von der Band Britta und auch bei der Jens
Friebe Band hat zusammen mit Christiane Rösinger diesen
Monsterabend "kuratiert".
Dr. horr Julie Miess befasst sich nicht nur wissenschaftlich mit
dem Thema Horror und Gender sondern hat auch mit der Gruppe Half
Girl ihre wissenschaftlichen Thesen musikalisch verarbeitet.

Ausserdem spielen die unheimlichen Maiden Monsters aus Kreuzberg
ihren stark beunruhigenden Monsterrock
und Killalady Justine Elektra, die in Berlin gestrandete Sirene
aus Australien, bringt ihre betörenden Weisen mit den Mitteln
neuester Elektronik zu Gehör.

Am Dj turm:
Christina Monsterandmore ( satt.org/ Frankfurt)

und Jenny Zylka (Berlin )

Außerdem wieder mit mit ein, zwei Gruselsongs dabei
Andreas Spechtl und Christiane Rösinger

und das allseits beliebte monströse Quiz "Erkennen Sie die Melodie?"


Sommeröffnungszeiten, Einlass 21 Uhr, Beginn ca 22.Uhr."

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Artist Future - Weasel's Fist

Jan Hendrik Meyer. What a wonderful man-child. I had the good fortune to "live" or more likely "philosophise" with Jan for 2 years back at the turn of the century, and am all the more rich for it. He has a beautiful gentle way about him. He is huge and has a sweet gangliness about him which he over-emphasizes with intimate compliments and sweet self-deprecation. He is a blonde viking, and it offsets his drawing prowess beautifully. He knows EVERYTHING about film, art, music and Tocotronic. He taught me alot. Alot! I'm still searching for films he told me about, or showed me back then when we enjoyed our communal existence. And his personal charisma is unequalled. He takes grown men and women and turns them into putty in his hands with no more than 5 words and a head-cock to the side. You should have seen the flatmate interviews! We had to rent a room out once and did that notice-in-the-paper "Shallow Grave" type thing, where the potential tenants turn up all washed and sprightly and you and your other flatmates pose test questions like: "If you got into the shower and noticed the drain was full of pubes would you a) scream b) cover them with the soap or c) put on rubber gloves and remove them? or d) all of the above. The potential flatmates always fell in love with Jan in about 5 seconds flat and then would just shake trying to think up answers just so's they'd get to live with that hot gentle giant:
















Now he lives in the idyllic countryside and composes songs with a passion. He has 29 uploads already! Here's one of them:

for heaven's sake let's dance by weasel's fist

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Day 66 Song 66 - Fall By My Side

Good day to you Sir/Madame! If you are reading this, then welcome to my blog. If you scroll down you will find literally LOADS of my songs, all embedded in soundcloud players, ready to be listened to, with their accompanying anecdotes written above each track. If you follow this link to my Soundcloud Radio Station, you can listen to all my songs so far, one after the other, and simply enjoy the audio experience. Obviously you may skip around as well, according to your emotional needs ;-)
It's true, my song writing knows no end. That's not a boast, it's just the way it is. Some people are good at tax returns, some people are good at giving speeches, some people are good at running an office, or any combination of those - I on the other hand can write songs. My production ethic is pretty much speed-oriented. I like to capture inspiration and just go for it, and get a song recorded within 24 hours. If I don't record it, then I notate it and put it in a folder along with millions of other scraps of lyrics, melodies and chords, to wait until the necessary project or time frame to dig it out.
As well as that I have a whole swag of unfinished demos, and that's pretty much what this blog is all about. I just got sad one day that all of these sweet songs of mine were gathering dust on my harddrive and never getting heard. So I decided to be brave and let all my not-yet-grown-up-babies be put on aural display in the hope that one day some-one will discover them and find a place for them in their heart.
Maybe that some-one is You!
At the moment I'm on holiday from this blog, looking after my little boy everyday until he starts at the kindergarten in September, but from then on I'll have a bit more time for music and associated projects, and hopefully you will have listened faithfully to the 60 songs already uploaded, and be ready for the next daily deliveries.
I will also have my new album out hopefully, and have a tour booked (yet to secure a label, but that will come very soon I hope!) and then I can come and visit you personally :-)
Enjoy my music, and you can leave a comment without registering, so please feel free to write me.
See you soon!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Happy New Year!

I just had to write that at the top of this post. Please don't be mad at me.
And I know I've been super lazy with this blog, but hey, you try juggling a baby, a household, a burgeoning musical career (always burgeoning) and No Maid! Maybe my Chomsky leanings are to blame, or the fact that I myself did so many shit jobs in my life, but I just can't bring myself to "get help". Not withstanding the fact that I probably couldn't afford it anyway... although I am not averse to a babysitter every now and then...
I was really saddened by the "Biblical Floods" in the state of Queensland over the last week. I dug out a song I once wrote about the subject - I wrote it because I read in the newspaper that flooding was one of the side-effects of global warming, and I always like to be prepared. It went like this:
"We're under water. We're under water now. We're under water. We're under water now."
and:
"The rains came, the water rose, I saw the priest in a boat, the windows blew, the dogs flew away, there won't be no drinking today..." etc. etc. If I get some time to record it, you will see it here on this blog.

I am dedicating this post to my new friend and fan "Anna" who wrote me the loveliest ever pre-xmas fanmail. I will take the liberty to publish it, as Anna doesn't divulge her surname:

dear justine

in the last few days i've been listening a lot to your soundcloud. one night i fell in love again with soft rock (killalady especially) and looked around to find new stuff of yours...
i am very happy with the blog/ radio - there is a lot new stuff.
i think these days my very favorite one is boozy shoes, dance to it in my kitchen when i'm alone. but i also like the sad ones.
what about your cover if wo die nordseewellen? i heard this song many many years ago, actually when i heard you the first time, in volksbühne, playing with le tigre.
if you have a recording of that i would love to hear it!

anyways, i just wanted to say hi and how happy it makes me to have found all these songs to listen to.
hope you keep on with the project.
with all the best mid-winter-wishes,
anna

Nordseewellen is a fabulous song which I always wanted to get down. I found the lyrics online in a Schleswig-Holstein traditional song website, which I was perusing for signs of a song which apparently my Oma insisted on singing at my Uncle's funeral, called "Der Schleswig-Holsteiner". The lyrics of Nordseewellen moved me SO MUCH however, I was forced immediately to bring them into a modern song form. The results have only been broadcasted live so far. The song also contains a bootleg of the bassline from "Come Together" by the Beatles, which maybe makes me a little annoyed in advance of having the royalties of the song stolen from me by rich musical oligarchs (not referring to the Beatles of course, but the crazy bunch of lawyers who are probably living off Apple Recordings nowadays). Anyway, what's a kooky blog without a bit of ranty-raving these days!?







Saturday, October 16, 2010

Artist Future - Daniel Hundermark

We (the child and I) went to the babyclub meeting last Wednesday and I met this lovely guy called Daniel Hundertmark. Apart from being the only man I ever met at a babyclub, he also had this really massive professional looking camera (wink) with which he took some of the most awesome pictures I have ever personally been involved with. Here's his website. And here is a photo he took of me with the babies:

Meezi, Jay Jay and me
Jay Jay in a more classical portrait pose

And here are a few of my favourite photos from Daniel's web collection:



Thursday, October 14, 2010

Online Returns

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen
During my time offline, I got quite a lot of feedback about my blog. Some like it just the way it is, some think it should be more nitty gritty autobiographical, and one thinks it cut close to being back-stabby, but whatever the opinion at least it has created a little bitty world wide splash ;-) The vodafone persona is coming around tomorrow (apparently) to put me on 16mb for once and for all, and after that I hope to back on your screens launching my music toward you, and getting feedback and input in return (!). Since moving to the West side of Berlin, I've gotten this huge gust of inspiration and actually feel really inspired to share my experiences with you dear reader, and hope we can have regular fun in the next few months :-))
But I request lightly - please comment! Even if it's just a couple of words, or if you're shy, a little sentence in an email, let me know that someone's out there watching and listening in cyber space, otherwise it's just way too lonely!
The person who leaves the most feedback by the end of the year (you know who you are Martin B) will receive a personally knitted baby-scarf, to give to the baby of your choice as a christmas present. I AM SERIOUS!!!
So till tomorrow (new song!)
xxx
J
The note Steffen found on our car this evening ;-)

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