» Watch Out
Reviewed by josie
/ Submitted 22-05-06 09:01
Genre: electro / trance
Massively respected producer Ferry Corsten releases the second track from imminent album L.E.F. (Loud Electronic Ferocious). Ferry’s productions have always avoided pure euphoric trance in favour of a grittier, more electro sound, strongly influenced by the tongue in cheek glamour and energy of the Eighties. Never one to knuckle down and play ball with accepted genres - and all credit to him - this is another two fingers up at generic… well, anything. Like the recently released ‘Whatever’, ‘Watch Out’ is a winner.
The original is very ‘Punk’ - grindy, compulsively dancey, and marching onwards with a military grittiness. Featuring a vocal from Mr Corsten himself, I defy anyone with a rhythmical bone in their body not to have a groove to ‘Watch Out’. Ferry’s influences are showing loud and proud, this track reminded me of both ‘Stand and Deliver’ from Adam and the Ants, and Depeche Mode’s ‘Personal Jesus’.
Best of the rest is the Lee Coombes remix, a techy, unsmiling, mock-serious house rerub, which manages to be both classy and irresistibly funky.
Also included is Robbie Rivera’s previously unreleased remix of ‘Fire’, one of those impulsive techy house tunes that even a trance fiend can get into. An edgy discordance mean this is a world away from disco-based house.
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