Keoki

Misdirected Jealousy: The Remix Album

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Released shortly after Keoki's heavily promoted comeback album, Jealousy, Misdirected Jealousy features a number of producers loosely affiliated with the Moonshine label remixing tracks from the original album. Remixers include Nynex, GusGus, Hive, Überzone, Deepsky, DJ Dara, and a few others who aren't as well-known. As you may possibly presume from such a diverse array of producers, the results are quite dizzying. None of these artists fit conveniently into existing dance styles such as house or techno, and most seem to blur the lines between what album-based electronica sounded like in the late '90s (Prodigy, Underworld, Chemical Brothers) and the trance fad of 2000, with plenty of breakbeats thrown in to make things even more uncategorizable and new-sounding. So, to generalize, what you get here are dance tracks with lots of glossy and glitzy layers of superfluous synthesizer ornamentation laid over primarily breaks. None of the tracks are overly DJ-friendly, being more listener-orientated. If you're an admirer of the Moonshine label and its roster of artists, there's a good chance you'll find much to savor here. And, ironically, it's a much more adventurous and creative album than Keoki's original album, which sounded a bit desperate and unsure. These producers aren't afraid to take chances, resulting in some interesting results.

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