Taken from Alter Ego's Transphormer album, Rocker starts off sounding like a malfunctioning R2-D2 as crazy acid squeals and Flat Beat bass stutter out of the speakers. The main hook gradually teases its way through the noisy mélange until it erupts into a fizzing electro-edged roof-raiser that has more than a passing resemblance to an ancient arcade game soundtrack.
This could be pigeon-holed as electroclash but rest assured it has none of the vacuous self-conscious pretention that is often synonymous with the sub-genre, this is a straight-forward anthem with a grimy leftfield edge that just serves to make it all the more appealing. Throw in a remix from gym-loving chart-topper Eric Prydz and you have a tune that should not only fill dancefloors but easily crack the Top 40 too. As for any rockers wondering how it dare call itself such a name, just listen to the head-banging thrash of the Earl Shilton mix.
Rocker's buzzing bassline and space invader sound effects give it a quirky edge that helps it rise far above much of today's formulaic dance tunes and it should be just perfect for throwing your hands in the air and flicking your fingers through the lasers this new year's eve.