Boomkat Product Review:
Three tracks by Sepalcure get reworked by a starry cast of remixers numbering Jimmy Edgar, FaltyDL, XI and Daedaeus. The work of Sepalcure - that's the duo of Travis 'Machinedrum' Stewart and Praveen Sharma - straddles the crossroads of dubstep, UKG, house, hip-hop and a kind of toughed-up future-soul, and the remixes they've commissioned here are suitably diverse. Toronto dubstep talent XI is given top billing with his remix of 'Love Pressure' and he does himself proud, creating a spacious, silken skanker with heart-swelling, floor-sweeping synth progressions to die for - emotive, nicely engineered stuff. FaltyDL - who can do no wrong for us right now - services the same track, this time in a ruggedly emotive breakbeat techno fashion, somewhere between vintage Dego and recent Shake. Superb. Jimmy Edgar weighs in with a fix of 'Every Day Of My Life', that First Choice sample so seminally deployed by Rufige Cru here repurposed as fuel for an obscenely funked-up electro-techno fix that must count among Edgar's most squarely floor-aimed productions to date. Daedelus is in an even more playful, unpredictable mood than usual for his rework of 'Down', which flits hyperactively from slouchy half-step to high-speed junglizm - at first just disorienting, when it's over you realise what a magnificent feat of production it actually is.