Friday Night Dancing (Skream remix) - (7:22) 129 BPM
Review: Anyone who had Alan Fitzpatrick categorised as merely a big room minimal techno artist should think again. Sure, the UK producer has enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship with Adam Beyer's Drumcode, but he has also released recently on Mosaic, the home of all things deep and dubby. As Dancing shows, Fitzpatrick also brings a depth of knowledge and musical history to his productions. Over a rolling, low slung groove, he adds in the kind of dubbed out vocal sample that used to prevail on San Fran house records at the turn of the millennium. Combined with a woozy rave riff, this makes for an intoxicating underground groove. The label has tasked Skream with the remix; upping the tempo, he delivers a rolling, bleep-heavy rhythm that breaks down into Fitzpatrick's frazzled rave stab before proceeding on its juggernaut course.
Dawn (Dotmatic Celestially Bodied mix) - (2:31) 87 BPM
As We Are (Brother Spanky Upper Room remix) - (3:05) 89 BPM
Firmament (Lil' Dave remix) - (4:23) 76 BPM
Forecast (Slimkat78 retake) - (2:22) 78 BPM
In The Glow (Applejac Magic Forest remix) - (3:51) 94 BPM
Watercolor (Haz Solo Bearded Easel remix) - (2:32) 140 BPM
Twilight (ACDMY Dusk remix) - (2:35) 87 BPM
Review: Having released their debut album Dawn/Dusk last year, 'soultronic' outfit Columbia Nights (aka Hayling Price, John E Daise, Jason Edwards and sometime singer Sarai Abdul-Malik) have now allowed producers they admire to rework the material in their own style. It's an inspiring listen, the highlights of which include the mesmerising drum-machine-falling-down-the-stairs beats of Dotmatic's rework of "Dawn", the shuffly samba-soul of Lil' Dave's version of "Firmament" and ACDMY's dreamy incarnation of "Twilight".