Heavily influenced by 80′s and 90′s nostalgia whilst embracing the contemporary sounds of today, [crack] is a London based duo with a fascination for emergent music movements. From the underground sounds of UK dance to localised US scenes such as Jersey Club or be it the bass heavy Dub of Jamaica, nothing is off limits. [crack] aka Ed and Gaz focused on Chicago Juke and Footwork as a source of inspiration for their debut EP, Snapped.
The EP mixes up the bass, rhythms and vocals taken from a range of genres such as Techno, Footwork, Euro and Hip hop, to create a flurry of classic drum machine hits and intense synths aimed squarely at the dancefloor. The guys cite the likes of Luke Vibert, Aphex Twin and DJ Rashad as inspirational figures but also equally place nostalgic classics such as Ghostbusters (the movie) high in their creative psyche when they write their music.
The energy and originality of the tracks on the EP are designed to push the envelope, whether on large sound systems or at the battleground of local dance crews. Do they conform to tastes of the mass market? Does that matter? Not really, [crack] are doing their own thing and that’s what excites us at Lost Tribe.
Teklife's DJ Earl uses his sampling techniques to reach back into dance music’s soul roots, pulling up bits of the past as a means of mapping out a course for the future. Bandcamp Album of the Day Dec 1, 2020