Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Cobrastyle Between The Sheets

With the imminent arrival of Steve Aoki’s mix album Pillowface and his Airplane Chronicles fast approaching (it’s only a matter of weeks), Steve has teamed up with imeeb.com to allow listeners a sneak listen of his album in its entirety…

I’m not sure why. It’s awful. While the song choice remains solid - MSTRKRFT, Justice, KIM, Goose and Does it Offend You Yeah?, however the mixing on this album really highlights what the word in the schoolyard is: Steve Aoki can not mix.

Admittedly, he puts on one hell of a show when performing live. So much so that I was forced to see him twice when in Sydney (I’ve never seen anyone drop Waters of Nazareth to such a rapture before).

Performer he is, mixer he is not… but he may have attached another bow to his string. Teaming up with Junkie XL, he has produced one banging track, which seems to reciprocate the energy Steve portrays on stage.

Steve Aoki & Junkie XL – 1967


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