CrackDown – Time (Digital EP – Crackdown)

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Genre/Influences: Electro-pop, minimal-pop.

Background/Info: CrackDown is a Danish electro-pop duo driven by Lasse Mønsted and Kim Holm. They both were still involved with Snow In April while Kim Holm was also a member of the minimal duo Holm/Mirland.

Content: They already released a few productions are now striking back with this EP featuring 3 new cuts plus 3 remixes. The songs are clearly driven by electro-pop music, which has something atypical and even a bit solemn (especially the debut song). There also is a strong atmospheric layer recovering the songs.

The remixes of the title song have been accomplished by Portion Control, kETvEctor (Justin Bennett also did the mastering) and The Eldridge Experience).

+ + + : The most noticeable aspect of the production is the high-tech sound production. The sound reflects impressive technological skills, which are mainly coming through at “LSDevil” and the title song. It’s not easy to describe this band, but there clearly is a very personal electro-pop approach. The remixes are absolutely amazing; Portion Control injected extra power, kETvEctor transposed the title song into darkness and bombast while The Eldridge Experience accomplished the most danceable and still most minimal-like remix.

– – – : The title song is not my favorite cut from the EP and I definitely prefer the remixes.

Conclusion: CrackDown brings us pop from another dimension. I can’t say that “Time” is a masterpiece, but it’s a technological tour de force!

Best songs: “LSDevil”, “Time – Robotic Stalker Mix by The Eldridge Experience”, “Time – Golden Golum Mix by Portion Control”.

Rate: (7).


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