Review by DjBatman|
3 stars out of 4
Jo Bogaert aka "Thomas De Quincey" was the mind behind
Technotronic, and he had a sort of mission: taking techno into the pop
charts. He succeeded combining the techno sounds that came to Europe mostly
from the Detroit scene of the late 80's with a pop/dance formula easily
acceptable by the European club-goers and record buyers. With contributors
like Manuela "Ya Kid K" Kamosi and Eric Martin
aka MC Eric, and initially fronted by model Felly (who -incidentally- didn't
sing one single word on the record, because she was just miming to Ya
Kid K's voices) Technotronic topped the charts, and their hits "Get
up (before the night is over", "Pump up the jam" and
"This beat is Technotronic" were obsessively played by
music channels and radio stations. If you only know these, I'd
advise you to try this album, because after the obvious hits and a
couple of other similar numers, you might discover some uknown gem... one
of these in "Come back", in which Bogaert demonstrates his
ability in creating instrumentals (with a few vocal samples) that are
equally melodic and danceable, and a bit different from the bunch of
his hit singles, even if still bearing the trademark Technotronic beats and
keyboard sounds. The fronts and vocalists kept changing, while Bogaert
flooded the market with megamixes and remixes and later another album
(but none of the follow-ups succeeded in repeating the triumphs of
this one). Maybe, if you exclude some remix, the most interesting
bits in the sequel were -er- mostly Bogaert's solo instrumentals.
Here's what others reviewers have to say:
3 stars - Good - "...certainly makes mass acceptance for house music
a lot more likely..." Rolling Stone 2/8/90
I Love this album and their hits Pump up the Jam, Get Up, This Beat is
Technotronic, Move This, and Rockin' over the Beat. The singles
Tough, Take it Slow, and Come On are super, too! This is the best
album I heard ...
This album is simply, 'bad.' The bass sequencers and beats are 'fly.' Some
of the tracks are a little monotonous. But this is one of the best
dance albums ever produced, (which shows that the genre of techno/dance needs
more refinement, as this is only a 3 star album). But overall,
its great to jam to.
This is great!!!
This Album is the best that i heard in my life and i need it everyday!!!