Camo & Krooked - Cross The Line (NHS194CD)

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  1. DjTiesticles

    DjTiesticles Well-Known Member

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    Those Austrians just keep on bringing the fire to the Hospital camp! Having made the call with TC, looked into the future with Jenna G and Futurebound and generally caused a ruckus with their rambunctious new material on a fictional 80s game show, the terrible two are back with their debut album on Hospital Records. *The album features collaborations with some of the UK’s finest vocalists and producers, including: Bristol based tour de force TC, trance vocalist Shaz Sparks, everyone’s favourite D+B diva Jenna G, Viper Recs boss Futurebound, soulful singer Ayah Marar and upcoming Mancunian talent Skittles. *“Cross The Line” is everything you’d expect and more from the Viennese pair; a fourteen-track rollercoaster ride of emotions, veering between polished vocal-led beauties to filthy tear-out monsters, which firmly establishes Camo & Krooked outside the D+B sphere, as they delve into dubstep, drumstep, electro-house and everything in between. *Highlights from across the high octane adventure, include opener “Get Dirty” with its bouncing, lively melody and feel-good vox, previous single and dubstep smash “All Fall Down” / “Breezeblock”, and the euphoric feelgood fuzziness of title track “Cross The Line”. Elsewhere “The Lesson” adds a grittier, urban edge, “Funk You” brings in some punchy electro-house to the mix, whilst “Afterlife” brings the album to a sensual close, with rippling synths and hypnotic glow. *All in all, it’s an outstanding offering from Camo & Krooked which proves they are soaring well ahead of the game. This is the sound of the future!


    01 Get Dirty' featuring TC
    02 All Fall Down featuring Shaz Sparks
    03 Breezeblock
    04 Cross The Line featuring Ayah Marar
    05 Make The Call featuring TC
    06 Run Riot
    07 Anubis
    08 In The Future featuring Jenna G and Futurebound
    09 The Lesson featuring Skittles
    10 Watch It Burn featuring Ayah Marar
    11 Hot Pursuit
    12 Funk You
    13 Far Away
    14 Afterlife

    Dubstep, drumstep, electro-house and everything in between. Sounds rancid. One to find in the bargain bin at christmas I do believe
     
  2. rysk

    rysk Part-time waster

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    despite my dissapointment with c+k recently, will probably be bagging this
     
  3. johnnyj

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    Where's Portal? Thought they said it'll be on the album.. Not too sure about this.
     
  4. Mikkandro

    Mikkandro COPENHAGEN

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    I will listen to the previews and see if there is something worth grabbing, but I am pretty sure i wont bag the whole thing. Shame about Portal, but I am sure that there are gonna be a couple of great tunes on there still.
     
  5. Ozmatic

    Ozmatic Chair of the Nitty Gritty Committee

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    I think portal is coming on a different label with some less hospital tunes
     
  6. Aidenrn

    Aidenrn Hmm..?

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    Thought they were signed exclusively to Hospital...

    Anyway having just listened to the preview, it's your typical pop drum and bass album not full of the sorts of tunes you're gonna hear at a lot of raves unless you head to Hospitality style ones but i guess you guys had already knew that. Production wise I certainly wouldn't call it boring with lots of different styles. It's not so in your face as Danny Byrd's efforts and the music feels fairly intelligent, well compared to Danny Byrd anyway and until you hear that dubstep sound. However I can't really see this be much of a crossover success but we'll see.. To many nu school Hospitality fans it's going to go down a treat but to the older Hospital head a little less well. It doesn't pack the same charm and character that you would find with High Contrast or London Elektricity's stuff but it wasn't unlistenable, the sort of album you would listen to while surfing the internet etc. I mean I did find my self tapping my foot along to a few songs but then hastily fast forwarding through others....
     
  7. hyperdemon

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    Didn't C&K do a bass riser tune?
     
  8. Tim Viper Recs

    Tim Viper Recs Viper Recordings

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    Think that's just the CD listings, pretty sure Krooked told me there were 18 tracks.
     
  9. hazdaman100

    hazdaman100 Bum 'n Face

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    For me, this next high contrast album is going to be make or break on my decision on hospital. all of the recent output has not had the same impact and hopefully one of their long vetrans can pull it out the bag to gain my intrest again.
     
  10. Rum and Bass

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    hit the nail on the head with this one, exactly how I feel.
     
  11. Harry3

    Harry3 Chuki

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    or the next Logistics album
     
  12. Ozmatic

    Ozmatic Chair of the Nitty Gritty Committee

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    They did say on radio 1 portal was on the album, so it could be a digital track
     
  13. della111

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    I asked them about Portal a few weeks ago and got this:

    CamoKrooked
    @della111 the part you heard was just the intro - but it will be part of our album bundle.
     
  14. Rum and Bass

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    great, a bundle. Hospital on that $$$$$$$$$ chase
     
  15. Attire

    Attire Last Winter

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    It'll be on the "Cross The Line SPECIAL DELUXE NEW EDITION VERSION", probably with loads of generic Hospital remixes.
     
  16. Ozmatic

    Ozmatic Chair of the Nitty Gritty Committee

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    LEAVE HOSPITAL ALONE

    Lol jk, you can carry on until they put out some good stuff (there will be SOME good stuff on the c&k album and I liked N3GUSs roller)
     
  17. Fallen.GeMiNi

    Fallen.GeMiNi 3rd rate banger merchant

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    I liked that last compilation, Turn The Lights Off, Dribbler, Fill Yer Boots...all good tunes. Not such a fan of Camo & Krooked lately though.
     
  18. Subjekt Music

    Subjekt Music Well-Known Member

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    Needs more tunes like Sacrilege
     
  19. Marcus Alkemist

    Marcus Alkemist

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    >digital bundle or w/e
    the only good thing that can come out of this is an unquote or even a bop remix
     
  20. Ozmatic

    Ozmatic Chair of the Nitty Gritty Committee

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    Or portal and enei/spy remixes?