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Title:
Panthalassa the remixes
Author:
Davis, Miles.
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Publication Information:
New York : Sony Music Entertainment, [1999]

â„—1999
Physical Description:
1 audio disc (60 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Compact disc.
Contents:
Shhh (Sea4 miles remix) / King Britt & Philip Charles -- Rated X / Doc Scott -- In a silent way / DJ Cam -- On the corner (Subterranean channel mix) / Bill Laswell -- Rated X / Jamie Myerson.
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UPC:
074646989722
Format :
Music CD

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Panthalassa: The Remixes is the logical extension of the previous year's Panthalassa project, in which longtime aficionado Bill Laswell restructured several Miles Davis recordings in similar fashion to the original production techniques pioneered by Teo Macero on Miles albums In a Silent Way, On the Corner and Get Up with It. Here, several dance producers are brought into the fold, not just to rearrange the material but to remix it as well. The versions that work the best are done by producers unafraid to tamper with the tapes: hence, two separate reworkings of "Rated X" (from Get Up with It) result in darkside drum'n'bass burners by Doc Scott and Jamie Myerson that find the hyperkinetic energy in the original. The highlight of the entire project is an inexplicably vinyl-only bonus track by DJ Krush, who turns "Black Satin/On the Corner" into a minimalist beat odyssey with several different passages and effective scratching in all the right places. The only real disappointment on Panthalassa: The Remixes finds trip-hop deconstructionist DJ Cam creating an uneasy alliance by crudely inserting a loping breakbeat onto Miles' winsome solo from "In a Silent Way." Remix albums are often a mistake for both parties involved, but this one does work on several levels. ~ John Bush