Plastiq Phantom :: CD REVIEW REVUE
Standard Sounds: Straight Up & Dirty
... The remix of Mystic's "The Life," by Nasir and Plastiq Phantom, is the album's other highlight. The most important thing about this mix is how austere it is kept: A funky guitar line is isolated and repeated over a sharp beat pattern. Then the sweet vocal ("This is the life, the life, the life...") is given its turn. A smooth bass line is given equal treatment, as though the DJs are as interested in showing the listener, piece by piece, what makes the song beautiful as they are in simply tailoring it to their fancy...