Of course Thievery Corporation has provided a couple of great remixes to this effort with a cooled out Caribbean flavored version of “Pop the Trunk” which was a nice departure from the back beat heavy original. You’ll also get tracks remixed by Fort Knox Five, Chris Joss, Ursula 1000, and Bombay Dub Orchestra among others.
I really enjoyed the Boca 45 remix” of “Stereo Tonic”, which is one of my favorite Thunderball tracks as well. It’s funky and a bit more hard hitting than the original and reminded me a bit of Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power.” However, the rest of the album features more reggae influences added to the mixes and I think it makes for a good combination to the cinematic sounds and back beats that are used in Thunderball’s music. It really makes for a nice chill listening session.
Hopefully the release of “Declassified” signals Thunderball are back in the studio also working on new music as it has been seven years since their last release.
You can pick up “Declassified” on Bandcamp, Beatport, iTunes, and Juno Download.