DJ Rap - Up All Night

DJ Rap - Up All Night

While her name originally turned me off (DJ Rap), her newest album “Up All Night” definitely turned me on. I am a bit of an Electonica junky; House, Trance, Breakbeat, DnB (Drum & Bass), Downtempo, Broken Beat, Nu Jazz, you name it. DJ Rap’s new album is definitely in heavy rotation at the moment. The Drum and Bass she mixes isn’t hardcore, which is nice as I like a lot of the Drum and Bass elements; hard bass lines, sultry vocals, high BPM’s and the list can go on. DJ Rap has spun this album with a complicated soundscape that is mesmerizing. At one end, you have the high BPM’s (Beats Per Minute), then at the other end, the other layers are much more mellow, calm and soothing. Up All Night is a very intelligent DnB album. At times, the feeling I have been getting from it is best described as being the driver of a Formula 1 race car during a race and at the same time seeing everything going by you in slow motion.