“Embrace Capitalism (until it strangles you) REMIXED” is Abraxas physical debut released in a one-off yellow vinyl pressing of 300 copies by Oráculo Records. The EP contains remixes by relevant electronic music artists and producers from the Spanish electronic darkwave scene such as Univac (Geistform), NightCrawler, We Are Not Brothers, José Rodríguez and PanDemian.
"Embrace capitalism" is a simple, clear and forceful anti-capitalist message, based on famous quotes by so diverse personalities as Albert Einstein, Michael Moore or Henry Rollins from Black Flag, covered up among a tangle of electronic sounds, techno, darkwave, EBM and industrial music, with the aim of fulfilling the strange and challenging goal of making a large mass of public dance and later make them think about the messages that have consciously or unconsciously absorbed during the very human, trivial and necessary exercise of dancing in society. In the video, directed by Juan Carlos Cembreros (ScreenWarriors) and starring the model Miranda Díez, the degradation of the Western individual to which capitalism itself submits with its subtle mechanisms that we all embrace with supposed happiness is represented in a hyper-explicit way, capturing this concept in a young and beautiful woman who ends up totally shattered and unhinged because in our society the youngest are the most susceptible to capitalist trickery and women in particular, the most disadvantaged in a still unbalanced balance between genders at all levels and, in addition to this, in a sad 21st century in which we are witnessing the tyranny of beauty and the hyper-sexualization of girls. Embrace capitalism, allow the exploitation of yourself and others. Watch your own suicide.
Abraxas is a halfway project between dance electronic music, philosophical reflection, socio-political activism and musical entrepreneurship. Its main goal is to shake bodies and minds by spreading messages of individual and social self-criticism from the point of view of duality, extremes and contradiction, inherent to the human being and capitalist society.
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Hope you like it. Hope you dance to it. Hope you think of it.
Original track by Abraxas. Music production by Abraxas and José Rodríguez. Recorded at Abraxas home studio (Alcoi), Estudio Antimateria/Moog24 (Elx) and Estudis14 (Muro), País Valencià, PPCC, Europe. Mixed by Abraxas and Rafa Gisbert aka Cato14 at Estudis14. All tracks mastered by Daniel Hallhuber at Young & Cold Studios (Germany). Main voice by Lesia Benett. Second voice by Abraxas. Artwork by Damià Llorens Picó and Snoop. Music video directed by Juan Carlos Cembreros. Abraxas portrait by Xepo W.S.
Lyrics based on quotes about capitalism by Albert Einstein, Michael Moore, Daniel De Leon, Fidel Castro, Ian Mckellen, Thomas Friedman and Henry Rollins from Black Flag.
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