Review: Originally released back in the late 90s, Josh Wink's "Sixth Sense" gets a new lease of life with a fresh set of remixes. First up is a rework from Louie Vega, one half of Masters At Work. The revered US producer delivers a driving, drum-heavy take on "Sense" on his 45 Rpm remix, with house poetess Ursula Rucker's vocals unfolding in an unhurried manner. On Vega's 'Jump Dub' take, the focus is, unsurprisingly, on those tough drums with Rucker's contribution reduced to a single 'jump' sample. Ovum has also recruited Shlomi Aber to contribute a mix, with the Be As One boss upping the tempo and turning the original into a driving techno workout.
Review: For those who've been buying house music since the '90s, "Sixth Sense" may be familiar. It was first released as a single way back in 1997 and saw Josh Wink joining forces with beat poet/spoken word artist Ursula Rucker on a typical deep and dark house workout. These are entirely fresh remixes, with Schlomi Aber and Louie Vega delivering decidedly 21st century revisions. Vega's vocal, dub and instrumental versions are surprisingly moody by his standards, wrapping Wink's acid-style stabs and mind-altering aural textures around a bouncy, cowbell-driven rhythm track rich in live percussion. Aber takes the track into ultra-deep, sub-heavy techno pastures on his clandestine and alluring "Remix", before stripping back the beats and pushing up the bass on the arguably even more intoxicating "Hidden In The Dark Mix".
Review: Believe it or not, Will's original is actually seven years old now. A sultry, sombre roller, it featured on the end of his album Space Between and I very much doubt he expected it to keep on giving and giving. You can thank Air Recordings for this; first available with a brooding Evil Nine remix in 2006, now back with so many new leases of life it's nearby immortal. Pimpsoul leaves us in no doubt as to who's the nu funk party boss with his now trademark squidgy bass, Mr No Hands opts for a 20/80 techno breaks blend, Audited Beats pay homage to the depths and subtleties of Will's original while The Gaff tears up the favela with big beat gusto.