Once again Hawtin sets the standard. Whilst most of the worlds DJ's are churning out the same old boring CD's, along comes a piece of magic that breathes new life into the concept of mixing.
This is a breathtaking compilation, created from a wide range of different tracks - all sampled, looped, cut-up and re-edited (hence the title). Percussive grooves, sonic funk, pounding beats, and haunting melodies are all showcased here.
The CD begins with Hawtin's trademark sound - a deep, minimal, echoing beat that slowly builds and becomes a completely different track without you even realising. There is so much going on that every time you hear this CD you will notice something different. This is the style of the whole mix - melodies from one track layered over beats and percussion of another, then stripped down to the basic elements and re-assembled to form a totally new sound.
This is an awesome collection of techno from one of the world's best producers of electronic music. Very few artists would dare to release anything like this, but Hawtin has broken the rules and provided both quantity and quality in a style that most DJ's will spend a lifetime trying to match.
The sheer number of tracks on this mix shows that Hawtin is more interested in showcasing quality electronic music and keeping the mix fluid rather than spending an hour trying to beat-match 10 tunes to perfection. He is more a composer than DJ, and the production on this CD is flawless. It's the stuff Beethoven would have made if he had a sampler and drum machine.
There is nothing else quite like this.