Out of Rajko Müller's three 2003 releases, this one for Playhouse made the biggest impact. While some might find the thickening of his sound a little distressing in the wake of the breakthrough a few years earlier, he remains a master at making delightfully loopy tracks with surprising twists and unexpected sounds. In fact, the only thing that prevented "Lost" from becoming as big as "Beau Mot Plage" might've been "Beau Mot Plage" -- in essence, the negative effect a signature track can have on the rest of a producer's career. Although it's not the lead track on this 12", "Lost" is certainly the biggest draw on it, a galvanizing nine-minute trip that packs more highlights than the average DJ set. The manner in which it fades out as more nuances are being added makes you wonder if a lengthier version is floating around somewhere. "Can't Sleep All Night" makes another durable case for Müller's continuing vitality, full of freakish electro zaps and the kind of garbled vocals that reference everything from Sexual Harassment to Freaks.
Can't Sleep All Night Review
by Andy Kellman