- Her Blurry Pictures, Mathew Jonson's second solo album, was a little slapdash. Thrown together from tunes throughout his career, it was an slightly uninspiring listen. But Crosstown Rebels proves it could be catnip to a good remixer with this new package.
"Level 7," the LP's opener, was one of its best, a sterling cut with a rippling synth lead. Dixon throws a simple house beat on top and keeps that lead glimmering in the sidelines for a percolating eight-minute workout. It's a light re-rub but effective nonetheless. Capable remixers Tale Of Us transform the listless "Kissing Your Eyes" into a heady trip flush with ping-ponging synth lines. It's a rework the original never even hinted at. Finally, Akufen takes on the jaunty "Body In Motion," immediately burying it in filtered fuzz and vamping over the top with sprightly keyboards. Finished off with buoyant chords that seem to bounce off the low-end, it's an immaculately textured version that recalls the virtuosic Horror Inc. album from earlier this year.
A Lebel 7 (Dixon Remix)
B1 Kissing Your Eyes (Tale Of Us Remix)
B2 Body In Motion (Akufen Remix)