Boomkat Product Review:
Right. First off, Schwarz, it is NOT cool to start a mix CD off with Sun Ra only to chuck the piece into your digital blender with some highly inappropriate filter panning and then... then going so far as to drop a four-to-the-floor beat into the mix. Ouch. Next up comes a double-header of Henrik Schwarz remixes which instantly establish a sense of pace and full-bodied production that's rather refreshing to hear at the beginning of a mix. Strictly speaking though, this isn't really a mix per se. Instead, the tracks played out here tend to be in someway related to Schwarz himself, whether in remix form, as a solo artist, or as a collaborator. In all cases the music is coloured with the same brightened up, soulful deep house, sounding particularly fulsome alongside Ame & Dixon feat. Derrick L. Carter on a live version of their 'Where We At' collaboration. 'Jazz Book No. 2' rounds the set off in style with a nice piece of electronically treated piano swing, almost making up for the audacious Sun Ra mangling that took place an hour or so previously.