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By Brady Smith
So you think white boys can’t dance? Play this album and see what the whitest kids you know can do. Even though the title of the album is 40 degrees away from one of the worst boy bands created, 58 Degrees joins the body-blasting shakes of dubstep with obliging dulcet synth and piles of crunchy samples.
Although the album only teases you with its five-track, sixteen-minute trip through its space-age world, finding something fresh in every one of the five songs is easier than convincing Charlie Sheen to go to a brothel. Bringing Bassnectar’s shattering bass in tune with Glitch Mob’s smooth production makes MiMOSA even more of an up-and-comer in the ever-evolving world of electronica.
The album opens with “58 degrees,” which showcases heavy bass and a quick tempo that makes the flow unmatchable. In the same heavy bass category is “Stairway” – This splash of dubstep adds another element of freshness to the album. “Block Party” carries more of the head-stomping bass, mixing in samples and breaks to cleanse the possible monotony of heavy-hitting basslines.
It’s hard to pick out flaws in such a short album, but the length itself is the album’s biggest blemish. It may not even be listed as a full release, but the music that is packed into the album begs to be expanded upon. Despite its short length, however, 58 Degrees connects all the dots.