Crush (And The Lefthanded - original version) - (2:59)
Crush (Junior Sanchez remix) - (5:34) 125 BPM
A real poster-girl for the electro-pop revival of the early 2000s, with hits like the Tom Tom Club-esque "Chewing Gum", Annie has found a new home on Dim Mak and sounds better than ever on "Crush". While the original is bouncy 138bpm fun, and Junior Sanchez's mix is house-friendly, we advise going straight to Richard X's uncharacteristically stripped-down and indie mix - with punky drums and buzzsaw guitars working perfectly with Annie's melodies.
Making a name for themselves with mixes of Diplo & Laidback Luke, Larry Tee and Shinichi Osawa among others, Autoerotique have become firm favourites among fans of hard-edged electro. Now part of the Dim Mak family, this new release confirms their growing status as 'Bubonic' engages some sick siren-synths, dirty bass and huge drums to maximum effect. Party favourite Drop The Lime has fun juggling the original?s monotone synths while Mustard Pimp takes it into an even darker and more rinsed-out place, using Prodigy-esque drums to max out the sound.
The Alarm (Erick Rincon 3Ball bootleg) - (4:39) 128 BPM
Now firmly entrenched in the Dim Mak roster, these rising electro-house producers see their collaboration with Felix Cartal - the anthemic "The Alarm" - get reworked by a host of other acts. Keys N Krates take things in a commercial trap direction while retaining the high-pitched escalations, Charlie Darker is pure maximal, with everything (the Mad Decent beats, the ott trance synths from the chorus, the Ed Banger-style noisiness) turned up to 11. Finally Eric Rincon's '3Ball Bootleg' version takes us on a funky Latin excursion.