Various – Boys At SBB Vol 9

December 27, 2014 in Singles

Boys at SBB Vol 9 Shoes, Bags & BoysAnother V/A offering from another very dependable label – in this case, Ariane Blank and Albena Flores’s Shoes, Bags & Boys, who here have let five possessors of Y chromosomes apply their remix skills to five tracks by SBB’s stable of strictly XX artists.

Don’t really have time to dig out the orginals for comparison right now, but Leo Lang’s take on Albena Flores’s Sparkling Dreams is a contemplative, midtempo affair, while Mikrohouse.net’s remix of Ariane Blank’s Tinkle Time operates in similar territory. Abu Bayer serves up a deliciously languid and dubby refix of ChixUnighted’s Sunshine Waltz, and then finally not one but two Indiro Boka tracks get the remix treatment, Not My Day becoming in Deep Spelle’s hands a moody, lolloping deep house groove topped with Radiophonic Workshop-esque synth wibbles, while Krummstoff’s Purple Dub of Pinky Clouds is a stripped-back gem featuring tribal-leaning percussion and some understated old-skool pianos.

All told, this is classy, forward-thinking stuff that will appeal to those who like their house on the more spacey/cerebral side, with Sunshine Waltz and Not My Day just nudging it for me.

Out: This week

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