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Written by Katherine Smith and TK   

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(1) Katherine Smith's Review

Dada Life are back with a new collection of organized absurdity to inspire you to ‘Just Do the Dada’ in 2009.  Their first single “Happy Hands and Happy Feet” is uncomplicated in lyrics and arrangement and will likely please both the dance elites and the casual clubber.

The masterminds behind the band, Olle Corneer and Stefan Engblon, seem more interested in inspiring those that can make sense of their music to put their own spin on it, than catering to the masses.  With a load of remixes already under their belt, Dada Life are following up their 2006 debut "Big Time" with an even bigger explosion onto the scene.

Although Dada Life have adopted their name from the WWI-era art movement that capitalized on creating nonsense, there appears to be more method to their madness.  “Don’t Snort the Yellow Snow” is especially hard-knocking and is one of the high points of the album.

But loopy tracks with titles like "Let’s Get Bleeped Tonight" and "Sweet Little Bleepteen" can get pretty bleeping annoying.  The pick’n’mix album also includes gems like "So You Want to Be a Prankster", which sounds like the back track of a 90’s Sega game, without the added frustration of losing at the boss level.

Overall, "Just Do the Dada" succeeds where other dance albums have failed by providing enough ups and downs to keep you rocking, not rocked to sleep. 


(2) TK's Review

Second album from Stockholm boys Dada Life, the interestingly entitled "Just Do the Dada", is a nice little export from Sweden.  But if you thought it was complicated to read an instruction menu from Ikea, try to slot Dada Life into a particular genre of electronic-music! 

A little bit techie, a little bit electro, and a little bit acid-house, the album comes booming through your speakers with some clout, with its distorted vocals and thumping bass.

Opening track, "Don't Feed the Dada", starts proceedings with a mess of sounds, underpinned by throbbing bass – this is a song heavily influenced by electro and techno elements and Daft Punk.  First released single from the album "Happy Hands and Happy Feet" then kicks in, to good affect.

The pace of the album does not let up throughout its duration, but it is the creativity of the tracks more than anything else that creates an overwhelming desire in the listener to hit the club dance floors.


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