In terms of electronic dance music, drum and bass is a genre that is highly overlooked (other than hardstyle, but that’s a different story). For a band like Enter Shikari that has been able to mesh two genres (metal and electronic) together in a manner that seems almost effortless, the result is nothing short of impressive.
At the top of the year, the band released their fourth studio effort, The Mindsweep, to potentially the highest critical acclaim the band have received in their career thus far. Now, as a special treat to the fans, the band have released a remix album entitled The Mindsweep: Hospitalized. The hour long remix album features new takes on tracks like “The One True Colour”, “Myopia”, and “The Bank of England” that are fueled by a powerful source of drum and bass music. Artists like Hugh Hardie, S.P.Y., Reso, Keeno, and more put their own spin on the tracks from the 2015 album, and they are executed in a refreshing way.
Remix albums aren’t for everyone, that is a fact. But Enter Shikari have been able to attract a fan base that lies on the border of metal and electronic music, two genres whose fans are nothing short of passionate and devoted. They will eat this up, as they should.
I think it’s rather important that we have a remix volume like this because drum and bass isn’t exposed to the masses as much as I would like it to be. No it’s not something you’d hear on the main stage at Electric Daisy Carnival, but it’s a form of dance music nonetheless that makes people lose their minds. The Mindsweep: Hospitalized is a great way for fans to be introduced to the genre, while still getting a chance to experience a new twist on a captivating album from one of Britain’s most intense bands.
This has been another Shameless Promotion.