LNOE100, a landmark launch for Sasha‘s iconic label and in addition its first-ever compilation, has formally landed on digital cabinets. While it comes as a little bit of a shocker to comprehend that it took Last Night On Earth 99 prior releases and practically a decade to get thus far, there are few events that really feel extra becoming for this launch format to lastly present itself. High expectations had been positioned on this report, particularly with its daring idea. It noticed the same format to the Involver sequence by which the whole thing of its songs are all remixes—however this time, every of the targets are treasured gadgets from the label’s catalog, and a special remixer was assigned to every.
Sasha recruited a wide selection of recent and established skills for the honors, starting from the large room techno sounds of Nicole Moudaber, to the moodier touches of Locked Groove and Fur Coat. It’s vital to notice that this isn't in combine format; the tracks are supposed to be savored individually, quite than loved as a part of a cohesive, large image. This on no account diminishes LNOE100‘s high quality.
The compilation begins with Radio Slave‘s rendition of Sasha’s vocal anthem and one in all LNOE’s first releases, “Cut Me Down.” Clocking in at practically 11 minutes, Radio Slave builds a sluggish burning groover that simmers in drawn-out synth notes, crisp percussion, and spacey sound results. There’s no have to take heed to the remainder of ten remaining tracks to know that this one is already a standout. Similarly intoxicating is John Monkman‘s Modular Dub tackle ThermalBear’s “U Love” and Dubspeeka’s mesmerizing transformation of Ejeca’s “HiRollin.” All three of those tracks really feel recent of their design, pointing towards a future for the label that is still on the innovative.
Quality lies in each nook of LNOE100. Frankey & Sandrino put forth a formidable interpretation of “PolyRhythmic” by Kate Simko and Tevo, turning right into a progressive lane with sensual basslines and intelligent melodic manipulation. Fur Coat did a notable job in re-working Sasha’s “Singularity” right into a darker, more durable quantity construct for a superclub, whereas Yotto added vitality and stream into the twinkling “Smokemonk.” One should not neglect Locked Groove’s cerebral reconstruction of Max Cooper’s “Careless,” which takes the unique hook and drapes it on prime of stripped-down grooves and pungent kicks. It’s not too overpowering, however charged sufficient to play at peak time.
All in all, LNOE100 is a testomony to the standard that Sasha has, and continues to curate as he leads his imprint into its subsequent chapter.