music review : Experiment Haywire – Remix Riot

reviewed by : Mike Kieffer

released by : machineKUNT Records
data : 4th album . 16 tracks . myspace.com/experimenthaywire
genre : industrial

Experiment Haywire’s remix album Remix Riot has assembled some big names and a lot of rising stars.  Such acts as; Leaether Strip, XP8, Blank, Soman, and twelve others.  With a nice solid foundation of eight original tracks taken off of three different albums.  The remixers went to work, chewed up the original, and spit out tracks that are unmistakably theirs and at the same time it is definitely Rachel Haywire belting out the lyrics.  The remixes are different from each other, when compairing two remixes it’s almost impossible to tell that it’s the same song.  It also amazed me when listening through the CD with only glancing at the track list that I could pick out who made what remix.  This being said, if you are a die-hard fan of any of the remixers then this album is a must.  Almost all the tracks should tare up the dance floors with a few exceptions, “Army Or Two (Out Out 2 Treatment)” and “Game Called Life (Autoclav 1.1 Vivify mix)” come to mind.  Overall I was pleased more with this album when coming from a DJs point of view and less in terms of “pop this in and do my daily routine”.

recommended tracks : Game Called Life (Leaether Strip Mix), Mean Enough Hot Enough (Vicious Alliance Just An Animal Mix), Stereo Type (Soman Re:Work)
if you like you may like : Any of the remixers, Angel Spit
grade : overall 7 – music 8 – lyrics 7 – recording quality 9

Mike Kieffer
Music Editor
Mike Kieffer is a founding member of Auxiliary, its Music Editor, and DJs under the name Darago.
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