Given that Domino’s most prolific artists are cut of the indie-rock cloth, it’s easy to forget just how much quality electronic and dance-music the imprint has championed in the last decade. From commissioning remixes for most of the singles they’ve put out, to allowing artistic freedom that has seen everyone from Hot Chip to Animal Collectiveexplore electronic sounds, Domino have been as dedicated to dance-music sounds as they have garage rock bands.
Disc two isn’t quite as dazzling in comparison. The Ed Banger style offerings fromSebastian and Justice might have been a big deal back during the indie-electro boom of the late ‘00s, but now they sound rather dated and lacklustre. Even Alan Braxe and Fred Falke’s filter-house remix of Whats Your Damage sound rather tepid, whilst Fake Blood’s remix of Marina Gasolina is possibly the least interesting release he’s put his name to. Yet, it’s not all doom and gloom. Jon Hopkins’ tender piano tinkering onWoozy With Cider is a slice of sentimental beauty and the DFA remix of Clinic'sTomorrow is a reminder that the crossover period did produce some enduring sounds.Onoeohtrix Point Never’s discordant analogue rework of Wild Beasts provide a perfect compilation finale, pointing to the future and some of the more boundary-pushing sounds at work in dance-music.
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