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Whereas their previous Rarities + Remixes collection was predominantly rooted in New Zealand, Mixes + Mavericks is undoubtedly a more international affair, with all the remixed artists hailing from the northern hemisphere. Many of the connections are the result of the duo's touring and festival appearances around the globe: they first met Gaudi at a gig in Japan, Animat and Nick Woolfson (Sounds from the Ground) at The Big Chill festival in the UK, while downtemple duo Desert Dwellers were encountered in the Californian underground. Other connections were more straightforward: Brighton-based Ink Project (run by Kiwi Jez Lloyd) approached them to remix "The End" and Mexico's Sudden Reverb was introduced by label-mates Deep Fried Dub. Meanwhile Mike bumped into Radioactive Man's Keith Tenniswood (of Two Lone Swordsmen fame) while he was getting a 7" record cut. Uber-producer/Killing Joke bass player Youth features in two very different ways. First up is Pitch Black's pulsating dub mix of his collaboration with Italian producer Gaudi, from their Astronaut Alchemists album. Then there is his unsolicited remix of epsilon-blue's 1999 remix of Speech, over which he added bass, beats and blessings. This mash-up lurked for years in the archive under the title of Helmsdub, but only as a corrupted mp3 file. Thankfully a little detective work discovered that, much to everyone's surprise, it had been released as Speechless (Big Circle Flat Pain Remix) on a 2004 CD compilation. A copy was tracked down, the tune was carefully re-mastered and then correctly named. Beautifully accompanied by Tim Prebble's Cyanotype images, Mixes + Mavericks is a showcase of Pitch Black's sonic diversity as remixers and maintains the trademark production aesthetic that has won them thousands of fans and filled dancefloors around the globe
Whereas their previous Rarities + Remixes collection was predominantly rooted in New Zealand, Mixes + Mavericks is undoubtedly a more international affair, with all the remixed artists hailing from the northern hemisphere. Many of the connections are the result of the duo's touring and festival appearances around the globe: they first met Gaudi at a gig in Japan, Animat and Nick Woolfson (Sounds from the Ground) at The Big Chill festival in the UK, while downtemple duo Desert Dwellers were encountered in the Californian underground. Other connections were more straightforward: Brighton-based Ink Project (run by Kiwi Jez Lloyd) approached them to remix "The End" and Mexico's Sudden Reverb was introduced by label-mates Deep Fried Dub. Meanwhile Mike bumped into Radioactive Man's Keith Tenniswood (of Two Lone Swordsmen fame) while he was getting a 7" record cut. Uber-producer/Killing Joke bass player Youth features in two very different ways. First up is Pitch Black's pulsating dub mix of his collaboration with Italian producer Gaudi, from their Astronaut Alchemists album. Then there is his unsolicited remix of epsilon-blue's 1999 remix of Speech, over which he added bass, beats and blessings. This mash-up lurked for years in the archive under the title of Helmsdub, but only as a corrupted mp3 file. Thankfully a little detective work discovered that, much to everyone's surprise, it had been released as Speechless (Big Circle Flat Pain Remix) on a 2004 CD compilation. A copy was tracked down, the tune was carefully re-mastered and then correctly named. Beautifully accompanied by Tim Prebble's Cyanotype images, Mixes + Mavericks is a showcase of Pitch Black's sonic diversity as remixers and maintains the trademark production aesthetic that has won them thousands of fans and filled dancefloors around the globe
760137833123

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Format: CD
Label: DUBMISSION
Rel. Date: 03/18/2022
UPC: 760137833123

Mixes + Mavericks
Artist: Pitch Black
Format: CD
New: Available $15.99
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. It's a Future Dub
2. The Gods Must Be Crazy (Pitch Black's Hubristic Prayerformance Mix)
3. The End (Pitch Black's This Is the End of Suffering Remix)
4. Speech (Youth's Re-Rub of Epsilon-Blue's Speechless Remix)
5. Silver with a Cloud Lining (Pitch Black's Johnny Open the Door Remix)
6. Praise Her, the Fire Keeper (Pitch Black's Mahuika Remix)
7. Notting Pill (Live at Notting Hill Arts Club 2003)
8. Calm After the Storm (Pitch Black's Exploded View)
9. Distanced (Pitch Black's Light, the Fastest Thing We Know Remix)
10. Sonic Portal (Pitch Black's Magnetospheric Multiscale Remix)
11. G202 (Live at Rippon Festival 2000)

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Whereas their previous Rarities + Remixes collection was predominantly rooted in New Zealand, Mixes + Mavericks is undoubtedly a more international affair, with all the remixed artists hailing from the northern hemisphere. Many of the connections are the result of the duo's touring and festival appearances around the globe: they first met Gaudi at a gig in Japan, Animat and Nick Woolfson (Sounds from the Ground) at The Big Chill festival in the UK, while downtemple duo Desert Dwellers were encountered in the Californian underground. Other connections were more straightforward: Brighton-based Ink Project (run by Kiwi Jez Lloyd) approached them to remix "The End" and Mexico's Sudden Reverb was introduced by label-mates Deep Fried Dub. Meanwhile Mike bumped into Radioactive Man's Keith Tenniswood (of Two Lone Swordsmen fame) while he was getting a 7" record cut. Uber-producer/Killing Joke bass player Youth features in two very different ways. First up is Pitch Black's pulsating dub mix of his collaboration with Italian producer Gaudi, from their Astronaut Alchemists album. Then there is his unsolicited remix of epsilon-blue's 1999 remix of Speech, over which he added bass, beats and blessings. This mash-up lurked for years in the archive under the title of Helmsdub, but only as a corrupted mp3 file. Thankfully a little detective work discovered that, much to everyone's surprise, it had been released as Speechless (Big Circle Flat Pain Remix) on a 2004 CD compilation. A copy was tracked down, the tune was carefully re-mastered and then correctly named. Beautifully accompanied by Tim Prebble's Cyanotype images, Mixes + Mavericks is a showcase of Pitch Black's sonic diversity as remixers and maintains the trademark production aesthetic that has won them thousands of fans and filled dancefloors around the globe
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