Boomkat Product Review:
Jeff Mills coughs up one of his finest - and our all time faves - with re-cut of ‘If (We)’ plus select gems from the Axis catalogue
A stone cold percy since we first heard it on DJ Bone’s ‘Subject Detroit II’ mix circa 2001, the breathtaking mix of jazz scatting vocal and haunting choral pads in ‘If (We)’ has lost none of its capacity to hypnotise and send shivers down the spine, and now comes prefaced on this 12” with a short clip of Jeff chatting about the tune’s conception. Still, the track remains all too short, so we’d advise picking up two copies to extend the pleasure in-the-mix.
Also worth mentioning that the others are all killer, neatly playing into Jeff’s minimalist and mysterious side between the iridescent scales and slinky groove of ‘As Soon As’, the deep space psychedelia of ‘G-Star’, and the bugged-out Detroit drive of ‘Cycle 30 (Loop4)’.