Boomkat Product Review:
Complementing IDIB's deluxe reissue of 'Night Drive', the label present a buffed up edition of Chromatics' breakthrough single 'In Shining Violence', retitled as 'In The City' and including five new tracks.
The eponymous lead cut was already antiqued anyway so it's definitely not lost any of it's dilapidated disco lustre, in fact it's just as addictive today as when we heard it first in 2007. For the spotters, their 'Hands In The Dark' track from the 'After Dark' comp is also here, retitled as 'Dark Day' and remade with extra-swoony guitars, next to a cover of Bruce Springsteen's 'I'm On Fire'. Back to the 'floor they drop the vocodered slow grind of 'Lady', and the dramatic Drag pop of 'Dagger Moon', compatible with the likes of Balam Acab, and usefully provide an instrumental of 'In The City' - but really, who doesn't like that vocal?! Awesome.