Tuesday, October 19, 2010

while i'm posting random stuff i heard on the car radio

this caught my ear the other day driving through Pasadena (ah, i see Far East Movement are a/ local and b/ reflective of the amazing Asian-American-ness of Los Angeles and c/ on the verge of topping Billboard right about now)

"G6" has that "arrested futurism" quality, just like Black Eyed Peas "Boom Boom Pow"

like the backing could almost be some bleepy-bassy track from Northern England circa 1990, Original Clique or something

808-bassed electro has become almost like the blues, it's part of the grammar of dance as blues moves,progressions etc were in rock

in that sense this single is as "fresh" as ZZ Top were in 1983

but I liked ZZ Top in 1983 so no worries