Public Enemy might be taking “peer to peer” to the next level. Last June, the rap legends released new single “Get Up, Stand Up,” as a free BitTorrent Bundle, giving fans the underlying tracks to remix the song. According to a new BitTorrent Blog post, that bundle netted more than a million downloads, out of which sprang 100 new songs. Now Public Enemy are shining a light on the fans: The group has chosen five of the crowdsourced remixes to release as a new EP.
Public Enemy Presents: Get Up Stand Up | The Remix EP is out today on iTunes. A preview of the EP is also available as a BitTorrent Bundle. The lucky fans are Beau Jestice / Counter Intelligence, Ian De Quadros, Ajay Paul Singh (DJ APS), Jerome “Jay” Bosco, and Tim Raiswell (T/RAZE). Read more on the remixers’ biographies here; Bosco, for one, tells a great story about how Flava Flav saved him from getting beat up during a 1990 PE show.
Watch the video for Public Enemy’s original “Get Up, Stand Up” below.