Matt Diehl
May 29, 1998 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Beat Assassinated

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
DJ Cam

We gave it a B+

On his Stateside debut, The Beat Assassinated, this Gallic groove-meister says en garde to the dance-floor avant-garde. Unlike such trip-hop turntable-ists as DJ Shadow, Cam simply wants to cold-rock the party. Whatever genre he essays — rap, dub, drum-and-bass — his death-defying beats make clear that, above all, he’s a slave to the rhythm. Records this slamming could make ”Vive la France!” the next party chant. B+

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