Here we go with Week Seven of the mammoth RVMPD2 project, diving straight into this week’s massive freebie.
This week ELITE FORCE has a much requested ‘Vamp’ in the form of ‘Der Collossus’, a sharp, punchy, peak time slam-dunk that blends elements of Ftampa & Daft Punk together with some trademark Forcebeats. Result = dancefloor pandemonium and the seventh free download in as many weeks.
It’s amazing how time gets away. It’s my last night in Puerto Vallarta after nearly two weeks of a family vacation. Internet access has been hit and miss despite the wifi in the condo we’re staying in.
That’s the long way of saying I’ve missed two revamps from ELITE FORCE. Let’s get down to it then.
The first (which is the third in the series of free downloads) turns the underlying darkness of Muse into a bass heavy monster.
If you’re not familiar, Elite Force has let a metric tonne of these out over the past few years. About two years ago the project culminated in a full length album worth of revamped tunes – which you can find here. Unlike the first official collection, these are all free. There are however many one-offs that have been let loose over the past couple of years available on his SoundCloud page for free.
A little over a year ago ELITE FORCE released his first album of revamps – 15 massive tracks that catalyzed the change in the remix landscape. I’m giddy beyond belief with the recent announcement of the second revamped album in the series. The release structure is a bit different this time around with 18 tunes let loose from now until June 19. That’s a FREE DOWNLOAD of each track from RVMPD2, one per week, every Tuesday upto the 19th June 2012.
“RVMPD2 sees the likes of Primal Scream, Miles Dyson, Basement Jaxx, Missy Elliot, Skrillex, Chemical Brothers, Thomas Bangalter, and Adele, respectfully torn to pieces by Elite Force, and cleverly stitched back together to form a unique dancefloor patchwork. With such diverse names as Joss Stone, Etienne de Crecy, Freestylers, Nero, Benny Benassi, Flux Pavilion, Muse, and Daft Punk thrown into Elite Force’s brilliantly unforgiving blender, ‘RVMPD2′ is an electronic music album like no other.”
This first one seems like a fine place to start. Here we have a massive bassline punctuated with some sharp snares and a classic Daft Punk riff.
That there is a massive poster for a massive event.
KRAFTY KUTS launches his long-awaited album Let’s Ride on November 5 at Cable in London. Support for the evening comes from some seriously large acts, including MC Dynamite, Elite Force, Nick Thayer, A-Skillz, Adam F, and DJ Yoda. This lineup would make a dream festival for me but it all happens in one night. If you’re in London grab your tickets quick.
In the space of just two days it’s climbed into the Top 20 on the Breaks chart and looks like it has a chance of going all the way. Give it some love.
In other Elite Force news, everyone’s invited to come along for a ride October 5th when he’ll head into deepest Essex for yet another live session at Rough Tempo Radio. Meanwhile, keep an eye on his facebook page over the next week or two for several free, unreleased revamps in celebration of hitting the 20,000 followers.