:News: Juno Reactor – Inside the Reactor Remix Album, Free MP3 and New Album News
When you have an incredibly impressive body of work like internationally-renowned electronic pioneer JUNO REACTOR , the pressure of a remix doesnâ€™t lie solely on what direction to take but also how to do justice to the already perfect original. This is the challenge that this collection of multi-culti artists undertook to present INSIDE THE REACTOR , the fascinatingly and otherworldly remix album due out on July 12, 2011 on Metropolis Records .
Inside The Reactor mines Juno Reactorâ€™s catalog vault and puts a spin on such classics as â€œConga Furyâ€ (remixed by Israelâ€™s Ace Ventura ), â€œGuardian Angelâ€ (remixed by UKâ€™s Dino Psaras ) and â€œMona Lisa Overdriveâ€ (remixed by Germanyâ€™s Thomas P Heckmann ). Even the Juno Reactorâ€™s seminal Spaghetti-Western-inspired â€œPistoleroâ€ gets a fascinating Bollywood spin by Bombay Dub Orchestra whose members are scattered between Monmouth, London and Mumbai. â€œThe remix album fell into place very quickly, and mainly by a series of coincidences,â€ explains Juno Reactor mastermind Ben Watkins . “For a long time, I have wanted the MIDIval PunditZ [who remixed â€œNavrasâ€ from 2004â€™s Labyrinth ] and the Bombay Dub Orchestra to remix Juno Reactor.â€ Luckily for Ben, he got his wish.
Filled with different textures, rhythms, and a host of cultural anchors, Inside The Reactor traipses across the globe via different remixers and delivers a rich musical experience. From the atmospheric and trancey â€œNavras (MIDIval PunditZ Remix)â€ to the sinister cut-and-paste of â€œZwara (Thomas P Karni Remix)â€ to the propulsive electrobeat of â€œChildren of the Night (Soundvandal Remix)â€ , the collection has a very cohesive feel due to Juno Reactorâ€™s distinctive source material, regardless of the remixers behind the board. â€œI was also lucky that I had met other artists that wanted to remix their personal favorite tracks of mine, in some cases the tracks that inspired them to start producing,â€ he explains. â€œWe also ran an internet remix competition for the first time that received an amazing response with many great remixes submissions. We ended up with this fantastic remix of ‘Zwara’.”
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To kick off the release and dive deeper into the world of Juno Reactor more intimately, virtual world creator ResLive will be hosting â€œInside the Reactor,â€ a multimedia event hosted Ben. â€œIt is virtual night out where I can play music and meet whoever wants to have chat… or a have virtual shag behind the virtual speakers,â€ he says about the event. Taking place in a full 3D Virtual Arena that is heavily daubed in Juno Reactor branding and memorabilia, the online world is filled with user-operated avatars, interacting with Ben and each other while enjoying the music that he will be creating and mixing live. Two events are scheduled: Wednesday, July 13th at 1:00pm EST ( 18:00 GMT ) and at 10:00pm EST ( 03:00 GMT on July 14th ). A limited number of users are allowed, so early RSVP is encouraged at http://www.facebook.com/ResLive?sk=app_201348773250407 .
Ben is currently hard at work wrapping up a brand new Juno Reactor album due for release this Fall. â€œI am in the Studio all the time working on this new album,â€ he says. â€œI have over 16 tracks nearly finished that I have to cut down to nine or ten – ten being the magic number… Iâ€™m getting there.â€ In addition, he recently completed work on the Guy Moshe CGI film Bunraku (featuring the voices of Josh Hartnett, Demi Moore, Woody Harrelson, etc.) that will be released this Fall and is beginning work with industrial stalwarts Laibach on the sci-fi comedy Iron Sky (featuring Udo Kier, Julia Dietze and GÃ¶tz Otto) which is about, he laughs, â€œNAZIS FROM SPACE!!!!â€
Juno Reactor’s music has been prominently featured in films and commercials such as Beowulf , both Matrix sequels, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Tomb Raider among many others. His last album Gods & Monsters was released on Metropolis in 2008. Inside The Reactor will be released via Metropolis Records on July 12, 2011 .
INSIDE THE REACTOR
1. Navras (MIDIval PunditZ Remix)
2. Conga Fury (Ace Ventura Remix)
3. Rotorblade (Perfect Stranger Remix)
4. Mona Lisa Overdrive (Thomas P Heckmann Remix)
5. Zwara (Thomas P Karni Remix)
6. Pistolero (Bombay Dub Orchestra Remix)
7. Hotaka (Uber Tmar Remix)
8. Children of the Night (Soundvandal Remix)
9. The Heavens (Juno Reactor Lost 1995 Mix)
10. Guardian Angel (Dino Psaras Remix)
11. Navras (Jayant Remix)