Kurtis Mantronik

I Sing the Body Electro

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I Sing the Body Electro is that rare exception to the rule that influential artists should never attempt a ten-years-later comeback trying the same style their current inheritors have made commercial. Mantronik's production methods are completely up to date (and then some), resulting in an album that perfectly balances old-school sampladelic hip-hop with the breakbeat-energized dance music of the late '90s. "King of the Beatbox V 3.0," "Bass Machine Re-Tuned," and "On the Beatbox" are stunning returns to the glory days of Mantronix, while vocal tracks like "Mad," "Push Yer Hands Up," "One Time, Feel Fine show that Mantronik's trackmaster skills could easily light up the world of mainstream rap, just as they did almost 15 years earlier.

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