Death From Above 1979 Romance Bloody Romance Remixes & B-Sides

One of the many endearing qualities of last year’s You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine was the inexorable dance-ability of the record. Odd, then, that DFA79 chose to release an album of mostly dance remixes before a formal follow-up. The band have always stated Daft Punk as exemplars and Marczech Makuziak does a good job transforming "Romantic Rights” into a mid-’90s Parisian robo-disco distinct from the original. Queens of the Stone Age mastermind Josh Homme revolutionises "Black History Month” into a chilling UNKLE-esque freak out, and elsewhere, Alan Braxe lends his genius to the same title. Sadly, the rest of the record is largely unimpressive, rehashing "Black History Month” and "Romantic Rights” four times each, to no better effect than two guys playing strictly bass and drums on the originals — a solid reminder of how impressive their debut was. (Last Gang)