LATEST NEWS [archive-2008]
HAPPY CHRISTMAS - WHAT A YEAR!!
It's been a fantastic year for Subway Collective. January and February saw the band complete their project studio which included installation of a brand new Prophet 08 from Dave Smith Instruments. March and April saw new site updates including a brand new backstage area.
May saw the announcement that Mute Records would be using two of Subway Collectives remixes to mark the Yazoo Reunion taking place in the summer. Both "i before e except after c" and "Bad Connection" would be released and "Bad Connection" would appear on the Reconnected EP release by Yazoo being launched as an iTunes exclusive track in June along with various promo DJ CD's (hard copies) by Mute.
July brought press coverage including Jonna's press interview with GMEN and August saw the band working together for the first time in 2009 on the brand new track "Throwawy Girl". September brought another new track "Fall" followed by brand new site homepage including video and audio clips. The remainder of the year the site was updated with new wallpapers and new images in the gallery. Behind the scenes the band were busy engineering and mastering their new tracks ready for launch in 2009. Phew! Hopefully more good things will be coming for the band in 2009 including their first album release. Watch this space!
The homepage has been updated and now includes mini video & audio clips. These include two "highrise" clips, a "one day in a heatwave" clip with new remixed audio and a preview of a new song "Fall" amongst others. These will random play each time the site is visited and will be changed over time so make sure you visit often!
This month the site has been updated to include some new pictures in the "subway images" gallery, a new navigation panel at the top of this page to help get you to the relevant news item quickly and a long awaited new wallpaper to download in the desktop paterns area here.
NEW SUBWAY COLLECTIVE MATERIAL
Subway Collective are working on a new electronica / orchestral fusion piece called "Fall". This will be the first of a four part ambient EP which feature elements of other Subway tracks along with new compositions combining to create a totally new themed listening experience. More details to follow.
NEW SUBWAY COLLECTIVE MATERIAL
Subway Collective and Lisa Skvis (aka Jamesdaughter) are back together and working on a new track "Throwaway Girl". A clip of this will be available on the audio gallery shortly. The song is a fusion of electroclash beats and strings which epitomizes Subway Collective's trademark sound. It's great to hear Lisa and Jonna's new work and feel it is up there with Subway's best. We hope you agree.
SUBWAY COLLECTIVE PRESS INTERVIEW
Jonna has been interviewed about his work for Mute records remixing Yazoo tracks. He talks about how the work came about, his influences and what's currently on his turntable.
Click on the picture below or navigate to the new PR page so see a larger readable version of both articles.
NEW NAVIGATION SECTION ADDED TO THE SITE
A new press and links page has been added to the site as a useful guide to any web sites worthy of a mention and for including press releases and reviews that the Subway Collective receive. This will be added to and developed over the next couple of months so watch this space for more news.
MUTE RELEASE YAZOO RECONNECTED EP TODAY - 9TH JUNE 2008
YAZOO release the RECONNECTED EP on limited 12"
one by Subway Collective - see post below
FREE Subway Collective remix of Yazoo track
I Before E Except After C
Two Subway remixes available on the Yazoo Reconnected Mute promo's
01 NOBODY'S DIARY
02 DON'T GO
AA.NOBODY'S DIARY - Koishii & Hush Remix
NOBODY'S DIARY - 4 TRACK PROMO CDr
03 NOBODY'S DIARY - Koishii & Hush Remix
Site update - Homepage makeover
The homepage has been updated for the first time since its conception and is now looking smooth and features creative video snippets as well as exclusive web only audio clips. The currently themes are all from video edits from the Highrise promo video, the audio being a stripped down version of Highrise. We will be adding new video and audio clips over the forthcoming year. If you haven't already seen it then check out the homepage here. (*hint-You can also click the bottom left square to scroll through the other video images)
Mute release Yazoo 4 disc box set released 26th May
Mute's four disc Yazoo box set entitled "In Your Room" featuring Yazoo's seminal Upstairs at Erics and You and Me Both albums will be released on May 26th 2008. The disc will feature remastered versions of both albums, a third disc featuring original remixes and b-sides and a DVD disc including the original Yazoo videos, a new interview with both Alison and Vince and a number of BBC live appearances including Top of the Pops. See here for the full tracklisting.
Mute release Yazoo - Nobody's Diary EP 12th May
DIGITAL EP / LTD 12"DIGITAL EP
1) Nobody’s Diary – Original Remaster
2) Nobody’s Diary – Andy Bell & JC Remix
3) Nobody’s Diary – Koishii & Hush Remix
4) Nobody’s Diary – GRN’s 12” Remix
LTD 12” RELEASE (12YAZ7)
A. Nobody’s Diary – Andy Bell & JC Remix
A. Nobody’s Diary – Original Remaster
AA. Nobody’s Diary – Koishii & Hush Remix
Record Store will be doing a 12” and digital bundle offer including an exclusive mix - Nobody's Diary – Soil In The Synth Remix.
See Mute Bank / Record Store here for details
Site update - Backstage Area
The band have often been asked about their software setup and so we have now included an extended backstage area. This includes soft and hardware synths and covers the outboard gear used by the band in the project studio. Check it out here.
Further development of the site is currently underway including updates to both audio galleries and a few other suprises all to be announced very soon.
Full Highrise Video Now Up in the Visual Gallery
The final edit of the track Highrise is now up in the Video Gallery here to enjoy. The video was filmed a couple of years ago and re-editted for this website and can also be found on YouTube. We hope to feature the second video for the track One Day in a Heatwave soon.
Project Studio Built
After a brief bout of patching and cabling the project studio will be up and running. The band hope to utilise this space to complete a few outstanding projects and to enable most of the writing of new material to be done in their own space. Here's hoping that means new material is on the way. See the images below.
The Backstage Area is Now Open
Check out the gear used by the band including their brand new baby, the strictly limited edition analogue monster Dave Smith Instrument's Prophet 08 SE here
Project Studio near to competion
The band are currently putting together a small project studio. This will including cool new wall keyboard mounts, angled 20 unit rack units and a custom built studio desk space finished off with a gorgeous pair of limited edition white KRK RP6 monitors. see below. Studio pics will be added to the backstage area once the build is complete.
Yazoo tickets are now on general sale
Yazoo reconnect after 25 years
The speculation is over. Yazoo's (Vince Clarke & Alison Moyet) have announced that they will reunite for the first time in over 25 years for Reconnected, a UK tour in June, starting in Glasgow on the 4th and culminating in a headline show at London's Hammersmith Apollo on the 18th.
**** Exclusive ticket pre-sale available 25th January from alisonmoyet.com
The tour is preceded by In Your Room - a 4 disc box set
The box set will include Remasters and 5.1 mixes of both Yazoo's classic albums Upstairs At Eric's and You And Me Both, a third disc - B-sides and remixes and the fourth disc will be a dvd featuring exclusive new interviews with Vince Clarke and Alison Moyet and the promo videos for Don't Go, The Other Side Of Love, Nobody's Diary, Situation (1990) and Only You (1999).
The joyous, unlikely coming together of Vince Clarke, who had just left Depeche Mode, and Alison Moyet lasted for only 2 albums, saw them performing only 24 concerts worldwide, but left an indelible mark on pop.
Yazoo released Upstairs At Eric's in July 1982 then parted company just 12 months later on release of the second album You And Me Both, which reached Number 1 in the UK.
Vince and Alison have since gone on to have their own successful careers, Vince with Erasure and Alison as a solo performer, both releasing Top 30
i before e except after c remix
With much speculation online over the Yazoo 25th anniversary releases it seemed appropriate that we have included a small clip of the i before e except after c 2 + 3 remix to listen to. This remix is now available to listen to on the remixes page here.
Happy new year to all and we hope 2008 brings all you deserve and more. A great way to start the new year with the long overdue remix of Yazoo's i before e except after c 2+3 remix. For a limited time this remix can be listened to for core members of www.alisonmoyet.com Alison Moyet's official forum, so join to listen to it today.
Finally an early instrumental of a new tune called
Hidden Agenda has been uploaded to the
audio gallery and is also featured on the subway myspace here.
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