Arguably one of the greatest tracks Martyn has ever written gets the Head High treatment from Shed. Taken from his landmark album Great Lengths, "Vancouver" saw Martyn throw himself so deep into dub techno territory (a dubstep framework his saving grace), he's lucky he ever resurfaced. This is the second time "Vancouver" has been remixed, with 2562 in 2008 keeping the track in familiar, higher BPM and syncopated territory, but this time it's Shed's turn to flip, reverses, invert and mangle the original's killer stabs, while also adding vocals washes, those Head High drums, and a new, subtle resonating timbre. If not for the Head High remix, this record is another fleeting opportunity for those who missed out in the past to own a great Martyn opus.
Ben Sims, NIBC (STUFFA/TRUNKFUNK REC.), Billy Nasty, Tripeo, Zenner, Steve Mizek, Jimmy Maheras, Jamie Fatneck, Giorgio Luceri, Sccucci Manucci, Causa, Resident Advisor, Gareth Wild (EarToGround Records), REbEL
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