“’Road Blaster’ is a pristine ’80s mega-single that never was—a slick hybrid of synthesized horns and Chic guitars that sounds as if it were made specifically to soundtrack a late-night joyride around Hollywood in an old sports car.” – PITCHFORK
“[Junk] crushes” – NEW YORK MAGAZINE
“M83 is back to save the universe…easily M83’s most challenging, best album to date.” – AV CLUB
“[Gonzalez has] never made a more audacious album in scope or design.”
– UNDER THE RADAR
Following the announcement that Anthony Gonzalez will be composer and musical director for Cirque du Soleil’s new show “Volta,” M83 has released a 4-track remix EP of dream-pop single “Road Blaster”.
The EP features some of the most interesting electronic artists and producers around today. MAPS – the recording moniker of James Chapman, member of noir-pop duo and Mute labelmates On Dead Waves – turns in an atmospheric version, transforming the original into a gauzy haze. Austrian producer MOUNT brings a youthful house strut and dovetails enigmatic chords with the giddy nostalgia of the original. Lauer’s remix, a euphoric proto-house bomb, showcases the veteran Frankfurt producer’s devastating way with a synth arpeggiator. Rounding things off is fellow Frenchman Lee Van Dowski who leaves you wanting more with his sublime techno remix of “By The Kiss” (taken from Digital Shades Vol. I).
Listen to “Road Blaster Remixes” HERE.
“Road Blaster Remixes” Tracklisting:
1) Road Blaster
2) Road Blaster (MAPS remix)
3) Road Blaster (MOUNT remix)
4) Road Blaster (Lauer remix)
5) By The Kiss (Lee Van Dowski remix)
Listen to the original recorded version of “Road Blaster” HERE.
M83’s latest album, JUNK, shocked and surprised by delivering an ambitious masterpiece which fused old-school house music, pianos, synthesized vocals, prog excess, pop art bubblegum hooks and the trademark M83 sax. Featured guest vocalists included Beck, Mai Lan, Susanne Sundfør and Jordan Lawlor. JUNK was M83’s highest charting album worldwide including Top 10 in the US and UK.