Two bananas and a bottle of bubbly. I'm not one to judge. This perfectly
pleasant little recording has been around in the listening world since last
October but doesn't seem to have created much of a stir. Shame really. Put it
next to a hundred other electro releases of varied provenance and it scrubs
up rather well. Dada Life are Swedish DJ/Producer duo Olle Corneer and Stefan
Engblom and with the help of a motley crew of collaborative writers, singers
and musicians have manufactured eleven numbers which cannot claim the higher
ground in terms of imagination and originality but whose joint efforts have
nevertheless managed to generate some energetic beats and sprightly melodies.
(Truth-be-told the thing is riddled with cliches but it's still rather fun).
The pick of the crop would have to include 'So Young So High' an accidental
pop song of-sorts sporting a jolly chipmunk belting out the refrain in amongst
the air-raid sirens and spluttering synth debris (think Icona Pop-meets-Bambi!);
'Boing Crash Boom' gets my vote for the Daft-Title-Of-The-Year-Award but isn't
half bad once it gets going and opening track 'Kick Out The Epic Mother*****r'
which reveals our hosts' inner-Beavis and Butthead to fine effect and bumbles
along purposefully on a rasping riff which entreats us to put our hands in the air.
A lapse of judgement on my part perhaps but 'The Rules Of Dada' has its moments!
Try Before You Buy.