TOTD // 20/05 // Crazy P

Published: May 20, 2017, words by Alex Powell

Part of the Love Saves The Day takeover


Cherry picking from a multitude of different genres such as house, disco and funk to create their unique style, Crazy P have formulated an unforgettable sound. Picking four tracks concerned with the message of love, it is a notion not unfamiliar with the group. With their beginnings in 1995 generated through Todd and Baron’s shared love for chopping and sampling, the connection was inevitable. Their utilisation of hardware such as an Atari and Akai-S Series samplers to create a distinctive sound lead to their later recognition. Such a distinctive sound appealed to that of notable Manchester record label Paper Recordings. Through the aid of Paper Recordings they released their now-legendary debut album A Nice Hot Bath With.... Tracks such as ‘Smoothin’ Groovin’ merged house style rhythms with funk-like keyboard tones in a truly unique fashion and the demonstration of their talent was now in the public eye. Other tracks such as ‘Play it Cool’ included samples of Marvin Gaye, proving their ability to convert old school styles into a nouveau, previously unheard sound.

Equally at home on huge outdoor festival stages in Australia or basement sweatboxes in East London, Crazy P have made their name with a unerring combination of lushly structured songs and live power, whilst never forgetting their roots on the dance floors of the late 90s’ house, disco, and soul clubs. Later in 2008 Crazy P fused with 2020 Vision to release their fifth album Stop Space Return. The introductory tune ‘Stop Space Return’ demonstrated the 2020 Vision sound with likeness to acid, house and heavy claps. This further proved the band to possess a variety of talent in their display of a multitude of genres. Like another UK house and disco pioneer Greg Wilson, Crazy P have managed to both uphold the heritage of soul, musicianship and song writing that is an essential part of the fabric of house and disco, and also stay current, letting those fundamental elements of the sound inform and mark out their takes on the club floors and younger audiences that they consistently turn inside out.

Ahead of their performance at the mighty Love Saves The Day, they select four tracks that are concerned with the message of love. Crazy P show their continual passion and endearment for the music scene.

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Sidsel Endresen & Bugge Wesseltoft

Try

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“The incredible soul of this song whilst remaining so simple is what blows my mind. The message is delicately delivered but the strength of the space in the lyrics is the beauty. Listen to each word and feel powerfully melancholy! Liquid ear chocolate …is that thing? Well yes!”
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Inner Zone Orchestra

People Make the World Go Round

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“Very poignant at the minute with a message of People Make The World go Round…if only everyone could pull together more and create a community that cared for one and all…we can but try. The beautiful orchestration on this track also adds to the emotional lushness. WINNER! If you listened to an instrumental of this you would certainly be tempted to make love :-)”
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Ten City

That's The Way Love is

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“I remember this song coming out at a time when a few mums and dads were splitting up. It was a generation of people who had gotten married with every best intention of being together forever-and then realising their paths had changed. The piano chords straddling the desperate yet powerful vocal almost deliver that feeling of lost love. Power song!”
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Connan Mockasin

Forever Dolphin Love

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“When this song came out it was like the most surreal wonky audio massage since the one that came before. Its bendy notes, high pitched yet delicate vocals provide a comfortable cushion for any hangover and wreak love. It’s a piece of music that you could play whilst running through fields in Provence or in the high rises of Hulme, Manchester – it’d still convey beauty.”

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