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Remixed : Abstract Beats

by Twilight Circus

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Ivan Winke
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Ivan Winke Phil Western remixing Twilight Circus Dub Sound System... doesn't get any better than this :) Favorite track: UK Steppers - Phil Western Remix.
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This release caps off Ryan Moore’s most prolific year as Twilight Circus Dub Sound System. Chalking up five albums and assorted singles, he’s branched off into many directions. While none stood out head and shoulders over the rest, all had numerous highlights. Abstract Beats, along with last summer’s The Dub Project, are the class of the field. As with most remix albums, it has its ups and downs through various genres: trance, garage and ambient styles are most present. Very few remixers attempt a roots strategy. Coming closest are Parice Scott’s outstanding reimaging of "Rolling Thunder,” which may be the best track on the disc, and American dub stalwarts Alter Echo who do a fine job on "Shaka.” Other re-rubs are more suite-like such as Meat Beat Manifesto’s Pele-inspired "Highway” and Phil Western’s "UK Steppers.” A few disappointments are the one-note swing of DMX Krew’s "The Ride” and Uchida Nuoyuki take on "Arabic,” such a letdown after his awesome work on M Records-distributed Fire Blender by Little Tempo. This disc is more satisfying than TC’s other remix album of 2004, and is yet another example of Moore diversifying his sound by increasing the number of collaborators he works with.
By David Dacks (Exclaim!)


released May 15, 2004

A Twilight Circus production
Album Design – Marlow Palleja
Mastered By Ernie 1. Remix and additional production in Toronto Canada. Mixed at Redline Recorders.
2. Remix and additional production in Virginia, USA.
3. Remix and additional production in London, England.
4. Remix and additional production in Vancouver, Canada.
5. Remix and additional production in Boston, USA.
6. Remix and additional production in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
7. Remix and additional production in Brooklyn, USA
8. Engineered and mixed at CDIS Studios. Written 1999.
9. Recorded at Tape Lab, San Francisco - USA.
10. Handled at Studio Cloudy / Portland, OR. Thnx to Blaine Peters.
11. Remix and additional production at Dub Station, Tokyo - Japan.
12. Remix and additional production in Los Angeles, USA.

Special thanks to all the remix crews for their inspired work on the mixing desk!

Mastering at Friends Studio, Amsterdam using SADIE™.Anches at Friends Studio Amsterdam


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Twilight Circus UK

'Wrestles with history's titans & leaves the ring commanding 'nuff respect' - SPIN Mag / Jeff Chang

'Among the best of any current reggae producers in the World' - Tape Op Mag / Larry Crane

".. the heaviest original dub sounds on the planet!.. Twilight Circus is the top sound. ." - XLR8R / Frosty

"Ryan Moore is one of the few keeping the sound of modern dub alive.." - Mean Street / B. Phillips
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