An impressive showcase of the infinite possibilites inherit in modern world music, The Art of Influence Remixed is an extraordinary re-imagination of the immense debut work from Second Sky. The remodeled album brings together a formidable roster of remixers (hand picked by the group members themselves) comprised of established artists and newcomers alike. Sleek excursions into breakbeat, trip-hop, house, moombahton, and other electronic stylings are fused with Afrobeat, soul, funk, and Asian sounds resulting in a remarkably stimulating listening experience. Perhaps it goes without saying, but this is quintessential Second Sky.
Although these new interpretations were conceived with the DJ in mind, the casual listener will also find ample solace in the sheer variety put forth in this release. As lofty as it is smart, this album caters to everyone. Check out a few selections below.
In addition to Kaleidoscope Jukebox and Alex H, remixers include the likes of DJ Melo, Empresarios, Kaushik M (providing a particularly breath-taking remix), Holmes Ives, One Era, Kenny Dope, Jask, Dr. Rubberfunk, Omegaman, and Kundalini. A true pantheon of excellence, indeed.