Various (mixed by Reanimators) - Toxic

"Freaks, mutants, subhumans..." It's perhaps appropriate that this mix begins with such a roll call. The track, Toxic Bird Cage, is by Reanimators (Uncle O and DJ Solo) themselves and points towards the eclectic, underground feel the sounds will take in this celebration of the Paris club nights they've been hosting since 2002. There are some great tunes here that many won't have heard: The Livestock Rock, like a stripped down DJ Shadow track, purely for grinding to; the instrumental version of Bubonic, Beans' electro hip-hop booty-shaker; Art On 45, a Factory Records obscurity from 1981, a seemingly stream of consciousness rant over a funky groove; the sleaze-pop of Revl9n's Someone Like You. The trouble is, for every undiscovered gem, there's at least one somewhat less appealing inclusion. Electric Funky Drummer, for example, will no doubt remind many of Do The Bartman. So an interesting mix which often shoots itself in the foot while trying to be too cool.

Overall

6

out of 10

Last updated: 19/04/2018 04:52:51

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