This song uses one of my favorite filtered effects which is making the sound like it is coming through a really old speaker. There is something I love about the crankling sound. I guess I should just buy an old radio.
I also like this song because it oscillates between two different sounds. There is the portions that are more like a dance club song (but a really good one versus a lot of club music) and the rap portions. Its like getting two songs for the price of one. The rap portions remind me of funk like Frankie Smith’s Double Dutch Bus (yes I went there).
The Gorillaz are a great blend of silliness and good music. You can imagine them (if I knew what they actually looked like versus cartoons) having such a good time making music.