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Re: [Hybrid] Britney

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  • Matt A.
    Yep. It was almost exactly that time as they acquired The Prodigy s distro rights, which was another reason I felt she was jumping on the electronica
    Message 1 of 5 , Jan 27, 2005
      Yep. It was almost exactly that time as they acquired The Prodigy's distro
      rights, which was another reason I felt she was jumping on the electronica
      bandwagon.

      Matt A.


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Alan Duval" <propellerheadcase@...>
      To: <HybridUK@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2005 5:15 PM
      Subject: Re: [Hybrid] Britney


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      > --- In HybridUK@yahoogroups.com, "Matt A." <mantonich134156MI@c...>
      > wrote:
      > Britney is doing exactly what Madonna did with Ray Of Light. She's
      > trying to latch onto musical styles that are considered "hip" with
      > younger people and gaining notoriety (especially here in the States,
      > where most people's idea of electronic music is trance-by-numbers
      > like GiGi D'Agostino and DJ Sammy). Ray Of Light may as well have
      > been a William Orbit album with Madonna on guest vocals.
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      > AD> Except that Britney Ain't doin' trance, thank god.
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      > Oh, and William Orbit (and I think we've had this conversation
      > before) isn't known for his uptempo stuff, I mean the Bass-o-matic
      > stuff was reasonably pacey, but he gained his notoriety doing the
      > mid-tempo dub-inflected stuff. I think Madonna may have had more to
      > do with the overall sound of 'Ray of Light' than she's given credit
      > for. Wasn't it about the time of 'Ray of Light' that Maverick got
      > distribution rights for The Prodigy in the US?
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      > --- In HybridUK@yahoogroups.com, "Matt A." <mantonich134156MI@c...>
      > wrote:
      > While we're on the subject of Prince and Britney, I doubt anyone but
      > the hardcore Prince fans might recognize it, but did anyone else
      > think "I'm A Slave For You" (or whatever it's called) sounded like a
      > BLATANT rip off of Vanity 6's "Nasty Girl" (which was penned and
      > mostly performed by Prince, for those who don't see the connection).
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      > AD> Yeah, Pharrell clearly had his Prince hat on that day. I always
      > thought it sounded more like 'Computer Blue' and the Wendy & Lisa
      > stuff from 'Purple Rain', that said, Pharrell wasn't making any
      > secret of it, the song IS entitled '(I'm a) Slave 4 U'.
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