Sunday, December 02, 2012






Black & White / Autumn Mix


01. Lamuka (Johnny Jewel Edit) / Zazou Bikaye Cy1
02. The Fading Faces / Symmetry
03. Nuit / Xeno & Oaklander
04. The President Is Gone  / John Carpenter & Alan Howarth
05. Dans Mes Reves (Test Pressing) / Desire
06. One Night At The Raw Deal  12"/ Twisted Wires
07. Ceremony (16 Track Demo) / Chromatics Feat. Ida No On Lead Guitar
08. Stars & Houses (Feeling Without Touching 12") / Glass Candy
09. It's More Fun To Compute (Symmetry Edit) / Kraftwerk
10. Home Is In Your Head / His Name Is Alive
11. Alone In The Ring / Bill Conti
12. As We Could Ever / His Name Is Alive
13. Boy Girl / Blonde Redhead
14. Afraid / Nico


It's been a crazy couple of weeks...After Paris & Amsterdam...Chromatics flew from London to Australia for two weeks of festivals...Then Natty & I hopped on a plane from Brisbane...to Singapore...to Abu Dhabi...landing in Berlin 30 hours later in time to have breakfast with Ida...Symmetry played our first showt hat night opening up for Glass Candy in Berlin at Karl Lagerfeld's book release party...Patron with Oko...then Night Flight to Quebec...Brazil in the morning...Glass Candy throws a party in Sao Paulo for Bazaar's birthday. After looping the globe twice...We're finally back in Montreal for one of my favorite times of year. It's the end of Autumn, & all of the Reds, Greens, & Yellows have disintegrated into Black & White. Everything is buried by the snow...Perfect weather for locking yourself in the studio with a synthesizer & your favorite records...I put together a collage of songs that, for one reason or another...always remind me of Autumn.

Something Old.
Something New.
Something Borrowed.
Something Blue.

In other news...The last couple of mixes for After Dark 2 are finally done. Five years in the making...Wow! It seems like a blurry dream. I just got the fully remastered test pressings for "BEATBOX" & the first "AFTER DARK" today via Canada Post. We're doing limited runs on Crystal Clear Vinyl with foil covers. We are also adding two new beautfiul Chromatics T Shirts & a hot new "After Dark 2" T Shirt into the store in a few days...XS,S,M,L,XL...and if you live in the southeast...Make sure you catch our last party of the year. Chromatics in Miami For Art Basel next week.

TICKETS FOR CHROMATICS IN MIAMI

Enjoy the music!
xo
Johnny Jewel

50 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!

@uxipi said...

Chromatics covering Joy Division?
Awesome.

Anonymous said...

Great news all around!
One question- Why did beatbox and after dark 1 need remastering? Major changes from the first release? All analog? Just curious.

IDIB said...

WE NEVER MASTERED THEM...THEY WERE RELEASED AS DEMOS THAT EXPLODED ONTO THE SCENE...THEY ARE ALL ANALOG MASTERS FOR THE VINYL...THE FIRST BEATBOX CDRS WERE JUST FOR TOUR...SAME AS AFTER DARK...AT THE TIME...WE DIDN'T REALIZE THEY WERE GOING TO BE MASS PRODUCED...NOW WE MASTER EVERYTHING...EVEN DEMOS. BECAUSE THE MUSIC IS SPREADING SO FAR AND FAST. TRACK LISTS ARE THE SAME. WE JUST FIGURED SINCE WE WERE REPRESSING THEM ANYWAYS...MAY AS WELL GET THEM ALL PIMPED OUT. : )

@uxipi said...

hey guys, why don't you release a LP/EP/wathever with covers?
kate bush, neil young, new order,....
my turntable needs it!

Jason K said...

Great mix!

A covers record would be awesome!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the mastering info IDIB. You guys are top notch.

Anonymous said...

Please play a show in Montreal...or Toronto...

Anonymous said...

Can you make this version of Dans Mes Reves available please?

Anonymous said...

Can you make this version of Dans Mes Reves available please ??? :)

Anonymous said...

Can you make this version of Dans Mes Reves available please ??

maya said...

Are analog masters a bad thing? I'm asking because I like the current BEATBOX sound, and I'm not sure what to expect from the remaster.

Pastor Z said...

all that touring must be really tough!

IDIB said...

WE'RE GENTLE WITH OUR MASTERING...EXPECT A SLIGHTLY MORE COHESIVE TONAL SPECTRUM...WITH A LOUDER VINYL VOLUME...IT WILL SOUND LIKE THE FREQUENCIES "WOKE UP" OR "CAME TO LIFE" A BIT MORE...AND WITH A LITTLE MORE BUMP IN THE TRUNK. DON'T WORRY...NOT GOING TO SOUND LIKE THE RADIO OR A TV COMMERCIAL...JUST A SUBTLE FINESSE SPECIFICALLY FOR YOUR TURNTABLE. AND WE AGREE...BEATBOX IS PRETTY MUCH UNTOUCHABLE. : )

IDIB said...

WE ARE WORKING ON A RELEASE OF SOME RARE DESIRE TRACKS...SO THIS DANS MES REVES WILL COME OUT IN THE NEW YEAR. ALONG WITH THE ORIGINAL VERSION OF MONTRE MOI TON VISAGE RECORDED IN DECEMBER 2008 AND NEVER RELEASED...ALTERNATE MIXES OF DON'T CALL, UNDER YOUR SPELL, AND TEARS FROM HEAVEN...PLUS A COUPLE OF BEAUTIFUL INSTRUMENTALS THEY DID WITH THE STRING TRIO. REALLY REALLY NICE STUFF. XO

IDIB said...

A COVERS RECORD....INTERESTING....I'M ON FIRE, BLUE MOON, INTO THE BLACK, CEREMONY, RUNNING UP THAT HILL, HANDS IN THE DARK....PLUS CHROMATICS RECORDED VERSIONS OF THE VELVET UNDERGROUND, ROLLING STONES, AND IGGY POP THAT WE'VE NEVER RELEASED...SHOULD WE TRY TO DO A LIMITED MAILORDER LP? LET US KNOW...THIS COULD BE COOL. AND WE ARE STILL WORKING ON THAT I WANT YOUR LOVE 12" FOR EARLY NEXT YEAR. XO

@uxipi said...

can't wait to order all the new records you're releasing ,plus, I'd buy the covers LP without any doubt, can I choose the color? :D

Anonymous said...

If you released a covers record, it will sell out and make history. Do it.

IDIB said...

HA HA...WHAT COLOR DO YOU SEE IN YOUR MIND?

@uxipi said...

mmm... for some unknown reason your music makes my brain think in red. haha

Jason Lyttle said...

I will purchase everything you release on vinyl! Covers album for sure even though I already have them already. Thank you for the music! My favorite label with the best music ever!!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome! I cant wait!

BrendanBarryConroy said...

Don't forget to include the SCREAMERS cover :)

Desire said...

I WANNA HURT.....

Anonymous said...

a covers records sounds good, I want my copy please :)
P.S. are you selling posters again?

Jazmine said...

I'll buy any record you put out! A covers record would be smashing. That or After Dark 2 =D

Anonymous said...

just out of curiosity, which Velvet Underground and Stones songs did you cover? :D very excited about the possibility of a covers record!

IDIB said...

AFTER HOURS BY THE VU & PLAY WITH FIRE BY THE STONES....BOTH ARE INCREDIBLE!

Thomas said...

just received the desire LP - love you guys!

cover LP sounds great, would love to see that happen in the future....BUT...please put out AFTER DARK 2 first :D i can't f*ckin wait!

by the way, what about an after dark 1 remastered repress?

IDIB said...

AFTER DARK 1 TRIPLE LP ON CRYSTAL CLEAR VINYL COMING WITH BEATBOX REMASTER ON CRYSTAL TOO. DON'T WORRY....THE PRIORITY IS AFTER DARK 2. WE'RE GETTING CLOSER AND CLOSER.... COMING SOONER THAN A LOT OF PEOPLE PROBABLY THINK. : ) VINYL REPRESSES WE WILL SEE IN JANUARY BECAUSE OF THE WHOLE PLANT SHUTTING DOWN FRO CHRISTMAS ETC...ALSO GOING TO PRESS A MAILORDER ONLY VERSION OF THE AMAZING "RUNNING FROM THE SUN" LP....AND THE COVERS THING...JOHNNY STARTED PLAYING WITH ARTWORK IDEAS....AND THE I WANT YOUR LOVE 12"....LOT'S OF THINGS IN EARLY 2013...STILL WRAPPING UP THE FARAH LP AND THE FRED VENTURA LP TOO....WORK WORK WORK....BUT LIKE WE SAID, AFTER DARK 2 IS THE PRIORITY. WE ARE SO PROUD OF THIS COMPILATION! XO

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update.
Any idea on GC's Bodywork vinyl eta?

@uxipo said...

so happy to hear that the Covers LP is going to be a reality!! :D...
Ok, after reading all of the releases that are coming up, I'm starting to save money right now!

nesky said...

Can't believe you guys came here to Sao Paulo for a closed party! I'm such a huge fan and lost the opportunity to see you live! Hope you come back for a full concert!

Anonymous said...

Tim form Liverpool said...

Given that I missed you guys in London how about a live Chromatics LP?......to keep me warm until you finally play in Manchester or Liverpool???

Or an After Dark2 launch over here?

Music....No one does it better than IDIB.

Love you guys

Anonymous said...

Any idea when the store is going to show After Dark 1, BEATBOX, and the Ts in stock?

late night squirrel said...

"Follow JOHNNY JEWEL, 50 Cent, ArsTechnica and more on SoundCloud."

the new soundcloud layout is confusing me

Thanks for the mix!

IDIB said...

THE NEW SOUNDCLOUD IS A LITTLE HARD TO NAVIGATE ON...THEY CHANGED IT WITHOUT US KNOWING. T SHIRTS WILL BE IN THE STORE ON MONDAY....THEY JUST ARRIVED IN LOS ANGELES YESTERDAY. WE'RE IN MIAMI FOR ART BASEL AND SAW THE SAMPLES...THE LOOK AMAZING! VINYL REPRESSES WON'T BE HERE UNTIL THE NEW YEAR...EARLY JANUARY THEY ARE TELLING US. XO

Anonymous said...

Release that Lamuka Johnny Jewel edit plz.

IDIB said...

GOOD IDEA...WE'LL MAKE A DOWNLOAD LINK IN A COUPLE DAYS OF LAMUKA, CEREMONY, DESIRE, SYMMETRY KRAFTWERK EDIT, ETC...ALL THE STUFF THAT WAS EXCLUSIVE JUST FOR THE MIX...STAY TUNED

Anonymous said...

That's awesome! I particularly loved the New Order and Kraftwerk edits. Looking forward to the cover album...

Anonymous said...

I really hope this covers record is realised in some form or another! I'm On Fire is incredible... but a Chromatics version of After Hours, my fave VU song? Best Xmas ever. Much Love X

Anonymous said...

when will Bodywork vinyl be available?

Anonymous said...

What happened to the Monday store update?

IDIB said...

T SHIRTS ARE UP!!!!

Anonymous said...

every day without after dark2 is awful. make the pain go away. <3

@uxipi said...

what about "Cherry", is this wonderful song going to have its own vinyl release?

Anonymous said...

"WE'LL MAKE A DOWNLOAD LINK IN A COUPLE DAYS OF LAMUKA, CEREMONY, DESIRE, SYMMETRY KRAFTWERK EDIT, ETC...ALL THE STUFF THAT WAS EXCLUSIVE JUST FOR THE MIX...STAY TUNED"

Is this still going to happen, or did I miss it? can't wait!

André Schwalm said...

hey, i was so excited to see chromatics in berlin but it was cancelled. any updates for revisiting germany so far?

Italian corner said...

Always you provide exclusive ideas for me, thank you

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