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20
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MPCD 001-2017CD MPCD 001-2017CD
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11/3/2017

The celebration of 20 years of Sofa Surfers presents a selection of new songs and fresh connections, with old companions for all crucial reworks including features by Dälek, Oddateee, Jeb Loy Nicols, and Junior Delgado. In 1997, Transit kicked off a musical journey for the Sofa Surfers that has brought them to the wildest corners of the audio galaxy. Outside, in the year 1997, Dolly the clone sheep and Hale-Bopp the comet were causing an uproar. Meanwhile, the band were tucked away in the studio, tinkering on their very own vision of a dark, cinematic groove. With resounding success: Dorfmeister's remix of the song "Sofa Rockers" catapulted the troupe onto the playlists of a host of international DJs in a flash. And that was just the beginning. Release parties, tours, and remixes were to follow, not to mention numerous movie soundtracks. Large festivals and countless clubs were played in over 25 countries. A retrospective? Not really. Now, the band lean back, open a bottle of champagne, and let a thousand past stories and experiences flow by. 20 years of band history -- now that's a reason to celebrate. But the Sofa Surfers want something more than just a celebration for their anniversary. Instead of a simple "Best of", they've cooked up a very special idea. One could see 20 as a rework and a step forward. A lot has changed; the music business also has different rules than 20 years ago. There are enough reasons for the Sofa Surfers to freshen up the connections with their old companions and deliver a musical oeuvre with a sharp eye for the present and the future. It's not like the songs on 20 weren't still clearly the Sofa Surfers. These new versions, however, are definitely different -- and their various collaborators over the last decades even came together to completely re-record their charismatic vocals. Tighter, without compromise, and crisp are attributes that spontaneously come to mind. In addition to classics and reworks, there are also totally new songs, leading the way in previously unsuspected directions. 20 is clearly not just for diehard fans and companions, it will also captivate new listeners. Features Oddateee, Junior Delgado, Dälek & Dev1, Issi Honi, MC Santana & Rox, and Jeb Loy Nichols. Artwork by transmedia artist Brigitte Kowanz. CD version comes in a digipak.