One of our label’s smash hits for 2008 gets a brilliant bit of remixing magic!
If you’re lucky, you may vividly recall the Little Nobody track ‘Robota’. It featured vocoder vocals from Toshiyuki Yasuda – one of Si Begg’s favorite musicians, and who’d just finished a job with Señor Coconut – and the outcome was talked up by the likes of Steve Stoll and John Acquaviva.
To do his very own wind-up remix of that killer combo, here we lassooed in the insanely respected Mr Paul Birken (Communique, Drop Bass Network) erstwhile Freddie Fresh collaborator, and the Tonewrecker himself – also a man Little Nobody has pretty much idolized for years.
In his Twitter blog just prior to wrapping his mix in February, Paul remarked: “Never had so many changes of ideas in a remix before the final version. Crazy Muddy Waters mindset.” When we got said mix, our own first reaction? That breaky acid is so funky, funky, funky – and this is innovative, pelvis-gyrating, downright grubby future blues!
The inaugural Elektronauts remix that follows this up brings together Simon Nielsen (DJ Hi-Shock) and Little Nobody’s Andrez Bergen, in a collaborative free-for-all that is one moment the purist, glorious techy sound DJ Hi-Shock is famous for; the next it’s wild acid, and then goes on into wonderfully eclectic electronica in the terrain of Si Begg or, well, Little Nobody – full of winding-down robotic noises and glitches.
Japanese wunderkind Takashi Watanabe brings up the rear with an excellent, precision-perfect Detroit-tech interpretation of ‘Robota’ that we’ve come to expect from Kyushu’s finest purveyor of the style.
Styles: Acid, Techno, Tech House, Detroit, Breaks, Electronica.