A heavy, heavy remix package here from Hypercolour. Step forward Bonobo, Kowton and Dark Sky, who all contribute stellar remixes of Maya Jane Coles iDont Put Me In Your Boxi EP, originally out in 2011.
Bonobo seals a huge period of activity, including a rack of acclaimed albums for Ninja Tune, with an ethereal and sublime take on "Something In The Air". The remix cinematically sweeps over you, its rising melodies and tight percussions making this a standout job from Bonobo.
Bristols Joe Cowton AKA Kowton plucks for "Parallel Worlds"i from Mayas EP to get the once over, opting for a dancefloor-centric re-work. Stripping things right back with big, distorted drums and strobe like percs, the Idle Hands and Livity Sound man affords us with a real sweat soaked warehouse banger of a remix.
Wrapping up this remix package is the Dark Sky remix of "Something In The Air". Whereas Bonobo took the Original to more heady territories, Dark Sky's mix is underpinned with a rattling 4/4 groove and big subby sweeps, retaining the originals melodic touches. Dark Sky have been firing on all cylinders of late, releases on Tectonic and 50 Weapons, collaborations with BreachOand this remix further solidifies their credentials as a team to watch out for.
Selected DJ reactions
Rob Da Bank (Radio 1) - Heaviness!
Soulphiction (Perlon) - Bonobo Remix is sweet!
Justin Martin (Dirtybird) - Love the Bonobo mix
John Talabot - Love the Bonobo and Dark Sky remixes
Rob Smith (Smith n Mighty) - Really nice mixes here, especially the Bonobo
Appleblim (Applepips) - Lovely Kowton remix
Tensnake (Defected) - Rocking Kowton mix, Bonobo is proper work too
Chris Coco (Melodica) - Bonobo remix is huge!
Ben UFO (Hessle Audio) - really like Kowton remix
Boy 8-Bit (Blood Music) - really like the Kowton remix, will try it out
Addison Groove (Techtonic) - Kowton Remix is my fave, fire!
Huxley - wowsers, amazing package!