Meltdown

Meltdown

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by Icehouse
     
 
A remix album is a slightly more refreshing alternative to the cumbersome greatest-hits packages. Eight years after the remix album Full Circle, Meltdown offers various takes on Icehouse classics by the cream of Australia's DJs. Great efforts are made to update the Icehouse sound to a dance rather than

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A remix album is a slightly more refreshing alternative to the cumbersome greatest-hits packages. Eight years after the remix album Full Circle, Meltdown offers various takes on Icehouse classics by the cream of Australia's DJs. Great efforts are made to update the Icehouse sound to a dance rather than art-obsessed generation and, as Iva Davies was one of the first Australian electro-pop pioneers, he is better placed than most for the treatment. However, only a few of these pieces really succeed. Most striking are the new "Lay Your Hands on Me" with Speed of Light and the reincarnation of the band's first single, "Can't Help Myself," beautifully reconstructed as a dreamy trance-like anthem by beXta, as is Ivan Gough and Colin Snape's "Cafe Latte" mix of "Don't Believe Anymore." "Street Cafe" and Skipraiders' take on "Electric Blue" also translate well, the latter's poppy-ness actually sounding more like Icehouse now than its shameless original '80s rock version. There are casualties, though, and the Germanic disco thump of "Hey Little Girl," "Icehouse" itself, and the normally fabulous Josh Abrahams' dark variant of "Crazy" don't bode well at all. Interesting but for diehards and dance slaves only.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/26/2005
Label:
Rock Up
UPC:
0090204935161
catalogNumber:
72076
Rank:
68616

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Icehouse   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Josh Abrahams   Remixing
Andy J   Producer,Remixing
Sonic Animation   Remixing
Peewee Ferris   Remixing
Infusion   Producer,Remixing
DJ Josh   Producer,Remixing
Skip Raiders   Remixing
Darren Glen   Producer,Remixing
Endorphin   Remixing
Ivan Gough   Remixing
Craig Obey   Producer,Remixing
Wicked Beat Sound System   Remixing
Andy J.   Producer,Remixing
Colin Snape   Remixing
Smash N Grab   Remixing
Steve Millard   Executive Producer

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Meltdown 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Icehouse has great songs. "Lay Your Hands on Me" was featured in the Winter Playlist at Abercrombie and Fitch in 2007. Very catchy and very entertaining.