If only all sermons were this funky. I Don't Get You. That Man Is Dirty. With an epic rising filter bringing up some hugely funky vocal stabs over a jacking house beat, CLR keeps his hard-hitting sonics in place but wraps them around a much more subtle and tense arrangement - something that's made even more obvious on the accompanying and very essential dub included on the single.
Looking For The Deep Bass. Electric Forces Funk. Although the label touches on varying styles, their output focuses mainly on electro and breaks. More important in terms of fitting in with the label is attitude. Named in reference to 70s punk outfit, The Clash, Westway is founded on a raw, punkish attitude of exuberance. As such, "Electric Forces Funk" feels right at home here, boldly announcing itself amid an array of noises and FXs.
Built around a robotic vocal that repeatedly asks "can you feel Electric Forces Funk? Squelchy FX, sirens and synths from outer space combine in this full throttled, high octane tech monster. Even the breakdowns sound like vicious and dangerous machines, intent on killing the remaining humans.
Not laying low for long, the tune springs back into action ferociously, covered in a whirlwind of huge beats and glitchy techno sounds. The Drum Monkeys' remix is up next. Much like the original but with an even filthier bassline, this is thick wad of tech-funk for the big rooms. Finishing the release is the Sneaky remix. More atmospheric and dramatic then the rest, the Supercharged resident delivers a no frills, driving rework. Larger Than Life LP.
As someone who grew up on hip-hop, it's maybe not surprising to hear so many influences at work at one time. But surprisingly, there are a host of other styles on show here as well. Gary Lightbody from Snow Patrol even makes an appearance on Mishka, with La Roc making a soundbed of sampled strings for the singer to let loose on.
A pair of songs with vocalist Alex Larke also showcases some unexpected influences. Don't Stop seems pleasantly indebted to The Rolling Stones, while their other collaboration Candy Man is a slow and sentimental piano-led ballad.
But it's refreshing to hear a DJ produce an album that takes them out of their comfort zone, especially when it works as well as Larger Than Life. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Sell on Amazon Start a Selling Account. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.
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Please try again later. The role of popular music is to energize the lowly populace, and no album of the last three decades has as much pure sonic joy as Cut La roc "La Roc Rocs. There's a couple of rejects [weak] vocals have and are killing techno , but "Making It Hot," "Bassheads," "Freeze," and especially "New York City Pimp" - all deserve spots on the mixtape of all time.
La Roc took the Billy Preston aesthetic, bumped up the bass, hit the naturalistic drum machines, and rocked the planet. He does not deserve ignominy. Fatboy looks hooklesss except for the inimitable "Rockerfella Skank in comparison, yet this music destroys simpering rejection and critical blithering. Big Beat was about epic beats, wacked-up samples, pumping bass, adrenaline and melody, and it died because nobody gave it enough love.
You can drive to this, cook to this, imagine a better Friday Night world to this, and for that, "La Roc Rocs" was, and is, a modern classic. This is the import edition from Japan. My question is: It really includes a bonus track? I have been seeing the normal release's track listing and there are the same tracks than in the import one. See all reviews. Top reviews from other countries. Translate all reviews to English. Verified Purchase.
Superb album, deserves to be in any big beat music fan's collection. Report abuse. Report abuse Translate review to English. There's a problem loading this menu right now.
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