Blaktroniks - Ready, Set, Blow...Tokyo Dawn
Is it me or has Tokyo Dawn records just been smashing it over the last several years with futuristic funk and infectious dance tracks from an eclectic group of artists worldwide. Peter Opolopo knows talent when he hears it and with the Oakland USA based duo Edd Dee Pee and X-Ray aka Blaktroniks, the bangers just keep on coming. “Ready, Set, Blow..” is a spacey electronic collage of combustible funk, warm soulful grooves and other alternative offerings that pushes the boundaries and seduces you into repeated listens. Among the prime cuts are “It’s All Right Now” and “Special Kind Of Love”, two laidback organic soulful cuts that feature Alicia Renee on vocals. “Strawberry Cough” is one of many highlights, a moog induced warp bending electronic banger. “Dot 2 Dot” is an atmospheric beat treat filled with spacey synths. “Dying Game” is a soulful tune filled with dreamy soundscapes and is one of several down-tempo tracks that wrap up the disc. With eighteen tracks, Blaktroniks hit you hard yet kill you softly with their wicked electronic arrangements that should propel them to greater heights.
Reg Dancy, 05/12