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4.3 out of 5 stars

on 12 January 2013
Heard this mix years ago and have been trying to get hold of a copy ever since. Infectious tunes and some sublime mixing. Have listened to it countless times since getting it again.
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on 25 October 2014
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on 5 August 2003
Split into 2 CDs (value for money or what?!), the first side takes a soundscape blending hip-hop, metal, Kraftwerk, the Beatles and even Whitney Houston. Before you run away, only these guys know how to pull it off as the greatest mix robbery I’ve heard in a while. Alot of their own production i.e. UNKLE and DJ Shadow take the lead, backed up with a personal highlight of Tears for Fears 'Shout' with a gravel voiced DMX shouting over. Even a sample of the Star Wars theme recorded from an arcade machine makes this great listening. The second CD introduces a more clubby feel which had a similar feel to James Lavelle's Global Underground Album, 'Barcelona' (no surprise there as he is half of UNKLE). Layo and Bushwacka and Meat Katie supply quality nu-breaks/house but the madness returns when Fleetwood Mac's 'The Chain' comes screeching in, guitars smoking, made famous by the old BBC Formula 1 theme tune. Finally, a bit of research delving into the Radio 1 website found that this was UNKLE's essential mix back in January 2002 but the sounds are as fresh as ever.
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on 25 March 2004
Bought this CD a while back and apart from the really irritating 'e-e-e-e-essential' sample placed at moments that kinda spoil its fluency was very pleased with my purchase . Then I discovered the CD 'Do Androids Dream of Electro Beats' also by Unkle . My advice to anyone wishing to buy this who doesn't own 'Androids' is to give this a miss and try and get Andoids because firstly the mixing is tighter , secondly the tune selection is greater , thirdly its better value for money and fourthly ...... i could go on and on . The only advantage this package has is that the one or two tracks this one has that Androids doesnt are storming , plus Androids is a little more tricky to source .
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on 28 July 2003
OK, so you do wonder whether Unkle are taking the proverbial. The sheer range of musical source material that’s been sampled and mucked around with is bizarre. Is there another CD where you can get DMX mixed with Tears for Fears – or Whitney mixed with Kraftwerk? The eclecticism does raise a smile, however – and the quality of the production is brilliant, as you’d expect. After a start that mainly consists of songs that could almost be singles, the style becomes more abstract as the CD progresses, mutating through bass-heavy noise-athons to warped-out psychodelia with the reworking of the Beatles’ ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’ to the out-and-out orbital-esque dance tunes of the last few tracks. I like it!
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on 6 July 2003
Features well known tunes from Queens of the Stoneage and The Beatles, including a big work out of DJ Shadow`s 'Organ doner', this is a standard mix album which at worst you might describe as a little lazy. Quite rare and a great warm up for the album which is out soon. Recomended for social listening.
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