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My name is Fennec and I just wanted to let you know that my album Let Your Heart Break is out now as of Feb. 11th. It’s electronic, has lots of samples from different things (Busta Rhymes, The Sopranos, Legend of Zelda, etc), and sounds like the radio. It was influenced by Aphex Twin and Girl Talk. There are many bpms.
Riot (feat. Damian Jr. Gong Marley) Solid opener. Song’s been floating around for some time but nice to finally have a release. The two legends sound great together, I just don’t care for the synth the producer decided to use. Sounds almost amateur. Entertainment 2.0 (feat. Juicy J, 2 Chainz & Nicki Minaj) Nicki kills the track for me. Her verses are just too long and make me want a lobotomy. I actually made an edited version with her cut out. Pornstar (feat. Nyla) Usual club garbage. This one’s a skip for me. Want Dem All (feat. Konshens) Some nice commercial pop dancehall sounds on this one that aren’t too sugar-coated and had my head bobbin though the whole thing. Konshens feature is a nice touch. Hey Baby Slow sway pop hip-hop feel. Not very imaginative with the lyrics, but it goes get stuck in your head. Not noteworthy, but not a skip. Wickedest Style (feat. Iggy Azalea) Really like this one. Slow beat contrasted by Paul’s rapid fire lyrical work and then he breaks down into singing the chorus himself. Dangerous Ground (feat. Prince Royce) Another solid dancehall track off the album. Definitely in my top 3. Prince Royce sings a solid hook. It’s Your Life This is one of those songs that all the white girls dance to with their girlfriends around a pile of their shoes and purses. Chorus is a random drop into some Calvin Harris type shit. Take It Low Pretty decent track. (best description award 2014) Anyday Fits in with 0% of the rest of the album but it’s one of my favorite tracks. Sounds a bit like mid-2000’s SP and it follows one of my favorite dancehall riddim patterns. Lights On Doesn’t sound like a song he would do. Like he’s covering Trey Songs or something. It’s produced by Akon though. Legacy The bassline is sick. Another club appealer, but I found myself cranking this one around my apartment a few times already. Other Side of Love That one that’s been on the radio for months. Turn It Up Ends the album with another one that just drops to a Calvin Harris style club chorus. Gotta be in the right setting to feel this one.
Overall, I don’t regret picking it up. It has given me a Sean Paul fix with a fairly listenable album and a handful of noteworthies.
Pick it up here Listen to the Federation Sound release interview/chat session:
Some of you know I’ve been a Major Lazer fan since the very early days, and my anticipation for their newest EP is quite palpable at the moment. Here are my thoughts on the EP (tracks that have been released so far, I’ll update as they keep coming to SC):
So. Pretty much everything about this track is hot fire and exactly the sound I was looking for…minus the musical chorus after the drop. I think it has a good feel but the sample sounds like the iPhone clown-horn alert. Literally love every second of the rest so I’ll let it pass for now and grow on me.
YES. Huge RDX fan. Huge fan of this song. It’s got everything. I love the soca-style bridge and love the drop. Synth leads are addictive and make your body move involuntarily. This is a club banger and probably the EDM-influenced heavy hitter of the EP.
I love it’s simplicity and how it really borrows hard from those awesome dancehall tracks where the voice is the main instrument. Pharrell doesn’t disappoint and really keeps the listener in a nice riddim with his vocal hopscotch wordplay. He also doesn’t sing which is what I assumed he’d be doing the first time I saw the track name/features list.