I have been a bit quiet for a few weeks, but rest assured that I have been very busy with all sorts of Kniteforcey type stuff behind the scenes. Let me tell you about them. Grab a cup of tea or something, it might be a long one 🙂
As many of you will already know, I have just released the first new Kniteforce E.P. I had thought long and hard about how to do it. Kniteforce always had the physical product you see, and I really wish I could have released this first one on vinyl, but its just not possible financially.
I also thought it important that each new Kniteforce release had something like an Executive Edition, but I want to keep Kniteforce separate from KFA, as the labels are going to be doing two different things.
A separate issue I was pondering was how to remaster the entire Kniteforce back catalogue. There are too many releases to do it all at once, and many of the more obscure ones are simply not commercial enough to make their individual mastering worth doing. However, I know that many of you, like me, are completist. We want to have EVERYTHING lol.
What to do, what to do….
I usually find that if I just let ideas or problems roll about in my head for long enough, a solution presents itself. And after a few weeks, it did…so here is my brilliant plan:
Each of the new Kniteforce releases will be available on CD. Each CD will contain the new Kniteforce release, plus remasters of the back catalogue that will only be available on the CD. These remasters wont appear on the other MP3 stores, or on my store as individual MP3s. The only other way they might appear is as a “Complete Kniteforce Remastered” collection in the distant future.
Where possible, I will make it so that the remasters suit the new release. For example, here are the details for KF61:
Catalogue Number: KF61
E.P Title: No New Ideas E.P
CD Track Listing:
03. Baby Breaks
04. Nothing (Remastered)
05. Something (Remastered)
06. Krull (Remastered)
07. Nowhere (Remastered)
08. Poosie & Cru-l-t – Knite In Paradise (Remastered)
09. Poosie & Cru-l-t – Hear Me Hear Me (Remastered)
10. Latch The Door (Remastered)
11. I Cant Take The Pancake (Remastered)
As this is a Cru-l-t E.P, I have chosen the earliest Cru-l-t releases to be remastered. KF62 is expected to be a Kingsize & Vibena release, and that will have other tracks from the early Kniteforce catalogue. KF63 is a new Luna-C E.P, and that will have early Luna-C remasters. Eventually we will work our way through all of the Kniteforce label, and once that is complete we can move on to Remix, Knitebreed and Malice tracks.
The CD will come with traditional Kniteforce nonsense. That nonsense will vary from release to release, and no doubt spoons will be involved at some point or another lol. Oh, and those that buy the CD will also get a sheet of paper containing my usual insane ramblings and also a link to secret page where it will be possible to download the tracks in .wav format.
This way we still have a really nice physical product, it keeps the Kniteforce ethic alive, and it is still digital friendly.
The three new tracks from the Cru-l-t release will be available individually as MP3s on the Kniteforce store a few weeks after the release of the CD.
In the future, I will release a Kniteforce Vinyl. I have spoken to Poosie and he is gonna come in and do a new F.P or 2 Croozin’ release, and I have also been hassling Jimmy J, so hopefully both of those will come about. If I can grab Alk-e-d and get a nice Luna-C track, perhaps that would make a good vinyl E.P for later in the year.
Okay, other news….
I have been organising new merchandise for the store. I have repressed on some shirts and the Remix Records Hoodies, and I am also looking at getting some hats, record / laptop bags and laptop covers.
Supaset 14 is pretty much complete. I played in Atlanta on the 7th of June, and apart from it being an awesome party (big up Katherine, Theresa, Andrew and everyone that made it such a fkin amazing night) the set seemed to go down well. I have used the same ethic as I did for the Old Skool Supaset – mashing up tracks from all sorts of eras. It is sounding very chaotic and I think people will love it. Its also a little less silly than my previous sets for some reason.
I have also started work on Old Skool Supaset 2, and expect to have that ready in July.
As well as work on my new Luna-C EP for Kniteforce, I have started work on a new EP for KFA. I have one track completed for each E.P, so its coming together slowly, but both of the tracks have come out very well so I am happy. The Kniteforce one is old skool 165bpm breakbeat piano stuff, and the KFA one is full on banging chaos. Very very mad.
Its fun to be able to bounce between styles based on what I feel like that day!
Anyway, I hope you managed to get to the end of this blog post without falling asleep! More news soon…