The long awaited remix EP for Mustard Pimp and Blatta & Inesha’s massive collaboration, Dirty Knees, is finally here on Dim Mak. I can’t say I recommend listening to the whole thing all the way through (8 songs repeating “Chinese Japanese dirty knees” gets a bit tiresome). The tracks comprising the EP are completely solid on their own though.
The first remix on the release is from our good friend, Attaque. This track was actually debuted on the guest mix Attaque did for us at the beginning of the summer. It’s interesting seeing how Attaque deals with a vocal sample as ridiculous as the “dirty knees” one. Just because of his music I always imagine Attaque as being a very serious person. In my mind his tracks conjure images of a dystopian world where people live in fear of their nihilistic robotic overlords. In his remix, Attaque leads you in with a silly, bouncy intro quite fitting for the vocal sample. As soon as you’re in a good mood with your guard down, Attaque drops right back into his usual robotic overlord techno, completely ruining your brain. We love love love Attaque and we love it when our brains get ruined by his techno. This one is the best remix on the EP.
If you’re into sniffing glue, i highly recommend the Micropoint remix. I clocked it in at a solid 800 BPM. If you played that “dirty knees” sample any faster it might be in danger of just becoming a tone. I don’t know, man. I guess this one just isn’t my style.
Moving on, the next star of the EP comes from the rising heroes of Italy’s brutal EDM scene, The Rox. Expect to be seeing a lot more of these guys on Metrojolt in the next few days (hint hint). Their remix is one to make Mustard Pimp and Blatta & Inesha proud. It takes the EP in a much appreciated heavier direction. While many of the tracks on the EP have somewhat of a static feel, The Rox injected into their remix all the urgency that great electro-house requires.
Next up is an interesting acid house remix from Belgian, Captain Flash. It’s a pretty basic reimagining of the track in acid fashion, but it’s worth your listen anyways.
The EP closes with a brilliant techno remix from London’s Myam Myam. His drum work alone is incredible. It’s tribal, dissonant and a stunning ending to the release. As far as I can tell, his is the only remix not to use the vocal sample. Good for you Myam Myam!
Dirty Knees is overall a solid EP. It begins brutally with Attaque and ends just as forceful with the remix from Myam Myam. For those two remixes alone it’s worth picking up. But even though yours and my tastes may not perfectly align, there’s something here for everyone (even the glue sniffers among us). The Dirty Knees EP is set for release on Dim Mak Records on September 18th.