Thursday, January 30, 2003

Review - DJ-Kicks

Artist: Tiga

Posted on Thu, Jan 30, 2003 at 4:00 AM

DJ-Kicks
Label: K7
Media: CD
Format: Album
WorkNameSort: DJ-Kicks

Although electroclash is so yesterday as far as the fashionistas go, the trend-as-genre is still quite capable of providing substantial dancefloor thrillage. Tiga -- he of "Sunglasses at Night" fame -- is/was certainly at the forefront of the movement and fully embraces the retro-futurism/new wave glam of the whole thing. This mix CD captures the blissful techno-pop-foppery of electroclash, working in remixes of Le Tigre alongside tracks by Soft Cell, with the listener not much the wiser for the gear-shifting. Maintaining a resolutely four-on-the-floor approach, Tiga works in hyperstylized funkiness from Codec, Offpop, Schatrax and his "Sunglasses" partner Zyntherius on "DJ-Kicks." Eventually it all blurs into a giant chrome-hued lipstick smudge, but it certainly manages to evoke the unmitigated joy that electroclash offers.

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