Khotin and Yu Su, two key producers from the Vancouver dance scene, take apart four tracks from Guerilla Toss’ 2018 album, Twisted Crystal. Retwisted Crystal is the third release in a series on DFA, following the Giant Claw remix cassette and split release with Orange Milk, as well as the Jay Glass Dubs mixes, a split release cassette with Bokeh Versions.
Khotin (Ghostly, 1080p) starts strong, shattering “Walls of the Universe” in slow motion, laid back on a bed of gentle breakbeats, and then twists “Meteorological” from uptempo Madchester new wave into slow-burning house.
Yu Su (Technicolour, Peoples Potential Unlimited) takes on the queasy prog of “Hacking Machine,” bringing a controlled spun warmth to the mix. Her dub of “Jackie’s Daughter” slightly relaxes the surf rock riffs of the original and brings in a ‘Morricone relaxed at the club’ type vibe. While the original Twisted Crystal LP sent us flying across the sky, Khotin and Yu Su keep it weird and relaxed back here on earth.
Retwisted Crystal is a split cassette release between DFA Records & Khotin Industries.