In 2009 I released my second EP "Departure" for Irish based Techno label Nice and Nasty now
in their 20th year..Nice and Nasty are better known for their more dancefloor friendly cuts so the title "Departure"seemed more than fitting for the release that consisted of four "Chill Out" or
"Downtempo" electronic music that ranged from elements of Jazz to soundtrack inspired ambience to bleepy and bass driven frequencies.
Shortly after the release of the original EP a collection of remixes followed, a remix
EP of each track every three months which saw the likes of Finlands IDM master Lackluster
turning out a couple of rather stunning glitchy yet emotive remixes.
Dave Anderson [Ferox] Showing of his distinct freestyle keyboard playing style amongst some
funky yet minimal grooves.Tomas Jirku's remix went off on a really deep musical and majestic vibe.
Ireland's new techno shinning light The Parellel turned out a solid chunk of abstract electro which
got some airplay on Dave Clarke's White Noise radio show and UK based IDM/Classical
veteran Pentatonik delivered an epic cinematic remix of The Final Storm.
Some of the original artworks : Photo by Lee Fraged and design Desy Balmer
So January 2013 will see the release of Mick Chillage "Departure First Class Edition" an
exclusive to bandcamp which will feature all the remixes fifteen in total and
the four original tracks along with a previously unreleased exclusive all re-mastered and
available as a complete package or individual track downloads.