KC & the Sunshine Band: I Can’t Get You Out of My Mind

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Posted May 4, 2013 by in

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2.5/ 5

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Genre: EDM, disco
 
Producer: Bimbo Jones
 
Label: Sunshine Records
 
Format: Digital download
 
Release Date: 28 October 2012
 

Pros:

A good return to the modern dancefloor for the '70's icon
 

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Copycat riffs and borderline banal lyrics are part of the package
 

Brace yourself, disco king KC is trading places with pop-ready EDM

by J Matthew Cobb
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Brace yourself, disco king KC is trading places with pop-ready EDM

It’s been five years since Harry Wayne “KC” Casey and his Sunshine troupe recorded new material. 2007’s Yummy fell mostly on deaf ears, while getting very little marketing on his indie label Sunshine Sound. But Casey, along with UK production duo Bimbo Jones (Ciara, Lady Gaga, P!nk), will probably get some momentum out of “I Can’t Get You Out of My Mind,” a new EDM-laced track that slaps the boogie shoes on David Guetta synth loops. There is a heavy abundance of the now-and-familiar tucked inside, as if Casey’s been studying Cobra Starship’s “You Make Me Feel Like…” or Rihanna’s “We Found Love.” Even at the age of 62, Casey is still a dance floor flirt: “You want it all day, all night, all the time.” There’s even a segment where he acts as a willi.i.am. mercenary on a rhyme-spitting bridge that’s far superior than those of his ‘70’s hits. And tonally, he sounds unfazed, although his voice now resembles that of Fine Young Cannibals frontman Roland Gift. The single makes landfall at a very good time as the band celebrates its fortieth anniversary in 2013. There’s even an exhaustive slate of remixes out there which puts Tony Moran, Julian Marsh, DJ Laszlo, HiFi Sean and Stereo Flow in the driver’s seat. Most are inferior to the original, but in its right environment at some highly congregated Molly-snuffing rave it’ll get the job done.

 



 

 


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J Matthew Cobb

Managing editor of HiFi Magazine


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