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Madness Thing (Part 1)

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Artist: Leilani
Genre: Rock/Pop
Release Date: January 1998

Review by DjBatman
3 stars out of 4

Leilani is one of the latest attempts in UK's dance music scene to launch a solo female dance act, and she partially reaches her aim. The original version of "Madness thing" is neither too bad nor too commercial but it still lacks of something; so ZTT has called a group of experts in the field: The Beatmasters, who about 10 years ago helped launching the career of female UK rapper Betty Boo. The Beatmaster Extended mix brings Leilani closer to things like Chumbawamba but at the same time the choice of certain sounds seems reminiscent of the Betty Boo experience. Finally, Breakneck's version removes most of the original to concentrate on chemical breakbeats and spacey sounds. There's a second "Madness thing" cd plus another two-part single out there, but I haven't had the chance to listen to them yet. The cd case contains a cute little poster with Leilani cartoons and I think I have seen an official website somewhere but it's currently offline (meanwhile you can still find some info on her and her music n ZTT's site at Not bad, but there is enough here to say that Leilani could do better. Let's see if she can do it and climb the charts. "Touch me, touch me with your madness thing / touch me, touch me / make me swing..."



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