While dubstep is currently working its way into American pop, this track plays with a much newer subgenre of dance music called Moombahton, characteristics of which include chopped electronic vocals, 108 BPM tempo, and creative and new percussion elements. Accordingly, Oh comes off like M.I.A.’s hotter, less obnoxious little sister, and she’s really just taking the robotic/bionic theme Christina Aguilera, Robyn and Britney Spears have been playing with up a level and being more direct about it, and if that isn’t so 2011 I don’t know what is. It's pretty in-your-face, which I like (I tend to listen to this whenever I'm feeling rebellious and/or particularly annoyed with the human race). The video, a riff on the so-bad-it's-good-or-is-it 1995 clip for Los Del Rio's "Macarena," is only a minute and a half long, because that's all it needs to be to get the point across. The actual track runs six minutes and change, which is precisely the amount of time it takes to pound someone into submission. Seriously. Try it.
“Taking Over the Dancefloor” is the kind of track one either loves from the get-go (as I did, I’m surprised to say), hates until having a sudden epiphany after the eleventh play, or finds instantly obnoxious and never listens to it again. If a song is a popular radio staple, the last reaction can often be reversed over time, but then again so could the first; in this case, they might as well have stuck with calling it "Kate Middleton" for how accurate the new title has been (it hasn’t exactly taken over anything). But, as Popjustice rightly points out, she rhymes “Moombahton” and “Don Julio Patron” with “Middleton,” which is pretty fantastic.
“Taking Over the Dancefloor (Kate Middleton)”
(2011, Tiger Traxx)