After the success of the fantastic album, Atomic Age, No.19 Music released recently from Canadianmusical talents My Favorite Robot, the label has decided to enlist four acclaimed producers to provideremixes of key tracks. Detroit bad boy Jimmy Edgar, Chicagos Kate Simko, legendary technoproducer Mr G and False Image all appear on this great EP.
The one and only Jimmy Edgar who has recently launched his own label Ultramajic - goes first withhis terrifically alluring version of White Light. He expertly re-works the track into a robotic bit of housethats filled with pinging synths lines, rasping metal chords and shiny percussion. Its typicallylibidinous and full-blooded and is sure to make for some really standout moments on the floor.
No-nonsense Rekids man Mr G then re-imagines Here Tonight as a heavyweight, firmly rootedtechno groove with manic conga playing and drilling bass fleshing out the groove. Its a driving trackfor the dead of night and displays all the mans usual full-throttle intent.
Kate Simko, a revered DJ, live act and producer with labels like Leftroom, remixes the superbly titledCenterofattentionaaut with the help of some live musicians including violinists. In her hands thetrack is a slightly spooky, sparse affair that snakes it way through a desolate urban landscape withsubtly rising, hugely musical melodies and plenty of unsettling ambiance contained within. When thevocal arrives at the mid-point it marks a timely release of tension that will undoubtedly send handsskywards.
Digital bonus track Home is remixed by Get Physicals leading tech house stars False Image akaNoah Pred and Tom Clark. They strip things back to a gritty bump and grind groove thats couched ina warm bed of dub and wallows in some fine synth work come the mid-point.
Given the quality of the source material its no wonder these remixes are so refreshing, but kudos toNo. 19 Music for bringing in just the right names to ensure such an amazing result.