Best electro house track I heard all week, hands down. Make that best Plump DJs song of all time as well.
And of course the video is killer. Nothing we love around these parts more than watery things squirting everywhere and people getting punched in the face, especially in slow motion.
The song has promise written all over it, considering the name Gobstopper, is sure to remind you of the best things from your childhood — namely the colourful spherical candies of the same name. And it has an air of currency, given the rise of the Condescending Wonka meme in the past half-year. When a Quickmeme page was created for the original inventor of the Gobstopper back in November 2011 there were 800 submissions in 6 weeks, according to Know Your Meme.
The video has the same cheeky optimism of the Gene Wilder character, and when I say cheeky I of course mean that literally.
The best part about the song is that it starts out with strong intensity you might anticipate from prolific producers. And your like, “cool.” A lot of electro tracks have amazing buildups. The problem with most of them is that the whole song is like that and it doesn’t actually build to anything. At least the intro section of this track is quite intricate and varied. Then you hit the :50 mark and you’re slapped in the face with the freshness of the rising synths (in the original track it’s actually a minute and 28 great seconds in) which corresponds with the first image of a water ballon popping.
So listen to the track and let me know what you think in the comment section below if you want. But more importantly, if you’re a Calgary dweller or happen to be here on vacation, definitely don’t miss out on the HiFi jam coming up May 12 featuring Sonny Chiba (below), Syrup Smugglers and, you guessed it — Plump DJs.
Be there if you want to get your face rocked off by some insanely creative frequency masters.