Artist: Jas
Title: Hitchhiking (Disc Two)
Label: Hooj Choons
By: Simon Jones | 23 February 2003
  • A: Red Jerry Mix
  • B: Original Mix

Jas "Hitchhiking (Disc Two)"

Out Now on Hooj Choons

Following on from the grandeur that is disc one of Jas' 'Hitchhiking', here comes the second disc, of mixes featuring the infamous Red Jerry up against Jas and his original interpretation. Not much more needs to be said, so let's get it on..

First up to bat on this second disc of mixes if Hooj head honcho Red Jerry who injects his usual blend of upbeat grooves and bleep-tastic soundscapes into the mix, slicing and dicing some of the vocal into the mix to add extra flavour, with the results having a somewhat addictive tendency. Whilst perhaps not on a par with his recent remix work on 'Turn To Try' and 'What Colour Is Love', this is not a bad effort, if a tad short, and I found myself just getting into it before it ended.

The last mix on the package is Jas' 'Original Mix' which opts for a deep, slow percussive tip, which doesn't really impress to start off, but as the vocal drops into the mix it adds a whole new dimension to the track, southern hick drawl and cowboy hamonicas telling the odd story and in fact taking over the track to the point you forget about everything else. Not really something that will impact the dancefloor, but worth having in the box just for that moment of craziness to puzzle the folk tapping their foor to the floor.

Whilst not able to hold a candle to the superb combination of the 'Chicken Lips' and 'Streetlife Originals' mixes, this disc is worth checking out for the Red Jerry mix, whilst the 'Original' has odd 'marmite' appeal, in that you'll love or hate it. Check it out at the store if you get chance though.

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