Another fine release on Delikatessen Records, this time around it’s Deru getting the remix treatment on the “Pushing Soil” EP. And as usual with Delikatessen it’s all rather tasty, a 10″ vinyl with strikingly good-looking artwork, top-class packaging and four strong tracks. The remixes are done by two household names and two soon-to-be household names. First up is Lusine who also has his very own release on Delikatessen, actually the very first release on Delikatessen, the first plate served. His “Soulik_Remixed” carries all his trademarks from the warm rich basslines down to the clear and precise production. Lo Grey Beam’s contribution “Din_remixed” is clearly on a hip-hop tip with solid beats alongside nice sonic textures. Flip the record and you get Xela’s version of things, slow moving, slightly dub-influenced atmosphere filled layered bliss with a dose of melancholy. Excellent stuff indeed. The most intriguing remix is delivered by the to me previously unknown talent Ginormous. It’s an excellent track, which slowly builds and has a surprise or two in store. The beatless intro leads onto an interesting choice of sounds for melody fused with an ultra deep bassline resounding and progressing throughout the track some beats are added as well as a dramatic break. The “Flux_of_Humor_Remixed” ends the “Pushing Soil” EP. It’ll be interesting to see what the two fairly unknown remixers will concoct in the future and that applies to the remixee too, that is Deru. I must admit I haven’t heard the original release, which forms the basis for this release, but after hearing Deru remixed I suppose I’ll have to investigate the sonic source as well.
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March 25th, 2004 No comments
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