Music Reviews

Big Beat Conspiracy

Various Artists

Pagan/Ark 21

My friends call me BBC1, but don’t look to me for the latest Magic Roundabout. Listen to me. I sport the new Brit sounds of big beat to energize and stir the dance floor up. My key elements are remixes by Fat Boy Slim, Death in Vegas and Chemical Brothers on/and original works by Fat Boy Slim, St. Etienne, the Charlatans and Bentley Rhythm Ace. So you see I feature the hardest working names in this business of late. I am a timely sample of hard groove (see Hardknox), street blast (note Sniper) and intoxicatingly varied sensations (by Surreal Madrid). Bravo Pagan. The cat’s out of the bag as far as this conspiracy is concerned and the beat goes on. Ark 21, 3520 Hayden Ave., Culver City, 90232


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