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Turzi - Baltimore

by Paul Downey Rating:6.5 Release Date:2010-07-19

The debut UK single from French acid house revivalists Turzi is a bit of a hit-and-miss affair. Hit: Roping in Primal Scream front man Bobby Gillespie to provide vocals for 'Baltimore'. Miss: Dodgy remixes that drowned out Gillespies already ghostly vocals with overcooked beats.

The single itself does what you would expect, it has a swagger to it, some real electro charge, brought alive by Gillespie. It could, in another world, have been produced around the Scream's arguably most productive period circa Xtrmntr in 2000.

There are four remixes of 'Baltimore' also on offer, with the best being a rather extended effort from Love Lock which keeps us interested long after it should with its throbbing beats and almost hypnotic sound clocking under just under the nine minute mark. Zombie Zombie's effort becomes muddled and frankly just a mess, whereas the Assault on Baltimore mix becomes almost like an instrumental, making Gillespie's contribution seem pointless. Civil Civic's finale has a good pace to it, with the beats in the right places but again neglects the vocals which are what make the track more hit than miss.

In future, Turzi, if you are going to rope in a guest vocalist, abuse his or her talents to max please.

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