After the success of his latest solo album, Circus Tales, Kenny Glasgow now gets the remixtreatment from a selection of scene heavyweights. They are the legendary techno icon DaveClarke in his Unsubscribe guise, as well as Ibiza based duo Acid Mondays and legendaryhouse man Brett Johnson, all of whom offer up something refreshingly different.
Glasgow, of course, was long part of Art Department but recently went solo, launching a critically acclaimed 2nd artist album under his own name. The Toronto mainstay and his trademark vocals and ghoulish tech sound have fans all round the world and add real feeling to dancefloors everywhere. As such it is no surprise this heavyweight selection of producers were keen to get their hands on his material.
Iconic Brit Dave Clarke, a veteran of the scene and pioneer of many techno and electrostyles, goes first. His Unsubscribe moniker, alongside dutch producer Mr Jones, has foundhim reworking the likes of Detroit heroes including Octave One amongst others. Here theytackle Interactive Entertainment in excellent fashion and flip it into a writhing affair withbrilliantly bleepy melodies, tense techno drums and futuristic sci-fi vibes. this is sure to makeyour hairs stand on end and no mistake.
Brett Johnson is a real house music star. The American has been kicking out jams since the1990s on labels like Classic and Freerange and really knows how to jack up his beats. It isPrototype he turns his attention to here and the essential result is a thirteen minute houseopus that takes you on a musical trip. Cosmic synth lines, trippy vocal sounds and squelchingpads really lend it an intergalactic feel as the rubbery drums roll on below and send crowdswild.
Acid Mondays are fast-becoming an Ibiza institution. The DJ duo of Negghead & Lex Wolfhave years of blissed out Balearic experience and now play regularly at Circo Loco as well asputting out music on Cocoon, Illusions and Circus. Their standout version of Action Re-Action is a slick and punchy techno jam with fluid grooves and Glasgows freaky vocalswrapping round each other in perfectly hypnotic fashion.All three cuts here offering something exciting and different and are sure to find favour withDJs and dancers all over the globe.