Saturday, January 09, 2010
Robot Koch's FREE Phon.o remix! New EP info!
Well at this point, if you've been paying attention to buzz so far this year, you probably heard about Robot Koch playing Low End Theory in LA last week. Luckily we've got some video for those of you who weren't there... but it's sure to say that Arcadia's good friend made a real splash...
Why is the man behind Jahcoozi's beats touring you ask? Well on top of dropping his stellar Death Star Droid album he's prepared a new EP for your asses! It's full of remixes from Loops Haunt, Flako, Blue Daisy, Shlohmo, Body Language, and Phon.o as well as 2 new tracks!
You may know Phon.o from our friend Chris De Luca's CLP project. He's a quality remixer and producer, and this remix is a great way to get excited for this upcoming release!
Robot Koch - "Gorom Sen (Phon.o Remix)" YSI
Robot Koch - "Gorom Sen (Phon.o Remix)"
Here's a little info for ya:
"‘DEATH STAR DROID REMIX EP’
Shortly after the release of his hugely successful album „Death Star Droid“ , Robot Koch returns with this Remix EP, that also includes 2 brand new tunes by the sleepless robot.
On this EP, robot gathered some friends and like minded artists from around the globe to flip his original compositions.
The EP kicks off with a brand new original tune from Robot Koch: „Blind“ featuring Grace on Vocals, who also appeard as a guest vocalist on on death star droid.
Robot and Grace are working on some new stunning material at the moment that will come out sometime in fall 2010.
When robot played in NY last time, he met brooklyn based band Body Language, who release on Machine Drum`s normrex label, and shared a stage with them at coco66 in brooklyn.
For this EP Robot remixed their tune „new day“ and they made a surprising flip of koch`s dubstep infused album tune „gorom sen“ in return.
Robot`s berlin mate Flako, who recently grabbed the attention of the likes of Giles Peterson and Stones Throw, make a nice re-edit of the title track of robot`s album: death star droid.
Phon.o (of CLP/Shitkatapult fame) took the club banger potential of the tune gorom sen to the next level and made it sound like zomby and boy 8 bit jamming it out.
Upcoming beatmaker Shlohmo from san francisco also remixed gorom sen, making some noise on the blogoshpere about it prior to the release already.
Loops Haunt from Scotland, who could be found recently in Rustie`s Fact magazine Mixtape and Hudson Mohawke`s BBC Essential Mix, made a ten remix of gorom sen.
Producer beat laden from portugal, that recently caught attention with his KUBO remix on man recordings gave that original sengalese vocal scatting a rerub and turned it into a solid club banger.
Talen, from Switzerland made their very own unique interpretation of Robot Koch`s frenetic original.
And last but for sure not least, UK Producer Blue Daisy made a sublime remix of the song while feat. Manya one of the few vocal tracks on Robot Koch`s Album. His mix does the cinematic original justice and takes it even further out of space or underwater. A pure Sound Trip.
Album Press quotes :
the album 'death star droid' by Robot Koch is the sound of artifical intelligence discovering Religion - essential listening.... (bobby friction/BBC)
"A gothic galactic aesthetic of ten ton beats and space age melodies" (dazed and confused)
“Death Star Droid’ is definitely one of the standout instrumental albums of the year.” (ATM magazine/UK)
“If, in some distant future, robots will make folk music, this is what it would sound like.”
(The Crack Magazine/UK)
„death star droid by robot koch is dopeeeeeeee! Berlin power!“ (Modeselektor via twitter)
“Like mum and ratatat covering a dubstep tune” (stop play rewind blog)"
Hope you're as excited as I am. Please comment, a look forward to more here soon...