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Black Sun Empire
Variations On Black
Coming from the depths of Utrecht in The Netherlands, powerful trio Black Sun Empire are set to follow their Beatport topping fourth album ‘From The Shadows’ with new remix album ‘Variations On Black’. Showcasing some of the most visceral and volatile drum and bass you will hear all year, the new album package is due for release on their eponymous record label, Blackout Music, on late November 18th.
Alongside a selection of special VIP versions from the group themselves, the album features a carefully curated selection of artists on remix duties that draws together a host of the most talented and respected names in electronic music. Artists such as Noisia, S.P.Y., Phace & Misanthrop, Icicle and Ultrerior Motive, amongst others, step up to the plate with fresh reimaginings of BSE tracks.
With a collection of 27 tracks, knockout blows come thick and fast as each artist takes on the challenge with aplomb. Noisia’s rejig of ‘Arrakis’ pays extra attention to the dark side, fighting against the odds with its larger than life tones and jagged saw synth movements, Ulterior Motive’s twist on‘Monologue’ is crammed with perfectly tuned drumwork, and on ‘Killing The Light’, Icicle bites into a Halloween-esque, jump up style movement with sniper-like precision. Elsewhere, BSE deliver VIPs of ‘Drizzle’, ‘Milkshake’ and ‘Hideous’ alongside Audio, Eye D and Noisia respectively, cranking up the pressure as they brilliantly rework them into new dance floor pummeling shapes.
Since bursting onto the scene back in 2000, Black Sun Empire have continued to develop their own unique style and sound. Releasing numerous singles as well as five full-length LPs they have established themselves as undoubted leaders in their field, driving forward not just drum & bass but electronic music as a whole.With their impressive DJ skills and forwardfacing productions, Black Sun Empire have reached far beyond their native Holland. They’ve toured the world over, with highlights including Glastonbury and numerous other international festival appearances, they continue to build on their growing reputation as some of the most exciting and consistent performers around.
Their latest LP, ‘From The Shadows’ further affirmed their position, becoming the biggest selling release on Beatport for 2012, and in doing so keeping deadmau5’ ‘Album Title Goes Here’ off the #1 spot. With such a respectable clique of acts moulding their own interpretations of the album for this remix project, Black Sun Empire continue to hold their title as drum and bass’ most exciting collective.
DJ Feedback: Pendulum 10/10 raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahh Friction x/x BIIGGGG, Fucking smashed it. Noisia 8/10 yaaaaay! S.P.Y 10/10 so many wicked remixes, nice one guys Andy C x/x This is such a smasher! Excision 10/10 HOLY FUCKING SHIT YES! TeeBee 8/10 Absolute dancefloor FILTH!! Damn … DJ marky 8/10 Really good CamoKrooked 8/10 thanks a lot Drumsound 10/10 Monster package here. Too many to chose from. Optical 10/10 Dirty Phonics 8/10 damn nice! Modestep 10/10 This is great! Some absolute classics here with a twist. Can’t wait !! 16Bit 8/10 acchh yarr mein corrk ist so hartd yar Crissy Criss 10/10 OMG…. FUCK YES!! SICK! DJ Hype 8/10 dgdfgdgalKJQLK Gridlok 10/10 Rock out with your cock out John B 9/10 fukin ell thats a lot of remixes! thanks! June Miller 9/10 So close to perfect is HURTS! <3!! Zardonic 10/10 XXXXXX BIG Ed Rush 9/10 wow what a bumper album amazing State of Mind 10/10 I need to clean my pants Dieselboy 10/10 super super roster of remixers on this one. hats off boys 🙂 Audio 10/10 amazing lp proud to be part of it Optiv 10/10 Yummy!!! Evol Intent 9/10 Woah! This is a huge release of remixes!! Ulterior Motive10/10 Was great to be part of this project Mefjus 10/10 Holy balls what a great selection of remixes! Counterstrike 10/10 I WANT TO HAVE BSEABIES! Phace 10/10 minder snell dank u wel [x] The Upbeats 10/10 BIG TING A LINGS 😀 BTK 10/10 Christ on a bike! What a huge project!
Release Date Worldwide: 18th of November