If you’ve witnessed the sonic assault of Health’s live show, you’ll know that despite being a polyrhythmic noise machine, the Los Angeles four-piece are keenly danceable. Somewhere in the haze of their destructive cacophony and primal banging, there’s something that causes a limb to jerk or maybe even a full-on body spazz-out. Perhaps that’s why this remix collection is such a winning spin.
Obviously, the band thought highly enough of each of these retouches to save them from getting swept away by the daily tides of blog content updating, and for good reason. Each producer faithfully retains Health’s artistic style while tastefully streamlining the track for club action. The Crystal Castles’ 8-bit reworking of Crimewave is still hard to touch, but Montreal dynamo CFCF’s Miami Vice’d version of Triceratops and Thrust Lab’s pulsating interpretation of Problem Is are also in the running. Totally cohesive and thoroughly bangin’.