Posted on December 7, 2010 by Rob
Ok, so the Drum ‘n’ Bass purists may not like Shy FX. I don’t care. There is something very special about the way Shy FX constructs tunes. The way he absorbs influnences then mixes them at 140+ BPM to create Drum ‘n’ Bass that is 210% pure infectious.
Upon hearing this I was having a major boogie round my room. Fantasising about the raves I was too young to go to; Helter Skelter, Hysteria, Slammin’ Vinyl, Pure Silk…
I challenge anyone to hear this and not feel happy. Kano’s lyrics are a dream and he rides the track like a classic old skool emcee.
Loving the video too. Ladies and Gentlemen… we have a new anthem!
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Posted on September 17, 2009 by Rob
On Wednesday night, at the ever reliable Gold Dust, Mini Viva delivered a set far better than I was expecting and matched the trendy crowd pout for pout.
The pop-duo’s performance was an assured quasi-glamourous fair as they strut their stuff, pouted their lips and basically had fun while being to be cool enough to match their music. Probably still buzzing from the number 7 chart position on Sunday they appeared to glow on stage, as if all was right with the world.
And lets not forget about the music, their brand of disco tinged pop wasn’t bad either. Kicking the set off with a raucus performance of Left My Heart In Tokyo they never looked back and the songs continued to get better. The band matched the girls energy step-for-step to create some really infectious shoulder wiggling vibes. The highlight for me was the ‘mellow’ song (which I’ve named Feel - no one ever announces the song names, lol) because it served as nice emotional diversion to glitz and glam.
Mini Viva are certainly enjoying their moment in the spotlight and long may it continue. Definately worth catching live if your partial to a bit of very credible pop music.
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