Sunday, 28 November 2010

SINGLE REVIEW: David E Sugar - Flea Market

I got a bit of a surprise when first listening to 'Flea Market.' The artist is on Rob Da Bank’s Sunday Best Label, so for the single to be acoustic electro pop was unexpected to say the least.

Still that doesn’t mean that 'Flea Market' isn’t a decent single, but neither is it particularly outstanding. It provides what most successful electro pop does in having a nice, but not memorable, beat which will have you tapping your toes but not much else.

'Flea Market' is following the pattern that has brought success the likes of Vampire Weekend –with the single seemingly having a fair share of influence from both the New Yorkers vocal and instrumental style – in that it’s pleasant enough but inoffensive. Some would say bland.

Fortunately, 'Flea Market' also comes with the brilliant 'Medicine' which offers the electronic sounds expected from the title single. The electronic dance beats can easily get the listener moving and it’s easy to see Medicine being big on the electro club scene. Sure, the lyrics aren’t exactly deep, but who actually listens to electro for the words anyway? You’ll want to strut your stuff on the dance floor over singing anyway.

The single also comes with not one, not two but five remixes of 'Flea Market'. Again, these all make the original track sound much more like something you’d expect from Rob Da Bank’s label. They’re rather groovy.

The title track of 'Flea Market' might not be that outstanding, but the B-Side 'Medicine' and the sheer amount of remixes make David E Sugar’s single worth a listen. It’s only 99p, so why not give it a go?

Released through Sunday Best on 15/11/10

(Originally written for Gobshout)

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