Logo Side A:
A1. Metropolis How? (James Ruskin remix)
A2. Metropolis How? (DJ Hi-Shock remix)

Info Side B:
B1. Metropolis How? (Justin Berkovi remix)
B2. Metropolis How? (Original Mix)



Andrez Bergen (a.k.a. Little Nobody) has said that he first stumbled across James Ruskin and Justin Berkovi around the same time. He picked up Ruskin's 'Prelude' EP on the man's label Blueprint and Berkovi's 'Crouton' from Mosquito, and both records became pivotal parts of Bergen's DJ sets and radio show back in Melbourne just over a decade ago. Apparently they've also never left his record crate.

He's been a huge fan of both producers since, keeping an eye on their stylistic tangents as much as he's followed up on their releases through other labels like Tresor, Pro-Jex, Sativae, Neue Heimat, Meta, and Berkovi's own Predicaments.

So when Elektrax got together with Bergen's label IF? to create a new vinyl release of remixes of the sublime Little Nobody track 'Metropolis How?' - as the debut showing for our brand new side-label Gynoid:Audio - we couldn't think of two better practitioners to suit the moment... along with, of course, another canny remixer in the guise of Elektrax's main-man, DJ Hi-Shock.

The resulting 12-inch is nothing short of revelatory. All three artists have here picked up on the slow, grubby, vaguely distorted acid slant of the original track and made the journeys conjured up their completely own entities.

The original Little Nobody track has a slight distort that's intentional and feels somehow deeper and it... rumbles. Berkovi's mesmerizing remix is defined by little incidental noises and hisses, the occasional snare, and that subtle, slightly dark orchestral flourish; DJ Hi-Shock's is all nice sweeps, gorgeous production, and deeper than Loch Ness.

Ben Mill said it best when he heard Ruskin's superb approach: "That's kickarse minimal right there; the use of delay is perfection. The devil is in the details, ain't it? Well, it's gonna be a cracking release!"

We agree 100%. Unleash the beast.



26 Comments to “Little Nobody – Metropolis How? Remixes (12″ Vinyl)”

  1. Amazing release!

    Sebastian Bayne
  2. James Ruskin remix is simply amazing.. the groove of this tune and his deep mood gives a strong energy to it, insane!

    Claudio Masso
  3. bomb.

  4. “Loooove the James Ruskin spaced-out track – will play.”

    Laurent Garnier
  5. “Full support. Solid! James Ruskin’s mix the fave.”

    Luke Slater
  6. “Really like this release, mate. Berkovi’s mix is great.”

    Ade Fenton
  7. “Great release, really dig the original and the James Ruskin mix – rolling!”

    Tommy Four Seven
  8. “Best mix for me is Mr. Berkovi.”

    Dave Clarke
  9. “Cheers for that. Definitely into the Ruskin one.”

    Ben Sims
  10. “Nice package. Seems like all the tracks have cool directions.”

    Ken Ishii
  11. “Great, great release. All mixes will get plays from me but James’ is my favourite. Full support.”

  12. “The Ruskin and Hi-Shock mixes are hot!”

    Claude Young
  13. “The Ruskin remix is the one for me!”

    Len Faki
  14. “Justin Berkovi remix is the best!”

    Takkyu Ishino
  15. “Original Mix for me thanks!!”

    Roman Zawodny
  16. “Digging both James’ and Justin’s mixes – got a nice introspective vibe going on.”

    Paul Mac
  17. “Good, solid techno – like it. Will play in my slower sets for sure. Cheers, H.”

    D.A.V.E. the Drummer
  18. “Sounds great man – awesomeness on the Ruskin remix! Great stuff.”

    Donk Boys
  19. “Great EP. I actually like all the mixes.”

    Damon Wild
  20. “Cool tracks!”

    DJ Wada (Co-Fusion)
  21. “Cool EP!! I love the Hi-Shock remix – will play it!”

    DJ Warp
  22. “James Ruskin’s remix is my preferred mix.”

    Trevor Rockcliffe
  23. “Metropolis How? remixes are good, man.”

    DJ Hyperactive
  24. “The Metropolis How? release is …right up my alley!! Love the James Ruskin and Justin Berkovi remixes – something I’d play out!”

    Andrew Till
  25. Fantastic release, all 4 mixes rocking.

    DJ J-Sun
  26. Thanks, mates!!

    Andrez Bergen (Little Nobody)