The Love Theme – How Rude
Love in the 21st century can be confusing. While technology has allowed us to build fragile connections with evermore people, the strength of our real-world, tangible relationships has gone limp. From online dating, to cyber stalkers and sex cams, to the Bedroom Intruder remixes, we’ve become tangled in a world wide web of sexual frustration.
But what about passion? What about romance? What about Fabio’s lustrous mane of hair? Who will lead us back down the fleshy tunnel to the world of sensuality? The Love Theme, that’s who.
Following a series of successful EP’s and singles, How Rude is The Love Theme’s first full-length album. The alter-ego of producer and composer Dominic Owen (whose previous credits include Biggie Smalls, Lil’ Kim, Rakim and more)
“Thanks for another great record that blew me away.” Giles Peterson, BBC Radio 1 (“Aggranation”)
The Love Theme tells a troubadour’s tale of love in the digital age. Using drum machines, samples, and live instrumentation, How Rude delivers electronic music with an organic, human touch. Fans of Kruder & Dorfmeister, Glitch Mob, Beats Antique and Thievery Corporation will appreciate the seamless blending of musical genres, while younger listeners will recognize the darker influences of dubstep and drum & bass. Consistent throughout the album is Dominic’s masterful songcraft, honed during his twenty years in music, for an experience unlike any other.
How Rude features a cast of guest performances from artists both old and new. The infectious synth-pop of “Rope,” is highlighted by Tom Hingley’s vocals, whose previous work with Inspiral Carpets counted over ten Top-40 singles – and none other than Oasis’ Noel Gallagher as their roadie!
On “That’s My Baby,” the late founder of Climax Blues Band and Dominic’s uncle, Colin Cooper lends his voice in a memorable tribute to family and the musical impression that his band made on the UK landscape (including his chart-toping hit “Couldn’t Get It Right”), and on Dominic himself.
New Zealand’s up-and-coming dubstep sensation Unsub lends her production and keyboard talent on both “Hen & Remi,” the album’s first single (released July 26, 2011) and “I Can Feel Angels,” while Brazil’s Goiania Project add a sexy Latin vibe to “Morena” and “I’m From Goiania.”
While Dominic’s many musical influences are apparent throughout the album, dub reggae basslines and rhythms dominate How Rude, and complement the driving message of The Love Theme: That even in these modern times, where many of us spend more time with our laptops than our friends and family, Love Conquers All.