's first remix album was among 2008's best of the best. Behind the strength of the blogosphere's golden age and a brilliant remix that rode Crystal Castles' rise to the top, //DISCO
put the Los Angeles noise band on the map in a big, big way. But the tricky part when curating a remix album is that you're essentially placing your band's fortunes in the hands of hired arms. //DISCO
, fortunately, had great help, thanks to fantastic contributions from Acid Girls, Thrust Lab, Pictureplane, CFCF and more. With ::Disco2
, however, the trapping could've easily been more the same. Beats stiffen, layers lose their depth, and electro&mdash for the most part&mdash has lost most of its initial shine.
But with ::Disco2
, that wasn't the case. Not by a longshot.
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MP3: "USA Boys" (::Disco2)
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