Metro Area (15th Anniversary Edition) by Metro Area (3XLP) - Reissue, Remastered
Environ is proud to present the Metro Area 15th Anniversary Edition, Metro Area's eponymous debut album, meticulously remastered by Alchemy Mastering's Matt Colton using the artist's original source tapes. This package combines all the songs from the original US and licensed European releases, and features new commemorative artwork unique to this edition. Originally released in 2002, the album was named as one of the Best Albums of the Year by Rolling Stone, and in 2011 it was voted the second-best Album of the Decade by Resident Advisor (with the timeless "Miura" voted #1 Track of the '00s).
Back in the late '90s, Morgan Geist and Darshan Jesrani bonded over their shared love of slower tempos and '70s and '80s NYC club culture. Obsessed with record digging and the sounds they heard on late-night "club classics" radio shows—and turned off by current releases they saw as artlessly “updating” sublime disco by sampling, filtering and subjugating them with huge kick drums —the duo set out to discover how their favorite old 12” records were made.