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THE UNKLE mix to have,
This review is from: Do Androids Dream of Electric Beats? (Audio CD)
Right, first off, the most helpful thing you can have for this mix is the tracklisting! Completely untitled and hard to pick up, this is an epic 3 CD mix by James Lavelle and Richard File, spanning breaks, downtempo and house:
Gi Mix ::: 1. UNKLE: Intro 2. Rare Earth: Get Ready 3. UNKLE: Lonely Souls [UNKLEsounds Edit] 4. The Psychonauts: Circles 5. Giorgio Moroder: Tears 6. DJ Shadow: Organ Donor 7. DJ Shadow: Organ Donor [Extended Overhaul] 8. South: Broken Head II 9. South: Broken Head [Jagz Kooner Mix] 10. Queens Of The Stone Age: Feel Good Hit Of The Summer 11. Garbage: The World Is Not Enough [UNKLE Remix Beats] 12. Sunna: I'm Not Trading [UNKLE Remix Instrumental] 13. UNKLE: Nursery Rhyme [UNKLEsounds Edit] 14. Blur: Battle [UNKLE Remix]
Tai Mix ::: 1. Tycoon To$h & The Terminator Troops: Prop MasterŐs Party 2. Star Wars Theme [Obscure Version 3. Prodigy feat. 3D: No Souvenirs [UNKLE Remix] 4. Peter Dildo: Physical 2000 5. UNKLE feat. Ian Brown: Be There [UNKLEsounds Edit] 6. Kraftwerk: Numbers with Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody 7. Forme: Kick A Hole [Tigerstyle] 8. Howie B: Hey Jack [UNKLE Metamorphosis Remix] 9. The Beatles: Tomorrow Never Knows [UNKLEsounds Edit] 10. UNKLE: Eye For An Eye 11. Bushwacka!: Feel It 12. Mercury Rev: Holes [Unknown Remix] 13. Forme: Percussive Thinking 14. Bushwacka!: Egyptian 15. UNKLEsounds Interlude 18. UNKLE: Rabbit In Your Headlights [UNKLEsounds Edit]
Shin Mix ::: 1. UNKLE: Intro 2. Red Hot Chili Peppers: Breaking The Girl 3. Animated: Grab The Rope 4. FC Kahuna: Mindset To Cycle 5. UNKNOWN 6. The Rolling Stones: Sympathy For The Devil [UNKLEsounds Edit] 7. Morel: True [The Faggot Is You] 8. UNKNOWN 9. Bladerunner End Titles [possible UNKLEsounds Edit] 10. Iggy Pop: Nightclubbing 11. Echomen: Thru 2 You [Bushwacka! Remix] 12. Landmine: Fairytale 13. Depeche Mode: Dream On [Bushwacka! Blunt Mix] 14. Medway: Release 15. Lazonby: Sacred Cycles 16. Radiohead: Everything In Its Right Place [UNKLEsounds Edit] 17. Layo & Bushwaska: Untitled 18. Fleetwood Mac: The Chain 19. UNKLEsounds
The Gi mix heads down familiar UNKLE sounding moody beats, exclusive versions of UNKLE tracks and remixes. The new version of Lonely Soul and the full on extended version of DJ Shadow's Organ Donor are absolute star highlights of this mix. Quality.
The Tai Mix heads into moody Layo & Bushwacka! style breaks territory, and does it VERY well. Lavelle has been influenced by his DJ stints down at Fabric, incorporating dark house and quality breaks into a wider reaching Mo'Wax sound. Fantastic electro bootleg of Whitney Houston, the wicked bass stabs of Layo & Bushwacka's Feel It, Beatles get warped up in an UNKLEsounds remix and you get an early version of Eye For An Eye on here.
The Shin Mix goes for dark acidic house music. The CD sounds like its screwed and skipping at the beginning, but its meant to be like that. The FC Kahuna bleepy house sound is rife on here, dirty basslines and gritty beats. Bushwacka again provides the highlight for me, closely folled with the excellent UNKLE version of Radiohead's Everything In Its Right Place.
There were only 500 of these 'officially' pressed up, although bootlegs do appear. If you see one, grab it, its the inspiration for all Lavelle's mixes to follow .... chunks of this can be found on mixes such as Do Androids Dream Of Essential Beats (Lavelle's Essential Mix), Big Brother Is Watching You, FabricLIVE01. Also of a similar quality is his Global Underground Barcelona Mix. THIS is the best of the lot though. See it, buy it.