Chemical Brothers – EBW9 Segue remix
Here is the Segue remix of Electronic Battle Weapon 9. Its a dancefloor homage to the EBW series with our particular progressive acid flavour, and as you might notice, a departure from the original. We’ve gotten a lot of emails about this so here it is, you know the drill, right click and save as. As ever we’d love to hear what you think or if you play it out, so let us know via the contact page. Also please feel free to jump on the mailing list and we’ll keep you updated on the original tracks we are getting ready to release and gigs we are playing. This remix has made its way into our live set and we will eventually get around to editing some of the accumulating DV tapes. In terms of the track itself, well, if you’re interested in some back story, Dave explains further.
Chemical Brothers – EBW9 (Segue Remix) - 14.7meg 320kbit
“I don’t know how many times i played EBW8 and EBW9 after Pete Tong premiered them on his show, grabbing them from the Radio 1 stream. I was still in Sydney at the time and managed to walk from office to my apartment (through peak hour foot traffic on Oxford Street, amid the Mardis Gras no less), by the time both played. In theory. Id keep skipping back to marvel at the awesome vocoder style vocal of the “making calculations to generate sensations” bit though. With that in mind, picture how quickly i clicked the link in the Chemical Brothers email regarding the EBW9 parts on a certain corporate sponsored site. The official remix concept was rather ridiculous, an exercise in marketing that attempted to cash in on the whole remix culture meets viral internet meets blog hype meets web two point oh angle. Still with me? The deal was to use a woeful Flash interface to sequence some EBW9 samples with lame stock “funky” loops and the “best” of these “remixes” would get a digital release. Remember kids, even if you get a job in internet marketing… smoking crack is bad for your mental health.”
“Like any geeky samplist, i had ripped, trimmed and looped all the EBW9 sounds within the hour and fired up Ableton and the MPC. Id managed to find a copy of EBW 8 & EBW9 on vinyl at Rockinghorse so i grabbed some additional sounds from it and we were away. We had a gig looming and thought it would be nice to whip up a transition part for the latter half of the set, which gets a bit acid tech where we can get away with it. It soon grew into a bit of a monster, with Leo returning to the studio to find me wired on Fairtrade coffee and grinning. It rocked live and we tidied it up a little bit for the next gig alongside Melbourne techno heroes Bubble & Squeak. We started getting emails and the odd Myspace message about the track and hooked up the usual DJ cronies, and it went from there. Segue’s homage to the Electronic Battle Weapon series. Hope you like it.”
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