Various Artists, See Mi Yah Remixes

Andy Beta

By Andy Beta

on 04.22.11 in Reviews
Dub-obsessives gather techno’s leading lights for remix album

Dub-obsessed ghosts in the machine, Basic Channel's Mark Ernestus and Moritz von Oswald not only merge the spacetimes of dancehall and minimal techno under the moniker Rhythm & Sound, but even created their own one-riddim-album with 2005's See Mi Yah. For this remix album, they brought along the steeliest dancefloor producers to re-work the classic deejays, and so late-'70s dreads like Sugar Minott and Willie Williams get mixed up by producers like François K. and Carl Craig. Chilean DJ Ricardo Villalobos's remix of “Let We Go” sounds like Steve Reich running a taser up your spine, proving the spirit of dub to be very much alive.