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Dance Or Die Discography

A couple years ago, music fans were introduced to the fun and funky sounds of Atlanta-based crunk rockers, Family Force 5 with their debut, Business Up Front, Party In The Back. Possessing a major in partying, a minor in spirituality and high achievement in providing one of the greatest (and craziest) live shows around, it wasn't too long before Family Force 5 started grabbing people's attention across the country. Their sophomore release, Dance Or Die, retains the heart of what it is fans have come to love about them, but with it the band trades in the "crunk rock" sound for a decidedly more dance club friendly approach.

Dance Or Die Discography

When the long awaited Business Up Front, Party In The Back had finally released in early 2006, fans had already beenfamiliar with many of the songs on the album, with a great deal of it having been recorded for a demo the year before. WhenBusiness... saw a re-release in 2007 the guys added three more songs that seemed to guide their sound more towards an edgier, slightly more serious direction (the humbling heart of "Facedown" especially hinted towards this). Now more than another year later, Family Force 5 is eager to get fans out on the dance floor, and Dance Or Die is fashioned to do just that.Their long awaited full-length follow-up introduces more synthesizers - often with an 80's synth pop flavor (as evidenced in the title track), stretching the boundaries of what listeners may expect from the band in the process. A listen through Dance Or Die proves that Family Force 5 can be as unpredictable in their songwriting as they are on stage. The record offers surprises at just about every turn.

Written somewhat as a concept album, Dance Or Die contains more to it than meets the eye. The songs carry a supposedtheme about a galactic battle where a planet can only be saved from a robot attack with the use of killer dance moves. With that, Dance Or Die has moments where we're clearly not supposed to take it all too seriously, yet offers lyrical substance thatFamily Force leaves open to interpretation. In addition to the story that threads through the album's track listing, songs like the ridiculously catchy sacrificial rocker "D-I-E 4 Y-O-U" doubles as a love song from Christ to us, "Fever" (which is alsosort of the new "Love Addict") raves of the infection of the Holy Spirit, "Wake The Dead"calls the complacent out of their proverbial coffins, and "Radiator" serves as a grand finale of sorts that reflects on the believer's spiritual ascension to Heaven. While the conceptual story isn't included in the album artwork and has not yet been released, the band has includedenough references to some kind of intergalactic tussle to pique the listener's interest for more about the band's intended story.

Musically, Dance Or Die is anything but mundane or boring. While artists like Daft Punk and Justice are obvious influenceson Family Force's latest venture, the band retains key elements from their previous record to keep the migration to the full-on dancescene from being too heavy a shock to the system. The guys even manage to slow things down for a change of pace, offering upa pair of ballads with "How in the World" and "Share it with Me" (the latter of which having been partially inspired byan actual devastating break-up), as well as the punk/pop-influenced electro fast-rock sounds of "The First Time." While the slower tracks do disrupt the raw energy and pulse-racing momentum produced from the rest of the album's nine tracks, the successful stylistic shifts prove the band's versatility, as well as their determination to keep things fresh and interesting -even if the ballads lose a bit of the "blast-it-with-the-car-windows-down" cool factor that the more upbeat tracks display.

When all is said and done, Dance Or Die is fun and funky, targeting the will of dance floor dwellers andparty people across the nation. While some of the deeper, spiritual themes may take a bit more digging to find, Dance Or Die maystill offer a bit more substance than you'd expect from projects of this genre... as well as from a concept album about takingon robotic enemies through the sheer power of dominating the dance-off. But from the delicious synth-heavy title track andthe bold anti-wallflower anthem "Get Your Back off the Wall" to the delectable "Wake The Dead" and the triumphantSoft Cell-meets-Marilyn Manson finale of "Radiator," Dance Or Die is anything but a sophomore slump and proof thatFamily Force 5 has what it takes to engage our feet as well as our hearts, all the while giving listeners hope to dance aboutanother day.

class="coversize" align=right>Early Thoughts...A few years ago, music fans were introduced to the fun and funky sounds of Atlanta-based Family Force 5 with their debut,Business Up Front, Party In The Back. With a major in partying, a minor in spirituality and high achievement in providingone of the greatest (and craziest) live shows around, it wasn't too long before Family Force 5 started grabbing people's attentionacross the country. Their sophomore release, Dance Or Die, is a concept album that retains the heart of what it is fans have come to loveabout them, but with it the band trades in the "crunk rock" sound for a decidedly more dance approach. Dance Or Die introduces more synthesizers- often with an 80's synth pop feel (as evidenced in the title track) - and stretches the boundaries of what listeners may expectfrom the band... to even include a pair of pop love song ballads ("How in the World" and "Share it with Me") that you'd be likely to hearon mainstream radio. But Dance Or Die can be considered anything but a retread of their debut and certainly not a sophomore slump.With deliciously delectable offerings like the anti-wallflower anthem "Get Your Back off the Wall," the call to spreading the Holy Spiritinfection of "Fever," the anti-complacency of "Wake The Dead," the sacrificial rocker "D-I-E 4 Y-O-U," and the loud and proud spiritual illumination of "Radiator," Dance Or Dieis one anticipated album that doesn't disappoint...

Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Driven to Madness, Blackout, Tension, Loved to Death, B-Sides: Volume 1, THE SHAPE, The Poison (reprise), SEND THE SIGNAL, and 3 more. , and , . Purchasable with gift card Buy Digital Discography $25 USD or more (50% OFF) Send as Gift Share / Embed 1. March of the Dead (Intro feat. John Carpenter and Cody Carpenter) 01:55 buy track 2. Firebird 03:32 buy track 3. Hex 03:41 buy track 4. Sledge 03:25 buy track 5. Kiss of the Creature 03:44 buy track 6. Wyrm of Doom 04:20 buy track 7. Start the Thaw 04:11 buy track 8. I'm Your Passenger 03:57 buy track 9. Nebula 05:37 buy track 10. A New Fear 04:37 buy track credits released January 10, 2022 license all rights reserved tags Tags electronic dance music electronic pop experimental electronic pop rock California Shopping cart total USD Check out about DANCE WITH THE DEAD California

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In the world of dance music, the single is the thing. Still, not everyone is a DJ and sometimes a playlist just won't do. Even in a time when the record industry is satiating appetites for individual tracks, the dance album (that thing that makes you move all night) still has relevance and power.

There are no compilations, best-ofs, soundtracks, or mixes included; they have their place, but elsewhere. Instead, we gathered the 99 LPs that have left a mark on dancefloors and are guaranteed to make you work up a sweat while doing your thing, be that in your bedroom, under a mirrorball, or bathed in starlight.

99. Stromae: Racine Carrée [Mosaert/Republic] 2013Language barriers are most irrelevant in dance music. So goes the theory that Belgian singer/songwriter/producer Stromae is operating on. His sophomore album is entirely in French but its focus is on the world. Party jams ("Ta fête"), cheeky dance numbers ("Tous les mêmes") and frenetic moments ("Humain à l'eau") all sit comfortably adjacent like a sonic United Nations.

98. Fischerspooner: Odyssey [Capitol] 2005The art-popped duo of Warren Fischer and Casey Spooner dropped the "clash" from electro when making their major label debut. Instead, they offered up a critique on pop album structure while making a pop album of their own. Fischerspooner's Odyssey brought a cheeky self-awareness that didn't detract from the infinite danceability of tunes like "Never Win" and "Just Let Go."

97. Les Rythmes Digitales: Darkdancer [Wall of Sound] 1999Before he was Jacques Lu Cont, Thin White Duke, or the go-to producer for Madonna, Kylie, and the Killers, Stuart Price was Les Rythmes Digitales. On his second album with this alias, he pays homage to the 90s French electronica he loved so dearly with fantastical rides on tracks about sweating, losing control, and discos that sample reverently and often.

96. Ellen Allien & Apparat: Orchestra of Bubbles [Bpitch Control] 2006German electronic artists Ellen Allien and Apparat both have impressive catalogs of excellent albums but it's their collaborative effort, Orchestra of Bubbles, that merits an hour on the dancefloor. Apparat's glitch love is balanced by Allien's bass fetish and somehow their individual strands of esoteria collide in the dark for a rare techno masterpiece that is also irrepressibly very danceable.

95. The Presets: Apocalypso [Modular] 2008On their second album, The Presets proved themselves to be subversive rascals of the club, notably with "My People," a dark, thrashing jam about the heinous conditions of immigrant detention centers in Australia. Apocalypso isn't all dancefloor politics though, "This Boy's In love" and "Talk Like That" mine more typical lyrical fare, woven together with an uncurrent of synthesizer intensity. 350c69d7ab


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