Simple ingenuity made Mitchell's remix of Chants' "Silencer Magpie" effective. He twisted the power of breaks into a jungle homage before slowing them down into a half-time breakdown that felt totally modern. Current Source is most impressive in such moments of fusion. Take the hard techno thump of "Sinsemilla Ave," where the breaks are time-stretched to fit with the 4/4 kick and zany acid lines shriek and squiggle like a Power Vacuum record. On "Catalytic Converter," Mitchell pairs breaks with jazzy deep house chords, while the funky title track features rich synths.
Focussing on classic breaks might seem derivative, but Mitchell's approach is skilled and loving. He invites you to savour the breaks as he highlights their sounds and textures. These spacious arrangements are welcome in an emerging experimental club music world that embraces chaos and violence. With plenty of variety, too, Current Source is the sound of a young artist putting his own spin on classic ideas.