Boomkat Product Review:
Renaat Vandepapeliere & Sabine Maes' R&S records was one of the most definitive and influential labels in the whole canon of rave and techno culture. Releasing hundreds of records from their base in Ghent, Belgium the pair curated a label that was home to everyone from Aphex Twin to Derrick May and released some of the most seminal electronic music of our generation, from Joey Beltram's 'Energy Flash' to AFX's 'SAW 85-92'. With those sort of credentials a comeback wasn't going to be difficult, so the label has rounded up a crew of the finest practitioners of the art of Dance music to revisit their classic catalogue and update some prime cuts for fresh young ravers alongside a selection of their classics. representing the classics are Model 500's 'Wanna Be There', Aphex's 'Digeridoo', Human Resource 'Dominator', Oulander 'Vamp' and CJ Bolland's 'Carmargue'. The 2008 revisions come from a very well selected bunch of producers, with Optimo revising Capricorn's '20Hz' as a wild tribal stomper, Herve smashing 'Dominator' on a refunked electro house mission, Boys Noize feed CJ Bolland's 'Horsepower' a fistful of 2CI, and Prins Thomas turns Oulander's 'Vamp' into a disco ravebot for one of the oddest versions here. Elsewhere Redshape, Audion and Tom Middleton all reshape further classic for the 2008 heads with varying degrees of success, but equally interesting for those who knew them the first time around.