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DJs On Strike :: Too Hot For Solid Steel Review

BPM Culture /

For fans of cut masters and beat diggers like DJ Z-Trip, Cut Chemist, and DJ Shadow, this eclectic and complex session of samples is an interpretive overview of the last 25 years of music. A perplexing array of artists are seamlessly integrated into this project, including Aerosmith, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Bette Midler, Michael Jackson, Ozzy Osbourne, the Bee Gees, and Richard Marx to name but a few. One hit wonders and superstars are treated with equal respect and disdain by electronic’s answer to Kool Keith. Cryptic and challenging, this mix falls outside of the traditional realm of easy to categorize music. Part turntablism, part musical review, and all madness, Johnny Kawasaki and DJ Suspense serve up a wide array of artists that will make the listener smile and wax nostalgic. As Sherpard Fairey is to the world of guerilla artwork, soon DJs On Strike! will soon be to the world of electronic music—pushing the boundaries and giving people more for their hard earned dollar. (Lucas Mast)