So if you’ve been wondering who it is behind the huge track ‘Like a G6’, we’re here to help.
Far East Movement (also known as FM) are Kev Nish, Prohgress, J-Splif, and DJ Virman and together they have bridged the gap between underground party records and mainstream hip-hop and pop. They blend elements of hip-hop, pop, electro and dance to create an original sound and lifestyle they call ‘Free Wired’.
Far East Movement all grew up together in Los Angeles. They were influenced by the thriving downtown LA scene and a wide array of music from fellow West Coast classics like the Pharcyde and Dr Dre, to the dance music of DJ Tiesto and Daft Punk, to LA rockers like Guns N Roses, Linkin Park and Blink 182. “Our musical inspiration is as large as what we can hold on our iPods.”
And then came ‘Like A G6’ – a song that clocked up over a million hits on YouTube before it even had one play on the radio. It’s hits like this that have helped Far East Movement take the current Los Angeles club scene global, already having to their credit two world tours, numerous song placements on television and film, and #1 single in the US.
1. Girls On The Dance Floor (feat. The Stereotypes) 2. Like a G6 (feat. The Cataracs & Dev) 3. Rocketeer (feat. Ryan Tedder of One Republic) 4. If I Was You (OMG) (feat. Snoop Dogg) 5. She Owns The Night (feat. Mohombi) 6. So What? 7. Don't Look Now (feat. Keri Hilson) 8. Fighting for Air (feat. Frankmusik) 9. White Flag (feat. Kayla Kai) 10. 2 is Better (feat. Natalia Kills, Ya Boy)
On their major-label debut, the Far East Movement take a heaping helping of dance music, mix in a boy band's idea of pop and R&B, and then add just a bit of hip-hop flavor for a genre they lopsidedly call "electro hop." If that infers big booming bass and tough beats, know that the California-based Far East Movement -- they're "Far East" as in Asian-American -- make the Black Eyed Peas sound absolutely thick, but their slick hooks and ultra-sheen productions are extra infectious, and when they bait the crowd with phrases like "Cherry cherry, boom boom" instead of "C'mon everybody," the dancefloor gets a unique shot of quirky cuteness. Heck, when they talk of feeling "Like a G6" on that standout track, it's not a car or plane model, it's just something two units cooler than the G4s rapper Drake tends to mention, so revel in their playfulness or just move on. Special guests are all over the highlights, with Snoop Dogg (the rather racy "If I Was You [OMG]"), Keri Hilson (the David Guetta-like floor-filler "Don't Look Now"), and OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder (the Mike Posner-like "Rocketeer") landing on some of the album's best tracks. Still, producer Roger Sanchez trumps them all with the tribal house beats and the B-52's "Love Shack" sample he brings to the closing "2gether." ~ David Jeffries
Billboard (p.36) - "The set explodes with strong hooks, synths and sparkles, thanks to a roster of producers and several heavy-hitting collaborations."
Will the FEM be the ones to kill off digital music once and for all and bring CDs back as the must-have possession and music format? I don't think so. But there are some pretty good beats here, if you like things a little different.
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