Crissy Criss is about to present the 2nd unveiling of his forthcoming debt LP, released through his ‘War on Silence’ imprint. After announcing the label’s creation earlier this year, it’s been a central point for Crissy’s creative process. Making his mark on the Radio 1 drum & bass slot, he’s become a reputable figurehead, who’s gone from a tastemaker to an artist releasing his own dynamic offerings. Over the years he’s carved himself not just into the radio and DJing side of dance music, but his production standards have also reached an enviable level. The album he’s about to unleash onto the audience that have watched his career’s progression is an astounding feat, although it’s also something which is to be expected from an artist who’s spent the entirety of his working life having a monumental impact on one of electronic music’s most long-standing genres.
‘Need you Now’ is a vocal take on the dancefloor led appeal of Crissy’s work. The track is an instant set lightener, the type of record which would stand as the peak of any DJ set, motioning to the crowds who flood club spaces every weekend and showing Crissy’s understanding of how you command them. With distorted vocal snippets running their way throughout the record’s mix, one which is diligently woven yet still easily accessible, ‘Need you Now’ is an eagle-eyed look into the sonic world which Crissy has spent time painstakingly creating. Alongside its pitching synthesis, weighty drums which roll one onto the next and the uplifting throws of its bassline, Crissy’s most recent endeavour nods to the versatile track listing which is set to drop. Having already been introduced to its first offering, the anticipation around this LP will reach boiling point before release.
After the initial announcement of ‘War on Silence’ as well as the news that Crissy will capitalize on its success through his forthcoming album, this year has signified a turning point for the DJ and producer. Already a remarkable force, Crissy is unmistakably reaching a new marker, one which will redefine what it is to have influence within the contemporary music scene.