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A deep house classic from 1999

1999 was supposed to be the big Y2K crisis, a notable problem for both digital (computer-related) and non-digital documentation and data storage situations which resulted from the practice of abbreviating a four-digit year to two digits. Ricky Martin was also huge that year : La Vida Loca was an internationnal hit. But there was something else going on. A small label hailing from Manchester UK set the standards for the deep house genre : Paper recordings.  And a band emerged from so many other : Crazy Penis, now named Crazy P. Their first album is nothing short but a masterpiece for those into smooth house grooves layered with funky bass and jazzy synth pads. This album has some of the smoothest mellow house this side of your bathtub and it doesn’t let itself get worked up in a lather. Instead, it encourages you to soak in the grooves and rinse in pure funk. “Starwar,” the opening track, sets the standard for the rest to follow : it has just enough groove and jazziness to see us through the hard times. “Do It Good” easily meets the standard; “3 Play It Cool” gives us some nice horn interludes from funk to funk with a sample from Marvin Gaye’s “Troubleman” blaxploitation soundtrack. (That song was also used on Thievery corporation cd mix “The outernational sound”)

Crazy Penis – Starwar

Crazy Penis – T plays it cool

Categories: Deep house, Funk
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  1. July 4, 2010 at 4:31 pm

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