Aussie Ninja goes trippin' into the Future Music Festival
Publisher: Shock Records
Fri, 3 March 2006
by: Australian Ninja
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With great anticipation did I look forward to my first ever Buttonhole music review. I even put on my best pair of listening ears. Look I'll be the first to admit that I am not a qualified music reviewer. I never went to the review college, I didn't take the exams and I know I didn't learn review writing from some wise old hermit sage living in a luxury apartment. I think I remember that correctly. Well, no matter what he stole from me, one thing is for sure, he does exist.
When I received an album to review I was reminded of my limited specialities in life. Those being; martial arts, playing video games, reading comics, writing about those things, eating lots of food and of course staring vacantly into space. It took me many years to hone those specialised and highly irrelevant abilities to the levels of "alright" and "pretty good."
Two Tribes '06 is a double album featuring some highlights from the ninth consecutive Two Tribes music event. I've chucked in a track listing at the end of this review so scroll away if you dare. I've never heard of the event before, so I am woefully ignorant about what goes on there. All I have is these two CDs and my best pair of listening ears. Clearly not enough to educate the wonderful Buttonhole readers about this album [or 'ablum' as I like to say, thanks to Ice TV.] So off to the merry old Internet I went.
Oh and what I found would make you wish you were blind.
But then I stopped looking at that bizarre and very graphic Internet site and instead looked up "Two Tribes." The basics; the event features "over sixty international and local artists playing house, electro, techno, progressive house, trance, breaks, beats." Look, it's really not my bag, baby. I mean, I listen to my Fat Boy Slim, Junkie XL CDs and my favourite "Come with us" Chemical Brothers album regularly.
But I am not familiar with the artists who performed at Two Tribes '06. One artist I did recognise however by name; Dylan Rhymes. I know his "Naked and Ashamed" track from Need For Speed High Stakes, which featured an excellent electronic / DJ music soundtrack.
|I wonder how many lentils I've ever eaten |
The other information I found on the event about Two Tribes I won't specifically mention here. Let's just imagine we're watching "The Young Ones" and Neil is upset because his 'mellow' is being 'harshed' by 'the man.'
Two Tribes is the kind of music people listen to when they are high. Dance music, but not the foxtrot, waltz or tango kind of dance music. The other kind of dance music where the volume is ear blisteringly loud. And there is brightly coloured seizure inducing lights and enough people crowded into one room to give the local fire chief nightmares.
I've got nothing for or against such things, but I feel that I should add Buttonhole encourages you to enjoy yourself responsibly and does not condone the use of illegal substances.
Anyhow, personally I like electronic music, so Two Tribes was an interesting album / collection to review.
On the whole, most of the music is pretty enjoyable.
The double CD album contains a reasonable variety of electronic music. To the un-initiated however it all sounds very much the same. With Two Tribes most of the tracks blend together seamlessly. I guess that works to your advantage if you like that trance inducing effect often associated with electronic music. I listened to it a few times while writing other articles on my "1996 Man" home computer. "Being revived from 1996 he can't adapt to our modern times!" After a few plays I noticed some tracks I liked more than others. My favourite track being "Coburn - We Interrupt This Program." I listened to that track repeatedly, and in my opinion it is the best track on the whole double album. My other favourites were;
*Big Black Boot - Vibrate 2005
*Dylan Rhymes - Fashion Kills
*Tiga - You Gonna Want Me
If you are already familiar with the type of music played at the Two Tribes events, then go ahead and buy Two Tribes '06. That is a fine thing to do, just be aware of what you are getting. Highlights that may or may not feature your favourite artists from the overall pool ["over sixty artists"] of talent showcased at the live event.
|What's all that about? |
As far as rave type music goes, it's a nice collection and overall I enjoyed it. I recommend it to people who already like dance music, but for everyone else there is little incentive for you to involve your listening ears in more shenanigans.
1. Praise Cats Feat. Andrea Love - Shined On Me (Skylark Vocal)
2. Big Black Boot - Vibrate 2005 (Peace Division Deeper Pass Mix)
3. Digitalism - Zdarlight
4. Dylan Rhymes - Fashion Kills
5. The Egg - Walking Away (Tocadisco Remix)
6. Tomas Andersson - Washing Up (Tiga Remix)
7. Warren G Feat. Bishop Lamot - Do What It Do (Sharam Jay Remix)
8. Suicide Sports Club - I Don't Know' (King Unique Vocal Mix)
9. Tiga - You Gonna Want Me (Jesper Dahlback Remix)
10. Tocadisco - You're No Good For Me (Tocadisco's Recover Mix)
11. Husky Rescue - City Lights (Product.01's Crunchy City Remix)
12. Coburn - We Interrupt This Program (Interrupted Vocal Mix)
13. Chab Feat. JD Davis - Closer To Me
1. Freeform Five - No More Conversations (Mylo Remix)
2. Twisted Funk - Raise Your Hands (To the Dirty Dub mix)
3. Who's Who? - Not So Dirty
4. Enzo Mori & Stephan Clark - First Class (Electro Mix: High Heels Booty Mix)
5. Pryda - Aftermath
6. David Amo & Julio Navas Pres. Paco Maroto - Electronic Electro
7. Dave McCullen - B*tch (Club Extended)
8. Soulwax - NY Lipps
9. The Drill - The Drill
10. Cirez D - Knockout
11. Martijn ten Velden & Lucien Foort - Bleeep! (Original Mix)
12. Steve Lawler - That Sound (Steve Angello & Sebastian Ingrosso Mix)
13. Wonderland Avenue - White Horse
by: Australian Ninja
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