Genre/Influences: Industrial, industrial-trance, IDM.
Background/Info: Xotox is back on track unleashing its first new work from 2020. After numerous productions released by ProNoize (Dark Dimensions) Andreas Davids now joined hands together with Infacted Recordings. “UFO” features the title song plus six remixes and an instrumental extra song.
Content: “UFO” is an electro-industrial song featuring essential spoken samplings. It’s not the heaviest cut from the project nor a new industrial-techno song in the vein of the last EP “Paleodisco”.
Remixes have been accomplished by ES23, Wesenberg, MS Gentur, Probe, Pete Crane and Laermpegel. The remixes bring extra diversity; from the club-friendly remix by ES23 to the sound intelligence of Wesenberg to groovy-industrial work by Probe to some d’n’b elements added by Laermpegel.
The last cut is an instrumental outro.
+ + + : I can’t say “UFO” is the best song I’ve ever heard by Xotox, but it clearly inspired remixers to surpass themselves. Wesenberg did an astonishing job, transposing the original edit into intelligent sound treatments. ES23 realized a dancefloor stomper, but the best surprise comes from the unknown Probe project. This remix is a heavy danceable industrial-groove cut. Therefore, diversity definitely is the keyword for this great EP.
– – – : I have never been a huge fan of EP’s featuring a title song and an endless list of remixes. I however have to say this EP has something special because of the great remixes! Most remixes are more convincing than the original edit.
Conclusion: It’s not happening that often I recommend buying an EP filled with remixes, but “UFO” is a cool industrial dance-production!
Best songs: “UFO – Probe Remix”, “UFO – Wesenberg Rework”, “UFO – ES23 Remix”.