Damon Albarn’s opera gets remixed

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Diplo's version of 'Monkey Bee' is due out next month

Two remixes from Damon Albarn‘s opera ‘Monkey: Journey To The West’ are set to be released in the US next month.

Both Diplo and Kwes have remixed ‘Monkey Bee’, a track from the Mandarin opera reinterpreted by the Blur frontman and artist Jamie Hewlett, who also collaborated for Gorillaz.

The remixes are due out in a digital format on January 13.

Meanwhile, a deluxe, limited-edition version of ‘Monkey: Journey To The West’ is available via Vinyl Factory. The deluxe edition comes in a hand-mad, black cloth and gold foil box containing four signed Hewlett prints on archival paper, an 84-page art book and six bonus tracks.

‘Monkey: Journey To The West’ premiered in the UK in June 2007 and in the US earlier this year at the 2008 Spoleto Festival USA.

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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