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Crookers feat Miike Snow – Remedy (Remixes 2/2) review

Artist: Crookers feat Miike Snow
Title: Remedy (Remixes 2/2)
Label: Southern Fried
Electro house/Electroclash
12″, Digital
Buy From: Juno Records, Juno Download

Finally, after steadily setting the world on fire from 2006 (starting with their incendiary mix of AC/DC’s Thunderstruck), Italian DJ’s Bot and Phra are almost ready to drop their first album proper, Tons Of Friends, in March. But before that, we’ve got some tantalising mixes of their single with Miike Snow, done with even more friends’ help.

Having had Crookers rework his track “The Bushman”, Magik Johson returns the favour with a vocal and dub mix here. Both tinker with the originals’ core elements, adding a lot of flair to the gliding lead sound that brings in the chorus and adding some dirty distortion to the bass. The dub is even tougher, combining rising acid squelches and bit-crushed leads to mash things up even harder.

Riton has a lot of fun with the tune by adding Baltimore-patterned kicks over a high pitched guitar-like lead that sounds like Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood has stopped by for jam. The vocals and piano of the original are kept in too, but it almost begs to be an instrumental. Cassius slow things down a tiny bit for a more epic/less glitchy version that makes a nice rounded contrast to the other mixes. Expect to hear even more of Crookers’ friends making an appearance when the album drops in March.

Review: Oliver Keens