In 2011, J. Baracuz released his amazing “A Contemporary Witness EP” through our sublabel Equinox.Digital
(eqxdgtl-005). This year, due to popular demand, we decided to put this out as a limited 12″ Vinyl on Equinox Records (see release eqx-044). In addition to the 4 original tracks we added some freshness with a couple of brandnew remixes. These remixes are partly included on the vinyl but we also decided to release it seperately as a 4-track remix EP entitled “A Contemporary Witness RMXS” as a free digital download.
This new 4-track EP features “The Overture” in 3 versions, including the amazing Skyence Remix, the – almost forgotten – Green Trees Edit by Baracuz himself, as well as the remastered Original Version. Additionally, it includes “One Way Ticket“, gorgeously remixed by Russian beat wizard Damscray (formerly of Demokracy).
The EP starts with the Skyence Remix of “The Overture“, where he provides a detailed and more glitchy version which takes the epic atmosphere of the original to another level. Next up, the Original Version juggles with string and piano samples while it is underlined by percussive and driving beats. On number 3, Damscray, who’s probably known best as one half of the producer duo Demokracy, remixes “One Way Ticket” into an almost tribal dubstepish tune that sounds like an Aborigines underground party. Finally, the “Green Trees Edit” of “The Overture” brings out an alternative perspective of the track and gives it an amazing refreshment which is no less than an equal to the original.
released November 9, 2012
All Tracks Originally Composed, Produced & Arranged by J. Baracuz (J. Emmerich)
(01) Remix and Additional Production by Skyence (J. Mader)
(03) Remix and Additional Production by Damscray (A. Khasanov)
All Tracks Mixed by the Respective Artists
Mastered by Andreikelos
Artwork by RNCTMN, inspired by Josef K.
Project Coordination: SCNTST