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Our new robot infatuation is plenty "Tuff Enuff"

Man, do we love robots. Especially when those robots are bringing us the latest and greatest DFA sounds. We've been wearing out our copies of LCD Soundsystem's This Is Happening for a while now, and just as we're thinking it's time to give it a rest comes a new slice of brilliant DFA goodness, in convenient, robotic Song of the Day form!

Shit Robot's "Tuff Enuff" is the kind of laid-back dance-pop number we hear in our disco-saturated dreams. Its hook is an incredible, irresistible bass line that bumps through the whole thing without ever getting old (actually, we're pretty sure we could listen to a loop of it from now until doomsday without it ever getting old). Keeping pace with the low end is a hypnotic high-hat pattern and a catchy spoken/chanted vocal. Then the gorgeous synth strings that could have been lifted straight off an old Kraftwerk record come in like icing on the cake and we're in heaven.

We'd be lying if we said this didn't remind us a lot of LCD Soundsystem, but Shit Robot (awesome name, by the way) definitely has its own little thing going on. Sure, the same detached spoken vocals are there, and it's a similar blend of disco and house and electro and synth pop, but the way those elements are configured is just different enough to be uniquely engaging while still pushing the same well-worn and beloved robot buttons in our shiny metal hearts.

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Cory Casciato is a Denver-based writer with a passion for the geeky, from old science fiction movies to brand-new video games.
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