After compiling one of this year's best mix CDs in Where Dancefloors Stand Still, Terre Thaemlitz' second compilation for Mule Musiq this year will be a retrospective remix package of his own work entitled Queerification And Ruins. The first of the releases features DJ Sprinkles' Ambient Ballroom mix of Oh, Yoko - a folky-ambient project by Rie Mitsutake and Will Long - which first appeared as a B-side to the 2012 single "Seashore". Sprinkles adds a soft-thumping kick drum and tittering percussion to the breathy original, giving the tracks washy synths and wispy tones a delicate structure, while also embedding life inspiring vocals into mix. On the virtual B-side is Sprinkles' Deep Breath Mix of "Exhalation", which was first released on a remix package for Thaemlitz' own Comatonse label in 2006. A little heavier on the drums, claps and percussion than the A-side, its combination of belly thumping tablas, unusual oriental vocals and dream-like synths make it one for the Buddha Bar compilation.
Lifted from his impending collection of remixes on Mule Musiq, DJ Sprinkles turns the spotlight on his two contrasting versions of June's "Lost" for a perfectly balanced release. First you get to enjoy Sprinkles in righteous party mode, dropping a classic funk break vibe over a fulsome bass before working in romantic sweeps of strings and vocal. Meanwhile on the virtual flipside the beat is dropped in favour of blissful piano ringing out over wistful pads while the vocal hangs suspended in mid-air, for one of those all-time spiritual eyes-closed adrift-at-sea moments. Depending on which side you need at what time, you won't be able to go far wrong with this beauty.
Not content with compiling one of this year's best mix CDs in Where Dancefloors Stand Still, Terre Thaemlitz and Mule come together again for this wondrous retrospective package of the producer's own remix work entitled Queerification And Ruins. The 14 track package includes four previously unreleased reworks by the Comatose Recordings boss, along with plenty of his recent work under the DJ Sprinkles name, with highlights aplenty. Immediate standouts include the extended take on Marco Bernardi's "Klinsfrar Melode", the self styled 'Dubberama" of Hard Ton's "Food Of Love" and the eleven and a half minutes of bliss that is the Deep Breath mix of "Exhalation" by Parallax Brother. In truth though, all fourteen tracks are sublime.
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