“Baby (breakbot remix)”

Patti Behler
Courtesy of Almost Gold
Patti Behler
Courtesy of ETCETC

For those of you who have burned a hole in your copy of the “D.A.N.C.E” single by playing it so much, here’s a suggestion that could help you drop Justice cold turkey. Australian duo PNAU has no relation to the French tandem, but you wouldn’t be able to tell from its newest MySpace upload. “Baby (Breakbot Remix)” has got the same funk-friendly vibe as “D.A.N.C.E,” and even plugs in its own children’s choir. But while “D.A.N.C.E” is a single crafted for the thralls of the dance floor, “Baby” belongs in more peaceful surroundings. It’s confident, yet reserved. Instead of trying to impose itself as the epicenter of your late night blowout, it’s the song that caps off the evening, sending you to the streets in the early-morning glow, off to your next destination.

Gabriel Baker
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Walter Meego

From Walter Meego’s upcoming debut full-length Voyager, “Forever” is prototypical rock’n’roll for the 21st century. Old-school in structure, the song is melody-driven and ripe with instrumental hooks. The track also features a knockout chorus and, most importantly, works with a timeless subject matter: a guy trying to convince a girl to choose him. Sonically, it’s all modern: loaded with synths, built on a drum machine beat and fat bass line and dripping with techno danceability. There’s a soaring solo that might be a guitar, but it really doesn’t matter. Either way, it’s killer.

David Watnick
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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