International Observer - Touched

Bic Runga - Drive (International Observer's Doordashan Mix)
Bombay Dub Orchestra - Monsoon Malabar (International Observer Remix)
Pitch Black - 1000 Mile Drift (International Observer Remix)
Warp Technique - Nowhere Dub (International Observer Remix)
The Black Seeds - Come To Me (International Observer Remix)
Minimal Compact - Autumn Leaves (International Observer Oak Tree Dub)
Pitch Black - Lost in Translation (International Observer Meets Horace Remix)
Stellar - Slack Bastard (International Observer Dub)
Banco De Gaia – Oreia (International Observer's Monkey Forest Dub)
Tapes - Lowery Dub (International Observer's Daddy Dub)
Bic Runga - Drive (International Observer's Interstellar Underpass Mix)


As a collection of International Observer’s remixes, ‘Touched’ collates over 15 years of studio trickery into a single disc, picking up some old favourites, a few hard to find obscurities and a handful of unreleased gems along the way. International Observer’s Tom Bailey has had an illustrious career: as well as being in pop trio The Thompson Twins and ambient/dance duo, Babble, he has contributed his keyboard skills to Foreigner, Grace Jones and Debbie Harry, and created the Indian fusion group Holiwater Band. This collection reflects that musical history, going from platinum selling pop acts like Bic Runga and Stellar* to the underground electronica of Pitch Black and Warp Technique, from modern reggae stars The Black See to globetrotting beatsmiths Bombay Dub Orchestra and Minimal Compact. It even includes a remix of his son Jackson’s acclaimed Tapes project (championed by Thom Yorke amongst others). Indicating the many years he spent there, more than half of the tracks originate in New Zealand, and some have never previously been available outside of those shores.