- Lonely Planet, the debut album from Tornado Wallace, AKA Lewie Day, explored the producer's serene and downtempo side. Much of the LP wasn't suited to the dance floor, leaving a gap that this remix package aims to fill. "Today," featuring the Melbourne artist Sui Zhen, gets an rework by the respected French producer I:Cube. It's masterful in its simplicity. The clattering bongo-like percussion does much of the work, accompanied by a simple synth lead and a touch of atmospherics. I:Cube faithfully keeps the Balearic allure of the original, which melds with Zhen's breathy vocals. He uses a similar combination on the equally great "Aujord'Hui Beats" version, foregoing most of the vocals to allow the dubby percussion to shine.
Move D's remix of "Today" is tougher thanks to a brooding 4/4 house kick. Most of the track feels perfunctory, but it eventually gleams with vocals and shimmering synths. Prins Thomas's uptempo take on "Trance Encounters" is a natural fit. The original's blissful guitars are backed up by a slow-burning groove that builds in energy with distant whirrs and a percolating synth. It's what we've come to expect from Thomas, but you'll still want more when this nine-minute track ends.
A1 Today feat. Sui Zhen (I:Cube Mix)
A2 Today feat. Sui Zhen (Move D Vocal Mix)
B1 Trance Encounters (Prins Thomas Diskomiks)
B2 Today feat. Sui Zhen (I:Cube Aujord'Hui Beats)