hey guys, so here we go, a major rework of what is undisputably one of Akina’s most adventurous sounds (Fushigi being another winner) which still sounds great after what like… 13 years? woohoo! we’ve brought it upon ourselves for the ultimate challenge – doing a NON-STOP MEGAMIX of her 1996 EP release VAMP with MCA Victor. that EP drips with style and chilly vampishness (you gotta love the flippant concept of doing only 4 songs sassily wrapped up in a gorgeous packaging/image). i personally rate it as one of my proudest Akina moments (so much so i bought 2 copies, one still sealed in mint condition). heck, we even named this blog after the album!! that’s how much i love da arubamu.
so, it was difficult fusing the 4 tracks together cos they have very vast differences in BPM (speed of the song) – Metropolitan Blue (so chill!) vs Crescent Fish (so James Bondy!) vs Egoist (so sassy!) vs Pride & Joy (so fierce!) – but but but – the impossible feat was done except DJan now has to retire for a while due to Akina overdose and bleeding ears. the resulting megamix stands at 21 minutes and 37 secs. it’s so long, YouTube and FaceBook (both have a 10 min cap) wouldn’t take them, so i’ve dished out my arsenal – a network i created some months ago (but i’ve kept hush hush about it cos i didn’t have time to set it up properly and couldn’t see a need to launch it… until now). now this network allows large video uploads, so you’ll have to follow the link below to view the video and listen to the remix.
expect rare remixes, images (including wallpapers) and video footages to be uploaded onto the network – think of it as a Goodie Depot! – but in order to access them, you’ll need to become an approved member or have an invitation. i’ve already uploaded quite a few remixes by DJ Suzy (some of which were never released in the first bootleg REVAMP album we did years ago – anyone remembers that? if not, you’re in for a treat then!). the other advantage is cos it’s a closed network, the videos uploaded will not get eradicated like they do on YouTube. this doesn’t mean that i’ll stop uploading stuff onto the YouTube Channel. spreading Akina’s good name and works requires a multi-prong approach. hee hee.
right now, the “RE!VAMPED” video has been set to viewable by Public, so you can view it even if you don’t have an account. i’ll switch it off to Private mode after 3 days restricting access. oh look mommy – i can have my own cookie jar too!
so if you’re ready and have set aside 21 minutes, please lower down your lights, put on your headphones/speakers, and blast this. a cigarette as a tribute to the album would be cool but optional. we know what killed Akina’s voice so i’d suggest better not! hahaha. hope you guys enjoy the ride. =) and let us know what you think. getting comments and encouragement will spur us to create more works. it’s alot of hard work and sometimes i look at the pathetic 2 comments and think no one cares, and then we feel like throwing in the towel. yes, we need some lovin’ so remember to send some over after listening to it. =))