PhaseOne made quite the deafening bang when he released his TRANSCEDENCY LP last summer. The 13-track release was riddled with diversity and range in terms of its collaborators — everyone from Modestep, Northlane, and Koven to Thy Art is Murder, We Are The Free, and, yes, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. Now PhaseOne is primed for his follow-up package, TRANSCENDENCY Remixes, which will leave the ears ringing just as much as the original.
Somehow, Aussie dubstep producer has managed to wrangle up just as impressive of a cast too. Only this time it’s boiling over with a cast of hot, newcomer talent that proves PhaseOne has got his ear close to the pulse of what’s new and what’s next. Granted, it’s not even a wonder since this is an artist whose been at the game since 2013.
“Almost exactly a year after the release of my debut full-length album comes this jam-packed remix LP curated by myself and my manager,” PhaseOne says. “We hand-picked every single artist very specifically and couldn’t be happier with the results.”
On the entire collection, fans can expect ear-splitting bass and cacophonous tones throughout. After all, this is a gang of such supremely talented remixers that the tracklist reads more like a Who’s Who on an Excision festival line-up. Starting the party is The Upbeat’s energetic remake of “MayDay,” which pulls together snappy bass production and quick-stepping beats. Longtime veteran Dirtyphonics takes on “Break Em” with menacing low-end precision before fellow heavy bass weight Barely Alive puts a sleek spin on “Ultima.”
Moore Kismet and BladKlaat each present a set of stirring edits for the screamo chanting “Crash & Burn,” leading neatly into the double-take on “Insanity” by two swiftly-rising bass stars, Akeos and G-Rex. “Digital,” which features Periphery alongside PhaseOne, takes a new direction thanks to TYNAN and his deep rolling basslines and fizzing creativity. The final tracks are given remixes from Phiso, Hydraulix, Midnight Tyrannosaurus, and Oliverse.
If nothing else, headbangers from all around should be thanking PhaseOne for giving fans a chance to enjoy the album all over again. With this level of expert curation comes with unique themes and unmissable variety.