Kscope is pleased to announce that the Danse Macabre mix is the winner of the recent Steven Wilson remix competition.
The remix of Abandoner created by Łukasz Langa (www.DailyImprov.net) topped the poll on this mini-site which offered fans the chance to vote for their favourite mix from the eight finalists selected by Steven. This mix will now feature on the CD and download versions of the NSRGNTS RMXS mini-album.
We received over 200 entries to the competition, each of which were listened to personally by Steven. He was so impressed by the response and the quality and diversity of the entries that we have decided to launch a new competition to coincide with the release of NSRGNTS RMXS. For this competition rather than asking for people to remix a track, we are instead inviting people to create a video for one of the tracks.
We would like people to make a video for the David A. Sitek mix of Harmony Korine which will be available from the Kscope store from June 29th (order now). We’ve created a YouTube channel for all entries.
The initial deadline for entires has passed but we have had several people contact us asking for more time to complete their video so we extending this deadline. Once you’ve completed your video please upload it to your own YouTube page and send us a link to let us know and we’ll add it to the page as a favourite.
Insurgentes was released earlier this year on Kscope. The album immediately received a rapturous reception from not just fans and critics but also from fellow artists. Several of these artists have remixed tracks from the album and NSRGNTS RMXS is a collection of some of these remixes.
In addition to the Danse Macabre remix, the CD edition features a mix of Harmony Korine by David A. Sitek, currently enjoying massive critical acclaim for the new TV On The Radio album. Underground hip-hop pioneers Dälek have created a dark, brooding mix of Get All You Deserve (think Massive Attack meets UNKLE). Engineers, who return on July 6th with their new album Three Fact Fader, have brought their widescreen sound to Abandoner while Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson, XTC) has created a sprawling mix of Salvaging and drone act Fear Falls Burning have also reworked Get All You Deserve.
The 12” vinyl edition of NSRGNTS RMXS will be limited to 1000 copies and will only be available from the Kscope store. It also features the David A. Sitek mix along with two mixes of Only Child by Pat Mastelotto.
A digital edition will also be available which collects all eight tracks available on the CD and 12”.
The initial run of 5,000 copies of the NSRGNTS RMXS CD is shipping from the Kscope store now. Further copies will not be available until the full retail release and will be in the stores on August 10th.
1. Harmony Korine - David A. Sitek Magentzied Nebula Mix
2. Get All You Deserve - Dälek Mix
3. Abandoner - Engineers Mix
4. Salvaging - Pat Mastelotto Mix
5. Abandoner - Danse Macabre Mix
6. Get All You Deserve - Fear Falls Burning Mix
The full tracklist for the vinyl is:
A1. Harmony Korine (David A Sitek mix) 5.14
B1. Only Child (Pat Mastelotto mix 3) 4.32
B3. Only Child (Pat Mastelotto mix 1) 5.56
Here are the original two mixes that kick started the competition by Engineers, (Kscope's newest act), as well as Pat Mastelotto's (King Crimson) version.
Engineers new album Three Fact Fader is due for release on Kscope on 6th July, and to celebrate, they are playing a gig at Bush Hall on 10th July with special guests Ulrich Schnauss joining them on stage, and Richard Barbieri supporting. Click here for the mini-site for info, downloads, a free mp3 from the album and plenty more.