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ARTIST
TITLE
What's Next?!
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
KLANG 017CD KLANG 017CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/27/2008

2007's Why Not?! saw Alter Ego sky-rocket and chart into the stratosphere, and now Why Next?! features some of the most prominent names in techno tackling some of their favorite songs off the album. On Why Not?!, Jörn-Elling Wuttke and Roman Flügel confronted the nervous turmoil of the dancefloor in this era of NuRave and squiggly sounds with a treatment of techno that is humorous and extreme, with rave-reeling, sound exploration and roaring laughter. On this remix album, we see Why Not?! through the eyes of outstanding producers, ranging from Joakim to Deepgroove & Jamie Anderson, from Carl Craig to Supermayer. These are tracks that no one would have expected -- with corny jokes and sound research, grotesque gags and mind-expanding wobble merging closely. Carl Craig feeds his sampler with glittering glamrock chunk, unsettling his usual elegant sound cosmos. Tim Deluxe's ultra-tight groove elaborates on the exuberance of "Why Not?!" with even less restraint. Nerk & Dirk Leyers make short work of the original "Fuckingham Palace," smartly rendering the bass line into swarms of bass lines. Deepgroove & Jamie Anderson's remix lulls the listener into an illusion of security before it is hoovercrafted away. DJ Koze delivers an Afrobeat version of "Jolly Joker," Joakim makes the groove and bass stabs of "Why Not?!" sound more mechanic and angular and cartoon-like. Modeselektor changes "Fuckingham Palace" into a dubstep track, adding the pot-bellied humor of ragga (or is it gabba?) to this otherwise gloomy genre. Supermayer extract a very special left-field moment, Adam Sky transforms pure mania into pure pop music, Alter Ego themselves expose more glam-rock moments with a "Boys Club" version of "Gary," with vocals from Product 01 and the bonus track turns emo timbres into bleep.