This two disk compilation consists mainly of remixes of the current (and not so current; Depeche Mode?) crop of indie acts. The first disk has the accent on the indie whereas the second moves into a more strictly dance area.
There are some excellent tracks here, starting off with a reworking by Mylo of The Killers ‘Somebody Told Me’ that sets the riffs against a house beat with rumbling bass that frames the vocals very nicely. Bodyrockers have contributed a marvellous track that is like Barry White doing a sleazy electro number that has immense energy. One of the least likely to work but really surprised me is Phones remix of The Others that blends their vocal into a dirty house track. There are also downtempo numbers (Portobella), Thirteen Senses sounding a lot like New Order, and the best track The Rapture ever did.
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The second disk begins with Scissor Sisters stripped of some of their high camp but extended brilliantly and moves easily through to Mylo’s ‘Destroy Rock & Roll’, a cut up diatribe against apparently all music of the twentieth century which works obscenely well. A vibe of discopunk returns in the shape of The Rapture (this time remixed by Black Strobe) as well as excellent reinterpretations of Bloc Party, !!! and The Futureheads.
If you were expecting an album of your favourites then you are in for a shock, if however you want to try a varied dance album that pulls influences from all directions then this is for you.
Label : Mercury
Release Date : 16 May 2005
Tracklisting (Disk 1)
Tracklisting (Disk 2)