|STREET DATE:||October 16, 2017|
Various Artists |
01. Mayhem & Logam – All I Do (Gridlok Remix VIP) [4:16]
02. Mayhem & Logam – Centuria (Amoss Remix) [4:51]
03. Mean Teeth – Leviathan (A-Cray Remix) [3:20]
04. Logam – Hypnotic (Quadrant & Iris Remix) [5:37]
05. Mayhem & Logam – Infinity (Nickbee Remix) [4:57]
06. Mayhem & Logam – Ouroboros (Jade Remix) [5:40]
07. Des McMahon – The Hawk (Mean Teeth Remix) [5:06]
08. Hajimari – Analgesic (Zero T Remix) [4:49]
09. Mayhem & Logam – Orion (Myselor Remix) [5:23]
10. Des McMahon – Delirium (Logam Remix) [4:24]
Their next LP will be the first stepping stone towards this five-year commemoration, with its namesake hinting at the full albums content. ‘Jutsu’ continues the theme of Santoku, translated from Japanese into ‘technique’ – alluding to the fact that the entire album is comprised of remixes. Included on the LP are previously released tracks which have become a definitive part of the Santoku discography, as well as four brand new reworks from the likes of Gridlok, Myselor, A-Cray and Logam.
Gridlok needs little introduction, and neither does his groove-ridden retake on Mayhem and label head Logam’s ‘All I Do’. It sets a standard for the rest to follow, including the cutting percussion of Amoss’ remix of Mayhem & Logam’s ‘Centuria’ and the punching bass of A-Cray’s ‘Leviathan’ switch up. The mesmerising tribalism of Quadrant & Iris brought into Logam’s ‘Hypnotic’ acts as a release stand out, alongside Nickbee tackling Mayhem & Logam’s ‘Infinity’ with his longstanding, high quality production engineering. Then comes Eatbrain head honcho Jade’s remix of Logam & Mayhem’s ‘Ourboros’, paying homage to its forbearer but also implementing the chaotic atmospherics and crushing mechanics which makes Jade so infamous. Emerging icon Des McMahon’s track ‘The Hawk’ is given a treatment by Mean Teeth, adding another biting dimension to the original. Logam also adds his twist on McMahon’s style, bringing ‘Delirium’ into unfamiliar territories. And finally, Zero T has his minimalistic yet meticulously fashioned features brought into Hajimari’s ‘Analgesic’ and Myselor delivers Mayhem & Logam’s ‘Orion’ through his lens.
Together they encapsulate the five years Santoku has spent dedicating to their artist’s craftsmanship. And it’s a monumental release, one which sets them up to reach a decade of releases – especially whilst dropping music of this calibre.