Boomkat Product Review:
Podgelism is a new collection of remixes of Lusine's work featuring an all-star line-up of producers queuing up to get their teeth into McIlwain's textured glitchscapes. First up is Berlin's Apparat, who recasts 'Drip' as a stuttering piece of cinematic electronics, serving as excellent preparation for the midtempo 4/4 killer John Tejada fashions out of 'Make It Easy'. Lusine himself makes three appearances, remixing his own material. The first instance finds him taking on 'Flat', giving it a hi-tech two-step rhythm, which he reprises for his spacious, dub-tinged remodelling of 'Falling In'. Matthew Dear's contribution (another remix of 'Flat') is far less earnest. It's rough jittery techno with a vocal track thrown in, which serves to humanise the original. Other highlights come from Cepia, Deru, Robag Wruhmme and Lawrence. The latter two producers come up with reworkings of 'The Stop' and 'Everything Under The Sun', respectively, which prove to be the most dancefloor-friendly tracks here, capitalising on the uncommonly glossy source material. Recommended.