Some people just can’t be rushed for love or money. Like Norwegian ‘space disco’ pioneer Lindstrøm, who embarked on this 12” battle with groundbreaking British techno dude Riton a year ago, with a fabulous split vinyl comprising ‘Monsteer’ by Lindstrøm on one side and ‘Young Girl’ by Riton on the other. Seconds out (or months, more like) and Round Two was shaping up to be a belter. Riton filed a stormer of a remix of ‘Monsteer’, and then Lindstrøm… Well, they’re still waiting for Lindstrøm’s contribution. He’s clearly a busy guy – but in the meantime Battle has quite sensibly decided to go ahead and release the ‘Monsteer’ remix on its own anyway – while it’s still hot.
The fluffy, spaced-out grooves of the original have been fortified with a chrome-plated, super-slick treatment from Riton, whose current output – particularly in the remix field – is pretty much unstoppable. The result is a blissful midpoint between ‘I Feel Space’, Superpitcher and Ellen Allien’s more dancefloor-led moments, with an emphasis on lush, sugar-coated synth. I’ll eagerly await the final arrival of Lindstrøm’s answer, which could still knock the socks of this, but meanwhile excellent remix, perfect for a mid-set mood-lifter, more than justifies the whole project on its own.
Tracklist: Lindstrom - Monsteer (Riton Remix)A Monsteer (Riton Remix)