- This four-track EP is a sampler for long-time Gomma associate Jacques Renault's recent 100% Gomma mix of old and new material from the German punk funk/indie-disco label, which is available as a free download.
Chicken Lips' classic remix of Headman's 2003 track "It Rough" is the standout. It offers up a thumping bass background to the original's echoing vocal sample before skittering hi-hats and cowbells kick things into high gear. Renault's edit of GBs' Dinosaur L-sampling track "Lucky In Vichy" and his remix of Munk's "Keep My Secret" also feature. The former shaves a couple of minutes off the languorous, bass-guitar-led original, while the latter offers up a lingering synth line, crashing cymbals and fragments from the original's characteristically poppy duet vocal. Mercury's "Man," from this year, completes the foursome with taut hi-hats, acid bass synth slabs and a knowing vocal—"my muscles are of steel, my mind a complex computer."
Several of the highly enjoyable mix's more interesting moments are omitted—see Daniel Avery and The Deadstock 33s' "Nylon Icon" and Baldelli's "Phobos"— but this selection is a solid representation.
A1 GB's - Lucky In Vichy (Jacques Renault Edit)
A2 Munk - Keep My Secret (Jacques Renault Remix)
B1 Mercury - Man
B2 Headman - It Rough (Chicken Lips Remix)