The marriage of the credible dance-bootleg production of Richard X with high profile pop-act Liberty X is not only a perfect career-expanding synergy for both, but also a powerful musical synergy in which the seventies meets the eighties during the noughties.
Having sampled Gary Numan on behalf of his electric friends the Sugababes, Richard X now turns to the Human League's first single Being Boiled. The League are familiar territory for Professor X - he previously slipped Being Boiled under TLC's No Scrubs vocal, forging the Girls on Top release Being Scrubs. For this latest track, TLC's vocal is replaced by the Lib X'ers (mainly Kelli) performing Chaka Khan's euphoric-disco love song Ain't Nobody.
Given the way that the Human League bass line (pumped up to speaker-shaking levels) abuses the original harmonic structure of Ain't Nobody, this new combination will not be to everybody's taste - in fact it will repel some listeners as much as it excites others. But thanks to Liberty X's pop-seal of approval, Kelli's powerful percussive vocal, and a thumping drum track, you can be certain that the excited will vastly outnumber the repelled during the weekly Dance and Pop Chart counts.