Having released two albums by the time this came out and made an international name for themselves on the dance scene sonically manipulating sound, Shpongle finally got some of their own treatment, with a special album of Shpongle remixes. Shpongle has been a unique phenomenon, selling over 50,000 albums through word of mouth alone, giving them an enviable underground and worldwide reputation. Their albums continue to sell and sell as other trendier phenomena rise and fall, Shpongles fan-base expands worldwide growing all the time.
Having built a decent body of work from their first two albums, live gigs and with work starting on a third, we felt they deserved a remix album. The remix album has some stunning and varied contributions from all sorts of modern music producers, dance mixes by Eat Static and Twisted all-stars Prometheus and Tristan (as ‘Delusions of Grandeur'), a classic trancey mix by Total Eclipse, extraordinary electro from Finland’s Brothomstates (Warp Records), electro-dub by Ott, and an amazing jazzy breakbeat mix by Twisteds latest signing The Western Rebel Alliance.
Remixing Shpongle was always going to be a challenge that even the bravest remixer took to heart. Shpongle have taken the sound so far with their innovative ambient world dance music over the last few years. That has been the challenge however and the remixers have risen to it well, keeping some of the original flavor while adding their own unique character and so giving the listener a new sound to Shpongle.