TV On The Radio lynchpin Dave Sitek is set to launch a remix project featuring the likes of CSS, Freddie Gibbs, Kelis, Scarlet Johansson.
Dave Sitek has always been keen to attempt something new. Able to explode expectations, the producer has worked with everyone from TV On The Radio to Beady Eye, winning critical praise at every turn.
Yet his new project is intriguing, even by his own standards. Using his label Federal Prism as a base, Dave Sitek plans on release stems from high profile artists as free downloads and inviting fans to craft their own remixes.
There are no boundaries on the project, which has echoes of the Open Source movement - in fact, grime crew Butterz have utilised similar techniques to encourage innovation within their own scene.
In a statement on the label's SoundCloud the producer posted a mission statement for the project:
"Somewhere along the line music became 'content'... It's my full intention to bring it back to music again! I believe in the power of song. Under the spell of the right song, passion is within reach...love is close by...and you are not alone! With such potency, music should be treated with care. The sound, the feel, the presentation ... everything! It is a medicine. It is a teacher! With Federal Prism I want to make hand-held music, undiminished by the need to make everybody in the world listen at once. The goal is to ride into the sunset, stereo blasting, and all of what's got you worried will disappear in the rear view mirror! If you can feel what I'm saying , this music is for you."
A few hours ago Dave Sitek posted stems from TV On The Radio's 'Mercy' with material from CSS, Freddie Gibbs, Kelis, Scarlet Johansson and more to follow swiftly.
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