'Black Sands Remixed' gathers together a group of like-minded musicians and producers to interpret the original album. An allstarr line up of remixers including: Lapalux, Cosmin TRG, Mark Pritchard (Africa Hi Tech / Harmonic 313), Falty DL, Machinedrum, Mike Slott, ARP101, Floating Points etc. Check!!Recent Brainfeeder signing Lapalux kicks things off with a meticulous, sensuous re-work of “Prelude”. Banks fills “The Keeper” with spooky atmospherics. Cosmin TRG re-imagines “Kiara” as delicate heartbeat-house. Floating Points spaces “Eyesdown” out and adds to the groove, while ARP101 (better known as D&B producer Alix Perez) gives the tune an electronic re-lick and DELS adds heartfelt lyricism to the original.
Later in the record, Machinedrum turns the same tune into hyperactive percussion and echoed loops of sound. FaltyDL shows a subtle, understated exercise in rhythm and atmosphere for his re-work of “All In Forms”. Mark Pritchard lets in the air on “Stay The Same”, to create delicate, dub-soul. Mike Slott fiddles with the pitching on “All In Forms” to create robot emotion. Blue Daisy cuts up and plays with Andreya Triana’s vocals until “Stay The Same” really is “Not Quite The Same”. Duke Dumont finishes the record with an incredible use of ambience and orchestral build on his ‘reconstruction’ of “Grains of Sand”. Bonobo himself makes two contributions in the shape of “Ghost Ship” and “Brace Brace” .