Possibly one of his strongest releases to date, the inimitable talent that is Rockwell comes up with this astounding half-time D&B offering entitled "Childhood Memories" with accompanying remixes from Neosignal, Metrik and Teeth. The original is a glorious fusion of time-stretched, distorted vocals from Kito and Sam Frank, which echo, whisper and dance around one another as if from another time, glitchy SFX, clapping beats and hazy synths. In the midst of it dreamy, bleepy melodies are juxtaposed with smacking snares to add further madness to the mayhem. Neosignal provide a devastating remix which adds a generous dose of tech-ed up neurofunk to the proceedings, whilst the Metrik remix is straight up stadium-pleasing dancefloor fun with buckets of energy and Teeth provides a stripped back re-interpretation to please the deeper end of the spectrum. An exceptional release here from Rockwell.
Tempa drop remix package from Skream's 2010 all conquering Outside The Box album in the shape of the awesome "Where You Should Be". Whilst the track features the vocal talents of Sam Frank, they are so heavily subjected to vocoder that his lyrics meld into the spiralling array of keyboard hooks and twilight tinged arpeggiated synth lines - with suitably woozy results. Digital Soundboy boss and all round legend Shy FX drops a killer remix which starts with the Mtume "Juicy" riddim before switching to more familiar rolling junglist pressure ably assisted by some sweet additional female vocals. Watch out for that half time drop! Other remixes come from Laidback Luke, Seiji and Jack Beats, rounding off a solid release.
An undoubted favourite from Zed Bias' recent "Blasonic Hotsauce" LP, "Night Lovers" features Skream/Magnetic Man vocalist Sam Frank fed through a mighty vocoder over a uncharacteristically slow, syrupy electro-funk beat that brims with post-midnight neon goodness. Greenmoney rework "Night Lovers" into a sped-up tropical banger, complete with lashings of Latin carnival percussion, while Rinse's Scratcha DVA keeps things warm and enormously future-funky thanks to some wavering synths and a deep set of kicks and hats. CRST also does wonders with the single, providing a Blawan-esque mix of percussion and soft synth stabs.
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