Expo Remix - Kraftwerk (EMI)
Sun 21st Jan, 2001 Music Reviews 1774 viewsin
This had to happen. Kraftwerk remixed by those that know, Underground Resistance, and deliver a package of remixes that will go down as an important moment in the history of electronic music.
The ‘Underground Resistance’ mix has moments where it reminds me of the jazzier UR material from around 1992, however there’s a touch of sounds available from ‘Codebreaker’ which was released 6 years later.
The nervous synths dancing over this with a vocal that is stereotypical of Underground Resistance, ‘Detroit, we so electric. Germany, they so electric.’ Exceptional.
The ‘Infiltrator’ mix has Andre Holland step up to the desk and increase the tempo. He throws down a dark bassline and retains the Kraftwerkian ‘chak’. Still a strong mix, but I’ve never been a huge fan of the Infiltrator sound.
Rolando is probably the most well known member of the Underground Resistance collective at the current time, all due to the exploitation by several major labels. He stands and delivers with his remix with orchestral violins, a sexy base line and funky percussion. This should be being played by those that know, but it seems those that know are becoming an endangered species.
Munchman the youngest of the Burden brothers (430 West) assists with the ‘UR Thought’ mix. Lushiously warped synth sounds and chopped up breaks at around the 160 bpm feature, giving it a drum’n’bass feel.
In conclusion, a beautiful package of hi-tech funk; and one that will be looked up on 10 years time as a classic.