Club Freaks Anthem (Part One), just from the title, immediately sounds like something I am not going to like. And subject-wise I don’t. Rapper Artcha James competently churns out clichés and provides one of the least unimaginative choruses imaginable.
The production however is something else. A buzz bass line soon accommodates a hypnotic funk guitar loop a la Destiny Child’s ‘Bootylicious’ or Survivor’s ‘Eye of the Tiger’. Native rhythms are treated with reverb and a vaguely grimy drum beat keeps step throughout. Every now and then a synth adds a few stabs and the track breaks down funkily in its final throes to provide a great finale.
To be honest, I’d like to hear this track revoxed by some imaginative souls who might do some justice to the interesting production. The Buizniez (pronounced ‘business’) release ‘Club Freaks Anthem Part 1’ featuring Artcha on February 9th 2009.