Far East Movement "Dirty Bass" Album Review — 4.5 out of 5 stars
Mon, 11 Jun 2012 07:54:58
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"Is you a dime from behind girl?" asks Far East Movement's "Candy"—one of the sweetest and sexiest anthems you'll hear all year.
The track, from the Los Angeles group's phenomenal new effort Dirty Bass, even features a raucous and raw little cameo from Pitbull. Fusing together hip hop, whacky cyber voices, and big dance floor energy, the song is the kind of offbeat futuristic pop Far East Movement excel at. In fact, they're the prime progenitors of it, and they've only gotten better on album number four.
Dirty Bass definitely works in the clubs, but it's also meant to be bumped loud while driving, working out, or anywhere else. The title track slides from a booming bass line and sexy, seductive female cooing into some airtight rhyming from Tyga. Bringing together YMCMB bombast and Los Angeles swag, "Dirty Bass" bumps.
First single "Live My Life", showcasing Mr. Justin Bieber, remains the ultimate crossover hit, bridging Euro elegance in the production with slick 22nd century rap style.
"Change Your Life" with Sidney Samson and Flo Rida remains another uplifting global jam that'll resound from Korea Town to Ibiza. At the same time, "Flossy" [Featuring My Name Is Kay], simply sizzles into a baller's roll call.
The standout on Dirty Bass comes at the end during "Little Bird". With inimitable, infectious, and impressive production from Cherry Cherry Boom Boom—Martin Kierszenbaum—the track elegantly flies to the heavens, merging the MC's raps with an ethereal refrain. It's a dreamy closer, emblematic of the Far East Movement's diversity.
There's only one way to get down in 2012 and that's with Dirty Bass. It's another dime for sure…
Will you be getting Dirty Bass when it drops tomorrow June 12?
Watch the video for "Dirty Bass"!