Crookers ft. Kym Mazelle: A Place In My Heart

With a brand built for the summertime and an audience craving anthems, all signs are pointing to soul, soul and more soul this year and I LIKE IT.

I could just as easily shine the light on the new Joeski on Defected, or the remixes of Spencer K & Matt Sassari on DFTD. There have been some stellar releases lately in this group. No disrespect to anyone involved in those productions, but you simply can’t compete when it comes to Kym Mazelle. With a brand built for the summertime and an audience craving anthems, all signs are pointing to soul, soul and more soul this year and I LIKE IT!

Crookers is not an artist I’m terribly familiar with I’ll admit. When I heard “Withdrawal” last year I could readily tell you that it wasn’t your typical House track. The way it was constructed, the emphasis and sound of the bass… I could see your average EDM 20 something working on their thesis identifying it as Deep House. And you know what? I’d accept that as a perfectly reasonable middle ground between the purists and the plurrists, where no one needs to get their panties in a wad about what is and what isn’t.

“A Place In My Heart” leaves no room for debate. Kym’s 1998 vocal takes it over the top but it’s the wonderful bump of that kick drum, the pulse of the keyboard and THEN the muted bassline that comes in later that makes this 100% legit for the heads. For those EDMrs that hear this and think Crookers went soft, well, this dubs for you (if that reference even registers).

 

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Dustin Kinney is a passionate, opinionated house DJ and writer in Austin, TX. His friends will tell you he hates everything, but it’s a LIE! Don’t believe them.