We are cocked, locked,
ready to rock.
We are the brand new SCUDs on the block.
ready to shock.
We are the big black shadows in the club.
"Making its first appearance on Vitalic's boldly innovative platform Citizen Records in 2006, "Cocked, Locked, Ready to Rock" represented a step forward for Ramtin & Erik towards a sound steeped in an aggressive sense of big-beat laden funk.
On the eve of their forthcoming debut album Hello World, Monosurround inject new life into this hit, creating a package which bounds past its original incarnation in both musical scope and acoustic effect. While losing none of its underlying rebellious audacity, the "Summerized" mix imbues the song with a distinct symphonic disposition yielding a more thorough aural experience. Driven at its root by a fiercely assertive rock-tinged electro tenacity, a number of harmonic elements comes into play, giving at times the hint of a musical hybridization of the best of 1970s cop-drama themes and modern electro-pop.
Also included in the release is the condensed Radio Edit, a Vocal Tool as well as the Club Edit of Summerized, which incorporates the hooks and dancefloor sensibility indispensable for any DJ wanting to provide a memorable moment.
In successfully avoiding the simple, stale re-hashing of an old hit, Monosurround has created an entirely new beast that will breathe a bit of heat to the summer months, leaving everything in its wake washed in a cloud of steam."
David Smith, 2008
released September 1, 2008
All Tracks written, recorded and produced by Erik Schaeffer and Ramtin Asadolahzadeh at Layb Studio/Berlin. Mastered by Erik Schaeffer at Layb Studio/Berlin. Published by Hardscore/ BMG Music Publ. Germany.