Review: Art Department – Crazy (Remixes)

by on July 13, 2015

The 4th installment of Art Department’s widely successful ‘Natural Selection’ comes in the form of ‘Crazy’, which is up for release in August. The package comes with two remixes and both have packed in their own special formula, which make them quite special.

With Johnny White being the face of Art Department after Kenny Glasgow’s departure, there’s been a bit of questioning as to where the music will now head, but so far, with Johnny’s solo effort at mixing the revered Fabric series, the archetype of the duo’s sounds and style remains intact.

First up comes Hot Creations boss Jamie Jones, who adds in his signature ‘phat’ basslines and injects some late night vibes into this remix. With trippy melodies, chopped and distorted vocals, this version is all about the peak-to-late-night vibe. It’s got that distinct space-like breakdown, and that’s brought together with the heady drum effect.

On the second remix of ‘Crazy’, it’s New York legend Dennis Ferrer, who’s taken the reigns and added an old-schooler house vibe to the track. Right from the get go, this version is stripped back, however, the vocals are a dominating factor in this version. It’s got a few manipulated synth elements that may raise a few eyebrows, but upon listening to the track in its entirety, it works perfectly.

This is one of those essential remix packages that is not only perfect for the summer, it’s one that has been technically reworked in a way that could only be described as faultless.

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