by Groove Armada


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From the opening extended funk workout of "Chicago" to the high-energy breakout single "I See You Baby," Groove Armada's VERTIGO is a respectable attempt to break house music out of its bedroom-bred enclosure. Fronted by London-based DJ duo Tom Findlay and Andy Cato, Groove Armada employ a host of guest musicians and vocalists to bring a fluid, live feel to a variety of electronica-associated styles. Taking their name from the weekly club the two promote, Findlay and Cato delivered a subtle, minor masterpiece with their 1988 debut, NORTHERN STAR. VERTIGO is more disjointed than that record, but only for its ambitions -- Groove Armada attempt to inject everything from hip-hop ("Whatever, Whenever") to pop ("If Everybody Looked the Same") into their inclusive brew. The Fatboy Slim remix of "Baby" should open doors for their unique sound, but it's the group's already legendary live performances that may seal their reputation. Groove Armada, like fellow Brits Faze Action and Chicago-based 8 fat fat 8, are spearheading a move to translate the excitement and energy of house music into the realm of compelling live performance, often bringing out a band that numbers up to a dozen players. Important people are taking note -- Madonna included Groove Armada on her big-deal NEXT BEST THING soundtrack and Elton John tapped them for a string of opening concert tour dates.

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Release Date: 03/31/2004
Label: Sony Uk
UPC: 5013705303326
catalogNumber: 0530332

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