Boomkat Product Review:
This absolutely killer full-length collection features a bunch of specially commissioned, rare and previously unreleased remixes of and by Various Production versus the likes of Rustie, Zomby, Actress, Foals, Milanese, Sugababes and a whole host of contenders lined up in another gorgeous package designed by the inimitable Bonesy. The biggest draw here will be the Zomby remix of 'Hater' - surely one of the defining tracks of the last few years tackled by one of the most hotly tipped producers of the moment - the result being a truly wonky 8-bit fizzle that gives the track a little bit more plasticity and intensity - if that were at all possible. The hugely gifted Actress turns in possibly the most inventive and rewarding mix of the lot, however, his version of 'Lost' featuring a squashed club vibe that places the track somewhere between classic Chicago House and neon minimalism - with the colossal bassline firmly intact. Rustie cranks up 'In This", making use of the grimey cacophony of the original and interweaving it with some sick cascading synths and bare percussion that build tension without compromising on adrenaline, while Milanese layers the folky strum of 'Deadman' with some beautiful reversed drums and rubbed drums that work a treat. Of the remixes made by VP themselves, some of you might already know their awesome version of The sugababes 'Too Lost In You' , but their re-fit of Foals' 'Red Sox' turns the source material into a brooding percussive reduction, while Emma Pollock's gorgeous 'Limbs' predictably turns out as the most serene and dreamy tracks on offer. 11 Tracks wide - essential material from start to finish so get on it!