Review: This release seems a number of classics from the Rekids vault get a re-release; both Radio Slave's latin infused house roller "NINA" and Runaway's seminal NY house bomb "Brooklyn Club Jam" feature with some classic remixes with Innervisions' Ame at the helm. Their take on "NINA" coats the original in a liberal splash of technicolour synths while maintaining that tribal house feel, while their remix of "Brooklyn Club Jam" (here in edited form courtesy of Gerd Janson and Lopazz) ups the hypnotic quality of the original whilst beefing it up considerably for the floor. Timeless stuff from Rekids.
Review: Following on from the recent UK and Germany EPs, this expansive collection further sheds light on Rekids' wide-ranging approach. There's Radio Slave's own 'Shaking The Tree' remix of Mr G's "Makes No Sense", which draws on the bongo-heavy house of US producers like Halo & Hipp-E, replete with birdsong and Rastafarian stream of consciousness toasting. In contrast, the raw, analogue stomp of Colin McBean's "Get on Down" sounds like Richie Hawtin's Circuit Breaker doing house, while Wink delivers an insane, acid-tweaked take on Radioslave's "Screaming Hands". The compilation also features lesser-known nuggets like Jjak Hogan's "Optifreeze", where tripped out synths combine with a low-slung rhythm, and the muffled vocals and dreamy synths of Amir Alexander's take on Liviu Groza & Kennedy Smith's "Could Be Anybody".