Covering the original's warped vocals in thick squelches and throwback late night smooth grooves, Flying Lotus's take on "Natural Selection" finds the LA beatnik's weary beats sighing under a modest techno tide. Though far removed from such structured climbs as Martyn's mutant Apple Pips flutter of "Suburbia," Lotus's usual erratic bluster suits a bit of rigour, 140bpm befitting of his bleak beats. Reverb tails every movement, sulking shadows behind each lumbering bassline, giving the track a mesmerising new coat.
Compatriot 2562's grappling with "Vancouver" initially seems a tad pedestrian. But, slowly following the stark footprints of the original's acidic basslines, The Hague maestro's "Puur Natuur" mix soon finds its feet. Recalling the paranoid strands of drum & bass, the pair have sucked on to produce their own dub-fed techno hybrid—understated jabs that lurch out from the sunken discordant ruts of its sophisticated parent release. You'd label it alchemy. Trouble is, what was there was already gold.