Johan Reinhold keeps navigating and wowing multiple creative fields with the release of the self composed artwork for his new remix EP “Shoot Me Down Remix EP”, proving that Johan is not only a first class musician that is taking the globe by storm, but he’s also a hugely talented designer demonstrating great attention to finite detail that’s apparent in both his design work and his music; Johan’s work is nothing short of spectacular.
The world of design is not an unfamiliar place for Johan Reinhold, who’s responsible for an award winning website that is the most impressive band website that has ever graced the internet highway. Information about Johan and his music subtly floats across the screen, wrapped in gentle, soothing pastels. Bird imagery offers strong symbolism and is a quirky thematic object that appears throughout the site. The artwork Johan has crafted always provoking wonder about its story.
Keeping with the idea that this EP is re-works of an existing work, Johan reworked the original “Shoot Me Down” artwork and gave it a re-mix itself. The new version which can be seen above shows the same dead bird but this time in an almost x-rayed state. The Grammy nominated artist has championed design and music as an art form, where he laces his tracks with the same intricate and delicate detail he does with his artwork, which bodes me to ask… “is there anything this man can’t do?”
The “Shoot Me Down Remix EP” is available for free download everywhere on January 20th, 2012 and features amazing re-mixes by the likes of The Kill Van Kulls, Owsey and Frnknstyn which offers the listener everything from chill-out to dubstep.
Some more info about the fantastic producers whose remix work features on the EP can be found below:
THE KILL VAN KULLS
Manchester’s The Kill Van Kulls are a newly formed electronic-pop band with a cinematic edge. Their influences range from John Hughes soundtracks to Cut Copy and Phoenix. The band released two singles in 2011 – Fools Wish and Lost & Found – on their own label, and are currently preparing their debut album. Live dates have included Reading/Leeds Festival, and support slots with The Naked & Famous, Airborne Toxic Event and Mona. They have also completed remixes for Kyla La Grange, Icona Pop and MAY68 which can be streamed from www.thekillvankulls.com
Owsey, living in Northern Ireland is a DJ/ producer known carry an atmospheric trait. In the past, he have been known to collaborate with Sorrow under the “Sweetheart of Kairi” alias. Currently collaborating with CoMa, Stumbleine and Shura. However Owsey’s remix projects seem to be some of his more popular material, most notably his remixes for Birdy.
Just 20 year old this wonderkid is already making a name for himself within the Dubstep circuit. Frnknstyn, a DJ/ musician from Auckland, New Zealand with plenty of remixes and original work under his belt. Despite being so young it is safe to say that Frnknstyns future is looking more than bright.
Shoot Me Down Remix EP Tracklisting:
1. Shoot Me Down
2. Shoot Me Down (Owsey Remix)
3. Shoot Me Down (The Kill Van Kulls Remix)
4. Shoot Me Down (FRNKNSTYN Remix)
WHAT THE PRESS ARE SAYING:
AltSounds – “From the bustling Swedish Pop scene bursts forth an unbridled talent in Johan Reinhold and his new song ‘Shoot Me Down’ is your perfect introduction to his work. – 94%”
Allure of Sounds – “With its lush production and Johan’s beautiful vocal, “Shoot Me Down” is catchy enough to have you reaching for the repeat button more than once.”
Best in New Music – “Shoot Me Down is the new single from Swedish singer/songwriter, Johan Reinhold. A great taster of what’s to come from the artist.”
The Wounded Jukebox – “The electric guitar that begins “Shoot Me Down” piqued my interest immediately, and Johan Reinhold’s skill at building up to and then getting heavy with the chorus makes the song a rewarding listen.”