Various Artists LNOE 100
Published Feb 13, 2019DJ Sasha's Last Night On Earth enterprise has been a solid purveyor of beats since its launch in 2011. The label, podcast and regular party have all abused eardrums — much to their owners' delight — around the world.
LNOE 100 is the label's centennial celebration and first compilation. Sasha (Alexander Coe) invited producers to remix 11 cuts from the archives, four of which are his own. We also get new takes on material from Henry Saiz, Max Cooper featuring Get People, Ejeca, Kate Simko & Tevo Howard, GHEIST and Rhythm Cult.
Things get off to a heart-pounding start with Radio Slave's remix of Sasha's classic "Cut Me Down." The stripped-down, all business approach highlights the vocal hook beautifully. Locked Groove's take on "Careless" by Max Cooper and Get People is another highlight. Make sure there's nothing sitting on the same surface as your speakers. Like much of this collection, the track will rattle loose items. Dubspeeka turns the bass way up on Ejeca's "HiRollin." And we get an intense, rumbling collaborative effort by Frankey & Sandrino on Kate Simko & Tevo Howard"s "Welcome To PolyRythmic."
This is an impressive, sophisticated collection. Sasha has a long history in the business that predates Last Night On Earth. Often cited as one of the original superstar DJs, his ability to remain forward-looking is an inspiration inside and outside the electronic music industry. That's at least partly due to the quality of talent he's surrounded himself with. (Last Night on Earth)