Skudge - Skudge Remixes Part 5
Skudge's excellent 2011 long player, Phantom, continues to churn out source material for a rich run of remixes. This time it's "Ursa Major" which gets tackled by Cosmin TRG, while "Below" (the flip side of Phantom's lead single) is left in the capable hands of Boddika. If you stalk the latter on Facebook, you'll know he seems to treat his 303 as a special treat, only to be brought out when he most deserves it. In the days leading up to this remix, then, he must have been immaculately behaved, for acid rips right through its centre. In the wake of said warbling, bleeding and molten lines, spare percussive loops play out over and over, decaying ever so slightly. Cosmin's effort, meanwhile, is instantly recognisable as his own: built on a bed of fizzing low-end frequencies, it rumbles and rattles before exploding into life and surfing along with shuffling hits and claps.
Thu / 16
Kristan J Caryl
A Below (Boddika Acid Refix)
B Ursa Major (Cosmin TRG Remix)