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Sing the Body Electro
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
A pioneer in making dance-floor hip-hop, Kurtis Mantronik had his first hits in the mid 1980s as part of Mantronix, though their hits never made it that far out of the clubs. Silent for most of the 1990s, Mantronik returne... more »
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A pioneer in making dance-floor hip-hop, Kurtis Mantronik had his first hits in the mid 1980s as part of Mantronix, though their hits never made it that far out of the clubs. Silent for most of the 1990s, Mantronik returned with a single in 1997 ("The Bass Machine Re-Tuned"), followed quickly by both the "Mad" single and this full-length, which contains the original versions of both singles. His return is welcome: behind raps by Traylude, vocals from Mr. Bush, and Carlos Alomar's guitar, Mantronik's beats are both instantly familiar and rewarding. Here are tracks that are both danceable and plenty of fun to listen to while sitting around--though it's tough to stay off your feet when this disc is playing. --Randy Silver
The TRUE King of Electric Beats IS BACK!!!!!
Randy Kelly | Richmond, Va | 10/03/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I could not wait to get my hands on the new Mantronik cd. After years of wondering what became of this genuis of electro, he's back. I Sing the Body Electro is an awesome CD. For those who are not familiar with Mantronik, may not fully appreciate the depth and maturity of this recent addition to the Mantronik legacy. It is unfortunate that Needle to the Groove, *** MUSIC MADNESS *** (the greatest of albums), and In Full Effect are not available any more. I am still searching for a copy of Music Madness. You will not be disappointed with this CD. My only complaint is that Traylude, who appears on a a few cuts, is not Mantronik material. Instrumentals would have faired better. Hey Mantronik, re-mix Who is it? for 1998."
A half-perfect CD
Anthony D Ravenscroft | Santa Fe, NM United States | 05/30/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Some of the tracks are downright irritation -- check out "Push Yer Hands Up" for that classic line, "Traylude is who I am / I don't eat pork, no I don't eat ham," or "Mad" which was apparently written to set the world land-speed record for use of f-word variants by a female vocalist. And to top it all off, slipping a heavily processed voice into Every Bloody Song saying "You are listening to the sound of Kurtis Mantronik" loses it's originality after a while -- the second time, say.With that said, "King of the Beat" is an instant club classic, "Original Electro" & "Bush" (yes, with George H.W. in a guest appearance) are widely diverse dance tunes that demonstrate KM's inability to beat ideas to death, and if we lived in a fair world "Baby You Blow My Mind" would be on the rock charts."
This is not a Kurtis Mantronik release!!!
dirk draft | flanders - europe | 01/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"this cd was released by flemmish artist mauro pawlowski.
he must be the most talented belgian musician alive. he's started lots of bands, each new one totally different from the last (check out bands like 'evil superstars' and 'mauro & the grooms'). right now he's joined dEUS as their new guitar player to finish their long awaited new record.
'song from a bad hat' has been released on his own name
it contains 11 catchy rocking guitar songs.
for more info http://houbi.com/belpop/groups/mauro.htm
the reviews above have nothing to do with this record."