Jump Leads - Fila Brazillia
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  • Summary: Hull, England-based production duo Fila Brazillia have gained acclaim for their remixing work (Lamb, The Orb) and string of club-oriented releases which mix trip-hop, breakbeat, house, funk, hip-hop, and drum'n'bass. This studio effort (on the band's own 23 label) follow's last year's mix album 'Another Late Night,' and is their first album to feature vocals, courtesy of Steve Edwards, who sings on four tracks. Expand
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  1. 80
    Jump Leads mixes up so many tasty ingredients -- vocals, live instruments, a lysergic meltdown of beats -- that it could be the album that sees Cobby and McSherry getting the acclaim they deserve. [Mar 2002, p.115]
  2. 80
    The quirky rhythmic tics remain, as do the cheeky little melodies, but this is a tougher and funkier project altogether. [Feb 2002, p.100]
  3. An inspired, invigorating concoction. [Feb 2002, p.108]
  4. Jump Leads escalates the surging energy infused in their up-tempo and electrifying approach.
  5. 70
    Their most consistent, simplied effort. [Feb 2002, p.76]
  6. Fila's prowess on bass and guitar keeps the music feeling more composerly than other, more sample-heavy excursions. [Apr 2002, p.74]
  7. There's nothing on Jump Leads that makes me want to dance, or even roll a joint and lie on the floor, which was the main attraction of much of Fila Brazilia's prior output. Instead it all just makes me want to rest my chin on my hand and mutter, "Hmm. Interesting."

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  1. AndrewS.
    Apr 13, 2002
    At a time when so many genres, not to mention artists are struggling to produce fresh and original material, count on Fila Brazillia to keep raising the standards. No one else can weave a perfect balance of organic and synthetic beats like Cobby and McSherry. Expand

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