By Various Artists
Following the success of the 'I Can Count Volume 1' compilation (which gathered fans such as BBC Radio 1's Rob Da Bank and Huw Stephens) this independent label has treated followers to the aptly titled 2nd instalment: I Can Count Volume 2.
Volume 2 is a twelve track winning combination of artists from the UK and North America and to say it contains more hooks than a 12 round bout with Mike Tyson would be a huge understatement. In fact, I don't think it's no coincidence that the last time I found myself dancing round the house so vigorously was when I happened to be listening to a single from this very label.
From the talented female vocals in the loud bass assault of Mr Beasley's 'Dyno', the splendid reflective Atari pop of Sportsday Megaphone's 'Less And Less' or the slightly hood-esque 'Strawberry Kickers' from Spaceships Are Cool, this compilation serves up some real treats. Though the undoubted highlight arrives when Miss Odd Kidd emerges as the female equivalent of Dizzee Rascal in the electro-urban monster 'Don't Be Afraid To Sweat'.
Once again, the I Can Count imprint has unearthed some real fun, odd ball electronic indie talent, whilst managing to capture the essence of 'pop music' perfectly. Highly recommended.