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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Far East Movement - Free Wired

It's tough to listen to the pop or hip hop radio airwaves and not hear 'Like a G6' right now. I will say, the beat is sick. The lyrics are pretty...umm, bad? Granted I haven't listened to it in and out - but part of it talks about drinking while driving. Or at least that's implied. I guess you can get away with that when you're saying you only care about the beats and not the lyrics. FEM began making music around the 2003 timeframe. They are a conglomerate of Asian American men that all represent a different background and culture. These guys have played some monstrous shows all over the world. They were invited to perform at the most prestigious Los Angeles hip hop show in 2009 - the Powerhouse show. That featured huge acts like Jay-Z, Black Eyed Peas and many - MANY more. In terms of that, they're certainly on the map. Does their music live up to the play time nowadays? I personally don't think so. The reason I classify them as pop and not dance, is mainly because of their lyrical content. Many tracks the lyrics are the focal point over the beats. That doesn't happen on more than a track or two with your big dance acts. Plus, I just don't think this has the block rockin' beats that other dance albums have. I mean, G6 is right up there with the better ones I've heard this year, but that's one track out of 10. I think if you're a pop fan, check this out. If you're a beatnut - you might want to skip it not causing pure frustration that pop is no invading your genre too.

1. Girls on the Dance Floor
2. Like a G6
3. Rocketeer
4. If I Was You (OMG)
5. She Owns the Night
6. So What?
7. Don't Look Now
8. Fighting for Air
9. White Flag
10. 2gether

Listen To Samples

Top 3 Tracks:
1. Like A G6
2. Fighting For Air
3. Girls On The Dance Floor

2.75 out of 5 stars


  1. I know what you mean. Frankly G6 sounds like most of whats playing on the radio to me. Right, the beat is nice, and I'm a sucker for a good beat. Other than that, I've heard the content a million and one times before. Not that it cant repeat itself, I guess I get frustrated with the delivery.

  2. It's different I guess from Ke$ha or Gaga or those type of pop acts, but in the grand scheme of pop, it's another forgettable artist. (most likely)

    Maybe they'll put something out with more substance, but I doubt it.

  3. Agreed.

    I don't like to stereotype artists initially. I kind of like to give them a chance, but its tough not to when their sound seems to follow the course of whats "popular". I put that word in quotes because I realize that not everyone's perception of popularity is the same, then again when there's this constant cycle of similarity, you cant help it.

  4. A lot of music lacks substance. That's nothing new. If you look at early Beatles, it totally lacked everything except bubblegum pop beats and lyrics that everyone could sing to. Difference was, they were new. They were unique back then. There are a lot of untapped resources out there that people don't use.

    FEM could go on a limb and do something new - I just doubt it'll happen.

    Thanks for the comments!