Interview: Crazy P

Electronic music trio Crazy P have been releasing incredible house and disco productions on top record labels like 20/20 Vision and Classic Music Company for several decades.

The British group have undoubtably become one of the most beloved names in groove-heavy UK club music, and have remixed works from Miguel Migs, Fatboy Slim, and KiNK in the past.

Their latest project finds them step back from their role as producer to curate a brand new remix pack for their 2019 released long player ‘Age Of The Ego’. The release features new edits from Gerd Janson, Medlar, Soulphiction, and DJ Nature, among others.

We had a brief chat with them to talk about the new remixes, getting back on tour after the pandemic, and what labels they might be releasing on in the near future. Get the full discussion with Crazy P below.

Hi guys, we hope you’re good. How are things in the life of Crazy P right now?

Great, if a little bonkers. We definitely spend most of our time trying to invent another day in the week. The summer season is always busy and testing on the body and mind with travel and unusual hours but hugely exhilarating and fun. Balancing work/life and normality can sometimes take a day of decompression and walks in nature.

You just released remixes for your 2019 album ‘Age Of The Ego’, why is now the right time for the project to come out?

Well, it was an idea we had over lock down really and it’s just taken a little bit longer to release due to people’s commitments and readjustments after covid. We’ve not done a remix album for a while and it’s always interesting to see where people will take the original sound. We think a summer release is always a good time of year to be putting stuff out. With an album not due till next year it’s always good to have some fresh music in the pot.

And it features edits from Gerd Janson, DJ Nature, Medlar, and others, how did you go about choosing the remixers?

We chose artists that would bring variation and different styles of interpretation, therefore hopefully appealing to a broader range of folk. These are all either musical friends who we have met along the way or people who we consider our peers and think are brilliant. We were lucky the majority of them had time to get involved and we feel we have a good representation sound wise.

You have been back on tour this year after the pandemic shut things down for a while, how have you found the experience so far?

It’s been wonderful, mainly to see people coming together again. We have collectively felt a little out of practice, mainly on the schedules, but have loved every minute of it. I think with an amount of time off you get to step back and realise how much hard work goes into a lot of events. There is a huge amount of commitment financially and passionately. It’s been a tough couple of years for promoters so hats off to everyone that has endeavoured to get through it. We feel incredibly lucky to have survived and to be back doing what fuels our fire. There’s been a general good vibe around people coming together. It’s so easy to take these things for granted.

You have previously released music on Classic Music Company, 20/20 Vision, and Futureboogie Recordings, what do you look for in a potential label partnership?

With some labels it’s a moment in time where musically the marriage fits and you are treading the same path. We’ve been lucky to have such collaborations. I think there has to be elements of trust in making something that is both honest to what you do and listening to feedback as to how it fits the label. We’ve been lucky to work with these three and of course the lads, Hot Toddy and Ron Basejam, have worked with the likes of Wolf and Future Disco to name a few more.

Which labels might we see you on in the near future?

Something on 20/20 perhaps, maybe Wolf, who knows, we hope whoever it is we do them and ourselves justice.

Anything else you want to mention before we go?

We will be touring the states early October, after which we will dedicate some time to writing for the new album. My birthday is October 22nd and all gifts are welcomed.

Crazy P – Age Of The Ego (Remixes) is out now on Walk Don’t Walk.