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Fancy Footwork (Vice) The New York-Montreal duo returns with their sophomore effort, chock-a-block with the hippest Bar Mitzvah-ready electro since Rockwell's "Somebody's Watching Me." Dave 1 and Pee Thug channel '80s production values and straightforward lyrics into the sort of stuff that would make Bubbe want to do the Electric Slide, were Bubbe the kind of grandmother who shops in the shiny-sheer section at American Apparel and rocks out to Vice samplers. Consider the effortless R&B of "Bonafied Lovin' (Tough Guys)," which wouldn't be out of place in Billy Ocean's catalog, or the synth trills of "Momma's Boy," over which Dave jokingly speak-sings in typically vocoder'd fashion: "I think she reminds me of my mother and she knows I like it/ I want a woman with the same brown eyes." Gross, but sweet. Elsewhere, faster beats and an ambulance-siren sample keep the title track sounding like the dirty end of a very naughty evening, while Pee Thug solves the relationship strife in "My Girl Is Calling Me (A Liar)" by casually telling Dave to take his angry lady to the movies. Don't worry, Pee says, "You're gonna work it out." True enough, Pee. Bar Mitzvah disco forever.

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