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Die Krupps vs Front Line Assembly: REMIX WARS, THE: STRIKE 2 (LTD HALF-HALF) VINYL LP

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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.

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.

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
-Each record will be released as a special collector's edition color vinyl, as well as an audiophile's black vinyl edition.
-The color schemes for the colored vinyl were selected to reflect the original colors 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.
-the wickedest remix collabs basically ever (haujobb remixing Mother -- nuff said!)

Limited HALF-HALF (GREEN/RED) Vinyl edition, strictly limited to 200 copies only!

Track Listing 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)


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