What does it sound like?:
Long-time UNKLE watchers know that whether James Lavelle’s mixes are sublime (Do Androids Dream Of Electric Beats), awful (Global Underground 037) or the many points in between, they will always contain the usual suspects from the UNKLE repertoire: ‘Reign’, tick. ‘Burn My Shadow’, tick. ‘Rabbit In Your Headlights’, tick. Etcetera and so on and so on.
So it was with a heavy heart that I scanned the tracklist for Lavelle’s latest Global Underground mix. Oh God. ‘Rabbit In Your Headlights’, *again*. I already have 20 iterations of ‘Rabbit In Your Headlights’ and I don’t consider myself anywhere near a completist. ‘Eye For An Eye’ (21). ‘Reign’ (26). What on earth can Lavelle do with these songs that hasn’t been done before?
The answer, it turns out, is edit, deconstruct and build them again, and the result is Lavelle’s strongest mix in something like a decade, an absolutely essential UNKLE artefact and a sublime listening experience. If you’re interested in Lavelle, in UNKLE, in dance music or in DJing, then please take it from me: you need this album.
Spread over the usual two-disc GU format, all but a handful of the tracks are » Continue Reading.