With his own album twitching at the gates, Kuedo brings his synth-laden delirium to King Midas Sound's "Goodbye Girl". He starts proceedings on a tart melodic line underpinned by some monolithic bass tones. The mournful quality of the original wafts through, acting as just the right counterbalance to Kuedo's day-glo styles. Mala opts for a bleak, dread fuelled take on "Earth A Kill Ya". A menacing, drawn out intro peppered with ghostly tones kicks into gear with a minimum of fuss over a persistent sub stab. If you appreciate music written to conjure up demons then this track has everything you need.
After the woozy dread of Waiting For You, a sterling cast refigures the uneasy tones of King Midas Sound. Flying Lotus dismembers "Lost" into a three-minute cauldron of avant-garde hip-hop swagger, and Gang Gang Dance conjure up a bonkers romp with "Earth A Kill Ya". Cooly G tackles "Spin Me Around" with her own honey-coated delivery, while dBridge's taut synths and heart-broken croon threatens to drop at any moment on "Without You". The album feels like a celebration of the original rather than of the assembled artists, and it's testament to the curation of both projects that disparate elements can sit so well together.