Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: “Speaking Of A Devil” is a song taken from the fourth full length album “Revolution From Below”, released earlier this year by the project, German Beyond Obsession. They exposed this song to other artists for a real ‘remix festival’!
Content: The tracklist of the CD is different from the digital one. The CD takes off with the “Album Version” reminding us of the Depeche Mode influence. It’s a melodic and danceable song. You also will find the demo song at the end of the EP. In between “Speaking Of A Evil” has been remixed by 9 artists. Rob Dust, Ruined Conflict, Hartung & Schleinitz, Thomas Gaarn (Lights Of Euphoria), Ten after Dawn, Hidden Souls, Rroyce, Beyond Border and Missing In Stars remixed the original edit with their own touch and influences.
+ + + : “Speaking Of A Devil” is a real good choice as EP-title song; it simply is one of the best tracks from the band’s last album. It’s a melodic Electro-Pop song clearly evoking bands such as Depeche Mode and Erasure. It especially inspired artists such as Rob Dust, Hidden Souls (Electro-Pop formation from Argentina) and especially Ruined Conflict to achieve some real great mixes. The remix of Hidden Souls is a harder one. I also noticed a cool Techno inspired remix by Hartung & Schleintiz, which is not exactly the most familiar project from the list of remixers.
– – – : I never have been a huge fan of EP’s with an endless number of remixes from just one single song. Among the nine remixes you for sure will find some favorites, but 9 is maybe a bit too much.
Conclusion: If you’re a fan of Beyond Obsession, this EP will for sure find its place among your collection. I would advise listening to the album from the other music lovers.
Best songs: “Speaking Of A Devil – Album Version”, “Speaking Of A Devil – Ruined Conflict Remix”, “Speaking Of A Devil – Hidden Souls Remix”, “Speaking Of A Devil – Rob Dust’s 20 -> Remix”.