A classic from 2002, the venerable Chicken Lips have handed over the stems of "He Not In" to Australian electro dons Vandalism for this extra special remix release on Azuli. Keeping the enormous synth lines of the original in place, Vandalism's touches are subtle yet devastating, as they craft something with loads more bite and electro attitude than the more disco-orientated original. Instrumental club mix and vocal version included too!
An enormous house moment from UK veteran D Ramirez and Aussie new-jack Dirty South, who join forces for the gonzoid, proggy riffage of "Shield". Effortlessly structured to build and drop seamlessly, their original is a big room monster, while D Ramirez's B Movie mix concentrates much more on a spooked-out jacking vibe, as does Portuguese favourite Mastiksoul, who dips the tempo down a few notches for a genius slice of warped, night-time house fun. Base Cartel and Per Qx both also drop a very excellent mix each - both making great use of the original's winding and addictive riff.