Back in January 2015, Steve Spacek (Spacek, Africa HiTech, Black Pocket, Space Invadas) - a British vocalist and producer whose fearless approach to creation has always been progressive and highly original - dropped his debut album Modern Streets under the moniker Beat Spacek. Created entirely on iOS apps for iPhone and iPad, it was a highly original and utterly essential anthology of his progressive and deeply soulful electronic excursions.
Three like-minded souls step up on remix duties: Seven Davis Jr, dBridge and Animal Collective. SDJR transposes Spacek's digi-funk onto a jaunty 4x4 groove with typical panache, finding favour with Four Tet, Daphni and Floating Points (amongst others) who hammered it through the summer. On the flip, dBridge (Steve's brother) and Deakin from Animal Collective showcase their own machine funk interpretations - the former sleek and weighty as you would expect from the Exit Records boss and the latter gloriously scattershot in its form and function.