Last November, dear old SHAKATAK released a great double CD that featured 25 full length remixes of some of their biggest hits and best known tunes. The success of that album has prompted the band to issue a second volume. Imaginatively titled, ‘More 12″ Mixes’, the set offers two more CDs featuring longer versions and alternative mixes of the songs that were missing from volume 1.
For instance there are two great versions of the in-demand ‘Mr Manic And Sister Cool’ and a great dub mix of the almost funky ‘Down On The Street’. One of collection’s real highlights though is a new mix of ‘Brazilian Love Affair’ – truly uplifting. The set’s stuffed with B sides and tunes that were only ever available in 12″ format. Together they prove what all Shakatak fans know… that the group were truly versatile and never afraid to experiment.
SHAKATAK: More 12″ Remixes is out on Secret Records on September 9th.