Sometimes the 'shuffle' function alerts me to tracks I've overlooked due to my propensity to acquire disgusting amounts of music every week, month, year. Recently, it alerted me to another track by the mysterious One of Them, whose "He is Dancing in New York" I posted back in May. Here, Sean Palm gives the remix treatment to "Niko It's A Bad Dream," transforming a dark techno banger into a bright, tech-house piece that is perfect for that 3 am dancefloor apex. With some sonic and rhythmic similarities to Glove Disco's remix of 2raumwohnung from 2007, this is a propulsive slice featuring excellently syncopated percussive elements, a wriggling bass-line, a very Loco Dice mid-frequency five-note harmonic element, and a washed-out break that is sure to drive crowds crazy. A sleeper hit of 2009 for certain! On Chris Fortier's Fade imprint.

One of Them- Niko It's A Bad Dream (Sean Palm's Bits & Pieces Remix)

Next up, an older slice.