Overlander is the second part of Dubmoods Badlands triology and they (as Dubmood is now a group) continue to explore and broaden their earlier chiptune pop and electro house influences and blends the chipmusic with acoustic drums, vocals and guitars. The EP contains a lot of straight references to Dubmoods influences and the genre-nerds will have plenty of synthpop, indierock, electronica and dance punk to go. Except bandmembers GEM TOS (Vocals, Guitar and CASiO DG20), Elliot Berlin (Drums, Bass, Synths) and Dubmood himself, featurings include old-timer Zabutom (Guitars on Track 1, Chords on Track 3) and metal-singer Candice from ETHS (Vocals Track 3). Just like with Badlands, there will be an exclusive Bandcamp release with a bonus remix from MisfitChris, followed by a internetwide digital release and then a 5.25? edition with 4 bonustracks. New copies of the Badlands 5.25? release will also be made avalible for those who missed the first very limited edition release.
GemTos has left her trace on alot of releases here on Data Airlines with lyrics and remixes on several releases, she came up with infamous lines like -wake up skip school turn on the atari- and is performing as guitarist and singer with dubmoods live-band but her last EP was released back in 2009. This time she has returned with a new four track EP best described as chiptune EBM sung in French and Italian. Like on the first EP, GemTos has put dubmood in the producers chair and Bob Nimbe from Apanbepan has done the coverart. Get it on Bandcamp, Spotify, Deezer, Sound or wherever you like to consume your music.
First out in this falls stream of releases is DATA015 – C’etait mieux en RDA Remixes. It includes a pure C64 remix by Zabutom wich was used in a Fairlight c64 demo, a minimalistic electrotech remix by Gem Tos and an ambient electrohouse remix my MisfitChris. But a part from the usual suspects we are proud to introduce the OSD, a production trio that you will probably hear alot more from in the future.
GEM TOS has been existing as an entity circulating around Data Airlines for a while now, as a repeating voice talking about chiptunes, reasons for skipping school and famous kraftwerk quotes, as a serie of strange sounds and she even featured on Oai Stars latest album clashing about essential ingredients for a good production, or life, or a night out. As hard to interpretade as to know who she is, GEM TOS, more than just an entity circulating around Data Airlines then, like a ghost assuring a certain german attitude in what we put out.