Swayzak ‎– Dirty Dancing

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!K7128CD Swayzak Dirty Dancing(CD, Album) !K7 Records !K7128CD Germany 2002 Sell This Version
!K7128LP Swayzak Dirty Dancing(2x12", Album, Promo, W/Lbl) !K7 Records !K7128LP Germany 2002 Sell This Version
!K7128LP Swayzak Dirty Dancing(2xLP) !K7 Records !K7128LP Germany 2002 Sell This Version
!K7128 PROMO CD Swayzak Dirty Dancing(CD, Album, Promo) !K7 Records !K7128 PROMO CD Germany 2002 Sell This Version

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Jarren

Jarren

March 20, 2019
referencing Dirty Dancing, 2xLP, !K7128LP

I Dance Alone is an Electroclash anthem, but don't overlook "Take My Hand".

Dark, spoken word vocals over sinister beats. A bit like a minimal version of Audio Bullys, with something of a Horrorist twist too.
crazyaejay

crazyaejay

December 31, 2018
referencing Dirty Dancing, CD, Album, !K7128CD
The music is good but the vocals are frankly terrible on a lot of the tracks. I would much prefer an instrumental version of this album.
scoundrel

scoundrel

January 14, 2018
referencing Dirty Dancing, CD, Album, !K7128CD

Swayzak's third album, DIRTY DANCING, blend the dubby tech-house of their first with the melodic pop of their second for a hybrid that's all its own creation. Also: they embrace vocals even more fully.
The warmth and heartache of "Make Up Your Mind," for instance, seems suspended in space, as much as the relationship itself is. Meanwhile the dark throb of "Buffalo Seven" and the electro "In the Car Crash" lean in a colder direction. "Celcius" goes for a dense layering effect that doesn't require vocals to stand alone, and even though I dislike Nicola Kuperus' affectless howling over the electro pulse of "I Stand Alone," she gets an assist by Carl Finlow. "Take My Hand" mines similar territory, though with a stronger talk-sing. "The Punk Era," though short, packs plenty of punch in order to let Jeremy Shaw's vocals on the slow drawl of "Halfway To Yesterday" hum forth. But the mysterious easy-listening to hard-driving melody and the bilingual vocals of "Sob 1" make it second only to "Make Up Your Mind" in terms of gorgeousness. The album closes on "Ping Pong" a track that sounds as if it should have come off their first album -- but it shows that they haven't lost what made them great in the first place. They've only expanded their repertoire.
WildDragon.

WildDragon.

December 5, 2017
referencing Dirty Dancing, CD, Album, !K7128CD

I got that bad boy in the dollar bin at Amoeba Music having heard older songs from Swayzak. From what I previously heard, Swayzak was right up my alley so picking this up was no brainer. Yet, here comes the but.... I actually like synth-pop but this album is disappointing.

First of all, it's full of repetitive fillers like "Celsius", more interesting songs like "Make Up Your Mind", "I Dance Alone" and "In A Car Wash" are not really taking off. Everything falls flat it seems. I would say though that this album is audible and has few good moments but too far in between to make this memorable.
nemetz

nemetz

November 21, 2004
edited over 14 years ago
referencing Dirty Dancing, CD, Album, !K7128CD

Being a huge fan of the Swayzak duo I was totally shocked when I heard this. Trashy synth-pop with very little innovation and awful lyrics. Quite far from the minimalism which Swayzak has been associated with or even quality synth-pop like Fischerspooner, Adult, Felix or DMX Krew. The change in orientation shouldn't have been a surprise - the Himawari release already pointed in this direction, altough it still retained a great deal of Swayzak trademark quality and style which went totally missing here. The only track worth mentioning is "I Dance Alone", but it is far too litle to justify purchasing this album. It would have been better if they had released this under another name and said: "This is our more commercial side. An experiment, really, just for fun". However, it looks as though I'm alone on this one. Sad. 3/10.
qlasse

qlasse

October 3, 2002
referencing Dirty Dancing, CD, Album, Promo, !K7128 PROMO CD
The band decided to name this album 'Dirty Dancing' after people making comparisons about their name and actor Patrick Swayze all the time...
Great funky electro, with both a house and techno touch.