“Once overlooked, recent years have seen dancefloors from Hull to Berlin’s Berghain shake to ‘Join in the Chant’ and ‘Murderous’ as the likes of Helena Hauff, Objekt, Perc and Optimo’s JD Twitch have used the brutal functionality of the Essex group’s pop to juddering effect.” – Luke Turner, The Guardian
NITZER EBB and Mute have announced details of the first in a re-release campaign of the band’s catalogue on vinyl and CD that will cover the world outside North America. Body of Work, a compilation originally released in 2006, will be available for the first time on vinyl on 8 March 2019, as a limited edition 4-piece set on red and white vinyl.
Recently named one of the “most influential artists in music today” by the Guardian in 2018, the recently made a return to live performance with the original line up of Bon Harris, Douglas McCarthy, David Gooday and Simon Granger, performing to sold-out shows in London and Berlin at the end of last year. The band have announced several dates for 2019, in Germany, Belgium and at the Infest festival in the UK in August – with more dates to be announced.
Control I’m Here
Nitzer Ebb began in Chelmsford, Essex in 1982, caught the ear of PWL producer Phil Harding in 1985, and soon after recorded two killer tracks: ‘Let Your Body Learn’ and ‘Warsaw Ghetto’. They came to the attention of Daniel Miller and recorded the classic proto-balearic-techno album That Total Age’ (Mute, 1987), featuring classic tracks ‘Murderous’, ‘Join In The Chant’ and ‘Let Your Body Learn’. The album was followed by four more towering sonic and design classics Belief, Showtime, Ebbhead and Big Hit.
Nitzer Ebb went on to sell over 100,000 records in the States alone, tour with Depeche Mode and influence pioneering DJs and producers such as Richie Hawtin, Darren Emerson, Sven Väth, Helena Hauff, Objekt, DJ Hell, Tom Stephan, Danny Tenaglia as well as bands such as Smashing Pumpkins and Nine Inch Nails. They split in 1995, performing rarely after that date, and in 2010 released the album Industrial Complex.
NITZER EBB – LIVE
31 May – Lyon, Nuits Sonores (FR)
7-10 June – Leipzig, WAVE GOTIK TREFFEN 2019 (DE)
20 July – Cologne, Tanzbrunnen – Amphi Festival (DE)
3 Aug – Thale, Harzer Bergtheater – Bergfest (DE)
17 Aug – Amougies, Open Air Ground Amougies – W-Fest (BE)
25 August – Bradford, University Student Union – INFEST (UK)
BODY OF WORK TRACKLISTING
Isn’t It Funny How Your Body Works
Let Your Body Learn
Join In The Chant
Control I’m Here
Hearts And Minds
Fun To Be Had
I Give To You
Join In The Chant (Gold!)
Control I’m Here (Strategic Dancefloor Initiative Mix)
Hearts And Minds (Mix Hypersonic)
Shame (Mix Two)
Captivate (William Orbit Mix)
Backlash (William Orbit Mix)
Fun To Be Had (Long Mix)
Out Of Mind (Maitresse Mix)
Lakeside Drive (Remix)
Kick It (Popular Music Mix)
I Thought (Final Sin)