I actually did these remixes back in late 2005 before Sumo-lah went into production. It was my first time asking any established musician whether it was okay for me to mess around with their song. To my surprise, both Afdlin and Pacai were extremely sporting about the whole thing. The Look East Mix was keeping more to the Japanese theme of Sumo-lah while the Through The Ages Mix was something I went nuts over trying to be experimental with the song’s soundscape.
I still love Pacai’s version though, with that ripping guitar solo and strings towards the end of the track.
My thanks to the both of them for letting me do this!