'Wake Up Children' is a collection of remixes sourced from 'Dance the Dance Electric,' the 2004 debut from Nick Harte's band the Shocking Pinks -- which quickly landed them on Flying Nun and presumably played some part in later signing to DFA. The selection here is from an amazing cast of all New Zealand producers: though we suspect most of the names will be as much news to you as they were to us, k2k has previously featured on a Crash Symbols cassette and Abstract Mutation may be recognizable to anyone that follows the international tape set.
"...we present for you Melbourne based New Zealand fuzzy acid house/techno producer Abstract Mutation's remix of 'Lovehate' by Shocking Pinks. The last time Dummy covered Abstract Mutation was when he released his Fake Keygen album on 1080p Collection. With his remix, Abstract Mutation slices 'Lovehate' into tiny slivers. Letting these fragments stutter on the intro, he gradually teases them out into time-stretched tones, while building a punchy mid-tempo beat collage in their midst." -Dummy
"Two of New Zealand's best have clashed in fine fashion, with young visionary Totems bringing hectic nostalgia to Shocking Pinks with 'PeaceoutIceEFGH.' Of course it goes for four minutes and twenty seconds." -Thump
"...astonishingly good." -The Answer Is In The Beat