Synchro Remixed EP One is a remixed treatment of Herma Puna‘s Synchromystic album. The multi-country duo of Pimpernel Jones (who is from the UK) and Simple X (U.S.) create music that shows what hip-hop music is and where it can be without a care for popularity or acceptance. In other words, they create music that feels good to them first and foremost, and it just so happens that they have a small but growing devoted audience. They can sometimes be pimped out in a Digable Planets or Camp Lo vibe verbally, but then they’ll take off and sound perfect in an electronic world, one that can at times be distant from hip-hop’s perceived core but is never too far from it.
The remixes here range from funky hip-hop to Afrobeat, electronica to soul and if this is what brings people to hear Herma Puna for the first time, good. It may be remixed, but this could have easily been their proper album too. Most remix albums wished they were this good.