Some of you might know Malente from recent releases like 'Crusaders' (2012) on Defected 'I Like It' (2009) on Fool's Gold, or 'Gipsy Kings' or 'Habibi' (2010) on Exploited, some as head of his label No Brainer Records. But there was a Malente before this Malente and funny thing is: Most of you - those who are old enough - know that Malente too. You just don't know you do. To refresh your memory we remaster and overhaul Malente's first albums which are not available digitally yet. Starting with 'The Spirit Of Malente' and 'No Risk No Funk' last year we now bring you his third album 'Rip It Up' originally put out 2005. Where the original album holds 13 tracks, the completely remastered 10 Year Anniversary Edition features 26. For this release we took the 'Rip It Up' idea as a cross between album and remix album a bit further. The anniversary edition combines the original tracks of that album like 'Dancefloor Whore' and 'What You Got' with not only the best reworks from the original 2005 album, but also lots of brand new remixes. This links the organic P-Funk Breakbeat of 'old Malente' seamlessly with the House and Electro of 'new Malente'. We not only dug thru the archives for some yet unreleased remixes from back then, but also remodeled the tracklist to integrate the new remixes properly and keep the flow of the album. We made this shine for 2013 so you can fully experience 'Rip it Up'. A must have for fans? Yes. But even if you never heard of Malente this is something for you.