What a wicked way to end the year... Drop The Lime's label are celebrating six years in the business and their best year yet for releases. And they're not doing it by patting themselves on the back or re-hashing their best moments. No; they've paired up their favourite artists for some serious unique collabo freakery. Each one of these demands attention but the haunting house hip-hop of Deathface & Lil Internet, the stripped back n' sexy booty bass of Star Eyes & UFO and the cosmic bass wizardry of Zombies For Money & Slap In The Bass. A damned fine collection.
A favourite DJ within the American electro scene, LA's Them Jeans get remixed by some big names on this revisit to his debut single, "Balloons". Stones Throw's James Pants does a wonderful reimagining - slowing things down to a syrupy pace and replaying the distinctive riff with some highly wonky glide-synths. Swedish rapper Adam Tensta spits rhymes over his version, while Bird Peterson smashes things up by adding dense layers of electro goodness over the top. Best of the bunch though is label head Top Billin', who gives an icy shimmer and slowed-down tropical bounce to the excellent original.