It’s no secret that the boys of Infusion (Jamie Stevens, Frank Xavier and Manuel Sharrad) are from the land of OZ (or what we Americans call Australia). The current frontier, within the past few years, this beautiful country has been one (if not the biggest) driving force in the underground dance movement with heavy weights Luke Chable, Phil K, and Mark Dynamix leading OZ into what seems like legendary status now. Whenever you hear something about the next big thing, it’s usually a young talent out of Melbourne, and not too long ago that young talent was actually three. And instead of producers or djs, it was a live band! In the same vein as rock bands, these three lads understand the word ‘party.’ Their live shows are electric and bursting of energy and the live performances have transferred into some outstanding singles off of Dave Seaman’s Audio Therapy label.
Fueling their need of 80’s electro and the modern sounds of house music, Infusion’s head knocker Do to You (in 82) jumps start this quirkier right off the bat with a swift kick drum along side a looping female vocal. As the pace starts to grow, the vocals brace in the foreground. Soon enough, the track gets beefy and you’ll start to notice a lot of sweaty clubbers on the dance floor with their hands raised up high screaming along. A massive track that has all the Infusion hallmark: fifty vocals, driving percussion, and a rockin’ party milieu. A conscious club-minded track in hand, once you get to the subtitle electric guitar break, it may sound cliché, but the roof gets on fire. Not the first group to implement the guitar riffs and certainly not the last.
Something I never understood before with previous Infusion tracks were the lyrics. Are there any meanings to them because I swear there are none; just senseless pop lyrics to sing-a-long-to. With this one, there is a clearer understanding with what the boys what to express lyrically that will be understood by everyone, unlike the vocals from “Legacy.” House music made for the right reasons when you go to the club; It’s safe to say this is a monster…wait, I said that earlier.
Wed / 14 Jul 2004