12 Songs, 43 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Family Force 5’s recent plunge into electronic and dubstep territory continues on Reanimated, a remix album with three new tunes. From the start, this exuberant Atlanta-based Christian combo has served up wild party anthems while keeping its lyrics positive and sleaze-free. The group’s latest release finds it injecting a little more urban influence into its previously released tracks with the help of assorted producers and guest performers. The fresh cuts “Chainsaw” and “Phenomenon” conjure up crunk rock magic at its most potent, blasting forth with throbbing beats and empowering messages. Even more raucous is “Next Level,” a relentless jam featuring British rapper LZ7 alongside FF5 frontman Solomon “Soul Glow Activatur” Olds. Among the remixes, “Wobble” gets an old-school funk makeover, “Zombie” dips its toes into dubstep, “Can You Feel It” crackles with lowdown energy, and “Love Addict” veers back toward FF5’s earlier more organic sound. Of special note is “Superhero (Nico Stadi Remix),” a hypnotic glide into dance floor heaven that’s both inspiring and slightly scary.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Family Force 5’s recent plunge into electronic and dubstep territory continues on Reanimated, a remix album with three new tunes. From the start, this exuberant Atlanta-based Christian combo has served up wild party anthems while keeping its lyrics positive and sleaze-free. The group’s latest release finds it injecting a little more urban influence into its previously released tracks with the help of assorted producers and guest performers. The fresh cuts “Chainsaw” and “Phenomenon” conjure up crunk rock magic at its most potent, blasting forth with throbbing beats and empowering messages. Even more raucous is “Next Level,” a relentless jam featuring British rapper LZ7 alongside FF5 frontman Solomon “Soul Glow Activatur” Olds. Among the remixes, “Wobble” gets an old-school funk makeover, “Zombie” dips its toes into dubstep, “Can You Feel It” crackles with lowdown energy, and “Love Addict” veers back toward FF5’s earlier more organic sound. Of special note is “Superhero (Nico Stadi Remix),” a hypnotic glide into dance floor heaven that’s both inspiring and slightly scary.

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About Family Force 5

Family Force 5, who once went by the name the Phamily, came together outside Atlanta, Georgia in 2004. The Olds brothers (Soloman or "Soul Glow Activatur" and twins Jacob and Joshua, "Crouton" and "Fatty," respectively) plus friends Nathan Currin ("Nadaddy") and Derek Mount ("Chap Stique") make up the band (original guitarist Brad Allen, or "20 Cent," left to play with other Georgia-based groups Everyday Sunday and the Trust), whose "crunk-rock" sound gained them attention from Maverick Records. Their first album, Business Up Front/Party in the Back, was released in 2006.

Family Force 5 kept busy throughout 2007 with odds and ends, then came back in 2008 with the Dance or Die album (which happened to be preceded by an EP of the same name). This album gave Family Force 5 some mainstream success, debuting at number 30 on the Billboard charts, but the group continued to have Christian success as well, winning several Rock on Request Awards that year. A remix of Dance or Die and the holiday release Family Force 5's Christmas Pageant arrived in 2009, and the group then set to work on its third album, the appropriately titled III, which appeared in the fall of 2011. In 2013 The Third arrived, cherry-picking the best tracks from III and expanding on the concepts with new songs like powerful singles "Cray Button" and "Zombie". ~ Marisa Brown

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