Artist: Dilemn vs Pirate Robot Midget
Release: Brazen Boogie (+ Blende Rmx) w/ Hey France
Label: Big Splash Records
The second release for Big Splash is a versus between Dilemn and the catchily named Pirate Robot Midget. First up is Dilemn in fine form with the electro rocking 'Brazen Boogie' which finds a solid groove early with disco samples and vocal bits galore. It tricks out nicely with glitched turnarounds and a thoroughly distorted digital low end that keeps the pace brisk enough for club and big party play alike. This is the sort of bumping tune that puts a new label on party jocks' radars at first listen. Definitely one that'll fit well in a variety of boxes and work for taking a crowd in a number of directions.
Blende pushes the rub further into the digital distortion with a more twisted and darker interpretation. Gone is the disco vibe, replaced with a tougher electro feel that peaks at the second phrase. And that's where I'm hooked. Blende adds a menacing kick beneath the deconstruction of the original with an almost manic touch to drive the track to the rinse. At just under five minutes, Blende's mix leaves this listener wishing for further exploration of that tougher sound. But damn, all in all, it's a runaway banger that steals the show.
The Pirate Robot Midget 'Hey France' cut is a slower tempo number with heavily eroded beats and a disco feel that gets deep in all the right places. It keeps to the tracky side and finds the bulk of its strength in the effects treatment of its parts. It approaches the dance floor from an entirely different angle than the Dilemn track it's pitted against, but it works well on that other level, nonetheless.
Dilemn - Brazen Boogie
Dilemn - Brazen Boogie (Blende Rmx)
Pirate Robot Midget - Hey France