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The Crystal Method Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary Of Ground-Breaking Debut,'Vegas'

August 30th, 2007 7:00pm EDT favorite Add to My News
The Crystal MethodIn their decade-long career, The Crystal Method have sold over a million albums, scored a Grammy nomination and collaborated with everyone from Ozzy Osbourne to Scott Weiland to Ol' Dirty Bastard. They headlined the Hollywood Bowl, rocked Coachella and played a fashion show in Milan for Donatella Versace. Meanwhile, their songs appeared in countless video games, movies and television series. Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland, who are The Crystal Method, even spent a surreal night in the Los Angeles County Jail. But before any of that happened, they made Vegas, their debut album from 1997. Marking its 10th anniversary, Jordan and Kirkland have reassessed and readdressed the long-player that started it all with Vegas (Deluxe Edition), which will be released via Geffen/UMe on September 18.

The two-disc deluxe set offers a fresh mastering of the original ten songs on the first CD. The second CD highlights a selection of rare and live recordings plus new mixes of classic Vegas tracks from remixers personally chosen by the duo such as Paul Oakenfold, MSTRKRFT, Hyper, Sta, Deadmau5, Koma & Bones, Tom Real vs. The Rogue Element and Myagi. Also included is the original 1993 version of the Vegas single "Comin' Back" with the video for the album version along with the video for "Busy Child." Preceding the deluxe edition's release, "Busy Child" (Sta remix) will be available on iTunes as of August 28.

Vegas put the Las Vegas natives at the center of an electronic music scene previously occupied almost exclusively by trailblazing Brits such as Underworld, The Prodigy and Groove Armada. Inspired in equal parts by Jordan and Kirkland's late night outings in the early days of the Los Angeles rave scene and their reassuringly humdrum upbringing in the Las Vegas suburbs listening to everything from disco to hip hop to metal, Vegas is a different kind of techno record. It's got soul. "One thing people have been telling us for the past 10 years is that Vegas was the first thing to get them into electronic music," Jordan says. "We just came up with a sound that bridged the gap between alternative and electronic music."

The complete track listing for The Crystal Method's 'Vegas (Deluxe Edition)':
Disc One:
Trip Like I Do
Busy Child
Cherry Twist
High Roller
Comin' Back
Keep Hope Alive
Vapor Trail
She'S My Pusher
Jaded
Bad Stone

Disc Two:
Busy Child (Sta Remix)
Trip Like I Do (Tom Real Vs The Rogue Element Remix)
Keep Hope Alive (Mstrkrft Remix)
Comin' Back (Koma And Bones Remix)
Busy Child (Hyper Remix)
Cherry Twist (Deadmau5 Remix)
Busy Child (Paul Oakenfold Remix)
High Roller (Myagi Remix)
Comin' Back ('93 Demo)
Vapor Trail (Live)
Videos:
Busy Child
Comin' Back

Catch live DJ sets by The Crystal Method at:
Sep 22 -Street Scene - Del Mar, CA
Sep 28 - Showbox - Seattle, WA
Sep 29 - Ruby Skye - San Francisco, CA
Nov 9 - Revolution! Music Room -Little Rock, AZ
Nov 10 - George's Majestic Lounge - Fayetteville, AR
Nov 24 - Vinoy Park - St Petersburg, FL

Listen to Exclusive Audio Remix here:
'Busy Child (Sta Remix),' Crystal Method, 2007:
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