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29 March 2004
Keoki, Kill the DJ: a Non-Stop Mash-Up Mix (Hypnotic)
With Kill the DJ, flashy DJ Keoki comes off like a petulant child screaming for attention. After 2 Many DJs' As Heard on Radio Soulwax Vol. 2 set the new standard for mash-up albums two years ago, and as the geniuses at Go Home Productions continue to take bastard pop into even more insane territory, here comes Keoki, lagging behind with his own outdated mash-up mix. When you look at the tracklisting, it seems interesting: its eclectic mix of songs like Gary Numan's "Are 'Friends' Electric", The Ramones' "Judy is a Punk", Ladytron's "Seventeen", Felix da Housecat's "Silver Screen Shower Scene", and Hawkwind's "Welcome to the Future" is enough to make you want to give this CD a listen. Take my word for it, you don't want to hear this. The mix is boring, witless, and considering how the guy desecrates the aforementioned Ramones track, ludicrous. The major problem is most of the tracks are vapid electro interpretations of the originals; had Keoki put forth the effort (and the money) to get permission to use the original songs, then the mix might have been a bit better, but sadly, that's not the case. Even the inclusion of the now ultra-cool cover of "Comfortably Numb" by Scissor Sisters can't save this thing. Easily the worst album of 2003 this reviewer has heard.
.: posted by Editor 5:34 PM