Mixmaster/producer/Tabla Beat Science bassist Bill Laswell is a busy man these days, yet he's found time to get behind this remix project.
Mixmaster/producer/Tabla Beat Science bassist Bill Laswell is a busy man these days, yet he's found time to get behind this remix project. He's offered up eight tracks from his Axiom Records discography to a handful of global electronic musicians. The ensuing realizations are state-of-electronica musical events. Carl Craig, Karsh Kale, Midival Punditz, Dr. Israel, Bedouin Ascent, and 4 Hero all have a go at various Axiom/Tabla Beat Science tunes. From the jazzy trance mastery of 4 Hero's "Orion (Dollis Dub mix)" and Bedouin Ascent's ultra-percussive "Secret Channel (Asian Resistance mix)" to the insistent Afrobeat pulse of Carl Craig's "Alsema Dub (Astral Africa mix)" and Midival Punditz's Asian-inflected underground rave-up "Palmistry (Pundit Stylee mix)," these remix sorties are powerfully realized and ripe for the dance scene.—PVV