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ELECTRONIC PRESS KIT FOR WORLDWIDE GROOVE CORPORATION

Relentless grooves, sultry beats, and smooth vocals set the perfect vibe for socializing or romance.

DESCRIPTION OF WGC: Worldwide Groove Corporation are Kurt Goebel and Ellen Tift, Nashville's electronic music power duo. July 2014-June 2015 was their "Year of the Groove", where they put out one new music release a month for a year.  Ranging from brooding epic chillout songs like "Human" and "The Legend of the Fall" to fun and quirky electropop like "Supermodel Astronaut" to laid back chill like the "Flow" EP, these monthly releases showed WGC's range as composers and producers. This is particularly evident in their "Make Me Free" MaxiSingle with 5 diverse versions of one song.

They are best known for their original instrumental "Smoke & Mirrors," which ranked #1 on the XM Chill station for two months, and also for their downtempo electronic remakes of classic jazz standards on their "Chillodesiac Lounge vol. 1: FEVER" album. Because of this debut record, WGC received FM radio airplay in various major markets including heavy rotation on the syndicated "Chillin' with Chris Botti" show based out of New York City, and dozens of other FM, XM, and internet radio stations.  They also were broadcast on the playlists in major retail chains such as Banana Republic.  Their songs and remixes have been used on national TV promos for shows like Scandal and Grey's Anatomy on NBC and Forever on ABC . Additionally, they've placed their songs in various independent feature films.  Read more about WGC on their BIO page.

GENRE: EDM, electronica, chillout

SIMILAR BANDS/ARTISTS: Flume, Royksopp, Telepopmusik, Gotan Project, Imogen Heap, Kimbra, Massive Attack, Thievery Corporation
Kurt Goebel - production, composing, keys, guitar, bass, mixing
Ellen Tift - production, arranging, songwriting, vocals, lyrics
HOME TOWN: Nashville, TN
ESTABLISHED: 2001 as a corporation, 2005 as independent artists

PRESS RELEASES:
July 2014 - WGC Announce the "Year of the Groove"

August 2014 - WGC Commence "Year of the Groove"

September 2014 - Worldwide Groove Corporation Get Political About GMOs With Newest Dubstep Release

OCTOBER 2014 - Worldwide Groove Corporation Issue "Supermodel Astronaut Challenge" With Newest Music Release

NOVEMBER 2014 - Worldwide Groove Corporation "Yes!" on GMO Labeling

NOVEMBER 2014 - "Supermodel Astronaut Challenge" Gaining Momentum in Wake of Other Feminist Trends

DECEMBER 2014 - Worldwide Groove Corporation Do The Unexpected for "Year of the Groove"

JANUARY 2015 - Worldwide Groove Corporation Mix Dark Spiritual Lyrics with Sultry Beats in "Glitter & Bliss"

FEBRUARY 2015 - Worldwide Groove Corporation Do Distinctive Electronic Reconstructions of Famous Songs in New Album

MARCH 2015 - Paranormal Love Pervades Worldwide Groove Corporation's Newest Release

APRIL 2015 - 10 Months, 10 Electronic Music Releases for Worldwide Groove Corporation

MAY 2015 - 11 Months, 11 Electronic Music Releases by Worldwide Groove Corporation

JUNE 2015 - Worldwide Groove Corporation Collaborate With EDM Producer Portarius For Upcoming Release

JUNE 2015 - Worldwide Groove Corporation's New EDM Release Is Innovative And Diverse

JULY 2015 - Worldwide Groove Corporation Complete Impressive "Year of the Groove"

RELEASES:
Chillodesiac Lounge, vol. 1: FEVER
Besame Mucho Remixed
Butterflies Remixed
The Midnight Sessions [licensed repackage of Chillodesiac Lounge vol. 1 plus When I Fall in Love]
Love Is The New Rich - SINGLE
When I Fall In Love - SINGLE
Freak the Beat - SINGLE
Summertime - SINGLE
Come to Me - SINGLE
Kiss Me Slow - SINGLE
The Legend of the Fall - SINGLE
Supermodel Astronaut - EP
Flow - EP
When the Holiday Brings You Home - SINGLE
Glitter & Bliss - SINGLE
Standard Chill
It's You I Love - SINGLE
Until I Have You - SINGLE
Human - SINGLE
Make Me Free - MaxiSingle
Let's Go - SINGLE
Instrumental Chill - DOUBLE ALBUM
Daydream - Album
Legend - Album
Love Is Here - EP [licensed by Sofa Sessions label]
 

COMPILATIONS:

WGC ARE ON THE FOLLOWING COMPILATIONS:
"MUSIC FOR COCKTAILS Vol. 6" [United Recordings, Netherlands]
"CHILLIN’ IN MYKONOS" [Planetworks, Greece/Cyprus]
“BOX OF LOVE”  [Rounder Records, USA]
“NEW SOUND THEORY, VOL. 4” [BasicLuxe Records, USA]
“MORE pLUSH” [Kriztal Entertainment, USA]
“BISTROLOUNGE VOL. 1” [Jazziz Digital, USA]
“BISTROLOUNGE VOL. 2” [Jazziz Digital, USA]
“FASHION TRENDS AND MUSIC” [High Note, China & Taiwan]
"FOR NASHVILLE: FOR HAITI" [Fabulation Records, USA]
"MAR SOL CIELO" [Ritz Carlton, USA]
"A VERY BERGDORF CHRISTMAS" [Sonadae, USA]
"DEEP SPACE NIGHT VOL. 3" [Lucidflow Records, Berlin Germany]
"Underground Mystery Land" [Lucidflow Records, Berlin Germany]
"LUCID MOMENTS, VOL. 5" [Lucid Compilations]
"SUNSET CAFE LOUNGE" [Lucidflow Records, Berlin Germany]
"NEXT MODEL COCKTAIL" [Lucidflow Records, Berlin Germany]
"SENSUAL LOVING TOUCH" [Lucidflow Records, Berlin Germany]
"LUCID SOFA SESSIONS, VOL. 2" [Lucidflow Records, Berlin Germany]
"ENDLESS ELECTRONIC CHILL-OUT BLISS" [Lucidflow Records]
"LAS DICH SCHWEBEN" [Lucidflow Records]
"HUMAN POTENTIAL FLOW MEDITATION" [Lucidflow Records]
"CHILL YOUR BRAIN" [Supergroove Records]
"GROOVE EDUCATION, VOL. 6" [Supergroove Records]
"ELECTRONIC MEDICINE" [Supergroove Records]
"SOLID BERLIN CHILL-OUT" [Sofa Sessions Records]
"ETERNAL POTENTIAL MEDITATION FLOW" [Sofa Sessions Records]
"LUCID MOMENTS, VOL. 6" [Sofa Sessions Records]
"LUCID SOUNDS, VOL. 19" [Lucidflow Records]
"DEEP SPACE NIGHT, VOL. 4" [Sofa Sessions Records]
"LUCID SOFA SESSIONS, VOL. 3" [Sofa Sessions Records]
"FUTURE RETRO TECH SCIENCE FICTION" [Sofa Sessions Records]
"DARK HORSE" [Supergroove Records]
"LUCID MOMENTS, VOL. 7" [Sofa Sessions Records]

REVIEWS AND UNSOLICITED FEEDBACK:

"You wouldn’t typically think of Nashville as a hotbed for electronic and dubstep, right? Duo Worldwide Groove Corporation—comprising Kurt Goebel and Ellen Tift—are here to change your tidy impressions of Music City as nothing but steel guitar and Wranglers. Their crafty chill release “The Legend of the Fall” is one wondrous anthemic tour de force. Composed by Tift, the song offers a tale of how corporate greed is the antithesis of goodness in our world. But relax, people. As a slow groove, “Legend” gently cascades like a gently trickling stream, with appealing blips, percolating percussion and a tempo that is just right for Sunday brunch mimosas. All the same, the message is robust here, as Tift sings: “Something’s going under on the inside, Lies and secrets thrive behind the wall/Silver tongues will carve their words to justify, The legend of the fall… God save us now.” In all, however you want to absorb “The Legend of the Fall,” Worldwide Groove Corporation has been kind enough to leave us options: Take the message and hold the torch, or simply enjoy a cocktail amid this cool, breezy sonic concoction." [Chuck Taylor has been an Arts & Entertainment journalist for 25 years, including nearly 15 years at Billboard magazine as a Senior Writer & Editor.]

"When I first started listening to it, all I wanted to do was immerse myself in the intoxicating sounds, the lush, shimmering production: The sweeping, orchestral touches, the more subdued moments, and the occasionally experimental electronica that comes and goes throughout the songs. Not to mention Ellen Tift’s mesmerizing crystalline voice, where every word rings clear in your ear." JamSphere Music Magazine

”...lush, psychedelic, and stereo-active soundscapes and rhythms that have been the lifeblood of down-tempo music from early Massive Attack to the latest Thievery Corporation.”  Electronic Musician Magazine

“...tracks that manage to defy gravity in their disorienting, smoky-voiced output.”  ProperlyChilled.com

“...infectious with deep sensual downtempo vibes that may cause you to lose your sense of time and place.” Subsonic Temple Radio

"...they are the king and queen of chill music."  Hypesense Music Blog

“...as good as it gets in our world of music - I do not say this lightly.” Groovera Radio

“A true benchmark for the genre!”  GXR Music

“The production is smart, sophisticated and subtle. Every time I listen, I hear something new.”  Soundradius Radio

"The only music I want on my 'Abolish Slavery' playlist is the sweet hot beats of Worldwide Groove Corporation!" Abraham Lincoln [unverified]

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