Having a B-side that is a reversed version of an album track is something The Stone Roses used to favour and Beady Eye recently followed suit with a backwards version of 'BE' album track 'Start Anew'. Tour DJ Arveene is most likely responsible for this new version, part of a longer set of remixes from the album '42:42', and the result sounds something like Andrew Weatherall overhauling 'Hallelujah' era Happy Mondays, which is a very good thing indeed.
Reminiscent of the glory days of St Germain, Chocky loops up some jazz and lays beneath a 4/4 and some unctuous bass to rather devastating effect. Toby Tobias goes dark on the remix.
Mathew Jonson's 2013 long-player 'Her Blurry Pictures' album is easily among the electronic albums of the year. And here the Wagon Repair don offers up three tracks to be meddled with. Innervisions main man Dixon plumbs into his bottomless well of deepness, turning in a hypnotic, dramatic interpretation of 'Level 7'. Tale Of Us will melt the iciest heart with their warm-yet-melancholy take on 'Kissing Your Eyes', while Akufen's version of 'Body In Motion' keeps you hanging until the final act before sending jazzy chills down your spine. So good.
San Fran man Nick Monaco is doubtless still reeling from the universal love for his recent bootleggy reworking of Alicia Keys' 'Unthinkable'. He'd better gird his loins for similar plaudits for 'The Stalker', a loose, torrid groove with mildly unsettling lyrics. Meanwhile, 'Boy Meets World' is a soulful, beguiling piano-led '90s party jam. The Soul Clap boys weigh in with a dirty dub of 'The Stalker', as does Wolf + Lamb family man Tanner Ross. Frenchman Wadz does his thang on 'Boy Meets World', purportedly a 'g-funk' mix, but it sounds straight boogie from here.