Pelican Fly teams up with the infamous Ed Banger institution to deliver a tight little remix package of Cahmere Cat's "Mirror Maru" EP! Only "Mirror Maru" and "Kiss Kiss" are chosen as part of the project but judging from the diversity of the remixing team, this can only mean one thing: DOPE! Canblaster takes the first shot at the former, transforming the original into a sexy and seductive R&B anthem, whilst Busy P goes for a straight-up hip-hop flex with a touch of electro-tinged balearica, and LidoLido takes us on a soothing journey through sparse vocal-chops and grinding, booty-shaking basslines. As for the latter, G Vump takes a startling broken beat flex, reducing the original to a stuttering mass of kicks, snares and ominous harmonics; but the real surprise comes from Feadz & Kito, who create an all-out monster half-step belter - fresh!
Released on the new Belgian label Pelican Fly, the mysterious Mister Tweeks drops this heavy set of originals and remixes, all very much in a garage-influenced French house mould a la French Fries or Club Cheval/Canblaster. "Money" is a wigged-out beauty, with rock-hard future-funky beats mixed up with wonky-pitched vocal shots and delirious top-end synths, while "Elevator" is a filthy, R&B-inspired half-stepper that's both hectic and perfectly formed. The trail-blazing High Powered Boys drop a wrecked-disco mix of "Numero Sept" however that steals the show on the remix front, despite stiff competition from DJ Rizzla's Afro-electro mix of "Money" and Lucid's stripped-down and icy mix of "Elevator".
Belgian leftfield dance label Pelican Fly have collated a host of tunes from all the key acts on their roster for this impressively different mini-compilation. Over the course of eight tracks we get taken on quite an adventure: from the bleepy 'G(litch) n B' of Zora Jones to the epic fanfare of Sinjin Hawke's "Prom Nite" and the restlessness of "Rave Land" by Mister Tweeks to the drum- machine-being-drowned-in-Lilt-isms of Lucid's "On & On" and the positively psychedelic "Circular Motions 2025" by the 'imaginative' Richelle.
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