Genre/Influences: Industrial-techno, industrial.
Background/Info: Andreas Davids, better known under the Xotox moniker has already been active for numerous years and has released an impressive number of productions. The project was not as active during the recent past, but has seriously been reactivated this year unleashing a few new EP’s. This EP reveals 8 tracks.
Content: The title track is harsh industrial-techno cut, which sounds rough and driven by a solid bass line. The original edit is the last track from the EP while the “Club-Mix” opens the release. You’ll notice a few spoken samplings running through the track.
We next get a serious load of remixes by Tonriss, Yura Yura, 16Pad Noise Terrorist and Hirte Kalbalikum. There is also a track that has been composed together with Toys No More, which sounds a bit different and featuring an industrial-dance approach. Last, but not least another song has been remixed by Denny Engler.
+ + + : The title song is a ‘hot’ industrial-techno cut, which is –especially the “Club-Mix” made for the dancefloors. There’s an interesting variety of remixes and I especially recommend the darker approach of Tonriss. Another cool cut is the softer, but ‘sexy’ remix of “I Dream Only Beautiful Nightmares” by Denny Engler. The track together with Toys No More is another attention grabber and probably the most surprising cut from the EP.
– – – : If you only like the good-old industrial style of Xotox, this EP will probably be disappointing!
Conclusion: Industrial- and techno music appears to be a good match for a lot of bands and has no infected Xotox with style!
Best songs: “ Paleodisco – Club-Mix”, “Paleodisco – Tonriss Remix”, “Military sex – Xotox vs. Toys No More”, “I Dream Only Beautiful Nightmares – Denny Engler Remix”.
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