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"Brilliant!"

- Grant Lawrence


"Genre-oblivious electro hip hop with techno textures, R&B hooks and a politicized righteousness that would make Joe Strummer proud." - Ben Rayner


NNNN "Stop Die Resuscitate busted out some slamming new material, including their fevered closer Cash Advance Dance, a track about personal finance that’s taken on extra meaning given the recent credit crunch." - Jordan Bimm


"...if you know their song Bad Night... stop reading right now. You're too young and probably too poor to be interested in any of these traditional upscale sedans."


- Jeremy Cato


"Toronto trio Stop Die Resuscitate has grown massively since their 2004 debut..."
http://www.eyeweekly.com/clubs/best%20bets/article/69367--aug-20-26 - Denise Benson


Toronto's Stop Die Resuscitate had me from the first line of "Bad Night": "I hear ghosts on the radio / I see zombies on the dancefloor..." No idea how everyone slept on this single so long (or was it just me?), 'cause both of SDR's originals are killers! On the "Mal Nuit" remix, Institubes' Tacteel turns the dirty dance sound of the original into a cascade of 8-bit blips and fey disco synths, while TTC's Teki gets (presumably) nasty on the bonus verse. On the flip, "Bounce" is a particularly dark and nasty piece of electro - lots of cusswords and a heavy industrial sound that would annoy the shit out of most club managers. In other words, awesome. The remix from Leif retains the original's heavy, layered sound while adding heavy tribal drums. Also includes the instrumental for "Bad Night." Recommended. - Chris Lemon Red


"...has a hypnotic sound that sends a brooding backbeat of electric chills with mesmeric vocals that feel like it's bringing the heyday underground 80's... with a hundred zombiefied partiers."
- Josef Carmelo


"Stop Die Resuscitate have been lurking around Toronto's underground spotlight for a long time. Now, with a more melodic sound and a new album being prepped for release, they're looking to jump right into the center of it."
http://www.blogto.com/music/2009/08/call_response_stop_die_resuscitate/ - BlogTO


Stop Die Resuscitate has a 12″ on one of our favorite labels out there: Summers Lovers Unlimited. The real gem here is the b-side “Bounce”, which seems to be pretty much the disillusioned statement on the scene: “All the people wanna hear are songs about nothing. They’re too drunk. They’re too high. They can’t think. They can’t fuck. All the people wanna hear are songs about nothing. Bounce, bounce, bounce with me.” - Big Stereo


"Stop Die Resuscitate played LOLA a few years back, totally blew away the crowd with a hyper-paced electronic rock sound and crazy-loud monochromatic vocals." - Thomas Cermak


Discography

2010

Trouble 7" (Unfamiliar Records)

2007
Bad Night EP (Summer Lovers Unlimited)
Bad Night (Tacteel Remix) on Je Ne Vous Oublierai Pas (Institubes/Octave Lab Japan)

2004
hell.o (independent)

REMIXES:
2008
New Buffalo - Emotional Champ (myspace promo - Arts & Crafts)
Tegan & Sara - Back In your Head (unreleased/leaked - Warner/Sire)
vitaminsforyou - B4U (B4U digi EP - sfeericle records)
You Say Party! We Say Die! - Quiet World ("Remik's Cube" - Paper Bag)

2007:
Apostle of Hustle - Haul Away (Arts 7 Crafts Sampler Vol. 4 - Arts & Crafts)
Dandi Wind - Adolescent (Sacrificial EP - Summer Lovers Unlimited)
My Brightest Diamond - Golden Star (itunes release - Asthmatic Kitty)
vitaminsforyou - Flesh Python (Flesh Python 12" - sfeericle records)

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Bio

Stop Die want you to love you.

Stop Die first came to the public’s attention a few years ago (as Stop Die Resuscitate) when they independently released their debut album “Hell.o”, featuring a then unknown Ndidi Onukwulu. After her departure to pursue a solo career, much of their output was focused on remix work for various indie artists looking for an extreme make over (Tegan & Sara, Apostle of Hustle, You Say Party! We Say Die!, New Buffalo, and many more). Unlike most studio nerds, Stop Die also developed a fantastic stage show: performing at Pop Montreal, NXNE, Pride Toronto, LOLA Festival; touring with controller.controller, OK Go, No Luck Club; and being specifically selected at home to support acts such as Shout Out Out Out Out, Cadence Weapon, and other incendiary performers.

In 2007 Montreal's Summer Lovers Unlimited (Duchess Says, Dandi Wind, Twin Crystals, etc) released the "Bad Night" EP to the acclaim of taste makers worldwide, making DJs playlists from LA to Tokyo and New York to Paris. Unfortunately, SLU dissolved before their LP could be released, and the dudes decided to take a break; occasionally performing one off shows and DJing here and there. However, the fun was starting to fade.

So one night, Lucas Costello (vocals) and Lyle Crilly (guitar/synth) got together, performed a ritual sacrifice upon a laptop, and recited the ancient magic words, “Fuck it”. As the smoke was settling from the melted LCD screen; Mario Laquintana (drums) and Scott Morris (bass/synth) stumbled upon this bizarre ritual (perhaps summoned by these magic words). Within moments they joined in the chant.

An LP becomes an EP (Trouble, Unfamiliar Records UN7-003 September 2010) and another knife is sharpened in the dark.

Not long ago Stop Die would have been content to see party goers on the dance floor, now they won’t be happy until someone ends up in the emergency room.

This is love making music for leather daddies and dominatrixes, dance music for foot fetishists and self harmers, or perhaps, driving music for lost highways and five car pileups. Take a pill, empty out your bank account, or do whatever else gets you through the night. Stop Die will be more than happy to soundtrack all your nightmares best parties.

-LA 2010

Recent Highlights:
June 2010
NEXT/NXNE
Toronto, ON

January 2010
SynthFest Showcase
Toronto, ON

October 2009
X Avant Festival/Apres Avant Series
Toronto, ON

September 2009
LOLA Festival
London, ON