Audio Bullys feat. Nancy Sinatra
Released: 23rd May 2005.
The Audio Bullys are back, and this time they've taken a different direction by sampling a Nancy Sinatra track with her original vocals, rather than shouting expletives down the mic as we're used to. However, fans never fear - it still has that diverse sound we've come to love, showcasing excellent attention to detail with a rampant beat which fits perfectly with the chosen sample. A definite contender for the Top 10 this week.
Gathering hype and exposure a-plenty since the Miami Winter Music Conference, "Shot You Down" marks Audio Bullys' return to the dance arena. The track lampoons Nancy Sinatra's rendition of "Bang Bang" (now enjoying a new lease of cult appeal thanks to its inclusion on the "Kill Bill" soundtrack) via interjecting the stripped down, delicate vocals with a dirty, full on house beat. A record of contrast this most certainly is, but, with the emphasis firmly on novelty over notion, it's also one that lacks the substance required to ensure sustained appeal.