Reissued by Kitsune, Black Strobe's "Me & Madonna" has all the hallmarks of the indie-electro fusion at its finest, long before it had even been given a name: morphing analogue bass, mountains of percussion and addictively simple vocals. Looking at the track from today's post-Digitalism context just reaffirms its originality. It still sounds fresh, yet points backward to a time before the genre had run its course.
Unfortunately, the remixes on offer fail to add much to the equation. Rebotini teams up with DJ Pone for their own take on the eight-year-old song, churning out a bland excursion into electro house grind. Brazilian duo The Twelves slightly redeem the reworks, opting for an up-tempo nu disco vibe that suits the original vocals (supplied by Jennifer Cardini) well. Tape To Tape and Jolie Cherie round out the package, both of which will undoubtedly work a Parisian dance floor, but fail to achieve anything of particular note sonically.