"Verve Remixed" is one of the most successful brands in dance/electronic music. On this third volume, it will truly thrive.

"Verve Remixed" is one of the most successful brands in dance/electronic music. On this third volume, it will truly thrive. This time out, the revered jazz label mined its vaults for vocal treasures that were simply itching to be reconstructed by some of today's savviest beatmeisters. The results are as smooth as they are jagged. The Postal Service remixing Nina Simone's "Little Girl Blue"? While it may not sound like the best of ideas, it works only too well. Also potent are Adam Freeland's re-rub of Sarah Vaughan's "Fever" and Junior Boys' slo-mo mix of Billie Holiday's "Yesterdays." Also on board are RJD2/ Astrud Gilberto, Carl Craig/Hugh Masekela, Danger Mouse/Dinah Washington and others. But standing head and shoulders above the pack are the Brazilian Girls' electro-spackled reconfiguring of Blossom Dearie's "Just One of Those Things" and Bent's Latin-infused remix of Holiday's "Speak Low." Expect this collection to become the soundtrack to many a cocktail party this spring and summer.—MP