Continuing the impressive Misch Masch
series, Anu Pillai of the much heralded Freeform Five
, has put together an album that, coupled with a decent "All Back To Mine" compilation for desserts, could well soundtrack the best night out of your life, and the morning after. Consider the content of the mix itself - plenty of well known names and tunes rub shoulders with Funkadelic, Freeform Five tunes, and the monstrous "Release the Beast" by Breakwater shoehorned in for good effect. The vibe is electro-sleazy here; lots of burbling, bass-heavy beats and synths, but over a range of styles.
Better still, the fun doesnt stop once Lindstroms "I Feel Space" disappears into the ether; a second disc of remixes is thrown in. Elton John and Brian Wilson are remade for the 21st Century, while Mylo, N.E.R.D and Annie get reshaped appropriately. It may not match the first CD, but its a tasty incentive. In some ways, however, its superfluous- "Misch Masch" is the first serious contender for As Heard On Radio Soulwax crown of best 21st Century mix CD. --Thom Allott