Remix albums are a hot thing now and Everything But The Girl were definitely in line to release their own remixes perfectly compiled on an album. I have to admit I am always first in line to purchase any remix album that comes out and this release is definitely worth it the purchase. It contains some awesome remixes and Everything But The Girl are definitely one of the artists from the 90's that wont be forgotten. This being mostly for their massive remixed club hit of Missing off of the Amplified Heart album. The remix that became a top ten hit was remixed by Todd Terry. That remix is not on this Adapt Or Die: Ten Years Of Remixes but they have a rare unreleased remix by CL McSpadden. The remix definitely takes me back to 1995 when club music and house music were exploding everywhere and this remix was definitely one of the tracks that helped do that.
On this collection I especially love the Knee Deep Remix/Ben Watt Vocal Re-Edit of Corcovado. I remember hearing this track in it's original version off of Red Hot + Rio back 1996 but never had the pleasure of hearing this excellent remix. It's got that hot Latin House vibe going for it and it definitely gets the groove going.
The DJ Jazzy Jeff Sole Full Remix of Mirrorball has been given that extra deep downtempo beat to make for a laidback soulful groove remix. It's originally a great track and this version has definitely improved upon how wonderful it is. Another notable remix is Kevin Yost's Everything And A Groove Mix of Five Fathoms. It's been given the house beat and it's perfection as far remixes go. I originally heard this remix on the CD single back in 2000 and it was definitely refreshing to hear it again now.
I like the way the producers have broken down the album by including both very upbeat ones and laidback remixes as well. It's says a lot about Everything But The Girl and the type of music they released. With the added nice touch, the CD ends with a perfect acoustic remix of Driving.
This release by Everything But The Girl is excellent and it will satisfy anyone into the EBTG sound or anyone who is into remixes or electronic/club music.
Seb Jarakian is the owner of Musync http://www.musync.com a music research and licensing company based in San Francisco California. Seb's client list includes: Microsoft XBOX, Esurance, Clorox, VISA and Adidas. Seb also owns and updates Best Playlists http://www.BestPlaylists.com and Beatzblog http://www.Beatzblog.com - Two blogs about electronic music and Apple's iTunes/iPod technologies. Seb periodically updates the two blogs with new playlists, album reviews, articles about new and classic electronica music and new technologies.