Antix: Twin Coast Remixes
By Jacob Connor
An international (and largely Scandanavian) affair, this disc gathers remixes of last year's 'Twin Coast Discovery' CD. Versions are supplied by FREq, Phony Orphants, D-Nox & Beckers, Vibrasphere and Sun Control Species and range between 125-138 bpm. The project is sponsored by Danish 'progressive house' label Iboga. Tracks are mostly vocal-free apart from a reworking of Rhian Sheehan's Hiding Place sung by Jess Chambers. This sort of recording is better understood with the help of psycho-active additives and is ideally placed on the grass dancefloor of a festival. My admittedly unsophisticated criteria for a successful trance record: it should sound like aliens are trying to communicate through the speaker stacks; there ought to be cross-rhythms that compel you to jerk your body about in a spasmodic manner; echo and delay effects should induce flashbacks or contemplative introspection. By this measure, TCR generally delivers the business and is an interesting companion piece to the original from which it derives. Antix alter ego Fiord round out the collection with hit pick Hybrid; a mashed-up cannibalisation of several 'Discovery' tunes. Visit www.antixmusic.co.nz for the real oil.