Earlier this year, back in July, I blogged about Belgian electro-technocrats Front 242, the Alfa Matrix label, and an appetite-whetting remix competition.
The plan –
according to the blurb at the time – was that the winning remix of Front 242’s
(track) ‘Take One’ would get a release at the end of August (2015), and be made
available as a download on the Alfa Matrix bandcamp page.
Or so I thought …
cue electronic tumbleweed floating across the vast cyber plain that separates
various arteries of the worldwide information super-highway.
I checked back
regularly, re-checked, and triple checked, even, but still nothing appeared.
Until last week,
when yet another one of those super impressive ‘Matrix Downloaded’
name-your-price compilation releases appeared on said bandcamp page, and what’s
that I spy with my rather beady eye? … included on there is a remix of ‘Take
One’ by a producer called Kant Kino. Which I can only presume was the winning
that, and more to the point, this is the 5th edition of the Matrix Downloaded
series, and once again it’s a very extensive package featuring all of the
label’s key artists (61 tracks in total). If you’re unfamiliar with the label –
and I’d suggest that the sonic wizardry of Front 242 is a fairly accurate guide –
then what have you got to lose by downloading and sampling?
If you’re really
keen – or a convert – you can also grab the four previous compilation releases
as name-your-price downloads. Don’t be shy …