New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ David Bowie Official Website)
Following the release last year of the DAVID BOWIE "Space Oddity' EP Application, on June 6th EMI will release the "GOLDEN YEARS' APP, and GOLDEN YEARS REMIX E.P. on CD, 12" & DigitalDownload.
Ever keen to push the boundaries and pioneer technology, Bowie has, once again, afforded his fans the unique opportunity to access original multi-tracks, allowing them to become remixer and create their own version of "Golden Years,' only this time they'll also be able to share their remixes with friends.
Fans can make their remixes, using eight stems (bounced down from the original 16 tracks), featuring Bowie's lead vocal, 12-string guitar, bass, drums, guitar, harmonium, percussion (including blocks, congas, claps) and backing vocals. Additionally, they can SHAKE the player (see Notes to editors below), which allows for random track selection and "shuffles" track mixes. History is made here for you to discover, remix, and enjoy with friends. The stems for this App were specifically created by "Golden Years' and Station To Station's originalproducer Harry Maslin.
This is a revolutionary experience for music fans to recreate their own versions of one of popular music's most iconic songs.
To coincide with the launch of the App, EMI will release a "GOLDEN YEARS' E.P.-available on CD, 12" and digital download-featuring the original single version and four brand new remixes of the track created by DJ's Jeremy Sole, Anthony Valadez, Eric J Lawrence, and Chris Douridas from the US radio station KCRW. These remixes will be exclusive to this E.P. As Station to Station was recorded in Los Angeles, it was fitting for some of KCRW's leading tastemakers to take on the task. Each DJ took a unique path in recreating, deconstructing or re-imagining the classic song.
All four remixes can be streamed online now, exclusively at https://www.kcrw.com/bowie
"Reinterpreting a timeless classic like'Golden Years'certainly wasn't taken lightly by our DJs," said KCRW Music Director
and DJ Jason Bentley. "It's an incredible honor and a massively intimidating challenge at the same time. It's important to note that two of our four featured DJs-Eric J Lawrence and Chris Douridas-had no previous experience with remixing, yetthey all brought a fresh perspective to the song and had fun doing it."
Click HERE to watch a brief video about KCRW's "Golden Years
" remixes with comments from Jason Bentley and the four remixers.
"Golden Years' was the first single released from the album Station To Station- - released in edited form in November 1975 (RCA 2640), appearing the following year in full-length on the album. This single version has been subsequently released on various Bowie compilations including the Best Of Bowie LP, The Best Of David
Bowie 1974/1979 and the multi-territory differing Best Of Bowie. The single peaked on the singles charts at number 8 in the UK and number 10 in the US.