THE EMPIRE STRIKES FLASHBACK
In the year 2003, the international online community for Electrofunk, Bass and Technobreaks – ElectroEmpire.com held a producers' competition, to create Electro Empire theme songs.Out of 37 entries from all over the planet, four winning productions were picked by a team of judges to be released on vinyl on the German label Electrecord. Fast forward to the year 2014... What better first release for the newly launched Electro Empire record label could there be then to start off with a long overdue re-release of this EP, presenting the four songs for the first time in remastered digital formats?
VARIOUS "THEME OF ELECTRO EMPIRE" (Electro Empire Records, EE-001)
1. Gab.Gato - Electro Empire
2. Split DJ - Electro Empire Soul
3. Laite - Electro Empire
4. DJ Wildthing - Lesson Electro Empire (Part 1)
– bonus (previously unreleased) –
5. Polytron - Electro Empire
6. Paul Blackford - Electro Empire
7. The Metric Brothers - Flight to Electro Empire
8. DJ Wildthing - Lesson Electro Empire (Part 2)
While the productions by Gab.Gato from Italy (The Villains Inc., Dominance Electricity), Finland's Laite (X0X Records) and Split DJ out of Spain (Microciudad Recordings, Beathazard) represent the still fresh New School Electro sound of the early 00's, DJ Wildthing from Denmark takes it back to the roots, delivering a traditional mastermix packed with 80's Electro classics.
Due to the huge number of entries and only four slots on the vinyl release a lot of great songs were left behind. As a special bonus this re-release also features four of those previously unreleased entries by the Finnish duo Polytron (Kostamus Records), England's Paul Blackford (Militant Science, Twilight 76), The Metric Brothers aka Dr. Skunkenstein and Neil Stevens from the UK plus DJ D.S.K. out of China (Second To None, Electrolab Records) and once again DJ Wildthing with the second part of his Electrofunk mastermix.
PLAY ALL 8 SONGS at EE's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/electroempire
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THANKS to everyone who helped making this projekt happen in 2003 and 2014:
all the artists submitting songs, Rascal – founder of EE (1998-2003), Gregor at Electrecord, the
2003 competition judges and everyone who helped us tracking down artists and files a decade later.
It took several years to get everything back together for this re-release, but we think it was absolutely
worth it. As fresh as these songs still sound today, it shows once again that Electro is timeless!
Re-Mastering / Mastering: Vladan Cvetkovic
Original Cover Illustration: Simonluca Spadanuda & Gab.Gato
Cover Illustration Edit, Design: MMW
The original 2003 vinyl release on the Electrecord label is sold out since many years.
Go hunting for second hand copies at http://www.discogs.com/marketplace?release_id=135526
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GNJ (Guida nella Giungla) radio show 17. August 2014 on Radio Popolare 107.6 FM, Italy.
Gab.Gato's special presentation of the "Theme Of Electro Empire" release.
01:00 Gab.Gato - Electro Empire
03:40 Gab.Gato - Electro Empire (Bass Junkie Remix) *unreleased*
05:21 Split DJ - Electro Empire Soul
11:00 Polytron - Electro Empire
16:20 Laite - Electro Empire
21:50 The Metric Brothers - Flight to Electro Empire
26:07 Paul Blackford - Electro Empire
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Meanwhile also released on 12" VINYL:
Polytron "Electro Empire"
Gab.Gato "Electro Empire" (Bass Junkie Remix)