This is Berlin-based Paul Kalkbrenner's fourth full-length CD on the BPitch Control label, featuring re-workings of his earlier 12" tracks by Wighnomy Brothers, Sascha Funke, Agoria, Ellen Allien & Apparat, Joris Voorn, Alexander Kowalski, Modeselektor and Michael Mayer. ReWorks is a very special project that Paul has been planning for a long time. He asked some of his friends, whom he also very much appreciates musically, for remixes. Paul opened his treasure box so everyone could pick the track he/she likes most and play around with it. The result is a wonderful remix album that not only gives a new touch to some of Kalkbrenner's greatest tracks, but was fun work for the experienced remixers. Wighnomy Brothers introduce US to the record smoothly, but in an exciting way. They crafted their version of "Steinbeisser" without any beats and only concentrated on pure sound. Sascha Funke's "Miles Away" gets down to business right away - striking beats and a sing-along melody of a reverb synth that, towards the end, builds up to an upbeat peak. The first half of Agoria's remix of "Page 1, 2, 3" is a beat that lays itself upon you hypnotically, and the second half shows off with a great accordion line from the original. The wake-up call comes from Ellen Allien & Apparat. First melodic, swinging beats jump around happily, then break, facet and beat again, in unison with the melody. Joris Voorn's version of "Press On" is a blend of thrilling anticipation and impatience. Alexander Kowalski focuses on a straight and pushing beat of a dry bass drum with a nice reverbed vocal sample. Modeselektor sound like a techno marching band with their version of "Gia 2000, " and Michael Mayer is the whispering fade-out. One chord only is enough to set free all those happy happy-hormones that make you dance to the stereo and start this CD all over again!
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