Published Nov 11, 2015Claustrophobia, the fourth LP from Scuba, stands as not only his best piece of work to date but also one of the best electronic releases of the year. Moving from sleek proto dubstep into something much richer, modern and focused, Claustrophobia signalled a new, brave direction for the British producer. So it makes sense that the Scuba would be eager to pass these tracks on to the next generation for the remix treatment.
Collecting previously released mixes alongside a handful of new submissions, Claustrophobia Remixes pulls together only a handful of known names (Atom , Audion, Radio Slave), while lesser-known producers also give satisfying takes Scuba's tracks: Acid Mondays' propulsive "Needle Phobia" redo, Len Faki's undeniably danceable "Black on Black" and Tuff City Kids' rubbery "Transience" are all intriguing. Claustrophobia Remixes proves to be a surprisingly listenable and digestible collection of songs thanks to the strong stock material and enthusiastic line-up. (Hotflush)