MURDERBOT, CHRISSY - WOMEN'S STUDIES (2LP)


"Chrissy Murderbot's first album for Planet Mu is a collection of tracks that should come with the warning "be prepared to sweat". The last few years have seen Chrissy working hard on the optimum formula for getting down and having non-stop fun. 'Women's Studies' is an album of party starting, populist mutations with vocal contributions from the Dancehall mcees MC ZULU, Rubi Dan and Warrior Queen, plus rappers Popeye, Coool Dundee and Johnny Moog. It's made with a brazen and unashamed love for dance music, mixing energetic tropes into a sticky tropical punch. The influence of Ghetto House and Juke from his chosen home of Chicago hangs over the album. From the off, things get fleet-footed on "Break You Off" with its night-time atmosphere built from Rhodes chord progressions and sexy vocals over tight, subtle rolling footwork drums and bass; it's like a 160bpm musical massage. Later on "Bussin Down" continues the footwork influence with a sped-up grooving funk sample, over which DJ Spinn gives the orders. Elsewhere 'Heavy Butt's' seesawing bassline and 8-bit melody gets the message across loud and clear, while the impressionist footwork of 'Jiggle' is probably the most jiggling piece of music ever recorded." (label info)
in stock | UK| 2011| PLANET MU | 19.90


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