Underground Resistance

Revenge of the Jaguar

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Following the unprecedented global success of DJ Rolando's "Jaguar," the Underground Resistance camp released this record of remixes in an effort to satisfy further demand among the global techno community. A truly amazing example of the classic Detroit techno sound, the original mix of "Jaguar" laid down a complex, percussive rhythmic arrangement, subtle synthesizer riffs, and rationed use of a catchy, foregrounded string melody. The three different remixes each focus on one of these particular elements, accentuating them to a further degree than the original had: Jeff Mills turns in a remix centering heavily on the original's light percussive rhythms; the Octave One mix emphasizes the synthesizer riff that runs through much of the original; and Mad Mike's mix focuses almost exclusively on the melodic string section that functions as the emotional peak of the original mix. As great as these remixes are though, they don't really bring anything new to the original mix, which still remains the most potent.

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