Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Details revealed on Paul McCartney "white label" record release

Billboard has an interview with Tim Maas and James Teej, the dance music producers behind a mysterious remix of Paul McCartney's "Nineteen Hundred and Eight Five" released 12-inch vinyl last month. Only 300 copies of the record were issued, driving up prices online.

The record, which helped create some advance buzz for the announcement of the Paul's upcoming best-of collection, Pure McCartney, was released with Paul's approval, Billboard reports.

Teej: I don't think anyone had thought that this white label pre-release would sell out so quickly and start seeing copies being sold a week after release for more than 280 pounds on Discogs and Ebay. Phonica's London store's phone was ringing off the hook like crazy for copies, and it went to No. 1 on their charts overnight. All of that got picked up first by i-D magazine, and made it all the way to the UK tabloids who speculated that Kanye West might be behind it. It has certainly been a laugh for us to watch all the speculation floating around, but I am happy now that the cat is out of the bag. I really have to give credit to Paul for taking a chance with us on this, but there is no doubt that this has all come together because of our collective and absolute love and dedication to music.

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