Air remixed by Daft punk, Neptunes, Mr Oizo and Modjo? Sounds more disco than Donna Summer herself. But not.
"Everybody Hertz", air's new remixes ep, contains 7 rmxs, 2 edits of their last "10,000 Hz legend" album and one new song.
The new song ("the way you look tonight") is so-so. A typical b-side, actually, although when it's an air 1 it isnt thaaat bad.
The edits are just edits, although the Thomas Bangalter (of Daft Punk) edit for "don't be light" is a bit more chherful than the original version, i guess.
And the remixes themselves
Mr. Oizo's remix for "Don't be light" starts like his top-cool "flat beat", but than becomes just sheer crap. The Neptunes' version of the song is ok, though not as brilliant as their work with Britney (I'm not cynical). The hacker's electro re-working of "don't be light" is very happy, but not too brilliant. and finally, Malibu's remix of the song is ok, which is very disappointed from half of the duo that has made the coolest remix ever for air: moog cookbook fatboyslim-like remix of "kelly, watch the stars!". No light, as you can understand.
"how does it make you feel?" gets here, aside it's radio edit, a nice dub version by Adrian Sherwood, with extra vocals supplment from junior delgado.
"people in the city" appears twice. Firstly in the modjo remix, which sounds like a contemporary piano-bar version. That is nice, but nth like their "lady" hit. + French producer jack lahana also contibuted his take of the song - nth 2 write home about actually.
This is about it - nor AIR at their pick (where the hell is "radio #1", the best song on the "10,000 hz legend" album?), neither their remixers, all we've already heard in a better shape.