- Earlier in the year, LA producer Israel Vines helped launch Eye Teeth, an Interdimensional Transmissions sublabel, with WWKD. His EP packed a potent pair of expansive, sharp-edged techno cuts, not to mention a rather twisted ambient piece, and for Eye Teeth's second record, those tracks are skillfully reworked by three intriguing artists from the US underground.
The A-side features 4/4 remixes of broken-beat cut "WWKD," courtesy of Silent Servant (AKA Juan Mendez) and Downwards-affiliated Chicago duo Talker (AKA Karl Meier and Jon Krohn). Mendez's tunneling take layers some of the original thrashing and splashing atop his own oblique riffs and distorted, droning atmospheres. Talker's succinct "WWKAJD" version is fairly straight-ahead, especially compared to the duo's more experimental work. But it's no less intense, with bits of the cascading original melody surrounded by sandblasted industrial textures and gales of spectral tones.
After those two bangers, Eye Teeth boss BMG takes to his modular and veers toward spacey dance floors with a slower "Relapse" version. Trippy and acidic, it growls, twists, shudders and pings for almost eight minutes. RMXD is another solid step forward for Eye Teeth; given the talent on hand, anything less would've been a surprise.
A1 WWKD (Silent Servant Remix)
A2 WWKD (Talker WWKAJD Remix)
B1 Relapse (BMG Version)