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Music Review: Dada Life “The Rules Of Dada” via So Much Dada

New electronic music here. Sweden’s electro-house superstars Olle Corneer and Stefan Engblom, better known as the crowd-electrifying Dada Life, have finally released one of EDM cultures most anticipated albums of 2012. The Rules of Dada is an adrenaline-charged 11-track album that features 4 previously released hit singles with the accompaniment of 7 unreleased tracks that will fuel all your Dada needs. Just when you thought you knew what to expect from this album, the dynamic duo brings their heaviest and fattest sounds—this album is proof they don’t intend on slowing down anytime soon as they continue to evolve their sound.

Dada Life “The Rules Of Dada” via So Much Dada

The album starts with “Kick Out The Epic Motherfucker” followed by “Feed the Dada,” two previously released singles that topped dance charts. “Arrive Beautiful Leave Ugly,” is the first preview of the unreleased tracks to come. From start to finish this track is huge, the intro begins with a gliding saw playing the melody as a slow riser emerges from the background leading to the fat bassline drop. “So Young So High” is next on the album and the first unreleased vocal track on The Rules of Dada. The track begins with what sounds like sirens joined by a pop-like female voice singing the hook. This one is sure to be a crowd favorite, it’s very catchy and has an anthem feel. Up next is another fresh track titled “You Will Do What We Will Do.” The track begins with a heavily detuned riser that builds the suspense for a sub drop allowing the melody to fade in slowly. In the second drop of this track, a vocoded voice creeps from the background singing the hook. “Happy Violence” and “Rolling Stones T- Shirt,” two very successful singles, take spots 6 and 7 on Rules of Dada. Up for something different? Dada Life brings to you something not heard before in previously released tracks with “Bass Don’t Cry.” This bass heavy track is a banger—let me tell you, I had this one on repeat for a good while. The track begins with a consistent knock-like pluck similar to Nari & Milani’s “Atom.” What really separates this track from the others is the arrangement of the bass, it isn’t typical of Dada Life but it’s definitely something to look forward to in future productions. “Everything is Free” (despite its name is not free) is an amazing vocal track that incorporates the older sound of Dada Life and their newer style of electro-house. The melody is somewhat similar to “Happy Violence”; the bassline is a lot heavier and fatter. Following “Boing Clash Boom” and concluding the album is “Don’t Stop.” This track is a completely unique in comparison to any of the other songs on Rules of Dada. More progressive than electro, this song has an echoing male vocal hook that leads to the euphoric climax. The track is a proper and subtle way to end the album.

Pick up Rules Of Dadahere.

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