1: Sharon Phillips: Want 2/ Need 2 (Switch Remix) (Brickhouse)
Already a massive tune last year courtesy of Trentemollers mix, Want 2/ Need 2 looks certain to become even bigger, courtesy of Switchs amazingly powerful hip- house electro mix.
Monstrously energetic and instantly fresh, its also got several fantastic breakdowns for maximum dance floor effect, and a hooky insistent hip hop electro vocal that compliments and engages with devastating effect. A killer.
2: Sebastian Leger: Take Your Pills (remixes) (Black Jack)
Though hes recruited Zoo Brazil and Lifelike to remix is acid-electro smash Take Your Pills, Sebastian Legers own new version is the best, staying broadly true to the fantastic original but adding a certain something that gives it that welcome new lease of life.
The certain something is principally energy, courtesy of extra synth sounds and a more pumping bassline and the overall effect is, in his words plain almost minimal. Thats not to say its dull (at all), instead its fair to say its rocking. Another proper rave track.
3: (Album Of The Week): The Other Side (New York): Fischerspooner
Perhaps inevitably Fischerspooner continue to be overshadowed by the hype that accompanied their launch, though in the meantime, theyve succeeded in establishing themselves as both a serious band and serious tastemakers, making them the perfect choice for Time Out Magazines CD guide to New York.
The CD artwork itself includes a FS endorsed bar, hotel, shop, restaurant guide with handy New York grid map attached plus a CD, though musically its where the comp excels. Princess Superstar (Coochie Coo) and David Caretta (Vicious Games) rub shoulders with FS themselves (the Hackers mix of Emerge) plus stand out tracks Plastique De Reves Rodeo Mechanique and Laurie Andersons 8 minute 80s epic Oh Superman.
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Jonty Skrufff (JontySkrufff.com)