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Salva & Grenier

Wake the Dead b/w Forest Floor

(Frite Nite; US: 30 Apr 2012; UK: 30 Apr 2012)

Two notable Dancefloor DJ's predictable collaboration.

Making EDM interesting is always a challenge, so when you find two of the biggest proprietors the genre has collaborated, it’s hard to expect anything that differs from the stagnant norm. What’s most surprising about this collaboration is the fleeting moments that seem ready to form something of genuine interest or originality making the retreat back into the standard dance mode all the more frustrating. It only happens twice on each track but the devotion to maintaining the standard is so mind-numbing that the immediate navigation away from only lightly explored ambient territories is disappointingly understandable. Invention in the EDM genre is doomed and this is only the most recent proof.

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Steven is a writer, musician, and filmmaker from Wisconsin who has spent his fair share of time in the entertainment trenches. He frequently contributes reviews and interviews to Playground Misnomer, which can be accessed here: http://www.playgroundmisnomer.com. You can follow him on Twitter: @unbusyinwi.


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