You won't hear this euphoric coda on Sneaker Social Club's 25th anniversary reissue, which opts for a shortened "Original Mix" instead. The remixers take various liberties with the source material, and the results are, for the most part, impressive. DJ Die and Addison Groove's remix samples "Tubular Bells" too heavily, so the sample and bass drum seem to wrestle. Special Request, AKA Paul Woolford, shows sharper instincts. Where "Exodus"'s dense breakbeats were pestled together, Woolford's crisp hi-hats and snares are given more space. The benefit of his lighter percussion becomes clear as he injects sub-bass into the guts of the track. The two other remixers take different approaches. In his collage of chants and effects, Luke Vibert pays cheeky tribute to hardcore's heyday. When The Maghreban strips "Exodus" down to its bones, he extracts a hip-hop-inspired banger that will shake souls and bodies.
Fri / 24 Feb 2017
01. Exodus (The Lion Awakes)
02. Exodus (The Lion Awakes) (Luke Vibert Remix)
03. Exodus (The Lion Awakes) (The Maghreban Remix)
04. Exodus (The Lion Awakes) (Special Request Remix)
05. Exodus (The Lion Awakes) (DJ Die & Addison Groove Remix)