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Dirty Bass is the fourth studio album by American hip hop group Far East Movement, released through Cherrytree Records and Interscope Records (Universal Music Group) on June 12, 2012. Despite having two top 40 hit singles, the album received mixed success worldwide.

Dirty Bass
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 21, 2012
Recorded2011-12
Genre
LabelCherrytree, Interscope
ProducerFar East Movement (exec.), Stereotypes (also exec.), Ra Charm, RedOne, De Paris, Axident, Wallpaper., Sidney Samson, Leroy Styles, Dallas Austin, Cory Nitta, Cherry Cherry Boom Boom, Redfoo, Alvaro, Orpheo Popken, Bangladesh, Junior Caldera, Julien Carret, Bingo Players
Far East Movement chronology
Free Wired
(2010)
Dirty Bass
(2012)
Ktown Riot
(2014)
Singles from Dirty Bass
  1. "Live My Life"
    Released: February 28, 2012
  2. "Lights Out (Go Crazy)"
    Released: March 13, 2012
  3. "Dirty Bass"
    Released: May 10, 2012
  4. "Turn Up the Love"
    Released: June 21, 2012
  5. "Change Your Life"
    Released: November 20, 2012
  6. "Get Up (Rattle)"
    Released: December 11, 2012
  7. "The Illest"
    Released: July 2, 2013

The songs "Like a G6" and "Rocketeer" from their 2010 album Free Wired were included on international versions of Dirty Bass.

Contents

SinglesEdit

  • "Live My Life" was released as the album's lead single on February 28, 2012. It features Justin Bieber. The song peaked to #21 in the United States, #7 in the United Kingdom, and #4 in Canada.
  • "Lights Out (Go Crazy)" digitally as a single was released on March 13, 2012 through Roxbury SARL under exclusive license to Interscope Records. It is a collaboration with French producer, DJ and remixer Junior Caldera and English singer-songwriter Natalia Kills. It was included on the deluxe edition of Dirty Bass.
  • "Dirty Bass" was released as the album's second single on May 10, 2012. It features Young Money rapper Tyga. Uncredited additional vocals in the chorus were provided by Kayla Kayla.[1]
  • "Turn Up the Love" was released as the album's third single on June 21, 2012. It features Cover Drive. It has so far peaked #8 in New Zealand, #8 in Australia, #12 in the Netherlands, #13 in the UK, and #14 in Ireland.
  • "Change Your Life" was released as the album's fourth single on November 20, 2012. It features DJ and producer Sidney Samson and rapper Flo Rida. It was included on the re-release of Dirty Bass.
  • "Get Up (Rattle)" was released as a single on December 11, 2012 through Ministry of Sound. It is a vocal version of the Bingo Players song "Rattle".
  • "The Illest" was released digitally as a single on July 2, 2013, and included on the Special Edition of Dirty Bass. It features Mad Decent artist Riff Raff.

Promotional singlesEdit

  • "Ain't Coming Down" was released on May 12, 2012 as a radio single from the album. The radio version features actress Susannah Wetzel (who was uncredited) in place of Matthew Koma and was slightly different from the album's version. It had achieved strong airplay mostly in Aruba, Bahamas, Belize, Honduras, Jamaica, Panama, Saint Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago.
  • "Little Bird" was released on October 17, 2012 as the first promotional single from the album. A video for the song was published to YouTube through the group's Vevo channel on the same day. Produced by label executive Martin Kierszenbaum (a.k.a. Cherry Cherry Boom Boom), it features a sample of Canadian singer and songwriter Feist's "Caught a Long Wind", from her 2011 album Metals.
  • "For All" was released on October 25, 2012 as the second promotional single from the album. The main theme of the song, as well as its music video, was inspired by the "Hope Is for All" (Forward) campaign, a part of President Barack Obama's re-election campaign in 2012.
  • "Lovetron" was released on April 19, 2013 as the third promotional single from the album. It features American recording artist and former NLT member Travis Garland. A live acoustic performance of the song was posted to YouTube through Vevo on April 24.

Other notable songsEdit

  • The track "Candy", featuring Pitbull, was originally featured on the original motion picture soundtrack of the 2012 film Project X (via Cherrytree Records / Interscope Records).
  • The international deluxe edition includes the track "Monsuno", which is the theme song from the animated series of the same name.

Track listingsEdit

All songs written and composed by Jae Choung, James Roh, Kevin Nishimura and Virman Coquia. Additional writers noted below.

Standard edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Dirty Bass" (featuring Tyga)Jonathan Yip, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus, Nathan Lawrence Walker, Michael StevensonStereotypes3:29
2."Live My Life" (featuring Justin Bieber)Nadir Khayat, John Mamann, Jean Claude Sindres, Yohanne Simon, Bilal "The Chef" Hajji, Walker, BieberRedOne, De Paris, Kuk Harrell (vocal)3:57
3."Where the Wild Things Are" (featuring Crystal Kay)Yip, Reeves, Romulus, Ray Charles McCullough, WalkerStereotypes, Ra Charm (co.)3:42
4."Turn Up the Love" (featuring Cover Drive)Andreas Schuller, Ricky Reed, M. BaierAxident, Wallpaper.3:16
5."Flossy" (featuring My Name Is Kay)Yip, Reeves, Romulus, McCullough, WalkerStereotypes, Ra Charm (co.)3:33
6."If I Die Tomorrow" (featuring Bill Kaulitz of Tokio Hotel)Yip, Reeves, Romulus, McCullough, Mike Hamilton, WalkerStereotypes, Ra Charm (co.), David Jost (vocal), David Roth (vocal), Pat Benzner (vocal), Bill Kaulitz (vocal)4:07
7."Ain't Coming Down" (featuring Sidney Samson and Matthew Koma)Samson, Leeroy Jones, WalkerSamson, Leroy Styles (co.)3:34
8."Candy" (featuring Pitbull)Yip, Reeves, Romulus, Dwight Watson, Howard Coney, Hamilton, Armando PerezStereotypes3:58
9."Fly with U" (featuring Cassie)Dallas Austin, Cory Nitta, Walker, L. Di Agostino, C. Montagner, P. Sandrini, D. LeoniAustin, Nitta3:31
10."Change Your Life" (featuring Sidney Samson and Flo Rida)Samson, Walker, Tramar Dillard, Breyan Isaac, Antonio Mobley, I. Devaney, A. Morris, L. StansfieldSamson3:39
11."Little Bird"Leslie Feist, Martin Kierszenbaum, Jason Charles Beck, Dominic SaloleMartin "Cherry Cherry Boom Boom" Kierszenbaum3:08
12."Live My Life" (Party Rock Remix) (featuring Justin Bieber and Redfoo)Khayat, Mamann, Sindres, Simon, Hajji, Walker, Bieber, Stefan Kendal Gordy, M. KierszenbaumRedOne, De Paris, Harrell (vocal), Redfoo (remix)4:14
Total length:44:08
Deluxe edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
13."Show Me Love" (featuring Alvaro)Jasper Helderman, Orpheo Popken, WalkerAlvaro, Orpheo Popken3:51
14."Basshead" (featuring YG)Shondrae Crawford, Keenon JacksonBangladesh3:48
15."Shake Ya Rump"Walker, Yip, Reeves, RomulusStereotypes3:21
16."Lights Out (Go Crazy)" (with Junior Caldera and Natalia Kills)Jérôme Dumas, Julien Carret, KillsJunior Caldera, Julien Carret3:10
Total length:58:18

International EditionEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Dirty Bass" (featuring Tyga)Jonathan Yip, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus, Nathan Lawrence Walker, Michael StevensonStereotypes3:29
2."Live My Life" (featuring Justin Bieber)Nadir Khayat, John Mamann, Jean Claude Sindres, Yohanne Simon, Bilal "The Chef" Hajji, Walker, BieberRedOne, De Paris, Kuk Harrell (vocal)3:57
3."Where the Wild Things Are" (featuring Crystal Kay)Yip, Reeves, Romulus, Ray Charles McCullough, WalkerStereotypes, Ra Charm (co.)3:42
4."Turn Up the Love" (featuring Cover Drive)Andreas Schuller, Ricky Reed, M. BaierAxident, Wallpaper.3:15
5."Flossy" (featuring My Name Is Kay)Yip, Reeves, Romulus, McCullough, WalkerStereotypes, Ra Charm (co.)3:33
6."If I Die Tomorrow" (featuring Bill Kaulitz of Tokio Hotel)Yip, Reeves, Romulus, McCullough, Mike Hamilton, WalkerStereotypes, Ra Charm (co.), David Jost (vocal), David Roth (vocal), Pat Benzner (vocal), Bill Kaulitz (vocal)4:07
7."Ain't Coming Down" (featuring Sidney Samson and Matthew Koma)Samson, Leeroy Jones, WalkerSamson, Leroy Styles (co.)3:34
8."Candy" (featuring Pitbull)Yip, Reeves, Romulus, Dwight Watson, Howard Coney, Hamilton, Armando PerezStereotypes3:58
9."Fly with U" (featuring Cassie)Dallas Austin, Cory Nitta, Walker, L. Di Agostino, C. Montagner, P. Sandrini, D. LeoniAustin, Nitta3:30
10."Show Me Love" (featuring Alvaro)Jasper Helderman, Orpheo Popken, WalkerAlvaro, Orpheo Popken3:51
11."Live My Life" (Party Rock Remix) (featuring Justin Bieber and Redfoo)Khayat, Mamann, Sindres, Simon, Hajji, Walker, Bieber, Stefan Kendal Gordy, Martin KierszenbaumRedOne, De Paris, Harrell (vocal), Redfoo (remix)4:16
12."Little Bird"Leslie Feist, M. Kierszenbaum, Jason Charles Beck, Dominic SaloleMartin "Cherry Cherry Boom Boom" Kierszenbaum3:07
13."Basshead" (featuring YG)Shondrae Crawford, Keenon JacksonBangladesh3:48
14."Lights Out (Go Crazy)" (with Junior Caldera and Natalia Kills)Jérôme Dumas, Julien Carret, KillsJunior Caldera, Julien Carret3:10
15."Like a G6" (featuring The Cataracs and Dev)David Singer, Niles DharThe Cataracs3:39
16."Rocketeer" (featuring Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic)Yip, Reeves, Romulus, Bruno Mars, Philip LawrenceStereotypes, The Smeezingtons3:31
Total length:58:27

Special EditionEdit

Sample credits

Chart performanceEdit

Release historyEdit

Country Release date Format Label
United Kingdom May 21, 2012 CD, digital download Cherrytree, Interscope
Japan[6] May 30, 2012 Delicious Deli, UMG
United States June 12, 2012 Cherrytree, Interscope

ReferencesEdit

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