Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Fresh on the circuit since June 24th, 2016 is "Under Arrest", the latest album effort produced by the Italian sound collective Antiplastic signed to the label Elastica Records. With a dozen tracks and numerous guest appearances by artists like Dub FX, Blitz, Ganji Killer, Ackeejuice Rockers or the Numa Crew we see Antiplastic refining their vision of banging, party rocking Bashment music on steroids, a hyperactive musical potpourri drawing influences from Dancehall, Trap, HipHop, EDM, Reggae, Drum'n'Bass, Brostep and the aftermath of Big Beat aiming to make crowds consisting of glowstick waving global youths go wild on festival floors worldwide. And we'd say that their mission is accomplished to a certain extent as songs like "Booka", "Paperkills" or "BoomBoomChao" are certainly made to rock and provide loads of dancefloor functional energy for sure but interestingly it's the more discreet, laid-back parts to be found in tunes like "Make A Wish" or "Under Arrest" that really stick out here as the overall vibe of the album feels like a little too formulaic and generic to make a heavy impression on us - with the exception of the dope ass HipHop-influenced large scale anthem going by the name of "Photoshop Soul" which is the only tune on here that we see standing the test of time for a reason. The rest is to be filed under pure party music for the ADHS-generation.