Basteroid and Metope are not artists who sit easily together. Metope’s typical restraint is at direct odds with Basteroid’s delightfully incoherent maximalism. As a result this remix feels neither one thing nor the other, with a clanking ramshackle groove which nudges towards a bleepy peak but never quite reaches it.
Sleeparchive gets a lot of stick for his IDM-ish take on minimal but his effort here is a good example of how that style can be effectively atmospheric. It’s industrial in the sense that it sounds like a conveyor belt relentlessly moving forward with inhuman precision, and has a real druggy, bass-heavy intensity. Of course being Sleeparchive it isn’t exactly funky but then that’s not really the point.
Ada turns in the most danceable track of the three. It begins with a gloopy bassline and simple but effective percussion but then rather spoils the effect with a fairly annoying house-y riff which feels out of place against the linearity of the rhythm track. Over time it develops and meanders with various instruments and melodies creating a spaced-out feel that might work at the beginning or end of the night but is a long way from Ada’s peak-time best.
Overall, an inessential release, but the Sleeparchive track is worth checking if you like his style.