Going on five years after the release of the highly superior debut album YoYoYoYoYo, mastermind Spank Rock aka Naeem Juwan touched ground with the sophomore full-length, the excellently titled >Everything Is Boring and Everyone Is a Fucking Liar< (E.I.B.A.E.I.A.F.L.), due in September. Featuring production mostly handled by Boys Noize in addition to single-shot offerings from the Neptunes Pharrell Williams, original Spank Rock producer XXXchange, well known super-producer Mark Ronson, as well as Sam Spiegel aka Squeak E. Clean of N.A.S.A. and Chris Rockswell. The first single comes with a little aural accompaniment in the shape of >Energy<, which ditches synthetic sheen to sample Cans Vitamin C. >I need new energy<, runs the chorus, showing Juwans vision for 2011. Alongside the original track three remixers excellently joining the party: Jan Driver, Win Win and The Glimmers.
The first remix delivered by JAN DRIVER out from the Boysnoize Rec. camp is showing us the deep and hidden side of the track. While the female vocals operating in the shadow background, the army of trumpets rising in the front forcing you against the wall. On the flip THE GLIMMERS (Studio !K7/Diskimo), who have already remixed favs like Freddy Mercury and Roxy Music so far, made a DG DISKO Version, sending out a discodriven spaceship for us to join Juwan’s 2011 odyssee. You can even make out the stars and visualise Spank Rock riding through the galaxy. The last remix by the New Yorkers WIN WIN (XXXchange group) starts with a cocktail and a cool summerbreeze just right to that moment after 2 min (!), where a siren bursts in, turning into a frenetic laserbeam. But instead of a 4/4 beat climax the track suddenly drops, setting the energy and your mind free..wonderful !! We need new energy, we need Spank Rock, now! [bnr065_info from wa]