Moonstarr / Various Moonstarr Remixes

Though indie rockers get all the props for their international success, Canada’s electronic producers have earned similarly stellar overseas reps — the difference is they’re often largely ignored here at home. So Moonstarr and his co-owned label Public Transit are giving everyone another chance to cop the man’s finest twelve-inch remixes. Recently relocated to Montreal from Toronto, Kevin Moon alternates between applications of Brazilian beats, Detroit techno and jazzy hip-hop as he chops up artists ranging from well-known (Britain’s Jazzanova) to obscure (Sweden’s Povo) to classic (spaghetti western composer Ennio Morricone) to Canadian (R&B crooner Ivana Santilli). Though only one is an original (the synth-jazz number "Greed”) these dozen laidback-but-still-bumping electro-organic tracks hang together like the work of a singular sophisticated artist. But he really rises to the occasion when building a broken beatscape beneath vocalists, particularly a rapper/chatter like MC Collizhun — let’s hope Moonstarr invites a few guests onto his upcoming artist album. (Public Transit)