A Watching Wilder Edit by Various Artists (Review)

Simply put, this disc is all over the place, jumping from dub to hip-hop, drum n’ bass to club-friendly downbeat.
A Watching Wilder Edit - Various

In the early ​‘80s, New York-based engineers and DJ’s such as Chep Nunez, Omar Santana, and others were pioneering a technique which would become known as ​“multi-editing.” Following in the tradition of earlier experimental tape-looping forms, these prominent sound ​“editors” would cut up the master tapes of lengthy club hits and piece them back together forming condensed radio-friendly edits.

One of the top ​“tape edit” producers, Albert Caborera (formerly of The Latin Rascals), in conjunction with Oxygen Music Works, has compiled and lent his editing skills to A Watching Wilder Edit.

Simply put, this disc is all over the place, jumping from dub to hip-hop, drum n’ bass to club-friendly downbeat (if such a thing is still possible), and countless other genres that fall under the banner of electronic music. Things are kicked off by H’s ​“Come Home With Me.” Before long, the Timbaland-meets-Sun Ra intro to Paul Jason Fredricks’ ​“Poison” shakes down the speakers and resonates within the mind.

Each successive track manages to not only impress, but stand up well on its own. By the album’s last track, Artificial’s ​“Car Chase,” pressing the ​“Eject” button is no longer an option.

Written by John Morrison.

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