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In the Mode
Reprazent, Roni Size
In the Mode
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
 
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With more big-time backing than any junglist save toothy Goldie, the Roni Size all-stars return with a punchy suite of material that sounds so crossed over it could snap. The big-beat drums continue to push drum & bass tow...  more »

     
   
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All Artists: Reprazent, Roni Size
Title: In the Mode
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 3
Label: Fontana Island
Original Release Date: 10/24/2000
Release Date: 10/24/2000
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
Styles: Drum & Bass, Electronica, Techno, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 731454820127

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With more big-time backing than any junglist save toothy Goldie, the Roni Size all-stars return with a punchy suite of material that sounds so crossed over it could snap. The big-beat drums continue to push drum & bass toward soulful house; the vocals by MC Dynamite as well as guests Method Man and Zach de la Rocha continue to demand hip-hop respect; and the form is repeated, again and again, over and over, at 180 beats per minute. A funky key lick that might bob and weave in an able DJ's hands goes stale quickly over the duration of a long-form CD, but still Size soldiers onward with barely a tempo change. It's mystifying, as he holds so many live wires in his hands. Though the complaint department is firing full force over this seemingly unfinished release, make no mistake that crisp organic jungle standards such as "Ghetto Superstar" will continue to define the name brand, setting dance floors into a kinetic frenzy for many seasons past the shelf date. --Ian Christe

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Mediakill | 06/23/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"(I am actuly a teenager but i coudnt be botherd to put an email address.)

All you people who gave this a low rating are just haters. of course u aint gonna like this because u r stuck up nerds. you have to be in the jungle underground scene in ENGLAND (where im from, and where these guys r from, and where dnb/jungle is massive) to understand that jungle is actuly music intelligent people who understand its complexity & greatness. This is an amazing step forward for vocal dnb & it is not actully hardcore like some reviewer said, it is actually jungle. hardcore is stuff like dillinja, lemon d, DJ Friction & MC Skibadee. The album has some sick tunes, like Heavy rotation, Mexican, Dirty Beats (personal fave) and Ghetto celebrity. They all exept mexican and i think a few others, and they all soung tight. You need to grasp the fact that vocals are actually what everyone uses now because they sound sick. and whoever said u cant dance to dnb, u are wrong! DJ's r playyin it in all da clubs in london.

if u r gonna buy this, i reccomend also buy stuff by Jenna G, Goldie, Adam F, Shy FX, Rebel MC, DJ Hype & DJ Die. buy it now, u wont be disapointed!"
No, It's not Newforms.
Mediakill | LA, not L.A. | 01/18/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"In case anyone's wondering why the reviews are so mixed on this album, I'll clear it all up. Half of us want this album to be "Newforms Part 2" (or Part 3, technically) very badly. The other half of us appreciate the album on its own without the troubling "Newforms" comparison. I'm personally kind of in the middle, as I heard "In the Mode" long before "Newforms." Yes, "In the Mode" is pretty good, yes it's worth buying/ripping/stealing/taping/remixing/whatever, but damn, man. It sure as hell ain't "Newforms." But again, what is?

-Mediakill

P.S. Spell-check your reviews, you're making fools of yourselves."