- Despite being just little more than 2007's sharpest tool, the original ‘Mumblin Yeah’ has yet to lose its sheen, either through excessive praise or dumbfounded criticism. It still seems the quirkiest records of 2007, if not the most jaw-dropping.
This low-key charm makes it far more suitable for remixes than hit dance records usually are. Instead of the inevitable anti-climax of a few high-profile artists trying to make a big track even bigger, this package on Remote Area gives Loco Dice and Marco Carola the chance to add a new twist to one of the most downbeat, low slung hits of the 00s.
First up is Loco Dice, who smoothes out some of the edges of Kabale Und Liebe's original and adds some ‘French Kiss’-style melodies, while keeping almost the entire Daniel Sanchez vocal. It's no major overhaul, but he does put his trance meets deep house stamp on ‘Mumblin Yeah’ and gives it a new lease of life in the process. Marco Carola's remix meanwhile is even more low-key, but largely disappointing. Carola turns a pretty straight-up house track into a boring one, removing most of the vocal and practically all trace of melody in favour of more percussion and more bass. Ultimately it's a gray-scale rework that owes nothing to the original, that is, except most of its future sales figures.
One worthwhile remix is definitely a disappointment for a track that seemed ideal for remixing, but it's better than none at all.
A Mumbling Yeah (Loco Dice Tribute Rmx)
AA Mumbling Yeah (Marco Carola Kick Rmx)