Sort of Dirty Beats
Jesse Williams | Oak Ridge, TN USA | 07/11/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"These days if you really want to own techno music,it helps to be a DJ. If you're a DJ, you don't have to get too upset when there are only a few noteworthy songs on the album. So if you plan on purchasing Big Dirty Beats,I would reccommend getting a mixer and a dual deck, because that's all you're going to want to do with a few of these songs. It starts out with Dylan Rhymes' catchy but kind of lacking "Naked and Ashamed" and continues on into a journey through a few songs that matter and a few that don't,though none of it is really bad(with one exception). The notable songs include Keoki's "Me(Wizard of OH Remix), the Monkey Mafia's "Beats in the Hall", Uberzone's "The Freaks"(which is one of my favorites)and a drum and bassey song called "Chase" by Wreckage Inc. The songs that don't really excite are the ones by Bonobo, the Dirty Beatniks,Big Johnson, and the ghastly "Radio Athletico" by The Blood Suckas. Make a big circle/gash with your car key on the area of the cd that contains this song. Ugh.... And that leaves us with, really, your best incentive to purchase this half and half compilation.......Fatboy Slim. His remixes of Bassbin Twins "Out of Hand" and Christopher Just's "I'm a Disco Dancer" are classic, wonderful stuff. And since this cd is one of the few compilations you can find them on in America, that's reason enough alone. All in all, this cd is good enough to own, but not good enough to eat, unless you're a Fatboy fan, a DJ, or both."
Explosive electronic dementia
Jesse Williams | 07/14/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this CD with others for a long plane trip to Europe. I listened to it quite often and had to make a copy for my car stereo. Very energetic, inventive tracks for those who enjoy electronic music made with hard beats. I own tons of techno/big beat/whatever electronica, this one is so far my favorite."