Todd Terje – Remasters Of The Universe review
Norwegian disco beard Todd Terje launches this epic (and unmixed) collection of some of his best reworks. Ranging from the rare to the ubiquitous, the underlying theme here is quality. There’s some killer cuts under his different aliases (Duliatten Disco Dandia, Kacic Kullmann’s Five), which includes an unashamedly awesome reworking of Ace of Base, erm, classic “All That She Wants” under the Chuck Norris moniker. A guilty pleasure perhaps, but knock this one out in a slo-mo disco set and watch ’em go wild.
Throw into that remixes of Jose Gonzalez, M, Rogue Cat, his old chum Lindstrom and of course that Shit Robot remix, and you have a compilation not to miss. Indeed, unless you have followed the Terje’s career with an incredibly hawkish eye, there’s sure to be a few gems on here that you missed the first time round. Obviously, none of Terje’s bootleg– sorry, unofficial remixes make it onto the compilation, but there is more than enough to compensate for the absence of these (even if Graeme Clark aka The Revenge listed Terje’s reworking of Paul Simon’s “Diamonds”as his favourite ever disco edit). And there’s even an hour long mix of Terje classics at the end to round it off.
Review: Aaron Coultate