If you think that you have no clue who Far East Movement is; think again. Have you heard the song “Like A G6″? If so you have probably had this song that features Dev stuck in your head and have found that very annoying. That single was off of the groups third album and first successful album named, Free Wired, which peaked at number four on the Billboard Album Charts. “Like A G6″ peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Music Chart and their second single off of that album was “Rocketeer” which reached number 7 on the Billboard Music Chart. During 2011 Far East Movement took time to record and start working on a new album that I was surprised to see out last week.
The new album is called Dirty Bass and seems like it doesn’t know if it wants to be like The Black Eye Peas or a David Guetta album. That isn’t a bad thing at all either. I would say that Dirty Bass is probably more leaning towards a David Guetta album. That is actually a problem because with some of the DJ’s and producers Far East Movement got for this album makes them sound like the featured artists because some of this great dance music overshadows their own lyrics. RedOne and the Stereotypes know how to make great dance music and Far East Movement can’t help that. Overall I do think that this album is an overall improvement from Free Wired and a step in the right direction. I just hope that on the next album they are able to have lyrics that be one with the music instead of the music overpowering the lyrics. I will say that I am a bit biased because I like dance music and my problem with them is the songs seem more like RedOne feat. Far East Movement or The Stereotypes feat. Far East Movement.
There have been two singles from Dirty Bass both of which I haven’t heard being played on satellite or regular radio. That doesn’t mean they haven’t been played, which I hope for them that they do.
-”Live My Life” feat. Justin Bieber: First of all, I am not a fan of Bieber, so I am not a fan of this song. I honestly wish they had gotten someone else to do the featured vocals because this song would be one of my favorites if it didn’t have Bieber. It is very danceable and is great. It was released February 28, 2012 had as peaked at #21 in the US and #7 in the UK
-”Dirty Bass” feat. Tyga: The title track is the second single to be released on May 10, 2012, so it still has some time to get some airplay before it becomes old news. This song is strong in terms of music and vocals. As of writing I have not been able to find anywhere that it has charted yet.
-”Ain’t Coming Down” feat, Matthew Koma & Sidney Samson
-”Candy” feat Pitbull(On the Project X soundtrack)
-”Fly With U” feat. Cassie
-”Change Your Life” feat. Flor Rida & Sidney Samson
-”Little Bird”(Only song where you get to hear them rap and sing without all the production)
-”Lights Out(Go Crazy)” feat. Natalia Kills(My fave song due to Natalia’s vocals)
Like I would suggest to anyone, try the album out on Spotify. It’s free to sign up and listen and free to listen to the music. All you have to do is sign into Spotify and search the album or artist.