||1.||"Sweet Freeek" (Ilija Rudman 360 Degrees mix) (4:11)|
||1.||"Get On" (Ilija Rudman Disco club mix) (6:42)|
A year or so after dropping their Sweet Freaks full length - their 13th in total - acid jazz veterans The Brand New Heavies has decided to get a couple of tracks remixed. And who better to provide the reworks than Croatian producer Ilija Rudman, whose analogue-heavy blends of sparse dub disco and synthesizer grooves have made such an impression in recent years. He's more than up to the task, of course, offering the perfect blend between the hazy original material and his now familiar trademark style. Choose between the stripped down, bass-heavy grooves and sprightly disco-funk guitars of his "Sweet Freeek" [sic] rub, and a more chugging version of "Get On". This version, replete with Italo-style arpeggios, rolling beats and sweet guitar flashes, is arguably the pick of the two mixes.
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