Release Date Part I: December 31, 2012
Release Date Part II: December 24, 2012
After the successful remix contest by DEAD Magazine and Equinox Records for the track “20 Stories Later” by Misanthrop & Aqua Luminus III. – that featured vocals by 2Mex, Ceschi and James P Honey – we proudly present “20 Stories Later – A Remix Overdose”.
“A Remix Overdose” is a collection of the best and highest ranked remixes that were turned in. The release comes in two separate parts as there were so many incredible new versions that we had to split it to avoid making this sound a bit “over-crowded”.
The first part (eqxdgtl-008) features remixes by Haunted Days & Witch’s Teat from France (1st place – contest winners), Starflyer from Greece (2nd place), ManBlanket from the States (also 2nd place), as well as Bombers Of Consciousness (Greece), Chryso (Germany) and Mattr (Switzerland). Instrumental versions for all remixes are also included on this release, so this is a total of 12 tracks within.
The second part (eqxdgtl-009) features the remixes that have a more “clubby” or sometimes dubstep influence and these are from Le Parasite (France), SiC (Germany), Kromatik (Germany), Ulle Kamelle (Germany) and Danny Decock (Austria). All instrumental versions are also included but, additionally, this part also includes a grimey bonus remix track by James Low (UK), so this make this part an 11 track release.
The combination of these two parts makes the collection an ultimate addendum to the Misanthrop & Aqua Luminus III. EP, entitled “6 Year Later EP”, which includes the original track. “6 Years Later” came out on July, 20th on Equinox Records as a Limited 10” Vinyl and a Digital Download (read more about it here: http://www.e-q-x.net/releases/eqx040/)
20 Stories Later – A Remix Overdose (Part I)
(01) 20 Stories Later (feat. 2Mex, Ceschi & James P Honey) (Haunted Days & Witch’s Teat Remix)
(02) 20 Stories Later (feat. 2Mex, Ceschi & James P Honey) (Starflyer Remix)
(03) 20 Stories Later (feat. 2Mex, Ceschi & James P Honey) (ManBlanket Remix)
(04) 20 Stories Later (feat. 2Mex, Ceschi & James P Honey) (Bombers Of Consciousness Remix)
(05) 20 Stories Later (feat. 2Mex, Ceschi & James P Honey) (Chryso Remix)
(06) 20 Stories Later (feat. 2Mex, Ceschi & James P Honey) (mattr Remix)
(07) Haunted Days & Witch’s Teat – 20 Stories Later (Haunted Days & Witch’s Teat Remix) (Instrumental)
(08) Starflyer – 20 Stories Later (Starflyer Remix) (Instrumental)
(09) ManBlanket – 20 Stories Later (ManBlanket Remix) (Instrumental)
(10) Bombers Of Consciousness – 20 Stories Later (Bombers Of Consciousness Remix) (Instrumental)
(11) Chryso – 20 Stories Later (Chryso Remix) (Instrumental)
(12) mattr – 20 Stories Later (mattr Remix) (Instrumental)
20 Stories Later – A Remix Overdose (Part II)
(01) 20 Stories Later (feat. 2Mex, Ceschi & James P Honey) (Le Parasite Remix)
(02) 20 Stories Later (feat. 2Mex, Ceschi & James P Honey) (SiC Remix)
(03) 20 Stories Later (feat. 2Mex, Ceschi & James P Honey) (Komatik Remix)
(04) 20 Stories Later (feat. 2Mex, Ceschi & James P Honey) (Ulle Kamelle Remix)
(05) 20 Stories Later (feat. 2Mex, Ceschi & James P Honey) (Danny Decock Remix)
(06) Le Parasite – 20 Stories Later (Le Parasite Remix) (Instrumental)
(07) SiC – 20 Stories Later (SiC Remix) (Instrumental)
(08) Komatik – 20 Stories Later (Komatik Remix) (Instrumental)
(09) Ulle Kamelle – 20 Stories Later (Ulle Kamelle Remix) (Instrumental)
(10) Danny Decock – 20 Stories Later (Danny Decock Remix) (Instrumental)
(–) 20 Stories Later (feat. 2Mex, Ceschi & James P Honey) (James Low Remix) [Bonus Track]
Release Date: October 5, 2012
“Raincoatman” is the first single of DJ Scientist’s upcoming album “For Better, For Worse.”. Although this can partly be considered a reissue, as the original version of “Raincoatman” has been available on several compilations before, a brand new, more electronic remix by Andreikelos as well as a new track called “Nightdrive Memories” make this single an essential release.
The title track, “Raincoatman”, is instrumental Hip-Hop at its very best – rarely are there songs that can express melancholy and beauty with such perfection. The slowed down remix by the immensely talented Greek producer Andreikelos, who recently made a lot of noise with his “Euryphaessa EP”, adds an even deeper vibe to this captivating tune. Next, the meticulously constructed album track “Nightdrive Memories” showcases Scientist’s production and arrangement skills. Another great remix of “Raincoatman” by DJ Sept is concluding the single, a track which previously has been released by Equinox on his remix EP.
“Raincoatman” is one of the true classic songs by DJ Scientist and finally received its long overdue single release. The amazing full length album “For Better, For Worse.” will drop on Equinox Records as vinyl and in digital form end of october.
(02) Raincoatman (Andreikelos Remix)
(03) Nightdrive Memories
(04) Raincoatman (DJ Sept Remix)
As a special Silvester treat, Equinox releases an exclusive remix of Ceschi’s song “Black And White And Red All Over” by Greek producer Andreikelos.
With this new version, Andreikelos provides us with a darker and more electronic perspective of the song, but still tries to maintain a portion of the romantic and melancholic feel of the original – DJ Scientist produced – version.
Build from scratch upon Ceschi’s vocals, the structure of the music production works as a catalyst to his unique way of performing and the result is overwhelming.
For those who missed the original version (included in the Shorted Circuits EP), this song is about Ceschi growing up as a questioning Catholic school boy. As with most of Ceschi‘s music, all of the lyrics stem from reality. “Black And White And Red All Over” is Ceschi‘s ultimate ode to the hypocrisies of a church that brought him faith and proceeded to take it away.
(01) Ceschi – Black And White And Red All Over (Andreikelos Remix)
(02) Ceschi – Black And White And Red All Over (Andreikelos Remix) (Instrumental)
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Within the big bunch of electronic releases in the field of the world wide spreading new beat maker scene, “A Contemporary Witness” by J. Baracuz could be one of the highlights this year. Baracuz is, which sets him apart from many of his peers, able to combine his sound design skills on controller and mpc with delicate arrangements and a good sense for song structures.
The opening track of the EP, “The Overture”, juggles with string and piano samples while it is underlined by percussive and driving beats. The tune is as much “on point” as the impulsive second track “One Way Ticket”. Regardless of the moderate tempo the song is straight forward, involves vocal shreds and synth sounds und even manages to switch over to a Sci Fi Dub part in the middle. Next up, “Jazzy Conqueror”, clocking in at 6 minutes, is the longest piece on the EP. In this track, J. Baracuz proves one more time his talent for structure and arrangement. It is primarily based on organic samples, while being equipped with some glitches here and there. The last song, “Everyone’s the Same” concludes the EP in an enjoyable way with its expressive Soul Folk Electronica vibe.
After a creative break Baracuz has spent with studying, travelling and digging for records, “A Contemporary Witness” is a big step forward for him. The whole EP impresses with detailed and meticulous production, while it still seems to be done with the greatest of ease. Being the 5th EP on Equinox.Digital, the sublabel of the Berlin based Electronica label Equinox Records, it successfully follows the previously released works by Deckard, David Vangel and 2econd Class Citizen.
About J. Baracuz
J. Baracuz is an electronic music producer/beatmaker from Berlin. His debut album “Lasergun Romances”, released in late 2006, has already given proof of his talents and his sense for complex sample-based compositions somewhere between instrumental hip-hop and electronica.
“Lasergun Romances” also was the reason Equinox Records got in touch with him and licensed a couple of his tracks to be released on the “One Year & A Day” series alongside artists such as Free The Robots, Deckard or Emynd.
J. Baracuz’ music can be described best as a progressive, interesting blend of shredded obscure samples, heavy mpc-soaked drums and modern synthetic sounds refined with some glitches here and there. The sampling approach behind all of his tracks is based on the idea of giving rise to not just beats but entire songs out of a “pile of broken dreams”.
After a creative break he spent with studying, travelling and digging for records, J. Baracuz has found his way home in 2011 and will release his new EP “A Contemporary Witness” on Equinox.
“The track “Jazzy Conqueror” is a masterpiece – rhythmically & the mood!! Nice!! It reminds me of the good years of Prefuse 73 & Forss! Addin it to my top 10 serato playlist!”
Fulgeance / France (Musique Large / MPM)
“A seriously head nodding groove layered with samples and melodies just as we like it.”
“I don’t know, maybe I’m in very good mood today, or maybe (quite possibly actually) A Contemporary Witness EP is one of the absolute best electronic releases I’ve heard in a long while.”
Trippin’ The Rift
m.path.iq / We Are… On Air!
“There are big chances that we playlist the great “One Way Ticket” – but all the rest of the EP is dope too. Breaks, chops, groove, some well placed vocals, great themes and intensity explosions, what more could we ask for?”
Turnsteak / France
“Did it come from the year 2021 where all the people dance and sing to these kind of songs? Sounds like this.”
Demokracy / Russia
“This cut is sick as fuck! I can’t wait to hear the whole album.”
DJ Jesus Face
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“das Abstrakt“, Deckard‘s premier official work, was originally released as a limited 150 copies vinyl 12″ in 2004.
However, the now very collectable white label pressing didn’t remain unnoticed: magazines and websites in Germany praised the release and De-Bug even stated that it is “one of the very rare EPs that can rival early releases by (DJ) Vadim” and noticed the dense and complex beats Deckard is now known for.
Furthermore, “das Abstrakt” led to various production works for a bunch of labels and also was the reason that Deckard got signed to Equinox Records to relase his follow up EP “Noir Desire” and the successful 2009 release “Future World“.
Now, in 2011, we are proud to unleash this stunning EP on the Equinox imprint and make it available again worldwide. To support the digital release a super limited autographed reissue is available as well. The 40 hand numbered copies come along in a beautiful silk screen picture sleeve – a serious gimmick for all vinyl lovers and collectors.
(03) A Black Hole
(04) Das Abstrakt (FREE DOWNLOAD)
(04) A Black Hole
(05) Das Abstrakt (FREE DOWNLOAD)
Release Date Vinyl: Mar. 19, 2010
Release Date Digital: Mar. 19, 2010
Manufactured in late 2004 and officially released in February 2005, the “Divided Reality” EP was 2econd Class Citizen’s first full release, privately put out by himself.
With a brand new cover and label artwork the last remaining original 30 vinyl copies are now getting a proper re-release via Equinox Records. Additionally, we wanted to share the EP as a free download.
“Listening to it now, I believe there are many things I could have done differently, but I was just getting properly into making solo music at the time and it represents me finding my feet, so to speak.” 2econd Class Citizen
Still, with intricate arrangement, live instruments and sample-sources belonging to a vast spectrum of musical styles, “Divided Reality” was the first accessible example of the 2CC‘s incredible talents.
Used for this release are the original masters of the 12”, which, to be honest, could have been better, but no seperated layers or mixes are available anymore, so here we go with the truly original “Divided Reality” by 2econd Class Citizen.
(01) Jazz Break
(02) Real Therapy
(03) A New World (Divided Reality Version)
(A1) A New World
(A2) Wishing Well
(B1) Real Therapy
(B2) Jazz Break
Note: The vinyl release additionally contains 2econd Class Citizen’s classic song “Wishing Well” in an early version. This we decided to keep exclusive to the 12” release.
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The “Future World EP” is the first release on the new Equinox Records sublabel EQUINOX.DIGITAL. Deckard, the Downbeat / IDM mastermind from munich, creates a fantastic debut for the label as well as an astonishing and long awaited follow-up release to his “Noir Desire EP”.
The 5 tracks are packed with complex sound layers and spheres, shifting between the rhythms of hauling impulsive machinery and spacy melodies. These immense soundscapes fully live up to the name “Future World”. Deckard is able to create a cosmos of his own, captivating the listener and leaving us with great expectations for his upcoming full length release.
Get the free track “Noir Desire (Part 2)” right here.
“Biblio”, exemplifies Vangel’s most polished and musical work to date. Making use of public and private libraries as his primary outlet for sample sources, Vangel set out to create the foundation for an original jazz-electronic music hybrid. Track skeletons were combined with live instrumentation by Toronto’s premier session musicians, and songs began to appear. The result is Biblio: a smooth and rich sounding journey that teeters on the edge of elevator music and avant-garde pop genius. “Cheesy, but serious like hipster scarfs and coffee”.
Get the free track “Cold Rain” right here.