TRACKLIST: 1. First Line 2. Live Off The Grid 3. Am I Awake 4. Capoeira 5. Stay In The Present 6. The Traveler 7. The Truth 8. Battle 9. Find The Way 10. Damned By The Flesh 11. 3B3 12. We Are All Connected 13. Last Line
John Digweed and Nick Muir's partnership has been one of electronic music's most fruitful pairings, leaving a body of work that’s seen them become one of the world’s most highly regarded production duos. While science fiction and electronic music have intertwined at numerous points since the emergence of the genre – from Jeff Mills to Global Communication and beyond - together with bestselling author, John Twelve Hawks, Digweed & Muir have taken the relationship into new territory and the album, ‘The Traveler’, is the result of this symbiotic connection.
Hawks wrote his trilogy of ‘The Traveler’ novels while listening to Digweed’s mix albums and weekly radio show, Transitions. After contacting the UK DJ and producer and an exchange that crossed several years (for reasons John outlines below), they agreed to work together to bring Hawks works to life via a collaborative album, and with Hawks as the narrator. The end result saw Hawks travel to the UK in secret, (he lives ‘off the grid’, hiding behind a secret identity due to his beliefs regarding the intrusiveness of the modern state and digital society – themes that are central to his work) and recorded his spoken word contributions to accompany an electronic music soundtrack created by Digweed and Muir. The meeting took place in the “middle of nowhere”, Hawks then disappeared back to whence he came, and the three have had limited contact since.
‘The Traveler’ is a unique and fascinating album, providing a listening experience that exists far beyond the dancefloor – though the track ‘3B3’ will be released as a single including a picture disk format. The music draws the listener deep into the world of ‘The Traveler’, brought further to life by Hawks spoken word passages taken directly from the novel. The accompanying physical release features extensive sleeve notes and artwork, making it an extremely collectable item for fans and beyond.
Versus is an original new concept album of 12 new collaborations and remixes with some of John and Nicks favourite producers with 3 x CD coming in a Limited edition bespoke embossed box set with a beautiful 20 page booklet. featuring on CD 1 all the tracks seamlessly mixed together by John Digweed, CD2 is unmixed for all you budding DJ`s and CD3 features 8 brand new Downtempo and Electronica tracks for those special after party moments
CD1 mixed by John Digweed CD2 unmixed Versions CD3 Electronica 8 brand new original downtempo and electronica tracks from John Digweed & Nick Muir
Available to pre- order Vinyl / Limited Edition Box set / iTunes as www.versusalbum.com
John Digweed & Nick Muir: Versus 1. Versus Henry Saiz -- Lupine 2. Versus jozif -- Groove del Verano 3. Versus Second-Hand Satellites - Forge ( Iridium Flares Mix) 4. Versus Pig&Dan - Morphism 5. Versus Jamie Stevens - Prism 6. Versus Marco Bailey - Red Tape 7. Versus Ian O'Donovan -- Dawnbreaker 8. Versus Carlo Lio -- Infinity Road 9. Versus Christian Smith & Wehbba - Mantis 10. Versus Psycatron - Awakenings ( Stripped mix) 11. Versus The Japanese Popstars -- Blue Tongue 12. Versus Guy J - Heaven Scent
CD3 - Electronica
1. John Digweed & Nick Muir - Gigawave 2. John Digweed & Nick Muir - Bubblenet 3. John Digweed & Nick Muir - Prism 4. John Digweed & Nick Muir - Timestone 5. John Digweed & Nick Muir - Larco 6. John Digweed & Nick Muir - Buried Heart 7. John Digweed & Nick Muir - Circle Square 8. John Digweed & Nick Muir - Hollow World