Redzone

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Red Zone
Origin London, England
Genres Electronica
Years active 1997–present
Labels Phasechange Recordings
Website http://www.redzone.co.uk
Members ami
justin
(tim)
(joseph)

Redzone is a multi-genre band from London, England.

They were pioneers among UK bands in the use of the Internet to distribute music and video.

Founded by Ami (vocals, guitar, electric violin, synth, drums, effects) and Justin (guitar, slide guitar, bass guitar, drums, effects), Redzone currently also includes the talents of Tim (electric double bass, synth, effects), and Joseph (electric violin, synth, effects).

After recording demos in 1997, they released two MP3 web singles in 1998, 'Torrid/Crime of Passion' and 'Layer6/Body Craves'. Their debut CD 'Modified' came out in 1999 on their 'Phasechange Recordings' label, and was followed by '[Digital Flesh]' in 2005, containing an interactive, multi-threaded CD-ROM video.

Redzone were credited by Wired and Reuters as being the first band to tour in Second Life in February 2007.

They co-promoted and performed at The Scorched Earth Festival, which took place on 1 May 2007.

The third Redzone studio album, 'Abstract Revolution' was released on 20 June 2008, and a track was played on BBC Radio 4 on 15 March 2009.

The 'White Sun' DVD was released on 12 December 2008.

A single, ‘Film Noir’ was released on 27 May 2010, and the 'White Sun' DVD soundtrack album on 20 November 2010.

The first in a series of 3 download-only EP's, 'Ultrastructure volume I' was released on 1 May 2011 at the Mayday Mayhem Festival in Second Life. The event was curated by Redzone. The second in the series, 'Ultrastructure volume II' was released on 31 October 2011, and volume III on 30 September 2013.

Redzone have, since 2011, been utilising improvisation frequently in live shows and have released a series of albums based upon this practice. These include 'Gathering of The Tribes' and 'Venus Smiles', and a series of performances recorded at their 'Atropine' venue in Second Life, collectively known as 'The Atropine Tapes'. The first of these, 'Eject and Survive' was released in October 2011, the second, 'The Breeding Station' in November 2012, and the third, 'Einfangen' on 4 May 2013.

Redzone appeared on BBC TV on 21 June 2013, and were extensively featured in a chapter entitled 'Performing Live in Second Life' in 'The Oxford Handbook of Music and Virtuality', published in 2016.

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