Remix & Additional Production
Distinct’ive Breaks

The million dollar mixing board on the cover isn’t just for show. Hybrid’s massive and detailed production makes its way from debut album Wider Angle and into a mix album of their remix work. Like their debut, Hybrid prefers to distance themselves from familiar sounds, samples, and breaks that you may hear in other club material and work progressively work from the ground up, creating their moving sound from scratch. Moby liked their version of “Bodyrock” so much that Hybrid was asked to join him on his American tour and they have since completed remix work for many others artists including BT, who’s sound closely resembles that of Hybrid. Both artist’s material can stir quite the rush and the fact that both of these artists may have a substantial budget to work with could be a contributing factor. In addition to the classical musical training of both BT and Hybrid, one listen proves that some top dollar synths and software are hard at work and it seems that they have invested a considerable amount of time into their training and engineering skills. There is a lot of great dance material in existence but you can clearly hear the difference in their sound.

All of the remixes flow together over the course of the album and Hybrid keeps their musical fingerprint on each of them. However, the tracks that really stand out are the tunes that already achieve musical greatness with the previously recorded vocal work. The two real roof-blowing highlights are both BT’s “Never Gonna Come Back Down” featuring ex-Soul Coughing vocalist, Mike Doughty and the following track, “Take A Picture” by Filter. Both songs are given that extra emotional punch by combining the most expressive production with the rousing emotion of strong vocal talent. As demonstrated by Future Sound Of London’s “Papua New Guinea,” a majority of the source material on the album already holds its own so this collection is guaranteed for success. Top-notch producers remixing talented artists with the occasional stellar vocal contributions can’t be anything but wonderful.

-Justin Hardison

  1. “Accelerator” – Jagged Little Pill
  2. “Café Del Mar” – Energy 52
  3. “Glorious” – Andreas Johnson
  4. “Bodyrock” – Moby
  5. “Never Gonna Come Back Down” – BT
  6. “Take A Picture” – Filter
  7. “Papua New Guinea” – The Future Sound Of London
  8. “Bad Girl” – DJ Rap
  9. “Vernon’s Wonderland” – Vernon’s Wonderland
  10. “Enter The Monk” – Monk & Canatella

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