N.A.S.A. LAUNCHES ‘THE SPIRIT OF APOLLO’ REMIX ALBUM ON JUNE 30, 2010

N.A.S.A. LAUNCHES ‘THE SPIRIT OF APOLLO’ REMIX ALBUM ON JUNE 30, 2010

DIGITAL ONLY RELEASE

‘THE BIG BANG’ FEATURES REMIXES BY HERVE, MR. OIZO, THE ASHTON SHUFFLE AND MANY MORE AS WELL AS TWO NEW ORIGINAL N.A.S.A. TRACKS

” – its tracks are three dimensional, ever shifting combination of Brazilian, American and even African Funk.”
New York Times

” – a wild roster of stars for what feels like a playful unity jam.”
Rolling Stone

“Ingenious beats + more guests than Love Boat + Martian booty dancers = the party album of the year.”
Spin

With their critically acclaimed debut, The Spirit of Apollo, N.A.S.A. (North America/South America) accomplished their goal of making a record that ignored boundaries and brought people together from totally different backgrounds.

The Big Bang (set to be released by Spectrophonic Sound as a digital release distributed through DashGo on June 30, 2010) furthers their love for collaboration as N.A.S.A. extend their international embrace to well-respected and like-minded producers/remixers/DJs from all corners of the globe who manage to pick up The Spirit Of Apollo puzzle pieces and successfully infuse an entirely new & refreshing energy into the tracks in order to transform them into dance-floor-devouring meteors of mass destruction while simultaneously maintaining the integrity and inspiration of the originals.

Along with the remixes, The Big Bang contains two completely new original songs with the album’s namesake and bigger-than-life blast off “The Big Bang” followed a few tracks later by the feverishly flirtatious “I Wanna Be Your Lover”.

Remixers include Herve aka The Count of Monte Cristal, Mr. Oizo, The Ashton Shuffle, Villains, Steve Aoki, LA Riots, Treasure Fingers, DJ Chernobyl, and Mario C as well as a few remixes from the N.A.S.A. camp itself (Boombotz consists of Squeak E. Clean and Kool Kojak and Ape Shit Brothers consists of Ali Disco B and Zegon).

Here are a few words from the spacecraft mission director himself, Squeak E. Clean.

“Our interstellar travels have taught us much. After breaching the reaches of The Milky Way galaxy new sounds began to permeate our eardrums. We studied these new sounds from light years in the future and The Big Bang Sound was created. It’s bigger than the music. It’s a whole new way of thinking about everything: creation from nothing.

This is the beginning and it will only grow from here – a chain reaction of emotion that will echo through the universe”

As the previously unreleased title track proclaims: “Prepare yourself earthlings, ’cause N.A.S.A.’s in effect”.

Digital Track Listing
The Big Bang feat Maximum Hedrun – 3:58
Gifted (Boombotz Remix) feat Kanye West, Santigold, Lykki Li and Maximum Hedrum- 4:21*
Samba Soul (Ape Shit Brothers Remix) feat Del the Funkee Homosapien – 3:52*
I Wanna Be Your Lover feat Max Hedrum and Barbie Hatch- 4:04
Whachadoin? (Boombotz Remix) feat. Spankrock, MIA and Santigold- 5:02
Gifted (Treasure Fingers Epicwave Remix) feat. Kanye West, Santigold & Lykke Li – 5:46
There’s A Party (Ben Crea Funkgloriusmix) feat. George Clinton and Chali 2na 4:28
Way Down (Squeak E. Clean Jupiter Remix) feat. RZA and Barbie Hatch – 6:01*
A Volta (J.O.B. Remix) feat. Sizzla. Amanda Blank & Lovefoxx – 4:46*
Whachadoin? (Villains Remix) feat. Spank Rock, MIA, Santigold, Nick Zinner – 5:13
Money (The Count’s (AKA The Count of Monte Cristal) Dungeon Remix) feat: David Byrne, Chuck D, Seu George & Ztrip – 4:44
Gifted (Steve Aoki Remix) feat Kanye West, Santigold & Lykke Li – 4:23
N.A.S.A. Music (LA Riots Remix) feat. Method Man, E40 & DJ Swamp – 5:02

Bonus Tracks
Electric Flowers (Mario C Remix) feat Nina Persson & RZA – 5:14
Gifted (The Ashton Shuffle Remix) feat Kanye West, Santigold & Lykke Li – 7:00
Strange Enough (Mr. Oizo Remix) feat. Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Karen O & Fatlip * – 3:51
Whachadoin? (DJ Chernobyl Remix ) feat Spank Rock, MIA & Santigold – 3:06

*Unreleased
+ New Song

ABOUT SQUEAK E. CLEAN: Sam Spiegel is a composer, producer, DJ and remixer. Sam has spun all over the World – from award shows and clubs to premieres and parties and fashion shows in Japan, Brazil, Morocco, Canada, Australia, England and all over the US. Spiegel frequently collaborates with his brother, filmmaker Spike Jonze. Notably, he scored and compiled the soundtrack for the Jonze-directed cult classic “Yeah Right!” (the top-selling skateboard movie of all time), and the two worked together with Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs on an Adidas commercial that won the Gold Lion for Best Music at the 2005 Cannes International Advertising Festival and Silver for Original Music at the 2006 Clio Awards. While Spiegel has produced and remixed tracks for Maroon 5, Iggy Pop, Kylie Minogue, the Eels, Ben Lee, the Cardigans and many more, 2006 marked the first Squeak E. Clean fully-produced album. Show Your Bones, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs sophomore record, was named “Album of the Year” by the likes of Rolling Stone, NME, and Spin, and was nominated for a Grammy for best alternative album.

ABOUT DJ ZEGON: A professional skateboarder who has evolved into one of the most sought after, cutting-edge DJs in the world in Latin America, Ze Gonzales has carved out his own musical niche that marries traditional Brazilian beats with underground hip hop, creating a sound and vibe that places Zegon in a class all his own. Recently, Ze spent two years in Los Angeles working with longtime friend – and fellow Brazilian — Mario C, the producer and engineer extraordinaire behind such artists as Beastie Boys, Tone Loc, Young MC and Bjork.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Scroll to Top