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Editor's Pick: 'Crazy' Was Just The Warm-Up Lap! 4Minute's 'Tickle Tickle Tickle' Will Get Your Pulse Racing [AUDIO]

By Jesse Lent | February 23, 2015 07:04 PM EST


One of the best things about 4Minute is that as performers they seem to be willing to try anything, as long as it sounds fun.

Despite this daring abandon, a must-have for any innovator in the dance realm, or maybe even because of it, these five women from South Korea always seem to land on their feet, no matter what sound they try.

Case in point, is the satisfyingly angular new 4Minute track "Tickly Tickle Tickle" released on Feb. 9 as part of the group's latest EP, "Crazy."

Though the album's title track and corresponding music video has been receiving most of the buzz directed at the band since its release, fans would be well-served by giving "Tickle Tickle Tickle" a chance.

Though "Crazy" may be a more well polished pop song, the nasty synthesizer sounds and unrelenting drum groove make "Tickle Tickle Tickle" the highpoint of an extremely solid album.

Whether it's the Neptunes-infused synth funk of "What's Your Name?" or the Biz Markie throwback hip-hop style of "Only Gained Weight," 4Minute always seem to be pushing the envelope.

And though the group seems to only keep getting more adventurous the longer they stay together, they manage this daringly schizophrenic approach to music while still always sounding fantastic in the process and turning even the strangest electro sounds into inviting sonic landscapes.

In the hands of less skilled artists the keyboard horns and dance club rhythms, though intricately and artfully interwoven, could fall flat. The dance floor bravado could feel forced.

But it is the sense that the five bandmates are having such a great time and going for broke with nothing to lose that pushes "Tickle Tickle Tickle" into the stratosphere.

Listen to the song "Tickle Tickle Tickle" from 4Minute's latest EP "Crazy" released earlier this month RIGHT HERE

Tagged :  4minute, crazy, Editor's Pick


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