Date de sortie 2011-07-31
Label Opilec Music
# Catalogue OPCMLTDCD00

Opilec Music is proud to bring you the first ever remix album of San Francisco’s cult synthesizer-punk legends, The UNITS! One of America’s first synthesizer bands and pioneers of a genre now known as « synthpunk », The Units were notable for their use of synthesizers in place of guitars, and multimedia performances featuring multiple projections of satirical, instructional films critical of conformity and consumerism … predating MTV and 25 years before the birth of YouTube! This is a definitive collection of over 24 of the band’s original songs written between 1977 and 1984 and remixed for the dance floor in 2010/11 by a renowned and international cast of over 40 DJs, producers and bands active in the contemporary club scene. This project celebrates the futuristic Units along with the innovative DJs that first played them. Like COSMIC DISCO pioneer Daniele Baldelli, who remixed early 7″ Units records « live » on the dance floor as early as 1979, Electro ITALO DISCO pioneers and contemporaries of The Units, like Klein & Mbo, N.O.I.A. and Alexander Robotnick, along with Nu-Disco and contemporary club scene trend setters like Gianluca Pandullo of I-Robots and Nemesi… All of whom did remixes for this project! Tracks include remixes/reworks of The Units most sought-after early singles and selections from their first LP, Digital Stimulation, along with remixes culled from The Units early demos, recordings made for art happenings, film, and more. This remix album is a view into The Units’ seminal years, as well as a tribute to the early DJs and Clubs that played their records in creative ways… giving you a glimpse into how the innovative music that ended up on the dance floor was often an unintentional collaboration between DJs and bands, inspiring each other and cheering each other on. « CONNECTIONS » is a collaborative step from the past and present into the viral remix culture of the future of electronic music and videos… and the fantastic clubs they are played in. Units songs that are remixed/reworked include High Pressure Days, Warm Moving Bodies, I-Night, Cannibals, The Right Man, Go, Zombo, I-5, East West, Run, Red, Bird River, Bug Boy, More Alike, That Funky Thang, We Need a Doctor’s Son, Passion of Patterns, One Man, Life is Good…

 

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1 Bird RiverSinner DC Rework
Sinner DC, The Units
2 Bug BoyThe Sneekers Remix
The Units, The Sneekers
3 CannibalsMusiccargo’s Die Afrikanische Botschaft Remix
Musiccargo, The Units
4 Contemporary EmotionsDaniele Baldelli & Marco Dionigi Acoustic Rework
The Units, Daniele Baldelli & Marco Dionigi
5 CowboyNick Chacona Rework
Nick Chacona, The Units
6 CowboyVaghe Stelle Rework
The Units, Vaghe Stelle
7 East WestLosoul Remix
LoSoul, The Units
8 GoEnzo Ponzio In Love Remix
Enzo Ponzio, The Units
9 High Pressure DaysKing & Hound Re-Edit
The Units, King & Hound
10 High Pressure Days featuring Lord ThereminNemesi ft. Lord Theremin Remix
Nemesi, The Units
11 High Pressure DaysSare Havlicek Remix
Sare Havlicek, The Units
12 I-5Eclipse Soul Remix
The Units, Eclipse Soul
13 I NightDominatrix Rework
The Units, Dominatrix
14 I NightL’Est Rework
The Units, L’Est
15 Life is Good NowJuditta Rework
The Units, Juditta
16 Life is Good NowTuscania Re-Edit
The Units, Tuscania
17 More AlikeSare Havlicek You Spin Me Back Rework
Sare Havlicek, The Units
18 Moving BodiesAlexander Robotnick Rework
Alexander Robotnick, The Units
19 One ManChris Carrier Rework
Chris Carrier, The Units
20 One ManPremier Rang Rework
The Units, Premier Rang
21 Passions of PatternsDJ Andryu & Cloned In Vatican Cosmic Remix
The Units, DJ Andryu & Cloned In Vatican
22 RedQ-Burns Abstract Message Remix
Q-Burns Abstract Message, The Units
23 RedThe Love Supreme Version Remix
The Love Supreme, The Units
24 RunStefny Winter Rework
Stefny Winter, The Units
25 Straight Lines featuring Dubin HoodPortable Morla ft. Dubin Hood Rework
The Units, Portable Morla
26 That Funky ThangBilly Bogus Rework
Billy Bogus, The Units
27 The Mission is Bitchin’Mushrooms Project Remix
The Units, Mushrooms Project
28 The Right ManDaniele Baldelli & Marco Dionigi Cosmic Remix
The Units, Daniele Baldelli & Marco Dionigi
29 The UnitsIn Flagranti Trocadero Transfer Mix
In Flagranti, The Units
30 Tight FitKlein & Mbo Remix
Klein & Mbo, The Units
31 Warm Moving BodiesI-Robots Remix
I-Robots, The Units
32 Warm Moving BodiesJuditta Rework
The Units, Juditta
33 Warm Moving BodiesMannekin Pis Remix
The Units, Mannekin Pis
34 Warm Moving BodiesPaine Remix
Paine, The Units
35 We Need a Doctor’s SonDanny Ocean Rework
Danny Ocean, The Units
36 ZomboI-Robots Rework
I-Robots, The Units