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Album Review: Sneaky Sound System – Sneak Preview: Mixes and Remixes (14th Floor Records)

By | Published on Monday 5 January 2009

Sneaky Sound System

Most of us will know Sneaky Sound System for their song ‘Pictures’ – that, and the fact that a lot of us just assumed that they were The Ting Tings in disguise. Fortunately for us (and, perhaps, for them) they are not The Ting Tings. They are an established electro house outfit from the land of Down Under, and ‘Sneak Preview: Mixes and Remixes’ is an exclusive iTunes release that contains, among other things, not one, but two versions of that token song (come on, you know you love it). Rich Costey’s mix of ‘Pictures’ opens the album and is an ideal starting point for what is to be a record full to the brim with dirty bass and soulful, shout-out-loud vocals. Fellow Australians Van She’s remix of ‘UFO’ is a spectacular addition, bursting with their signature 80s style synths and Justice-esque space bass. The only disappointing element of this offering is, perhaps, its length. At a meagre forty-five minutes, there is only enough room for nine tracks. It would have been nice to see some surprising additions, perhaps some of the remixes already produced by G.L.O.V.E.S. and Sinden. Nevertheless, it’s a hard punch packed in a tiny parcel. Yum. TW

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