The music of DJ Sprinkles (aka Terre Thaemlitz) is deep and emotive. His brand of house is a strain that while being run through with history and meaning, is still able to maintain an ear for the dancefloor. The remixes featured on Queerifications & Ruins show the breadth of skill that Thaemlitz brings. The sources may be disparate, but the results are so good and consistent they could only come from one place. Sprinkles' Ambient Ballroom mix of Oh, Yoko's "Seashore" serves as the ideal introduction to the storied producer's work. The original is an ambient piece that left plenty of room for Sprinkles to do his thing. While he definitely brings a more house oriented feeling to the track, the vocal samples lift it to a completely different level. On the flip the Deep Breath Mix of the Parallax Beat Brothers' "Exhalation" starts out as a bubbling ambient affair only to have the rhythm kick in half way through and change the game. Recommended.
- music label: Mule Musiq 2013
reviewed by Joey Coco 08/2013