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Back to basics electro-pop brilliantly blended by DJ Tiga,
By A Customer
This review is from: American Gigolo-Best of Gigolo (Audio CD)
This is an Egon Ronay-style guide to the best of electroclash. It really does lead you snowballing into the discovery of the artists you just need to know about. Tiga has recognised and been part of the rapidly gathering momentum of this music scene which I feel is soon to wedge in the collective conscience of UK dance. Each track is confidently layered with melodies from the bass and often the rythm upwards. Take a listen to Stock Exchange (Miss Kittin and The Hacker) which brilliantly embodies this. Porno actress (Dopplereffekt) proves how dark and dirty the album can be, carrying similar pop sensibilities to the likes of Soft Cell. Indeed, Marc Almond's appearance on the Soul on Soul collaboration with System F somehow doesn't come as a surprise.
This album shows the slow but inexorable filter through into mainstream from the recesses of the best of our 80s music memories. If you liked Felix's Kittinz and thee Glitz you will certainly get on well wih this. Fischerspooner's endtrack undoubtedly heralds an exciting and long overdue energy injection into 2002.