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EPMD - Run It Remix (Single)
Posted by Steve Juon at Tuesday, January 6th, 2009 at 12:00AM :: Email this article :: Print this article

Review by Vern Pitt

Artist: EPMD
Title: Run It Remix
Label: Beyond Records

So a new EPMD release is in, about time for a few cash-in remixes I'd say. What better way to honour a classic, albeit fading rap group, than by injecting a bit of house into their back catalogue?

Well if that seems as nonsensical to you as it does to me then you may also want to use this disc as a coaster. Stripping any semblance of its original piano hook, original lyrics or original swagger Herve and Sinde use their bites of the cherry to strip the track of any listening pleasure. The former uses dull distorted bass and frantic hi-hats as his weapon of musical destruction while the latter resorts to a sub-par dub under tone.

Duke Dumont's take on it is a little more bearable retaining the basic idea that it's hip-hop but falls short with a bizarre and annoying choice of inserting squarks into the mix. Don't "Run It," just run from it.

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