From start to finish, this album contains those moments where you have to check the tracklisting to find out if what you are listening to is ACTUALLY what you think you are listening to. From the very first (Bonus, may I add) track, there are original bootlegs of contemporary pop tunes, old skool beats and general all round merriments. The CD kicks off with a bonus remix of Can't Get You Out Of My Head by Kylie, and you actually have to search skip backwards to before the first track to hear it. It's a strange psychedelic breaks remix, but the original elements are there and you can place the tune instantly. Once the bonus track finishes, Steven Hawkin (maybe not) introduces the band to rapturous applause, which is well-deserved I feel. Highlights include the first track of the mix, which is a strange but successful concoction of Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Basement Jaxx, a stuttering bootleg of Salt 'N' Pepa's Push It Real Good, a fusion of two Michael Jackson songs right at the heart of the mix, and a Caribbean collaboration between 10CC and Destiny's Child. All of these moments leave you wondering how the Soulwax Crew thought up such mixtures of joints, but when you see how well they work together, you can't help but be immensely satisfied with the results. If you like your CDs to be original, funky and entertaining from start to finish, then this is definitely one for your collection.
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