It's all go at Thisisnotanexit HQ at the moment with two releases out this week.
The second set of Detachments Circles Remixes hit the shops this week on 12" featuring Martyn's Round & Round Mix, the Mighty Mouse Remix and the King Of Town Remix.
A big set of remixes. The Martyn Round & Round Mix features on Fabric 50 out in January and has been supported by Kode9, Annie Mac, DBridge, Zomby and Martyn himself. The Mighty Mouse Remix has been highlighted by Aeroplane as one of their favourite tracks of the year with a poppy nu-disco rework and played on Radio 1. Finally the King of Town delivers an absolutely huge electro monster of a remix which has been played at Optimo nearly every week for the past 6 months and is a bit of an anthem there (apparently).
Anyways grab a 12" whilst you can - we were told earlier this week that nearly every copy has been snapped up by shops (there are 400 in existence) and will be sold out in a week or two.
If you want to buy a copy direct just let us know - we'll send you the tracks on 320kps as well.
Everyone's a winner as we make a touch more money on selling directly to people as we don't have to pay distribution fees (in fact those copies we sell directly rather than at shops keeps us afloat as a label a touch longer).
Two years in the making this week sees the release of Naum Gabo's Pictur 12".
We ended up not featuring the original version of Pictur as the remixes we ended up with were simply too stunning. The a-side features Joakim taking the track on a 10 minute acid disco excursion with a quite massive breakdown. I've been playing this out for 18 months now and I get asked about it whenever I play it.
On the b-side features two Naum Gabo edits of the 24 minute The Loving Hand Remix (The Loving Hand is DFA's Tim Goldsworthy for those that don't know). Owing to The Loving Hand Remix being a 6 part 24 minute kosmische journey and quite literally being unplayable in a club (unless you want a toilet break whilst DJing) Naum Gabo took it upon themselves to pull out two of their favourite sections of the remix and edit them into dancefloor playable versions. So on the 12" you get these two exclusive edits.
The 12" sleeve also features a painting given to Naum Gabo by Turner Prize nominee Cathy Wilkes. The sleeve is therefore in full colour with an expensive matt finish to make the visual element of the release truly stunning.
We are releasing 300 only of these hence the high price. About 100 exist in the UK as 200 have been shipped around the world. Don't miss out on what for us is a quite special release.
Detachments are currently on a tour of the UK. We have put together a very limited tour cd to accompany the tour - we have around 20 here in the Thisisnotanexit office for sale for those who don't live in the UK or missed the shows.
The cd features 6 x tracks:
2. The Flowers That Fell (Live Acoustic)
3. Circles (Diesel U Music Session)
4. Fear No Fear (Diesel U Music Session)
5. The Far
6. Make It Easy On Yourself
If you want one simply send £7.50 via paypal to: firstname.lastname@example.org
First come first served. Once they're gone they're gone.
01. Ubq Project – Feel My Soul (Soulful Mix) 02. Foremost Poets – Reasons To Be Dismal (Late At Night Blunt Mix) 03. Scrappy Feat. Wet Boxx – Love Motion (Acid Love) 04. A Dose Of Paradise – Dream (Factory Mix) 05. Houz’ Neegroz – All Night Long 06. Sax – Don’t Turn Your Back On Me (Funny Bone Pop) 07. Deja Vu – Move Your Waistline ( Sweat Mix) 08. Underground Mass – Hard Times (Mix 4) 09. Jay Williams – One Step At Time (Club Mix) 10. O.D.C. – My Mind Is Going (Total Insanity Mix) 11. Dreamer G – I Got That Feelin (Original Dub) 12. Lectroluv 2 – Lectroluv Theme ( 909 Joyful Mix) 13. Eve Gallagher – Love Is A Master Of Disguise (Classic Club Mix)
This week sees the release of the first set of remixes of Detachments new single. There are two more sets to come. We're hugely excited about this release as every remix is an absolute killer.
This first set contains the legend that is Andrew Weatherall taking H.A.L. losing the vocals, cranking the bass and kicking out the jams. The bassline is absolutely immense. In fact Jah Wobble may well have popped in and dropped this it's so huge. Anyway's it's already got a load of support - featuring on Cosmo Vitelli's TSUGI's best of 2009 Cd, Bill Brewster describing it as simply 'MASSIVE' and Mock N Toof calling it 'PURE ENERGY'.
Don't sleep on the flip though.
The B-side begins with the Beg To Differ Dub Remix of CIRCLES - this is Roy Dank from Wurst and Nick Chacona's new project. So good James Murphy is playing it.
The second track on the b-side is the Night Plane Remix of CIRCLES. Sounding a touch Aeroplane with a synth freakout and balearic nod Ben Pistor emailed us earlier this week saying he gets asked about this every time he plays it. The signs are strong.
On Monday night we took over Diesel U Music for 2 hours. For those that missed it here's the tracklist and link to download the show as an MP3 so you can listen via your favourite music consumption device.
We apologise for the ramshackle nature of the show - we had various technology problems but struggled through somewhow.
Roy Montgomery - London Is Swinging By It's Neck Naum Gabo - Like Crystalline Pink Stallone - Vlad Night Plane - Let The Right One In Club Silencio - Felix Parallels - Ultralight (Club Silencio Remix) Detachments feat. Salem - Sands Of Time Brain Machine - Eternal Night (Musiccargo Remix) Naum Gabo - Pictur (Joakim Remix) The Dark Esquire - Situation (12" Version) Brain Machine - Pulsations (Majeure Remix) Detachments - Circles (Spectral Empire Remix)
***Spectral Empire Interview***
***Spectral Empire DJ Mix***
No tracklist available - Pink Floyd, Night Angles, Saudi Air Bandit and Raw Deal is all we know...