REMIXED AND READY TO GROOVE
Posted August 18, 2009
Dance rockers Family Force 5 continue to break out of their futuristic space bubbles with the release of first-ever remix project Dance or Die With a Vengeance. The collection comes hot on the heels of last summer’s run on the “Vans Warped Tour,” followed by a headlining slot on this spring’s “AP Tour,” and features several friends the Atlanta-based troupe met along the way.
As the title implies, FF5’s 2008 dance-floor thrasher Dance or Die gets a complete facelift courtesy of its celebrity guests. And for those who found the first installment incited a series of percolating grooves, this latest round takes an even more explosive turn toward the club circuit. The title track transforms into a soulful synth-popper courtesy of The Secret Handshake, while “Rip It Up” merges alternative rock with electronica as re-imagined by The Pragmatic.
Relient K leader Matt Thiessen takes “The First Time” to a programmed ballad of epic proportions, as “Radiator” later recalls something straight out of Depeche Mode’s catalogue via the turntable twists of Red’s Jasen Rauch. Add in tour mates 3OH!3 taking a sci-fi stab at “Get Your Back Off the Wall” and the David Crowder Band dinging its way through the equally spacey “How In the World,” and FF5 truly creates a pulsating listening experience of supernatural proportions. —Andy Argyrakis
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