Arsenal – Lotuk Review
Written by Michael
December 12, 2010 9:49 am
Not to be confused with Arsène Wenger’s troupe of Gunners but Belgium’s finest purveyors of multicoloured, versatile worldly pop, Arsenal are back for the second time this year with “Lotuk”. Singer-songwriter Shawn Smith provides vocals, the catchy grooves accompanying his wandering voice, the Kim Deal-like beat proving to be terribly catchy and hummable.
Sasha Crnobrnja of NYC hipsters In Flagranti then comes along and adds a dark intensity to the piece, pushing up the velocity of the vexatious vocal over heavy Moroderesque arpeggios, cluttered kooky beats simmering left and right. The track also comes in other remixes from Brooklyn crew Runaway and Belgian producers Sound of Stereo – though we’ve yet to hear them. The track at times suffers from repetitiveness but at others it proves to be the tracks core strength. We found it to be dreamy and melodic but at the same time classy and oozing with hip grooves. A solid effort, then.