Adigery, Charlotte & Bolis Pupul / Topical Dancer
Album: Topical Dancer   Collection:General - Electronic
Artist:Adigery, Charlotte & Bolis Pupul   Added:Sep 2022

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2023-01-20 Pull Date: 2023-03-24
Week Ending: Feb 26 Feb 19 Feb 12 Feb 5 Jan 29
Airplays: 3 2 1 3 1

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 06, 2023: Run-Away Radio
Making Sense Stop, It Hit Me
4. Mar 30, 2023: Run-Away Radio
It Hit Me, Mantra
2. Apr 03, 2023: I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants
Ceci N'est Pas Un Cliché.
5. Feb 23, 2023: Run-Away Radio
3. Apr 01, 2023: Music Casserole
6. Feb 22, 2023: Brain worm
Ceci N'est Pas Un Cliché.

Album Review
Reviewed 2022-09-05
Thumping late-night electronica with some serious social commentary. Stylish and dancefloor-ready tracks with confrontational and rebellious lyrics that target xenophobia, cultural appropriation, racism, toxic masculinity, and body negativity. Wry and clever, and sung in both English and French. Co-written and co-produced by electropop OGs Soulwax. An overall fascinating release from an exciting and new Belgium-based duo.

All tracks FCC Clean
RIYL: Ibibio Sound Machine, Kelly Lee Owens, LCD Soundsystem, Soulwax
TRY: 3, 2, 8, 10, 5, 12

(1.) (0:42) Short intro. Collage of voicemails
*(2.) (3:34) Growling bassline, chill house beat with silky-sung lyrics tackling racism and xenophobia
*(3.) (3:31) Catchy gyrating beat confronting discrimination in the modern age: “go back to your country where you belong / Siri can you tell me where I belong?”
(4.) (3:36) Electro/synthpop beat with standout vocals
*(5.) (5:33) Hard-hitting industrial beat. Diary entry narrative describing sexual maturity and confronting being catcalled as a young teenager
(6.) (4:17) Slick electro beat with French vocals
(7.) (5:06) Repetitive silky vocals about reappropriation over a dreamy slow-building cloud-rap beat. Great backup vocals
*(8.) (3:46) Stripped-down electro funk love song. Built around a looped groovy bassline with some catchy disco elements
(9.) (2:56) Shadowy, brooding beat with French vocals
*(10.) (4:21) Body-positive abstract dancefloor banger
(11.) (4:00) 80’s synthpop with manipulated vocal samples. Lots of cool art rock elements/references (the song’s title is a nod to the Talking Heads project)
*(12.) (3:26) Deep resonating beat built around manipulated laughter samples. Super cool
(13.) (5:51) Killer acid house dancefloor shuffler

Track Listing
1. Bel DEEWEE   7. Reappropriate
2. Esperanto   8. Ceci N'est Pas Un Cliché.
3. Blenda   9. Huile Smisse
4. Hey   10. Mantra
5. It Hit Me   11. Making Sense Stop
6. Ich Mwen (Feat. Christiane Adigery)   12. HAHA
  13. Thank You