Conceived in conspiratorial secret by Michael Lerman (Datapop, Fuckjazzforaminute) as a birthday present for Josh Davis (Bit Shifter), the Reformat compilation sees nearly two dozen reinterpretations of tracks from the Bit Shifter EP Information Chase, by musicians from around the world, in a dizzying and at times hilarious array of styles and approaches. Released to coincide with the five-year anniversary of Information Chase, Reformat takes the opportunity to approach a handful of familiar tracks from 23 unexpected angles, resulting in a compilation that's as unpredictable as it is inventive.

All profits from sale of the Reformat compilation will go to Japan earthquake and Pacific tsunami relief via the American Red Cross.

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1. The J. Arthur Keenes Band: Chase Init_
2. Sievert: Happy Birthday Activation
3. exileFaker: Reformat The Planet (Double Hybrid Rainbow Version)
4. Henry Homesweet: Chase Init_ (Henry Homesweet Remix)
5. Coova: Reformat The Planet
6. TouchBoy: Hexadecimal Genome (Hex-A-Mind Remix)
7. Ten Thousand Free Men And Their Families: Hexadecimal Genome
8. little-scale: Chase Init_
9. The Squarewave Surfers: Reformater la Planète
10. Saskrotch: Paper Chase Init_
11. Maru303: Reformat The Electro (Reformat The Planet Remixxxxxxx)
12. Tonylight: Elkapot Part I
13. glomag & Corset Lore: Particle Charge
14. Random: Reformat The Planet (Random Version)
15. Albino Ghost Monkey: Activation Theme
16. Bud Melvin: Reformat The Back Porch
17. cTrix: Hexadecimal Genome
18. Natty: Reformanatee The Planetee
19. nordloef: Activation Theme
20. Fuckjazzforaminute: The Three Minute Information Chase
21. Magic Hammer: THVNDERCHASE
22. IAYD: Reformat The Planet
23. The Anomaly Quintet: The Information Saunter

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