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Groove Armada EP – Groove Armada
Groove Armada has found a way to incorporate 1970s beats into their futuristic sound. This entire album has many colors on every track and, although they may not always be kicking on all cylinders, Groove Armada prove they mean business. They have consistently been at the top in the electronic and dance world and there is no doubting their talent and passion for the music they create. Their blending of guitar, a tight bass, and drums create a unique atmosphere.
The best song on the album “Go” uses a shaky synthesizer pulsating throughout the track with a reggae-toned guitar hitting behind an incredibly soulful singer. This track is more like disco than anything else and it’s hard to sit while listening. The track drifts on and synthesized horns play lightly in the background, accompanying the singer’s voice beautifully.
Overall, this album is not legendary, but it’s nice to hear electronic groups paying respect to their 70s roots. Groove Armada is back and they are ready to play.
Best Track: “Go”
Chinatown Wars – Doom & Ghostface Killah
It’s hard to go wrong when you have production by Oh No and two of the most vibrant rappers in hip hop, MF Doom and Ghostface Killah (of the Wu-Tang Clan). This single was made for the new Grand Theft Auto (GTA) video game. It paints a perfect picture for what the game has come to represent. Ghostface slices through this song while Doom takes his verse slow and sloppy, using his usual colorful language and interesting flow to kill this Asian-styled beat.
Overall… I want more Doom & Ghostface! Get these two hooked up again and I’ll be there for sure. There’s nothing more amazing then listening two of the greatest going at it head to head.