Madben’s superb Troisième Sens album is remixed again, as new mixes from Josh Wink and AVNU join previous offerings from Alinka and Avision on this standout EP.
Kicking off this fantastic package is Ukraine-born but Berlin-based Alinka. She is now right at the cutting edge of the scene after big releases on the likes of Rekids and Live at Robert Johnson. She is a regular at iconic spots like Berghain/Panorama Bar, Circoloco and Smart Bar and flips ‘Addicted’ into a heavy house cut with thumping drums and lithe baselines. Acid sprays about over warmer synths to make for a real peak-time weapon. Next up is Josh Wink, a legendary electronic artist who heads up the Ovum label and has consistently crafted some of house and techno’s biggest tracks. He flips ‘1AM At A Rave’ into seven-plus minutes of scintillating electronic deepness with trippy leads and real synth intensity building to an explosive peak.
NYC DJ and producer Avision has released EPs such as ‘Innocence’ on this label while also getting support for his new school techno from Adam Beyer and Chris Liebing. His remix of ‘Circuit Breaker’ is a chunky and textural affair with seriously weighty drums. Stark synths rise up through the mix next to bubbling acid to make for a heart-of-the-dance-floor classic. Scottish artist AVNU is another label regular who dropped his ‘Tough To Love But Worth The Effort’ album here last year. He flips ‘1AM At A Rave’ into a dark and atmospheric cut with flashes of strobe-lit synth and zippy leads that rip up the crunchy electro-tinged drums.
This is a vital package of varied reworks that bring plenty of new direction to the superb source material.
A1. Addicted (Alinka Remix)
A2. 1AM At A Rave (Josh Wink Remix)
B1. Circuit Breaker (Avision Remix)
B2. 1AM At A Rave (AVNU Remix)