I:Cube – Y.O.U.R.O.C.K
If you looked up genius in the dictionary, a picture if I:Cube would come up next to it. His Megamix album was stuff of legends, with so many different styles that showed how many awesome strings he has to his bows. Many of the tracks on that album were quite short, however Y.O.U.R.O.C.K. was given an extended treatment just for DJs. Released in 2012 on Versatile Records it is a fun jam. It could also be considered as an insurance policy for any DJ, like a maccas is for punters trying to go to bed happy ensuring their heads don’t hate them as much after a night out.
Anyone who knows I:Cube will know he loves French Disco/Rock drums and hats and it’s no different here. Chirpy Divas add to the glitz shouting out ‘You!’ in unison. Then all of the sudden the heavily distorted plucked bass rumbles in ensuring dancers will start swaying wildly, with heads down of course. It’s a druggy vibe, and a fretting, glitching synth over the top brings a panic to the track. Congos in the back keep it lively in the way it gives a swirly, light touch feel to counteract the grogginess.
Y.O.U.R.O.C.K. as has more crunch than a fat person belly flopping from a 10m diving board into a pool of Doritos. It’s perfect for a DJ to thrown in the run up to a peaktime bomb or as a main event itself. We can definitely see why this track got a whole A Side to itself.