"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.
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