Bowie’s Space Oddity meets the iPhone

Bowie_splashCelebrating the 40th anniversary of David Bowie’s legendary one of a kind release, Space Oddity, iKlax Media has partnered with EMI Music to distribute a special iPhone and iPod Touch application that enables users to remix the audio tracks.  Consisting of four unique song versions, an EP purchase will also provide fans with eight additional multi-track audio files for even more material to edit into a custom remix. Users can either render a personalized remix using iKlax Creator software , available on Mac or PC, or while engaging with the iPhone or iPod Touch application, they can “shake” their device for a random stem selection.

Reviewing the various individual audio tracks, fans are enabled to remix the vocals, acoustic 12-string guitar, drums and bass, mellotron, organ and guitars, guitar solo, strings and other orchestration on both the iPod Touch, iPhone and desktop applications. In addition, users may select to deactivate the drum line or heighten the guitar for a personal touch on a pop music classic.

Originally released on July 11, 1969 to coincide with the Apollo 11 moon landings, Space Oddity was a cultural landmark for David Bowie as an artist. The song was featured by the BBC on its television coverage of the lunar landing and later won an Ivor Novello award. Major Tom, the song’s mysterious character, has become a recurrent theme throughout Bowie’s work and career, being revisited in the song “Ashes To Ashes.”

“Space Oddity” EP track listing:
· Space Oddity (original UK mono single edit)
· Space Oddity (US mono single edit)
· Space Oddity (US stereo single edit)
· Space Oddity (1979 re-record)

How about some of these apps for the BlackBerry?

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