The Go! Team, Rolling Blackouts
May 1, 2011
Every hipster music blog I’ve seen says The Go! Team can’t
be categorized, then proceeds to try to categorize them.
I can see why. Tunes like “T.O.R.N.A.D.O.” and “Apollo
Throwdown” layer female rap vocals with hip-hop and
breakbeat rhythms under brassy samplecraft that recalls the best work
of the Art of Noise. “Secretary Song” and “Ready To Go Steady,” on the
other hand, fuse ’60s go-go and cutesy Japanese pop—imagine Phil Spector
producing Pizzicato Five. Weird—in a very, very good way.
(Memphis Industries, thegoteam.co.uk)