Chris Duckenfield and Richard Brown hand over the original version of Wilder Schlumpf to the gifted Rob Mello. His No Ears concepts are a pretty big deal in tech house circles and this dub is no exception. Rob re-arranges the original via jacking Classic style beats and a twisted top end riff. High quality double clap percussion punctuates the background groove whilst a big and flexible bass line drops in and out before dominating the track towards the final bars. Like with most of Rob Mello's No Ears offerings this should become a long-term fixture with the ever-increasing spectrum of tech based house followers.
The Half Inch version of Wilder Jack comes courtesy of the Swag boys themselves, and is the result of a live decks and gadgets re-wire session. The freestyle track is the hardest mix on show with distorted riff and bass injections. The intermittent percussion increases the live feel and also adds extra funk to this Half Inched project.
To complete the package the services of Freerange's Jamie O'Dell are enlisted. At present it would seem that whatever O'Dell's Jimpster moniker touches turns to deep tech house gold. And his mix of Drill Bit is, unsurprisingly, the pick of this round of Remix Tape Classics. Jimpster is a top purveyor of subtle Detroit influenced synths within a house music format and he once again applies this technique alongside a low end and hypnotising bass structure. Above the surface sweet percussion and varied musical components strengthen the deep feel of the track. 'Drill Bit' builds to an impressive conclusion thanks to an equalisation break that sweeps through with the help of a rave era vocal sample. Jimpster's remix is near perfect late night house music.
- Various Artists - Great Summergames Stuff
- John Digweed - Transitions vol 3
- GU Mixed
- Yositoshi Miami - mixed by Cedric Cervais
- Fabric 35 - Mixed by Ewan Pearson
- Niki B & Christian E.F.F.E. - The Question / Fatman
- Christian Smith & John Selway - Transit Time
- Matthew Herbert - Score
- Lazy Fat People - Pixelgirl EP
- Steve Porter - Porterhouse 2
- Chris Fortier - Remixes EP 1
- Phonique - Good Idea
- One + One mixed by James Zabiela and Nic Fanciulli
- Global Underground presents Afterhours 3
- DJ T - Lucky Bastard
July 24 2006
August 27, 2006 at 4:53 PM CEST