Freemasons - Shakedown

Apart from a couple of tunes that don't quite hit the perfect mix, the majority are interesting reinventions of delight.

Album Review by Lara Moloney | 10 Feb 2007
  • Shakedown <br/>
Album title: Shakedown
Artist: Freemasons
Label: Loaded
James Wiltshire and Russell Small have been in increasing demand over the last 18 months since their single debut Love on my Mind became a classic, but this album highlights their true potential. Their ability to mutate a song that most people would hate in its original form into a toe-tapping, bum-wiggling remix holds a definite charm. The mixing is flawless and keeps you in its grasp with artists such as Beyonce, Dirty Old Ann and even Luther Vandross getting the Freemasons touch. Apart from a couple of tunes that don't quite hit the perfect mix, the majority are interesting reinventions of delight. Instrumental influences help towards a more soulful album with a splash of sci-fi beats to keep the heart pounding. One to watch for: Trick vs Freemasons' Zap me Lovely. [Lara Moloney]

Release Date: Out on Jan 22. Like some more, look out for Hot Chip and Ministry of Sound.