Bowie Reissuing “Golden Years” as an iPhone App

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Art pop legend David Bowie is reissuing his 1975 single “Golden Years” as a multitrack iOS App, allowing users to remix, reorganize, and export an MP3 of the song nearly four decades after its release. As the Guardian reports, the 16-track original has been mixed down to eight core files: Bowie’s lead vocals, 12-string guitar, bass, drums, guitar, harmonium, percussion and backing vocals. The files were bounced from the original recording by Station to Station producer Harry Maslin. DJing has never been so portable.

App feature list (via Music Radar):

- Multitrack view of the original song
– Activate / deactivate stem tracks
– Change stem tracks volume
– Create and save your own mix
– Export your mix as an MP3
– “Shake to mix”: launches a random mix every time you shake your iPhone
– Play/Pause/Repeat
– Share with friends

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