Remix Album Released Today
On “12 Mile High Remixed,” Thunderball has invited some of their favorite producers from around the globe to remix the original songs from their album “12 Mile High” taking the tracks to new stratospheric heights and uncharted sonic realms. The remixes cross a wide selection of contemporary electronic music genres including: Lounge, Dub, Drum & Bass, Breaks, Dub Step and House.
Zeb ”The Spy from Cairo” begins the journey with his remix of “Dub Science” which traverses the nether regions of Arab soundscapes and Balkan dub. Spain’s, Al Lindrum, strips down the album’s title track to it’s core with driving, percussive breaks and tripped out sitars. QDUP Foundation’s remix of “I C Colors” brings a psychedelic soul breaks vibe which summons the Funkadelic mothership home. Rhythm & Culture producers, Thomas Blondet and Second Sky create an incredible cinematic soundtrack to “Rio Mescalito” that pays homage to classic ’70s cop show funk. Mash & Munkee continue the soundtrack with a soul jazz version of “Flippin’ It On.” DC’s new latin Dons, the Empresarios bring a late night house vibe to “Low Down Weather.” The party continues with Thunderball putting on their Fort Knox Five hat to bring a electro breaks version of the reggae-tinged anthem “Moon on the Rise.” Mo’ Horizons alter ego, Sono Rhizmo flips things up with their sun-drenched latin remix of “Rico Ritmo.” To show their love for all things drum and bass, Thunderball invited D&B heavyweights Drumagick and the Basement Freaks to deliver monster remixes of “Make Your Move.” Canadian based producers, the Knight Riderz drop a lazer-bass bomb with their twisted, low frequency remix of “Enter the Brahmin.” JPOD the Beat Chef cooks up a mid-tempo stepper with his take of “12 Mile High.” Long time friend and collaborator, Ursula 1000 delivers an electric-rainbow, disco breaks remix of “I C Colors.” The clandestine Mexicans with Guns unload both barrels with their ghettotech remix of “Rio Mescalito” which was featured on RCRD LBL. Ghost’s on Tape Remix of “Runaway” which features ethereal vocals in the middle of an illegal warehouse party circa 1993 has already been lauded by XLR8R magazine. And ESL producer and See-I keyboardist, Enea closes out the compilation with his dubbed out, future sounds remix of “Dub Science.”
Collected into one amazing package, “12 Mile High Remixed” delivers 16 DJ-friendly tracks that cross through the many genres of today’s diverse electronic music landscape and are sure to rock dancefloors worldwide.
Sid Barcelona, Steve Raskin and Rob Myers are the masterminds behind Thunderball. This Washington, DC-based trio are globally renowned purveyors of sophisticated, stereophonic-thrillers, and cinematic dub. Since 1997 their productions have shifted effortlessly between the genres of drum’n’bass, dub and downtempo, building a strong following for their signature sound. As one of ESL Music’s original artists, Thunderball rapidly defined their sound with their 1999 debut “Ambassadors of Style” which received critical acclaim from Rolling Stone magazine. This was followed by 2001’s seminal release, “Scorpio Rising,” which was instantly hailed as a downtempo classic. On their third release “Cinescope” (2006), Thunderball upped the ante with fresh elements including collaborations with the godfather of hip hop, Afrika Bambaataa. Their 4th, and latest release,”12 Mile High,” is the culmination of over a decade of sonic exploration in the Thunderball realm.