In true organic style - rather than being commissioned by NS this release was kick-started by two of the remixers’ enthusiasm to work on BOK BOK’s 2011 grime hit “Silo Pass”.
First up is the much sought-after “Silo Pass” rework by one of the greatest ever Grime DJs and beat makers SIR SPYRO. Spyro gives “Silo” the VIP treatment, stripping out the arps and breakdowns with a streamlined logic.
An altogether different creation is the “Silo” remix by legendary ballroom house DJ VJUAN ALLURE. Vjuan delivered this mix to us without ever having access to stems of the original, so this is actually a bootleg and we love that. Vjuan borrows Bok’s bass hits and big hollow snares, letting them ride out in a continuously jerking groove. This version has already been doing damage to runways and dancefloors on both sides of the Atlantic.
Following is Bok’s own remix of his track “Charisma Theme”. Taking the twin bass arps and icy chimes of the original but eschewing House format for a regal 140 bpm. The new “Charisma Theme” is an acid-Grime monster shot thru with paranoid energy.
Two further mixes are exclusive to the digital release, both heavily tape-saturated. The first is NS co-founder L-VIS 1990?s mix for “Reminder”, boosted and jacked up along the lines of his Club Constructions Vol1. Meanwhile, the young HELIX takes on “Look”, turning the lurching grimey original into a 9-minute slab of electrified, uncompromisingly propulsive techno.