ELECTRONIC | RELEASE DATE: 22/03/2019
Max Cooper’s ‘One Hundred Billion Sparks’ was an album borne
from isolation. Conceptualised in a remote cottage deep in the Welsh
countryside, it reflected upon the notions of identity, questioning the fabric
of existence and the mechanisms by which we live and evolve.
Now, this solitary project is cast outwards.
An artist who loves the process of remixing, having worked on tracks for Hot
Chip, Nils Frahm and Michael Nyman, here he has specially selected a series
of artists to remix his own album One Hundred Billion Sparks. Each lends their
talents to offer new interpretations and through the spirit of remixing, new
progress. As Cooper puts it “doing stuff with other humans is good”.
The result is a new album which builds upon the key themes of each original
track, with fresh dance floor driven vigour. Each artist offers a new musical
perspective which sees the textured pads and harmonious melodies of the
original transformed by pulsing club-orientated percussion, expansive ambient
tones and bass.
From the glitchy Barker Remix of ‘Phi’ to the throbbing take on ‘Rule 110’
delivered by old University friend and future collaborator, Llyr, the album
showcases a series of tracks which all add uniquely to the hot-pot of
collaborative effort which defines the best of electronic music.
‘One Hundred Billion Sparks Remixed’ features contributions from Roly
Porter, Barker, Synkro, Parra For Cuva, Robag Wruhme, DJ Tennis & Barratt,
Wilderthorn, Indian Wells, Llyr, Dave DK, Etapp Kyle, Acid Pauli and Poppy
After releasing ‘One Hundred Billion Sparks’, and ending up on Mixmag and DJ
Mag’s ‘Albums of the Year’, Max Cooper comes out with ‘One Hundred Billion
A Closer Listen, DJ Mag, NARC Mag, Mixmag, Electronic Sound, Mono
Magazine, The Thin Air, Groove Online, Exclaim.
BBC 6Music, Radio 1, Worldwide FM.. internationally in Germany, France,
Lebanon, Greece, Czech Republic, Switzerland USA. Features: Sonar, DJ Mag,
Tsugi, Mono Magazine, Indie Style, 15 Questions, Le Soir, Dure Vie, FCCE.
Tracks: Phi (Barker Remix) / Rule 110 (Synkro Remix) / Hope (Parra For Cuva
Remix) / Hope (Roly Porter Remix) / Reflex (DJ Tennis + Barratt Edit) / Volition
(Robag Wruhme’s Botnax Caal Remix)
22nd Feb – StereoBar, Montreal (DJ)
23rd Feb – 99Scott, New York(LIVE)
28th Feb – St Paul’s Anglican Church, Athens
01st Mar – Rex Club, Paris (DJ)
02nd Mar – Shelter, Amsterdam (DJ)
14th Mar – MeetFactory, Prague (DJ)
16th Mar – FOLD, London (DJ)
29th Mar – 6Music Festival (Live)
21st Apr – DGTL Festival, Amsterdam (Live)
18th May – Cit de la Musique, Paris (Glassforms)
08th June – Junction 2, London (DJ)
13th July – Intro Festival, Raciborz (Live)
19th July – Sonar, Barcelona (Glassforms)
20th July – Sonar, Barcelona (Live)
21st July – Image Sonore, Alesia (Live)
28th Sep – The Barbican, London (Live)