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I got into Booty Love the minute I discovered them. If you can get over the name of the group and focus on their music you will unearth a few dance filled treats.
Who are they:
Cherise Roberts and Nadia Shepherd used to be in UK hip hop group Big Bruvaz. They supplied the sung bits.
On this album:
The massive chart hit 'Boogie Tonight' turned an old Tweet r and b joint into a club anthem. A positive sounding song with an energetic chorus and a bouncy bassline. It perfectly sums up the vibe of Hed Kandi. More of the same can be found in 'Shine' which is a Luther Vandross cover, dressed up as a funky house track.
'Don't Mess With My Man' was another cover, taking a Lucy Pearl song and injecting it with the winning formula. The girls finally turned in their own effort with 'Some Kinda Rush' which proved they could turn their hand to original material too. It is a frantic funky house number which would be an ideal song to work out to. It is possibly the highlight on here.
Any weak tracks?
Not as such though it is boulstered with some remix material which you get the feeling is trying to fill it up quickly.
Verdict: Fans of funky house will like this, polished production and classy ladies with enough hooky pop charm
Boogie 2nite is Booty Luv's debut album. All their charted hits are on here and there are a few cheesy covers too. Shine is a dance tune and is great to listen to when getting ready for a night out with the girls or driving along to work in the morning. The other songs are all dancey but the all tend to sound the same with the same beats. The covers are not at all good and sound like someone is murdering the original. Don't Mess With My Man is appalling. If you are thinking of buying this album then you can use it to download extras from their website, like a making of special or the video of Don't Mess 'With My Man. There are four bonus tracks on the album but these are all bad remixes of songs that were awful in the first place. I would not recommend you waste your money on this album as Shine is the only decent song on it.
Introduction: Booty Luv is back with another great album "Boogie Tonight". The album was released in september 2007 , and the album went straight to the charts fitting in at number 11. The album was sold all over the United Kingdom with over 70,000 copies being sold!.
On the album there is a feature that allows you to access a special website where you can register to watch a special video for the making of the Booty Luv song "Don't Mess With My Man". This album covers the genres of music such as House , Dance and R & B. The producer of the album is Seamus Haji , who also performs remixes of certain Booty Luv tracks such as the well known "Boogie Tonight".
What Songs Are Featured On This Fantastic Album? Well there are many of my favourite Booty Luv songs featured on the CD and the songs include the chart breaking "Boogie Tonight" , the great single of "Shine" , another track which was released as a single in 2007 "Dont Mess With My Man" , other tracks are featured which are "Dance Dance" , "A Little Bit" , "Be Without You" , "Good Girls Gone Bad" , "Where are you" , Something To Talk About" "He's A Winner" and my all time Booty Luv favourite , which was also released as a single "Some Kinda Rush".
Why Should I Purchase This Album? Well , this album is a fantastic purchase with all it's fantastic tracks and hidden extras such as the featured website which shows the making of the single "Don't Mess With My Man". The tracks are suitable for anyone , with brilliant lyrics. The album is very popular and is definitly worth the price it is labelled for.
Where Can I Purchase This Album? You can buy this album in many different shops , whether it be HMV (Home and Video) or any well known music store. You can also purchase this album at a local supermarket such as Tesco or Asda even. Or , you can purchase the album online from either eBay or Amazon or another great online shopping site quite like these for a great price !!
Thank you For Reading ...
(c) 2008 J24
Popular media would have us believe that there are a number of staple components for your average "girlie" night out, including Carmen rollers, Lambrini and white stiletto heels. In preparation for the aforementioned nights out, said "girlie" individuals will generally cavort around their bedrooms, singing into hairbrush microphones against a soundtrack of jaunty, bubblegum pop music. Accordingly, if ever an album were written and produced to provide this soundtrack, then it would be Boogie 2Nite by Booty Luv; twelve shamelessly jolly pop/dance tunes that have attracted surprising commercial success, even if the critics have been less favourable.
Booty Luv comprises two female singers, Cherise Roberts and Nadia Shepherd, who previously enjoyed credibility and chart success as part of the hip hop / R & B outfit Big Brovaz. When the Brovaz fell apart amidst claims of drug abuse and in fighting, the girls were approached by record bosses to record a cover version of the Boogie 2Nite song, which they duly accepted. After considerable chart success (it reached number 2 in the UK) it became clear that this might be a winning formula and an album was hastily pulled together and released.
In spite of the album's release via the (fairly) credible Hed Kandi dance music label, there is very little in the way of credible music on this album. Of the standard 12-track listing, four of the songs are (shameless) cover versions, with the remaining material sticking to a very simple formula. Vocally, the girls are nothing to write home about; sassy and confident enough but hardly inspiring and this is a fair representation of the album as a whole. If you remember Mel and Kim in the 1980s, then Booty Luv are really an updated version of that concept. This is the story of two young girls out for a good time, and generally singing about those occasions when they get it, and those when they don't.
The cover versions are a mixed bag. The title track is the most memorable, not only because it is by far the most commercially successful single released to date, but because it's simply a very good dance tune. Shine (a Luther Vandross cover) works well enough, but compares badly to the original (the transition from a soulful male vocal to modern female vocal is uncomfortable. Don't Mess With My Man covers a Lucy Pearl song from the 1990s and works well here; it's completely in keeping with the whole Booty Luv ethos. The least discriminating cover version is Be Without You, a weak cover of the Mary J Blige epic, released only to compete with another single version that did the rounds (and also, notably, failed). Be Without You is one of the most famous club tunes of recent years, and the Luv girls simply can't match the prowess of a singer like Mary J Blige.
The original tunes generally work much better, largely because you don't find yourself comparing them to something that you've heard before; an ironic fact given that in all fairness, they nearly all sound much the same as each other. In an attempt to be confident and forthright, many of the songs are about "bad" girls (bad in the sense of cool), with tunes like Who's That Girl and Good Girl's Gone Bad taking the lead. When they're not observing the virtues of girls, they tend to do the same about their blokes, so then you get songs like He's A Winner and Some Kinda Rush to exclaim the virtues of being in love / lust (delete as applicable). On all but one of these songs, the production is virtually identical, right down to the bass line and melody. The only real surprise is the last track, Where You Are, a much more soulful, guitar-driven pop song that actually works better than you'd expect and betrays a more rounded style that could ensure greater longevity for the girls.
And that's the missing link here. With no real evidence of creativity, style or innovation, Boogie 2Nite threatens to be a simultaneous debut and swansong, latching onto five minutes of fame before disappearing into obscurity. Whether the girls get to a second album is debatable; whether the content sends them in another direction is even more debatable.
Boogie 2Nite can be easily purchased or downloaded on iTunes for around £8 and is a likeable enough collection of tracks to please fans of the singles. There are three bonus mixes of the singles on both versions, but the iTunes version contains a fourth bonus remix of Some Kinda Rush.
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 Boogie 2Nite
3 Don't Mess With My Man
4 Some Kinda Rush
5 Dance Dance
6 Be Without You
7 Who's That Girl
8 Good Girl's Gone Bad
9 Little Bit
10 He's A Winner
11 Something To Talk About
12 Where Are You
13 Boogie 2Nite
15 Don't Mess With My Man