The Race For Space, Public Service Broadcasting’s second album, was unveiled in February 2015 at two special shows at the National Space Centre and went on to become one of the outstanding success stories of the independent record industry in 2015 – reaching #11 in the UK album charts in its first week and selling over 80k records worldwide since its release just over a year ago.
On the 17th of June, PSB will be releasing The Race For Space / Remixes, twelve tracks – seven of which have yet to be heard – that tell the story of the USA and USSR’s battle for supremacy in space, this time remixed by and through the lens of PSB’s talented musical contemporaries. The album includes brand new mixes from Field Music, Boxed In, Vessels, Dutch Uncles, Robert Babicz, Maps and Copy Paste Soul plus Psychemagik, Blond:Ish, Petar Dundov and Kauf.
J. Willgoose Esq. points out, “Even back when I was still writing this album, I was imagining the kind of remixes we could get and the artists who we’d ask. I couldn’t be happier with how it’s turned out; I think this is a really interesting and fresh (and in some cases mildly bonkers, a good thing in my book) reinterpretation of our songs and I’m looking forward to sharing it with our fans.”
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This Record Store Day (16th April 2016), Public Service Broadcasting are releasing, The Other Side on picture disc vinyl – limited to 2000 copies. J. Willgoose, Esq. the mastermind behind PSB’s hit record The Race For Space, describes the track as the “most emotional moment” on the album as it delivers charges of drama, heroism and wonder.
The B-side of The Other Side is a reworking by electronic wizard, Datassette, who stretches out the sound into a six-minute journey, complete with euphoric crescendo.