The Chemical Brothers – Push The Button - 2005 Downtempo Techno Big Beat - Numbered Blue Vinyl - Sealed 2LP
The Chemical Brothers – Push The Button
Freestyle Dust – 2557160345, Astralwerks – 2557160345
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, Reissue, Blue Translucent
13 Jan 2017
Electronic, Hip Hop
Pop Rap, Downtempo, Big Beat, Tech House
1 Galvanize Fareed 6:33
2 The Boxer Burgess 4:08
3 Believe 7:01
4 Hold Tight London 6:00
5 Come Inside 4:46
6 The Big Jump 4:43
7 Left Right 4:14
8 Close Your Eyes 6:13
9 Shake Break Bounce 3:44
10 Marvo Ging 5:28
11 Surface to Air 7:23
Hand-numbered out of 1,000.
When the big beat boom gradually subsided, the Chemical Brothers initially sought refuge within a carefully crafted version of house music both epic and psychedelic. Still, the duo are fusion fans at heart, and their fifth studio album, Push the Button, finds them easing back to their true love pulverizing stylistic boundaries while they seek out clever hooks to hang their production caps on. The first half of the record is heavy on collaboration, beginning with the clear highlight, "Galvanize," which features guest Q-Tip riding a delicious mid-tempo groove and the brothers teasing out an ingenious Middle Eastern string sample over the course of several breakdowns and over six minutes.
"The Boxer" has ChemBros veteran Tim Burgess of the Charlatans UK coming on like an extroverted Steve Miller, while the next track, "Believe," features Britpop newcomer Kele Okereke (of Bloc Party) agonizing over an energized electroshock production composed of equal parts Prince and Chicago acid house. It's clear the Chemical Brothers are still searching restlessly for new sounds and new fusions; only they could alternate a polemical hip-hop track "Left Right," a guest spot for Anwar Superstar, who, incidentally, may be the younger brother of Mos Def, but sounds like he's been living in Jay-Z's head for a few years with a feature for an indie band, the Magic Numbers ("Close Your Eyes").
Obviously, it's far more refreshing to explore new territory rather than merely go back over old ground; while "Come Inside" suffers by aping their 1997 approach, the subsequent track, "The Big Jump," finds the pair energized with a fresh gloss on their patented sound (although it is easy to notice how the skronky guitars in the background are clearly a post-electroclash development).
While there aren't as many heart-stopping productions as on 2002's unjustly neglected Come With Us, Push the Button proves the Chemical Brothers have retained the innate curiosity necessary to keep them blazing trails for years to come.
The Chemical Brothers - Galvanize
The intense clowning crumpers of Adam Smith's music video for the Chemical Brothers "Galvanise" off their album "Push the Buttons."
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize - Resfest 2005
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Chemical Brothers - Believe
Kele okereke Vocals... with a Daft Punk Sample (the basic drum loop is from Face to Face, but sped up)
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The Chemical Brothers - The Big Jump
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Chemical Brothers - Left Right (ft. Anwar Superstar)
Anwar is most def's younger bro
What a great joint...
i cant believe every song on the album is a masterpiece.
the Chemical Bros. are amazing as always, and Anwar's lyrics and rapping are incredible
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