Coburn named themselves after the deceased Hollywood legend James Coburn and base their sound around electro fusing together elements of song writing and live instrumentation to create their catchy grooves. Coburn's We Interrupt This Program has been doing the rounds recently and is sure to become one of the big anthems of 2005. Originally released on Germany's Great Stuff Records, Data Records had noticed its potential and snapped it up but not without grabbing a few new artists to remix it along the way, namely the Stanton Warriors, JCA and Raul Rincon (the latter two remixes not being reviewed here)
Side A. Original
Kicking off with a stomping 4 to the floor beat (with occasional elements of breakbeat thrown in) and a very plump and obese, bouncing bassline. It doesn't take long for the collage of tech stabs, synth drops and cut up vocal samples makes its presence felt (not to mention that "We Interrupt This Program" vocal sample that feels like it's been lifted off an old Coldcut tune back in their "Beats & Pieces" and "Say Kids What Time Is It?" days. To make it even more catchy, Coburn drop a massive synth line that should get stuck into peoples heads, much like the recent electro hit, Alter Ego's Rocker, did to us all.
Side B. Stanton Warriors Remix
In true Stanton style, the Warriors bring in the trademark Stanton break that we've become so accustomed to. Apart from that, everything else about the tune is pretty much left intact. During the middle, the Warriors introduce a massive bassline breakdown with new female vocals added to the recipe - bringing the vibe of the tune to a slightly darker environment. Those who loved the Stanton/Punks bootlegs will know what to expect from this and this one should get lots of plays.
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