by Zolton in New Prizes on Tuesday 16 February 2010

A year after the release of Osborne’s self-titled album on Spectral Sound, the music still sounds fresh. No wonder then that it spawned a suite of awesome remixes. We have two copies of Osborne: The Ghostly Remixes to giveaway. Just leave a message with the name of the city you live in.

Osborne: The Ghostly Remixes opens with Bullion’s rerub of the appropriately titled, Afrika. The UK producer replaces the track’s mesh of African-percussion samples with a cocky electro-soul strut and an earworm of a bassline — the results still reek of a psychedelic revolution, but its locale is decidedly American. Bogdan Raczynski’s remix of Ruling is a real curveball, as the Rephlex acolyte turns the original’s warm Chicago trappings into a cascade of cubist dots and lines, lowering the track’s iconic vocal sample to a disturbing basso profundo. Werk Discs’ Lukid transforms There from a dreamy New Order nod into a buzzing, anxious slice of instrumental hip-hop.