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Chakra & Edi Mis - The X-File remixes 99

 ( Krembo / USTA ,  1999 )

A1. Chakra & Edi Mis- X-File (Quirk remix) A2. Chakra & Edi Mis- X-File (Visitors remix) B1. Chakra & Edi Mis- X-File (P.Cox remix) B2. Chakra & Edi Mis- X-File

The remixes of one of the classiest tracks ever, and it gets what it deserves here. Chakra & Edi Mis classic X-File was released on numerous compilations and also on their great CD- The Promised Land, known fondly as "the monkeys track", it brings back great memories to the mind and body of every trance veteran. So here is a tribute from some of the best around doing freestyle interpretation of the original.

First say goes to Quirk (A1), that not surprisingly take us to darker realms, yet still keep us tribal, doing most work on that metallic Chakra sound, and totally twisting the monkey. A great track that was already released on a few CDs (Psychedelic Krembo 4, Space Mantra, Mark Allen- Inventive Steps).
An Ozzy remix that never saw the face of a CD comes next (A2) from Ollie Olsen & Andrew Till, very groovy, and totally different from the original. Starting with a message from the Visitors to Edi Mis and Chakra, and featuring and alien monkey. Nothing really relating to the original except for the monkey and maybe adding a Salam (peace in Arabic) sample to it. A very good track, nonetheless.
P.Cok's remix (B1) is the highlight of this piece of black plastic for me- dark tribal track, as powerful as it gets, with a completely insane story build up, again very far from the original. This is the best tribal night piece of music that I have ever heard and it leaves me wishing that these guys were still making music together. This track alone makes having this vinyl a must.
Ending the 12" (B2) is the original track- well, actually it's the Monkey Mix, not the one featured on Promised Land, but the one released on Dragonfly compilations. The famous monkeys are going oo-oo-oo-a-a-a-oo-oo and then comes the strong guitar entrance leading to the building up hard driving melody that tears your body apart. I'm amazed how after so many times I listened to this track at home, car and party- it still moves me- masters' work, I guess.

Recomendation:  A MUST! Run along to Krembo, they still have some copies left.

Review by : Shahar

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