TITLE: USED FUTURE ARTIST: OPTIMACE CATALOGUE: FR2011-02 MEDIUM: 12″/DIGITAL RELEASEDATE: 04/11/2011 (DIGITAL) RELEASEDATE: 04/18/2011 (12″) ORDER VINYL NOW AT FADE (SW), HHV (DE), JAPONICA (JP), JUNO (UK), ROCKY ROAD (NL) & RUSH HOUR (NL) GO DIGITAL! […]
OPTIMACE – Two alchemists who hover between composition and decompostion; the result of an intensive cooperation between DJs/producers Optimus and Mace. Using all types of equipment like the SP12, Akai samplers, Juno & Korg synths and materials like stoves and brushes OptiMace created a playful mixture of beats, jazz, fusion and soundscapes. The two, who already combined forces in DigHeads and Fremdkunst, invited Belgium saxophone player Erwin Vann to add some mind-blowing brass to the tracks. The superb artwork of this release is done by Klaas Verplancke and Mister Adam.
The digital version of this release comes with a bonus-track: Flash which has DJ Vindictiv adding some outstanding turntable-wizardry to this energetic track build around an uptempo, vintage break. Get the digital version right here! Also make sure you watch the teaser & the official video!
Mace and Optimus recently put out ‘The future is not what it used to be – part 1‘, the first one in a series of Optimace-remix-7-inches. This one features reblends by Big Mister Doom, KRSUR and Illy Symphony. OptiMace released a follow up to the ‘Used Future‘ EP, called ‘This music is not music’ on Kitchen Dip Recordings (make sure you pay a visit to this great community). Earlier, OptiMace/DigHeads worked with Skiggy Rapz for Dutch television BNN. They were ‘ordered’ to make a song in a day. And so they did…
More OptiMace? Check out their EP ‘This music is not music’ for Kitchen Dip Recordings and listen to this mix they did for the ultimate magazine for connaiseurs: Wax Poetics: