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FREE DOWNLOAD: Timo Maas - To Get Down

Author: Wired
Wednesday, 20 March 2002
The world's coolest decknician Timo Maas returns in spectacular fashion with the release of his new single, the funk-fuelled 'To Get Down', on March 11th, followed by his debut album 'Loud' in April.

Featuring a devastatingly addictive guitar riff and vocals by Phil Barnes, 'To Get Down' has already been made 'Essential New Tune' by Pete Tong, and was the signature track to the German Dance Awards late last year. The commercial single features remixes by
Fatboy Slim.

Timo says: "We'd listened to around twenty demos trying to try to get the sound we wanted for the vocals," sighs Timo, "and then we'd had three guys in who all sang in this horrible rock way which wasn't what we wanted. Then, we bumped into this guy Phil on the stairs at Time Tools, got talking, and invited him into the studio. He came up with the lyrics in about five minutes." He adds, "This just seemed the right single for us to come back with."

Whilst the album, co written and produced with studio partner Martin Buttrich, features high profile collaborations with both Kelis (on Help Me) and Finlay Quaye (on Caravan), its protean feel is highlighted by more downbeat tracks like '# Driven', second single 'Shifter' featuring garage vocalist Chickaboo and last year's Top 40 hit 'Ubik', the best track that Beck never made.

Recent remixes for Madonna ('Don't Tell Me'), Placebo ('Special K'), Kelis ('Young, Fresh & New') and Fatboy Slim ('Star 69') have undoubtedly brought Timo to the attention of a mainstream audience, but it was his phenomenal re-working of Azzido Da Bass' Top 10 smash 'Doom's Night' that originally captured music fans' imagination back in 1999, with its classic straddling of progressive, garage, house and techno genres. His retrospective, 'Music For The Maases', sold 60,000 units and won coveted 'Album Of the Year' status in both Ministry and Mixmag; last year's 'Perfecto Presents Timo Maas Connected' compilation shifted a further 50,000 units.

The Maasterplan continues this year with 'To Get Down' and 'Loud'.

Download the To Get Down now for FREE until 4th April

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