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CD Feature/ Sharam: "Get Wild"

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There’s a reason Deep Dish is one of the hallowed names in electronic music, and there’s no reason to 180 from that perception after this one from half of the team; it’s undoubtedly the best artist (DJ-speak for all-originals) LP I’ve received since Tiesto’s Elements of Life.

Getting the unsavory crap out of the way first – and this is the only downside – we find Sharam kowtowing to Motley Crue dunderhead Tommy Lee’s childish impulse to deejay, being po-faced about giving Lee a Ft. spotlight and making the best hay possible out of the piano line from “Home Sweet Home” (in “Sweat,” which is yet another fine-grain hit of exquisite house once it settles down).

But, woah boy, everywhere else, this is just a masterpiece. Sharam teams Kid Cudi up with a depthlessly haunting Patsy Cline sample in “She Came Along,” evoking an exquisite vibe of romantic burnout and simultaneously turning this into an album-album, not just simple patter for the clubs. As well, there is, of course, an old-time dusty cowboy side that comes with the Cline (and the album art), and this is expanded upon further by Anousheh Khalili’s breathtaking turn on “Don’t Say a Word,” conjuring the lone-wolf club-babe ridin’ out into the storm to find what she needs. Stupendous.

By Eric Seager

Homepage: Sharam
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