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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Cataracs' Campa Gently Reminds Us They're Taking Over Pop Music in 2011

Posted By on Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 11:44 AM

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After a 2010 in which they made a name for themselves in the

pop/electronic/hip-hop sphere (having produced the chart-topping "Like A G6"

for the Far East Movement), Berkeley natives The Cataracs are primed to blow

up in 2011.

And though they've moved to L.A., they still haven't forgotten

their Bay Area roots, as member Campa links up with Nic-Nac (of the Bay Area

party-rap group Starting Six) on a new track called "Little Devil."

The track starts off fine, with a beat that sounds like Polow Da Don

interpreting Swedish pop and vocals that fall somewhere between

Lykke Li and The-Dream. But the intentionally rough around the edges sound

of the vocals doesn't quite succeed as it should, and the song as a whole

never really rises to a moment of greatness.

That doesn't mean we should ignore the Cataracs in the coming year -- they're probably gonna be inescapable, whether you like it or not.

[via Southern Hospitality]

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