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  • I can't get over the mid-90s, I just... can't. All the remix wars!!

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I can't get over the mid-90s, I just... can't. All the remix wars!!

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THIS SKU ALLOWS YOU TO BUY ONE COPY OF EACH OF THE COLOURS OF THE REMIX WARS SPECIAL EDITION VINYL (STRIKE 1, STRIKE 2, STRIKE 3). YOU GET 3 VERSIONS OF EACH VINYL, TOTAL 9 RECORDS (AND 9 SLEEVES).

Twenty years ago, in the mid-90s, before remixes were suddenly everywhere along came a series of releases in 1996, which, not entirely new, shook things up and in many ways defined an era: The Remix Wars.

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The concept of The Remix Wars was simple enough: two artists remix one another and release the results on a collaborative CD. The idea had been done before (see the KMFDM vs. TKK remix 12" from 1990), but never on such a grandiose scale, and never with such a breadth and depth. First, the artists: a pair of 1990s EBM/industrial bands in wumpscut vs. haujobb; a pair of classic 1980s bands who had taken a decidedly metal spin on industrial in Front Line Assembly vs. Die Krupps; and a pair of then-new bands with a new spin on industrial, EBM, and rock in 16 Volt vs. Hate Dept. Second, the collaboration between labels: 21st Circuitry, Off Beat, Cleopatra... and Metropolis would join the fray in 1999 for Volume 4. And, finally, the desire to experiment and re-work tracks, not simply to make a club hit but to authentically give voice to a different artist through the lens of technology.

It was a thoroughly collaborative effort, on every level.

On the 20th year anniversary of the launch of The Remix Wars, Artoffact Records will release the first three volumes (Strikes) on special edition vinyl. The three releases are as follows:

Strike 1: wumpscut vs. haujobb
Strike 2: Front Line Assembly vs. Die Krupps
Strike 3: 16 Volt vs. Hate Dept.


MIND-BLOWING FEATURES:
-An amazing new design has been prepared for the reissues
-Each sleeve will include hot silver foil stamp on the artist logos and Remix Wars logo (it's going to look beyond wicked...just wait for the real-life sleeves)
-Each record will be released in three formats: black, colour, and collector's half-half effect
-The colour schemes for the coloured vinyl were selected to reflect the original colours of the CD releases
-All audio has been remastered for vinyl
-Each release comes with an insert that includes an essay by Sharon Kyronfive, former 21st Circuitry employee and current I Die: You Die columnist. Essays will also include retrospective commentary by the artists involved.
-high-quality multi-format download for Storming the Base customers (via Bandcamp)
-the wickedest remix collabs basically ever

Product Videos

The Remix Wars, Strike 2: Die Krupps vs. FLA - 03 - Scent (Pheromone Mix) (04:53)
Track 03: Die Krupps - Scent (Pheromone Mix)
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    Track 03: Die Krupps - Scent (Pheromone Mix)
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    By far my favorite from :W: this rmx is awesome, done by Haujo...
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Track Listing

STRIKE 1
Side A: :wumpscut: remixed by haujobb.
A1. :wumpscut: - In The Night (Enhanced Vision)
A2. :wumpscut: - Die In Winter (Seasons Change: Springtime)
A3. :wumpscut: - Mother (Oral Staircase)

Side B: haujobb remixed by :wumpscut:
B1. Haujobb - Consciousness (Thought Combattery 1)
B2. Haujobb - World Window (Fusion-Mix)
B3. Haujobb - Nezzwerk (Full Access-Mix)


STRIKE 2
Side A: Die Krupps remixed by Front Line Assembly
A1. Die Krupps - Metalmorphosis (Shifting Mutation Mix)
A2. Die Krupps - The Last Flood (Blood Stream Mix)
A3. Die Krupps - Scent (Pheromone Mix)

Side B: Front Line Assembly remixed by Die Krupps
B1. Front Line Assembly - Neologic Spasm (Dislocated Mix)
B2. Front Line Assembly - Barcode (Re-Assembled Mix)
B3. Front Line Assembly - Transparent Species (Clustered Mix)


STRIKE 3
Side A: 16 Volt remixed by Hate Dept.
A1. 16 Volt - Stitched (Face-Rip)
A2. 16 Volt - Dreams Of Light (Nightmare)
A3. 16 Volt - Motorskill (Quad)

Side B: Hate Dept. remixed by 16 Volt
B1. Hate Dept. - Drive : A (Netmix)
B2. Hate Dept. - Start Digging (The Giver / The Taker)
B3. Hate Dept. - Defensive (Loose And Thrash Mix)