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On their major-label debut, the Far East Movement take a heaping helping of dance music, mix in a boy band's idea of pop and R&B, and then add just a bit of hip-hop flavor for a genre they lopsidedly call "electro hop." If that infers big booming bass and tough beats, know that the California-based Far East Movement -- they're "Far East" as in Asian-American -- make

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On their major-label debut, the Far East Movement take a heaping helping of dance music, mix in a boy band's idea of pop and R&B, and then add just a bit of hip-hop flavor for a genre they lopsidedly call "electro hop." If that infers big booming bass and tough beats, know that the California-based Far East Movement -- they're "Far East" as in Asian-American -- make the Black Eyed Peas sound absolutely thick, but their slick hooks and ultra-sheen productions are extra infectious, and when they bait the crowd with phrases like "Cherry cherry, boom boom" instead of "C'mon everybody," the dancefloor gets a unique shot of quirky cuteness. Heck, when they talk of feeling "Like a G6" on that standout track, it's not a car or plane model, it's just something two units cooler than the G4s rapper Drake tends to mention, so revel in their playfulness or just move on. Special guests are all over the highlights, with Snoop Dogg (the rather racy "If I Was You [OMG]"), Keri Hilson (the David Guetta-like floor-filler "Don't Look Now"), and OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder (the Mike Posner-like "Rocketeer") landing on some of the album's best tracks. Still, producer Roger Sanchez trumps them all with the tribal house beats and the B-52's "Love Shack" sample he brings to the closing "2gether."

Product Details

Release Date:
10/12/2010
Label:
Interscope Records
UPC:
0602527363257
catalogNumber:
001481802

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Far East Movement   Primary Artist
Roger Sanchez   Background Vocals
Ja'quita Perkins   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Roger Sanchez   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Mike Hamilton   Composer
Martin Kierszenbaum   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Gretchen Anderson   Producer
Fernando Garibay   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Stereotypes   Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer
Dean Coleman   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Ted Chung   Management
Greg Miller   Publicity
Russell Redeaux   Management
Tony Ugval   Engineer
Far East Movement   Executive Producer
Cataracs   Producer
Justin Keitt   Arranger,Engineer
Bruno Mars   Composer
Bryan "The Beard" Jones   Engineer
Jeremy Reeves   Composer
Ray Romulus   Composer
Jonathan Yip   Composer
Kevin Nishimura   Composer
James Roh   Composer
Jae Choung   Composer
Phillip Lawrence   Composer
C. Wilson   Composer
Smeezingtons   Producer
David Singer-Vine   Composer
Howard Coney   Composer
Michael Warren   Composer
Malcolm McDaniel   Composer
Dwight Watson   Composer
Diand Tran   Marketing
Vincent Frank   Producer,Engineer
Niles Holowell-Dhar   Composer
DJ Virman Coquia   Composer

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Free Wired 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ElTigreChino More than 1 year ago
This album is really good. I just bought it because they're Asian, but I was surprised that I actually liked it. The mega hit Like a G6 is on there, but my personal favorite is Rocketeer feat. Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic. A really good song, and Ryan Tedder steals the show. But FM is still good. And FM stands for Far East Movement.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago