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Playin' Me

30 Jul 2012

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 30 July 2012
  • Label: Hyperdub
  • Copyright: (c) 2012 Hyperdub
  • Total Length: 51:37
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  • ASIN: B008BQQTNC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 71,008 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Colin McCartney TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 11 Aug. 2012
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What is it about the Hyperdub label - how come they have succeeded in finding so many brilliant female artists in what is - for whatever reason - a male-dominated genre? I don't know myself. First Ikonika, then Inga Copeland (assuming she exists?!) then Laurel Halo and now Cooly G.

"Playin' Me" is an entertaining listen in a Basement Jaxx/Bugz in the Attic kind of way, but with a darker edge.

Track 9 "Trouble"? Yes that IS Coldplay's "Trouble" and very good it is too. No irony, no fuss - just a Coldplay cover on a garage/dupstep LP.

Radio 1Xtra should be caning this - though they (probably) aren't. So you might just have to buy it instead.
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The front cover provides a great visual representation of the music - the beautiful Merissa Campbell, bathed in luxuriant shadow, looks seductively at the listener. Out of focus in the foreground is a leather-clad fist saying 'don't mess with me...'.

From the opening processed funk licks of 'He Said I Said', you are drawn into her world. The first, more vocal half of the album holds hints of Detroit, Jamaica, Moving Shadow/Goldie/Bukem style drum and bass (less the Amen breaks), old Kiss FM jams but remains fresh as you like. Seductive, addictive and mesmerising. The tracks are never immediate pop hits with obvious sonic sugar rushes but build and flow to create an impeccable atmosphere of twilit streetscapes.

The centrepiece of the LP is a brilliant, unlikely re-working of Coldplay's 'Trouble', initially jarring in comparison to memories of the wet indie original but injects it with menace and emotional depth.
It finishes with a superb suite of dark bass music which avoids the pitfalls of sounding hackneyed and generic. The beats are Soca-infused, martial patterns that sound organic and tough but accompanied by melodicism missing from a lot of the more machismo end of the spectrum.

This is an album that I return to again and again - it just doesn't get old.
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