The release of the Modern Warfare EPs follows the success of recent Special Request remixes for the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Jamie xx, Leftfield, Wiley and Jungle plus, of course the highly-acclaimed Soul Music, which was described by Pitchfork as “a truly unique and enriching experience: a collection of old sounds reassembled in a way that sounds fresher than ever” while Resident Advisor stated “looking back just far enough to escape the complacency of the present. Special Request does so with a balls-to-the-wall conviction that puts pure emphasis on the dance floor, with a fuck-you attitude to anyone who might not like it. And even though he might not be alone in making this kind of music anymore, he is by himself at the top of the heap.”
The release of the Modern Warfare EPs also see XL Recordings continuing to reconnect with the spirit of the label’s early days. XL’s early reputation was built around a series of underground, club-focused, outsider rave 12”s from the likes of The Prodigy, SL2, Awesome 3 and Jonny L. Special Request harnesses that spirit and brings it right up to date in 2015.
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