As sure as night follows day, you can bet a label will bring out a remixes of something as big as the release of a Herbaliser LP like – er – Bring Out The Sounds and here we are with the Bring Out The Sounds Remixes. You probably wouldn’t this a remix album exactly though, for while Ollie Teeba and Jake Wherry’s eighth studio long player was thirteen cuts and a further five instro versions, this is only three remixes. Lest you think it’ll leave a light imprint as a consequence, put that thought from your mind for Mr Bird and The Gaff pull out the stops. Bird takes on the brooding LP opener of Breach, funks up the boom-bap and adds a monster synth bassline then has a crack at the STAC-featuring Over & Over on which he employs the opposite tactic – foregrounding the vocals while opting for subtle broken beat backing. The third remix finds The Gaff tackle the bongo-tastic crime funk of Takedown beefing up the rhythm and nearly doubling the length. Consider the sounds well and truly brought out.
(Out 12 October on BBE)