With each Yoshitoshi compilation they ask someone involved in the label to pick and mix the disc. Who better for that task is Dean Coleman. Dean over the last couple of years has been prolific in providing remixes and original pieces to not only Yoshitoshi, but to various labels around the world and has seen much success. His remix of Morel's 'If You Love Me' was snapped up by Hernan Cattaneo for his Masters Series and has been met with high acclaim.
The disc starts off with Chris & Kai’s smooth and uplifting paradise vocal mix of Sumo's 'Yes We Will' and is a pleasant funky start. The Message mix of Eddie Amador’s huge hit ‘House Music’ is very smooth as the spoken vocal spins off its love for said title. The teaming up of Dick Trevor & Danny Howells for the vocal classic 'Dusk Till Dawn' has always been a mainstay in loads of record boxes and fits nicely here. Moving into a more solid house sound is Holmes Ives excellent '8 Letters' mixed by MK & MTV and definitely gets the mix pumping with its emotive synths and vocals. Keeping up the tempo is Narcotic Thrust crossover hit 'I Like it' with Dean himself on remix duties here. Sultan’s very impressive 'Shivers' delves into deeper territory with the assistance from Tommoyboy and is definitely a highlight here.
Narcotic Thrust appear again, this time assisted by Behrouz with his remix of 'When The Dawn Breaks' that gently brings the beats back. Moving into another highlight is Dean’s remix of Morel’s 'If You Love Me' and is always a pleasure to hear as its so driving and uplifting. Turning things a tad upside down is Jason Jinx with 'Do You See Me' as its quirky samples and relentless riffs follow on nicely. Skylark (Nic Fanciulli) provides his impressive interpretation of Deep Sky’s 'Talk Like A Stranger'. No Yoshitoshi greatest hits album would complete without Brown Brothers classic hit 'Under The Water' but this time Deep Dish provide their Pressure remix for the occasion. Alcatraz give it up with their seriously groovy houser 'Giv Me Luv' and follows on with the epic feel. Finishing off the disc and slowing things down is Miguel Migs’ with his 'Find Whats Mine' vocal tune and definitely leaves you feeling uplifted and relaxed.
Both old and new tracks ranging from house to deeper sounds to tough beats, there isn’t much that can go wrong here. Obviously Dean has sat down and worked out a genuine way of meshing and mastering these tracks together, which I think he has done a pretty good job.
1. Sumo - Yes We Will (Chris & Kai Paradise Vocal Mix)
2. Eddie Amador – House Music (Message Mix)
3. Dick Trevor & Danny Howells feat Erire – Dusk Till Dawn (Edit)
4. Holmes Ives – 8 Letters (MK & MTV Mix)
5. Narcotic Thrust – I Like It (Dean Coleman Dirty By Design Dub)
6. Sultan – Shivers (Tommyboy Remix)
7. Narcotic Thrust – When The Dawn Breaks (Behrouz Mix – Short Edit)
8. Morel – If You Love Me (Dean Coleman Vocal Mix)
9. Jason Jinx – Do You See Me (Original)
10. Deep Sky – Talks Like A Stranger (Skylark Vocal Mix)
11. Brother Brown – Under The Water (Deep Dish Pressure Remix)
12. Alcatraz – Giv Me Luv
13. Miguel Migs – Find Whats Mine