"I wanna be a ninja, it could be so fun,
I'll use my secret magic to kill everyone.
I'll be a ninja, it could be so sweet,
So won't you run away to Japan with me?"
-Becky "I wanna be a ninja"
Add a bopping beat and a distinctive high-pitched bridge and you've got yourself a tune! I love good, fast paced electronic pop that just makes you want to jump up and dance.
However, there seems to be a large majority of people who HATE techno. I don't get it. Sure, most if it's not the most lyrically impressive even if there are a few gems such as "Don't Don't Go Away" by Foxxie. Speaking of "Don't Don't Go Away", there are multiple versions, both of which seem change the whole meaning of the song.
"Don't Don't Go Away,
Is that what you want to hear me say?
If you want to leave today,
I'll help you pack.
If things end today,
You won't break my heart that way.
You will never hear me say I want you back."
-Foxxie "Don't Don't Go Away"
The DiskoWarp Main Mix gives a very empowering vibe. Whereas the Richardo Autobahn Nightmare Mix gives it almost a pleading sound, turning it into more of a "Please don't leave me" instead of a "Well feck off then".
One of my absolute favourites though is the Panik mix of J-Mi and Midi-Ds "All Night Long". The song is as upbeat and as catchy as they come, with some decent lyrics, and a myriad of musical changes throughout the tune. From the percussive intro leading into the distinctive high-pitched tune which then leads into the main beat it's just such a fun song!
The Radio Edit isn't too shabby either. I bet you're sorely tempted to dance along with either mix!
Sadly, my favourite producers DiskoWarp are on indefinite hiatus, which means no new music for a while, but I keep hoping they're gonna come back better than ever!