FPU "Crockett's Theme"/"Ocean Drive"

How many contemporary tracks say they were "inspired by the work of Jan Hammer" - the synth-loving score-meister behind Miami Vice? Lately, I suppose, a lot. It was just a matter of time before pastels and dock shoes made their entrance into the electro-clash phenomenon. And so Tiga compatriot FPU offers up "Crockett's Theme," a surprisingly sad, almost trance-y track that is greatly boosted for the dance floor, thanks to a dynamite Mateo Murphy mix. But the B-side is somewhat more obvious, all vocodorised vocals, slippery beats and analogue synth lines. While certainly amusing (and well-produced), it must be pointed out that enjoying a song ironically is not quite the same as enjoying a song. (Turbo)