Brightonian beat agitators Skint celebrate two decades of party science with a whopping 32 track compendium of highlights. Ranging from quintessential big beat (Midfield General, Indian Ropeman, Lo Fidelity Allstars) to quirky, lop-jawed techno (Roman Flugel, Tomas Andersson, Dave Clarke) via chunky, dirty-bottomed house music (Riva Starr, Foamo, X-Press 2) and perfectly formed left-minded pop music (Fatboy Slim, Tiga), Skint's successes can be found in almost every corner of the dance... Including the harder-to-categorise unique, forgotten classics such as FC Kahuna's evergreen "Hayling" and Justice's new wave pop strutting remix of Vicarious Bliss. Happy anniversary Skint!
This is what happens when two of the leading lights in Norway's underground scene put their heads together. Astute readers may remember Kahuun from his releases on Paper Recordings, but on this split release, his "Superduplex" track has more in common with the nu disco of Prins Thomas and comprises a pulsing, rumbling groove. Norwegian DJ Kohib delivers a darker version of "Superduplex" and Kahuun is quick to repay the favour, dropping a gritty version of Kohib's "Dynamo Rex". By contrast, the original version comprises swirling, trance melodies and acid lines that are more trippy than the Northern Lights on a clear arctic night.