Gas 0095 remastered now on CD

Gas 0095 CDWe are proud to announce that Gas 0095 will be available on CD for the first time in more than ten years, and the first time for the (Bob Katz approved!) remaster.

The CD is available for pre-order today and set for release on 14th July. All pre-orders will come with a special and limited gift, we will give more details on the blog in the coming days. (Free Minimoog offer now extended).

Also, for instant gratification and to save you time converting for your computer and mp3 player, it will come with the 320k mp3 version of the album as an instant download when you purchase the CD.

Buy CD now
Listen to previews

One of the Best Dance Records of the Decade

iDJ magazine this month published their list of the top 100 essential dance records of the decade. Congratulations to Charles Webster whose ‘Born on the 24th of July’ album sits at number two…

  iDJ Top 100 feature
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This includes the track ‘Forget the Past’ co-written by Charles Webster (Presence, Phurry Phreaks), Sara Jay (Massive Attack) and Mat Jarvis (Gas, High Skies). Mat programmed on every track of the album which also includes the track ‘Gift of Freedom’ which was remixed by Mat (High Skies mix) for the ‘Remixed on the 24th of July’ album.

Born on the 24th of July

Forget the Past.mp3

This appears to be the week for Webster, Jarvis, Jay news

How to Protect Your Promos from Pirates

Must stop evil pirates...Pirating, or ‘sharing’ is a huge problem, especially to the smaller independent labels. You have to send out promos of your record to press and DJs before it’s released, so how do labels stop pirates from bootlegging and uploading for everyone to download before that release date?


Solution, kind of…

Lo;Rise – Observer (High Skies mix) Drop-out 1 mp3

Lo;Rise – Observer (High Skies mix) Drop-out 2 mp3


…you add in gaps/ dropouts to the promos, or in this case, a voiceover. It’s far from perfect and can get in the way of the people trying to write a review, but at least it’s ‘some’ kind of protection.

There are about three dropouts per track and 39 tracks on this 3xCD album, making well over a hundred dropouts, so you wouldn’t want to listen to the album too many times on repeat.


I should stress that this is only on the promo copies…
Mix contains dropouts...

Robot image credit: Blake C. Himsl Hunter

Gas – Microscopic Film, 100k views

The ‘Gas – Microscopic’ film has just broken through the six figure barrier on YouTube, with 100,000 full views.

View film on YouTube

The short film is based on the IBM classic mixed with Microscopic, from the (Bob Katz approved) remaster of the Gas 0095 album.

Gas – Microscopic downloads…
High Quality DivX version (190mb)
Quicktime/ iPod version (60mb)
Microscopic – remastered full mp3 (14mb)

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New Gas vidThere will be a new Gas short film coming very soon, it’s at the opposite scale to the Microscopic film. We’ll post it here shortly.

Gas Vapourware

Long Lost Gas / High Skies Remix

A long lost Gas / High Skies remix once thought extinct has been found in an old attic. It’s been dusted off and released on the great new Charles Webster 3xCD album.

Lo;Rise – Observer (High Skies mix) (download mp3 preview)

Originally recorded in the late 90s, it’s a dark downtempo remix with lo-fi electronics over an inexorable drum machine, backing the child-like voice of Sara Jay (Massive Attack). Lo;Rise are legendary house DJ Charles Webster (Presence, Furry Phreaks, Symetrix (Emit) etc) and Sara Jay (Massive Attack). Mat has previously worked with Charles and Sara for many years on various projects…

Continue reading Long Lost Gas / High Skies Remix

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