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!
Gigantic techno-house from Candy on this new full-length album, with subtle Bmore beats added to opener "X4F 233", while "Led 233" goes for an unadulterated techno assault. Elsewhere among the cryptic song titles, "Kasoooossss 233" has a Dutch electro flavour to the keys, while "Riff 233" reminds of recent Prodigy albums.
Evans - "No Way Back" (Druid Cloack remix) - (4:01)
Evans - "I Can't Hide" (Kresy remix) - (6:33)
Check One - "Bling Laden" (Tony Quattro remix) - (3:21) 148 BPM
Fisky - "Sperry" (Seapoint remix) - (4:34)
Based in Barcelona, Tracy Recordings is helmed by the fashionable trio of Kosmos, Ginebra and Funkmasta. In a short space of time, the label's nasty bass heavy sound has won the affection of the likes of Sinden, Drop The Lime, Top Billin, L-Vis 1990 and Bobmo. This album compiles the best remixes featured on the label so far. Remix highlights include a rough and ready one from Lol Boys, a totally '90s rave one by Broke One, a nasty baile one from Hostage, on sci-fi RnB one from Jimmy Edgar and a glacial Eurotrance one by Seapoint.
An intriguing side-project of post-rock gods Trans Am, Publicist is the more electro-skewed work of drummer Sebastian Thomas. Having done solo shows alongside Joakim, ESG and Lindstrom, this new release sees Thomas in rude health as he creates a cosmic-vocoder voyage in the form of "Hardwork", which comes with a stunning acid rerub from Walker & Royce. "I Won't" mines a more synth-funk sound, satisfyingly fusing '80s boogie with more Terje-styled production, while the "galactic classics" dub of the same song is a must have for fans of DFA.