- As well as offering up the aged but still strong X-Press 2 back catalogue to new ears, this remix EP also highlights a new wave of Spanish producers. All three of those chosen have operated on established labels like Suara Music, Diynamic and Liebe*Detail in the past, but these will surely be their most popular works to date, if only for the subject matter in question.
Coyu steps up with the first re-rub. His take on "Muzik Xpress" firms out the original's wobbly bottom into a much flatter tech house beat. The vocal weaves in and out sans much editing, but the constant bass kills and ensuing techy drops are restless to say the least. It's thumping main room fodder that ably updates the version first laid down in '92.
Tackling "Lazy" must have been a daunting prospect for Edu Imbernon. It's known and loved the world over—even outside of dance music. Relying on David Byrne's lethargic vocal for the main hook, some bulbous sythns, end-of-the-night keys and cantering bass notes are sympathetic enough to not to offend, but fail to really take on a meaning of their own. "Kill 100" meanwhile was a broody, sample-rich slice of house remixed on release by Carl Craig into something even broodier. Uner, though, takes it in the other direction, favouring a bold electro bassline someone like Maceo Plex may drop in one of his more energetic sets: it's probably the best of the lot.
01. Muzik X-Press (Coyu Remix)
02. Lazy feat. David Byrne (Edu Imbernon Remix)
03. Kill 100 feat. Rob Harvey (Uner Remix)