The second of three twelve inches samplers preceding the release of The Revenge of Soft Rocks remix album arrives, with the stylistically variable Cos Mes and Lexx employed by ESP Institute to re-contextualise the work of the venerable Soft Rocks collective. Japanese duo Cos Mes are generally quite underrated - this might be in part due to their somewhat patchy output which is either mind-blowingly good or simply a bit too esoteric. Their remix of "Little Lights" belongs in the former category, shifting away from the dubwise nature of Soft Rocks' original towards a faster rumble through mystically charged, melodic forest techno. Complementing this is a delightfully skipping dub disco remix of the Kathy Diamond featuring "Wickerman" from Swiss crate digger supreme Lexx, which teases out all new levels of sublime from the original's understated usage of steel drums - Jamie XX take note!
Alexis Le-Tan, Vidis, Lexx, Soft Rocks, Patrick Richard, Max Essa, Discomendments, Lovefingers, Lee (LAST WALTZ), Jose Manuel, Zambon, Lusty Zanzibar, Juno Recommends Disco, I Love Disco!, Woody Wood Jr., Sleep D / Butter Sessions, Cos/Mes, Young Adults, ShoCkS
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