– A side –
A1. Robot (Beat Atomic Hooligan Remix)
A2. 80 Years (Michi Lounge Remix)
A3. Jack Beats Jim Leads (Digital Exces Electro Dub Remix)
– B side –
B1. John Wayne Vs. Mary Chain (Captain Funk Glitter Knight Club Mix)
B2. 80 Years (Harold Faltermeyer Series 700 Mix)
B3. Bloodlines (I Am Elektronik Remix)
B4. Dry Lips (Funkytunerockers Bigroom Cut)
Label: Sony BMG Germany
Catalog No: 88697286301
Release Date: Apr 7, 2008
I was asked to remix this Danish band’s track by the then-A&R working for Sony BMG Germany, who was also a long-term friend of mine. I immediately liked their sound which could be described as “new-wave-punk-influenced electronic rock.” The original mix was impressive but a bit too uptempo for dance DJs to play in nightclubs. So, I slowed it down to BPM 140 and (daringly) replaced all the instruments except for the vocals. It was a lot of fun to perform and record bass, guitar, and keyboards in tune with Matthias’ vocals.
Hearing this remix brings me back to when I had a couple of meetings with them, including a music festival held in Berlin and a gig in Tokyo.