The Brothers are back with a track that’s distinctly them but still manages to feel both new and interesting. I’d describe it as rather laid back and not as complex as many of their most well known tracks. With a first single like this, my interest for their upcoming studio album has increased a lot.
A day late, I know! Last week was crazy, and in the end I just had no time to get this post written. It was an interesting week, either way, and the track this week has the dubious honor of being selected not because it’s amazing but because it’s not as terrible as what this group has produced in the last 15 years. The Prodigy is one of the best electronic acts of all time, but the last few albums have been big disappointments. This track, however, I did find very enjoyable, and the heavy breakbeat is a big part of that.
It’s not on purpose I’m choosing tracks that are similar a few weeks in a row, but this track has more than a few things in common with last week’s track. First of all, I had never heard of this artist before this week, and secondly he’s in roughly the same genre as last week’s entry. Not that it matters, it’s just funny. This is a great and energetic track that makes me happy I haven’t heard of every single artist and band that make music I truly enjoy listening to.
So, I guess there’s no use for me to deny I like mid-90s techno a lot? I had no plans on including this track, or Fluke at all to be honest, as a track of the week, but for some reason I happened to listen to it and that made me remember just how great it is. There’s still great electronic music being produced, but nothing quite like this.
The track this week is special to me in more ways than one. First of all, it’s just a great mid-90s techno track, but it was also a very prominent part of Wipeout 2097 which is one of my favorite games for the original Playstation. The big beat nature of this track means that it has great drums, but it also features heavy sampling of Run DMC which is very well done.
Pop can be great, and remixes of pop tracks can be even greater! Since I have already made it very clear that covers are something I enjoy a lot, the fact that I like remixed tracks shouldn’t come as a shock. Lady Gaga is a true pop star, and someone I find myself listening to more that I should admit. This remix of her single Telephone is a really great club remix of a fun track that always gets me in a good mood.
I listened to a lot of rave in the mid 90s, which has stuck with me until today. One of the best rave acts was a German duo called RMB, and this is one of their absolute best tracks. The main sample is taken from a Swedish movie from 1984, and they use it very cleverly. What I like about all RMB tracks is how they layer them, making them interesting to listen to again and again.
Before booming bass drums, fast break beast or sick drops there was Kraftwerk. Few groups have had as big influence on a genre of music as they have, and they are still somewhat active. This track, apart from being released in one of the best years ever, has all the components that make Kraftwerk’s music fantastic.
I almost managed to miss posting this week’s track, due to the fact that I thought i had already posted it. Well, crisis averted! The track this week is from a duo that I sometimes catch myself thinking “I wonder what it is I like about these guys” about, and the I put on one of their tracks and it all comes back to me. The track I chose is not one of their bigger hits, but to me it’s one of their better.
I tried to think of a great song to start of this whole project with, and it took me some time to arrive where I did. I wanted something that I really like, but not just anything. So I decided on what I consider to be one of the best songs from one of the greatest bands of the 90s.