This motoric, electro disco track has its rightful place on the DFA
label, currently an ultra cool place to reside. Label heads Tim Goldsworthy
and James Murphy discovered John MacLean long before signing him, and his
solo project was pretty much his last shot at making music for a living.
Clearly it's paid off, with a curious (and slightly pretentious) 'The'
added for good measure.
Tito's Way has an intricate construction, at its roots a static bass
line, topped by expansive drum fills. Kraftwerk bleeps and a
delicately picked guitar refrain. It's that dirty bass sound that you'll
keep returning too though, leading the snatches of vocoded song in
whichever direction it chooses.
It's a good single, while not quite achieving the crossover potential of
labelmates LCD Soundsystem. It does, however, have enough to justify
the hype, not to mention providing a plausible alternative for any
disillusioned Daft Punk fans out there.