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Billie Ray Martin – ‘The Crackdown Project‘ Volumes 1 & 2

Terry Lane - Monday 18.02.13, 16:53pm

Billie Ray Martin - ‘The Crackdown Project‘ Volumes 1 & 2

Billie Ray Martin

Billie Ray Martin‘The Crackdown Project‘ Volumes 1 & 2 featuring Stephen Mallinder, Märtini Brös and Lusty Zanzibar

Billie Ray Martin is pleased to announce the forthcoming release of her acclaimed Crackdown Project as a deluxe double CD digipack edition.

‘The Crackdown Project‘ features Billie’s re-workings of the Cabaret Voltaire Industrial/Dance music classics ‘The Crackdown’ and ‘Just Fascination’, along with an immense collection of innovative remixes personally commissioned by Billie featuring some of the brightest stars of the deep electronica underground.

Also featuring a vocal turn by Cabaret Voltaire founding member Stephen Mallinder – as well as a stunning remix from Hey Rube! (Mallinder’s new project with fellow dance music legend Steve Cobby) – The Crackdown Project is an expansive musical homage to the founding fathers of electronic dance music. Not only does Billie pay tribute to electronic music’s halcyon days, but she single-handedly pulls these classic tracks into the future.

Stephen Mallinder: “Billie and I had been planning to work together for a number of years and now we finally did it.”

Dubbed the “queen of electronic soul“, Billie Ray Martin first came to prominence leading the acclaimed deep house act Electribe 101, her unique voice hitting both the house scene and the charts with a strong infusion of soul.

Electribe 101 scored a brace of hits including the classic “Talking With Myself” before Billie departed to continue exploring fusions of electronic music, pop and soul. After releasing the thoroughly scary “Persuasion” with Spooky and the monumentally beautiful “Four Ambient Tales” with The Grid, Billie found herself with a worldwide number 1 in “Your Loving Arms”; now considered one of the all-time classics of dance music. Three more hits and the album “Deadline for My Memories” followed.

Billie Ray Martin is currently working on her next solo album and a variety of exciting collaborations. She runs her record label, Disco Activisto, in Berlin and DJs around the world with growing success.

Billie Ray Martin - ‘The Crackdown Project‘ Volumes 1 & 2 deluxe double album 2CD is due for release on 25 March 2013 (Europe) &  26 March 2013 (USA) on dPulse Recordings/Ovrtone Music/Disco Activisto.

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