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The Los Angeles based collective Far East Movement, aka FM, looks like they may have the left field dance pop hit of 2010 celebrating "feeling so fly like a G6." The minimalist beats and melody of "Like a G6" are positively hypnotic. The feel is almost like a stripped down "Boom Boom Pow." The song is another celebration of partying but with a dark edge that fixes the tune in late night revelry. Rarely has there been such an elegant ode to drinking in the club.Watch Video
- Hypnotic beat
- Enticing words in the lyrics
- Singalong party music
- Might seem a bit slight
- Written by Kevin Nishimura,James Roh,Jae Choung,David Singer Vine, and Niles Holowell-Dhar
- Produced by the Cataracs
- Released August 2010 by Interscope
Guide Review - Far East Movement - "Like a G6" featuring the Cataracs and Dev
For those who don't already know, the "G6" that is praised in "Like a G6" is the Gulfstream G650 business jet. It may seem like an unusual mention in a pop song, but this is certainly not the first time for Gulfstream aircraft to play a significant role. Jesse McCartney's hit single "Leavin" had a significant mention of the "G5," the Gulfstream G550. Follow along with "Like a G6" and you'll learn just how to drink and feel "fly like a G6."
"Like a G6" slinks along with distorted echo chamber vocals and "that 808 bump." It's perfect for dancing or just partying with a coterie of friends. There is a smooth elegance here that will captivate pop fans. Chances are that the use of words like "slizzard," "blizzard," and the repeated "like a G6" may cause many listeners to have little idea that "Like a G6" is essentially a celebration of alcohol.
"Like a G6" utilizes a sample from "Booty Bounce" by the artist Dev. The connecting point is the duo known as the Cataracs who produced both Dev and "Like a G6." The collective Far East Movement, listed as the artist for "Like a G6," grew out of the Korea Town section of Los Angeles, California early in the last decade. They will be touring later this fall with Mike Posner, and the album Free Wired is expected in October 2010. Meanwhile, "Like a G6" is the collective's first major pop hit single heading quickly toward the pop top 10.