Boomkat Product Review:
Mary Yalex, XDB, Vera Logdanidi, and Reedale Rise rework choice morsels of the 3rd studio album by Dial Records co-founder Carsten Jost
In the best manner of a remix set, Jost hustles introduces ears to new names and spirits alongside tried and trusted hands. Mary Yalex is a new one to us, at least, building on her decade of mostly self-released works with a sublime, if Twin Peaks-eerie, take that calls to mind Dean Hurley & Romance’s recent efforts.
Greek dub house don XDB steers back to more familiar territory with the tumescent subbass ballast and warmly thizzing pads that descend into deeper waters across the mesmerising breadth of his ‘VII’ remix. Fathoms farther, Ukraine’s Vera Logdanidi takes the slow-burning longview with her sweeping, 8 min subaquatic techno reshape, and Liverpool’s Reedale Rise swangs around a deep electro pivot on his pinging, string-layered rmx of ‘IX’. Jost is also on hand to close with the Detroit-skooled pads and dub techno gait of ‘La Collectionneuse XI’ recalling classic early Convextion.