Boomkat Product Review:
SBTRKT, Salem, Main Attrakionz and Ghost Hunter are drafted in to remix tracks from These New Puritans. The eleven tracks of 'Hidden' are practically kick-starting a new decade of art-rock/pop experimentation and the appointed remixers are qually part of that brave new world. From a brief tribal introduction SBTRKT propels us into a version of the purposeful 'We Want War', with vocals sounding uncannily like Massive Attack's 3D over agitated Electro-House blares and scissoring UK dance syncopations. Next, the American underground is exposed with two rather immense remixes from Main Attrakionz and Salem. The former, an Oakland-based "cloud rap" duo overhauling '3000' as a doomy banger with smoke-choked bedroom bars and thunderous hiphop beats, the latter one of our favourite outfits of 2010 flipping 'Hologram' with deliriously icky trance synths and screwed vocals as good as anything from their debut album. Another relative unknown, Ghost Hunter, brings up the rear with a more carbonated version of 'We Want War', bubbling up some heady fusion of Cluster-esque synth swirls and blunted post-diwali riddim beats. Essential wares.