Melanie de Biasio: No Deal Remixed | Album Review

Thu, Feb 19, 2015, 17:40


No Deal Remixed

Melanie de Biasio

Play It Again Sam


One of the motivations behind remix albums is to push listeners back to the original release. In the case of Belgian/Italian singer Melanie de Biasio, her No Deal album was a real sleeper in 2014, with people slowly finding their own way to it, be it through word of mouth or on the back of fantastic live shows. For this album, de Biasio fan Gilles Peterson is the ringmaster who has commissioned producers and acts like the Cinematic Orchestra, Jonwayne, Chasol and others to repaint and redraw the originals. All are well considered and sprightly, though some are better judged than others, with Italian maestro Clap! Clap! and Cinematic Orchestra both marking up very different takes on I’m Gonna Leave You. The pick of the redos is probably Jonwayne’s beautifully embellished work on With All My Love.