The Detroit producer has made his latest EP available to download for free via his website.
The collection, entitled Electrevival, is comprised of two exclusive tracks as well as three new versions of previously released material. Speaking on his website in an official statement, Carl says that "the most important thing I want you to do is ENJOY it! Some of these songs are new, some are not. But ALL of them represent various points in my life and career—the different paths I've chosen, where I came from, where I'm going... You get the point."
Of the new tracks featured, one is a remix of "If There Is a Heaven" by fellow Detroit residents Ican, whilst the other is a hip-hop collaboration with relative unknown Humility's Hand. Backed by new versions of Aaron-Carl's bona fide anthems "Tears" and "Down," the collection is an insightful look into the work of the stalwart producer, who has previously released on labels such as Metroplex, Subject Detroit and Mahogani Music.
We caught up with the man by e-mail to get more details:
What was the reasoning behind the free release of Electrevival?Tracklist
There are a couple of reasons behind the free Electrevival release... First, I wanted to give something special to the fans who have stood by me for so long. Second, it was a way to introduce myself to people who have maybe never heard me before—or didn't know about the different styles of music I produce.
Do you use the internet much to find out about new music?
Absolutely! I love the internet and I think it's a great way to discover new music.
What's coming up on your Wallshaker Music label in the near future?
2009 is going to be a BIG year for Wallshaker Music, and I'm so happy about it! I have my own singles, plus new tunes from Inbetween DJs (UK), a slamming remix of Spanish R&B diva IreneB's "Forgive Me Now," an underground-style house gem from Lady Blacktronik (Deep Explorer Music), and that's just the beginning! I'm also working in close association with Lubricated Records (Chicago), so definitely expect some BIG things from Wallshaker this year!
Humility's Hand is a fairly new name on the scene, right? How did your collaboration come about?
I met Mitch (Humility's Hand) through a mutual friend of ours in the gay hip-hop community. I immediately fell in love with his voice, and to make a long story short, I envisioned us being the gay version of Jay-Z & Beyonce! I had a major crush on him, and produced this song as my way of impressing him. Lord knows I'm not a rapper, but I guess it goes to show you, when you put your mind and heart to something, it works!
01. Tears (Extended Mix)
02. If There Is a Heaven (ICAN Ascension Mix)
03. The Struggle (The Plan Remix)
04. Down Revisited
05. Come With Me (ft. Humility's Hand)
Electrevival is available to download at www.aaroncarl.com now.