U.K. production team the Space Monkeyz has tangled with fellow British simians Gorillaz' debut album and come up with a dub-influenced remix set, "Laika Come Home," due July 16 from Astralwerks.

U.K. production team the Space Monkeyz has tangled with fellow British simians Gorillaz' debut album and come up with a dub-influenced remix set, "Laika Come Home," due July 16 from Astralwerks. The disc, credited to Space Monkeyz vs. Gorillaz, reworks several tracks from Gorillaz' self-titled 2001 Virgin effort, including "19/2000," "5/4," "Re-Hash," "Clint Eastwood," and two takes on "Soundcheck."

"Laika Come Home" also includes a hidden bonus track, although a limited-edition collector's version of the album boasts two additional tracks and a poster. Among the guests recruited to appear on the remixes are vocalists U-Brown, Earl 16, and former Specials frontman Terry Hall.

The project's genesis lies in the Space Monkeyz -- comprising members D-Zire, Dubversive, and Gavva -- originally remixing the Gorillaz song "Tomorrow Comes Today" for inclusion on the track's commercial U.K. single. The Space Monkeyz had previously done production and remix work for Jamiroquai, George Clinton, and Horace Andy.

As previously reported, the Space Monkeyz and Gorillaz will team with Hall for a June 21 performance as part of David Bowie's Meltdown festival in London, billed as "Gorillaz' Space Monkeyz Dub Session."

"Gorillaz" peaked at No. 14 on The Billboard 200 in September 2001 and has sold 1.4 million copies in the U.S. to date, according to Nielsen Soundscan.

Here is the track listing for "Come Home Laika" (original Gorillaz track in parentheses):

"Jungle Fresh" ("19/2000")
"Strictly Rubbadub" ("Slow Country")
"Banana Baby" ("Tomorrow Comes Today")
"Monkey Racket" ("Man Research")
"De-Punked" ("Punk")
"P45" ("5/4")
"Dub 9" ("Soundcheck")
"Crooked Dub" ("Soundcheck")
"Mutant Genius" ("New Genius")
"Come Again" ("Re-Hash")
"A Fistful Of Peanuts" ("Clint Eastwood")
"Lil' Dub Chefin'" ("M1A1")