Tuesday, April 22, 2003

I like to party
Everybody does
Make love and listen to the music…

- Room 5 featuring Oliver Cheatham, “Make Luv,” 2003

Is “Make Luv” particularly deep? Of course not. Haters in the UK have criticized it as the latest song from a commercial to become a hit single, but hopefully it’ll get a US release so it can be seen for what it is: a lovely house-pop record. “Make Luv” is incredibly simple, an easy identikit house beat with a sampled guitar stab (shades of Stardust sampling Chaka Khan’s “Fate”), and faint keyb chords in the background, along with the voice of Cheatham, sampled from his one and only minor R&B hit from 1982. And the fact that it’s been atop the UK charts for a month now (holding off new entries from goliaths Madonna, Robbie, and Blur this week!) says it’s crossing over. Good, solid house music crossing over is never a bad thing. This is the perfect spring-into-summer record (at least in the states, where we actually get sunshine), and deserves to be just as monstrous here as it is in the UK. Feel-good, mindless dance music as pop? This is as good as it gets.

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