Stefan Betke's relationship with dubstep has proved mutually beneficial—for dubstep, he reinforces the importance of bass pressure, while dubstep's rhythmatrix has shocked him out of the doldrums that set in circa his self-titled fourth album. This explains why his remix of "Shortwave" feels like the most vital thing he's done in a long time. Betke's never quite left behind the power of the glitch—"Shortwave"'s landscape is pockmarked with shards of noise. These lend more drama to the mix's undertow, where everything's suggestive—bass drops act as notional hinges as baleful, emptied drones trawl the undergrowth. "Shortwave" is tensile, such that both the brief pause near the start of the mix, and the break around the five minute mark, where everything wilts away from those unrelenting hi-hats, is pregnant with dread—the space in the mix is paradoxically oppressive.
With "Don't Bring Me Down," Peverelist bumps up the tempo, but like Pole, he's interested in suggestion—the best parts of the mix come when eerie whispers and shape-shifting reels of ambience whistle underneath palsied rhythms. If dubstep and minimal share common ground, it's their mutual understanding of the affective properties of seemingly blank or indistinct noise. As with the productions of Basic Channel, Peverelist's remix is appealingly hollow, and its notional hooks—those whispers, and a short phrase for vaguely Oriental wind instrumentation—are deployed effectively and sparingly.