Stromkern Stand Up
By Marcus Pan
A remix album with multiple versions of the
song Stand Up from Stromkern's Light It Up album, there's six
tracks here of really catchy and moving EBM. The radio edit mixes up bright
synth melodies with fast paced rhythms and percussion. Vocals are swiftly
spoken so swiftly in fact that most hip hop artists couldn't touch the
vocal speed of Stromkern's work.
The second track, the extended version of the Stand
Up track, is pretty much the same as the radio edit, but obviously extends
the mix for longer dance floor use. Track three includes the single Can't
Believe, a near drum 'n bass down low track with a shuffle-step snare
The next version of Stand Up, the Iris Remix,
gets very funky and computeresque. It's so radically different from the radio
and extended versions of Stand Up that at first you won't realize it's a
mix of this song very well done. The Stand Up maxi single almost
trances to a close with the Reiter Der Nacht Remix of Night
Riders. Or so you think the closing of this fifth track is anything
but slow; it's almost kooky and cranked up to a cranial shaking speed.
I like this CD. The only problem I have with it really is
questioning whether or not this release was necessary. There's really only 3
songs here the radio and extended mixes are the same, the inclusion of
Can't Believe is a nice surprise and the Iris Remix is quite
good. But this small smattering as a full release might be a bit much. DJs
should pick this up however, as I'm sure it's geared toward them anyway.
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