Various Artists Gang of Four: Remixes
- Words: David Ma
- Label: V2
V2's vision of having current musicians remix Gang of Four's classic tracks was only good in theory. Surely ambitious and well intentioned, the results are lackluster re-interpretations of excellent post-punk tunes. Both Ladytron and The Dandy Warhols' remixes lack the charm of their previous works-let alone Gang of Four's endearing originals. The remainder of the project features Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Others, and Hot Hot Heat halfheartedly retouching recordings that are untouchable. With the exception of The Rakes' slant on "Natural's Not In It," the UK Remix disc is a sloppy butchering of timeless songs. Yuck.
- GearAKAI Unveils APC40 MkII and Rhythm Wolf Drum Machine and Bass Synth
- MP3Dengue Dengue Dengue! "Banana"
- NewsBoiler Room's 'Beats Unraveled' Series Continues with a Version of Shlohmo's "Places"
- NewsNicolas Jaar, 3 Chairs, Jamie xx, DJ Koze, and More Announced for Dekmantel 2014
- NewsListen to a New Track from Teebs' Upcoming Sophomore LP
XLR8R Downloads Player