14 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The intro (or "Intra" as it were) of this compilation sets us up for a taut and twitchy mixtape, complete with a robotic roll call from Ed Banger's roster and a nudge, nudge segue into the X-rated, electro-shocked battle rap of Uffie. The cross-fader stops here, however. Not that this is a surprise. It's nearly impossible to mix the staple singles of a label that's perfectly happy slinging hollow cowbells, crisp hi-hats, arena rock guitars and serrated synths until something sticks. All right, it's a train wreck waiting to happen, as hammerhead rhythms and deviant dance beats present a Studio 54 soundtrack for the Playstation generation. One clarification about this comp: Don't call it "new rave." Key Ed Banger artists such as Justice, Sebastian and DJ Mehdi are too busy doing their own thing to be dubbed a rehash of the music industry's failed brush with the Chemical Brothers and Prodigy. Having Daft Punk manager Busy P at the helm (and turning out a decent Daft Punk pastiche of his own on "Rainbow Man") sure doesn't hurt in the credentials department, either.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The intro (or "Intra" as it were) of this compilation sets us up for a taut and twitchy mixtape, complete with a robotic roll call from Ed Banger's roster and a nudge, nudge segue into the X-rated, electro-shocked battle rap of Uffie. The cross-fader stops here, however. Not that this is a surprise. It's nearly impossible to mix the staple singles of a label that's perfectly happy slinging hollow cowbells, crisp hi-hats, arena rock guitars and serrated synths until something sticks. All right, it's a train wreck waiting to happen, as hammerhead rhythms and deviant dance beats present a Studio 54 soundtrack for the Playstation generation. One clarification about this comp: Don't call it "new rave." Key Ed Banger artists such as Justice, Sebastian and DJ Mehdi are too busy doing their own thing to be dubbed a rehash of the music industry's failed brush with the Chemical Brothers and Prodigy. Having Daft Punk manager Busy P at the helm (and turning out a decent Daft Punk pastiche of his own on "Rainbow Man") sure doesn't hurt in the credentials department, either.

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3:47
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