A few years back, former Chicago DJ and Los Angeles artist DJ Wire came up with a concept in his head for the next album. He wanted to take a bunch of his favorite all-time bands and put together a radically twisted spin on their music. Neither did he realize that in early 2015, when he met Producer Twenty, the plan he envisioned would become reality.
He began working on three separate albums with a large amount of original material as well. He decided on "Remakes Thru Blood Banks" as the title which would serve as a prerequisite to the debut album of all-original material to be released later this year. Sort of like the EP before the album except that it happens to be full length. The results? A highly adventurous and experimental sound that's majorly influenced by all the bands he admired while growing up. While the final representation includes classics by Joy Division, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Cure, Psychedelic Furs, Depeche Mode, Ladytron, New Order, U2 and Siouxsie and the Banshees. He also notes a number of bands that didn't make the final cut including A Flock of Seagulls and Death in June.
He felt that in choosing to work on covers, he would be challenged to take things to the next level while writing his own material because he quickly realized how great those bands really were and how much effort you have to put in just to adequately represent their work. He also felt that by working on a cover album simultaneously (and releasing it first), this would allow him the luxury of more writing time to make sure everything sounded perfect. Perhaps setting the stages for a Remakes II someday? Anything's possible.