Sistol's "Keno," released in 1999, was a lumpy, bare-bones affair for muffled kicks and scratchy, incidental rhythms, akin to some of Thomas Brinkmann's more minimal work of the era. It's engrossing, in the manner of a distracted stroll down a gravel path, but it's hardly the kind of thing that shakes you by the lapels. Huckaby's mix is exactly the opposite: visceral and immediate, with penetrating sub bass and rich, enveloping chords. It's part dub techno and part deep house, but the elements come together in such a way that it couldn't be confused for anything else. It's one of those rare examples of a perfect, all-encompassing groove.
"Silberfisch," which opened Pole's album 3, was (like so much of his work) archetypal late '90s Pole—buoyant, grainy, diffuse but also full-bodied. Beyond the generally gritty sensibility, I can't hear a single shred of the original in Huckaby's remix, but that's neither here nor there; single-mindedly pursuing a glowing, snub-nosed bass line through crisp hi-hats and handclaps, its immersion in a world of its own making is plenty compelling. It's tougher and drier than the Sistol remix; chillier, maybe even a little forbidding. The Sistol mix enfolds you; the Pole mix pumps along like an automaton, indifferent to your presence.