Crystal Clear Strength In Numbers EP

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  1. Freek

    Freek Lets get freeeeeeky

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    Crystal Clear has been smashing up dancefloors for some time now, and here his debut EP for Frontline is no exception to that rule. The 'Strength In Numbers' EP comprises four tracks each with the power to stop an elephant in its tracks.

    First up is the awesome vocal-led 'Itzalot'. Featuring Cabbie on the production and Stapleton on the vocals, it's a quirky stab at fun filled D&B but with a serious bass-fuelled edge. No wonder Mistajam made it his 'Jam Hot' record of the week!

    Next up Crystal Clear enlists Zen's help to craft 'The Man With No Name', a grinding slice of chest-pounding D&B that'll knock you off your feet if you try to resist its charms. Echoed vocal samples and a cheeky riff make this one a killer.

    Cabbie pops up again on 'Side Salad', a track that grabs you by the balls and doesn't let go. Cheeky brass snippets and clattering breakbeats mingle with warping bass and ever-present sub-low frequencies.

    To finish things off Crystal Clear remixes Netsky's 'Come Back Home', a previous release on Ganja offshoot Liq-weed Ganja. Turning the original on its head, Crystal Clear retains all the twinkling musical sheen but adds a filthy reece and a rudeboy attitude.
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  2. Gr1pz

    Gr1pz Aka - Align.

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    Been fucking waitin for this release Crystal Clear is killling it atm
     
  3. hazdaman100

    hazdaman100 Bum 'n Face

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    might abg this, like Crystal Clear at the mo
     
  4. muzzadj

    muzzadj POW!

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    Bit of a let down, but still not a bad release, just not gritty enough for my liking!
     
  5. H*product

    H*product Heavyweight product

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    come back home is clearly a dancefloor smasher but the res of the eps not up too much. i'll wait for the digital download.
     
  6. SLow

    SLow Quadrospazzed life-glug

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    Bagged.

    Like every track on this especially Come Back remix, its the original turned up to 11.
     
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  7. harrybizzle

    harrybizzle Flyin Squad/Team Overload

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    want this for itzalot. cant decide tho - will it be out in the shops on friday?
     
  8. Skatman B

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    nice 1 for this been eagerly awaiting this 1!
     
  9. dj-dusty

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  11. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    crystal IS a wicked producer... definatly got skills, but this EP seems somewhat 'meh' to me?
     
  12. waffnasty

    waffnasty C.E.O. of Boh

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    agreed. come back home is a monster! rest of the ep is alright. gunna be waiting for the digi release as well
     
  13. djlfusion

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    ^^ THIS.

    liking itzalot, got a nice bouncy flow to it, come back home remix is good too, butthe other 2 dont reali do much for me. was expecting this EP to be much bigger. oh well only a month 0r 2 til taxman's EP, cant wait for sub zero's aswelll!
     
  14. harrybizzle

    harrybizzle Flyin Squad/Team Overload

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    got my copy and disappointed with itzalot (main reason i bought the album). its got the vocals all over. ruins the tune imo. wonder if they are gona bring out jus the dub
     
  15. thedjnifty

    thedjnifty Well-Known Member

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    I'm surprised the vinyl release wasn't the dub version
     
  16. Datt Male

    Datt Male Active Member

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    big fan of crystal clear but after the jaydan ep, grow your wings, an the forthcoming sub zero & taxman eps, this is very weak imo, tbh i don'[t like 1 track on there, the zen collab is ok, nothing special tho
     
  17. gilmertthecat

    gilmertthecat Ceej

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    Think it's going to be one to get after I've bagged the big releases out at the moment, an afterthought rather than something I'm really after.