Review: Breakbeat with a huge side order of bass, title track "Shooked" will pummel you in all the right places with some frankly shocking amounts of buzzy bass riffs and some well-chopped female vocals. "Bulletproof" lifts some samples from the Beastie's "No Sleep 'til Brooklyn" and sets them to another vicious beat. Vandal's mix of "Shooked" brings in some cool electro hi-hats as well as some old-skool vocals, while legends of the scene Shut Up and Dance flip the tune entirely - adding rhymes and tons of hooks and reworking it into a good-times masterpiece of their own.
Trouble In My Head (original mix) - (7:06) 135 BPM
Trouble In My Head (radio edit) - (5:00) 136 BPM
Trouble In My Head (Eshericks remix) - (7:01) 135 BPM
Trouble In My Head (Refracture remix) - (9:07) 136 BPM
Trouble In My Head (EK remix) - (5:16) 135 BPM
Review: Ever since Pete Horsham, AKA Kraymon arrived into a blossoming breaks scene in 2001, he thrown himself deep into the fabric of the scene. If he's not touring, remixing or producing you can bet that he is still up to something music related. "Trouble In My Head" sees him continue the Kraymon vibe that has seen him consolidate a position as one of breakbeat?s most forward thinking producers.
On 'Trouble In My Head,' Kraymon enlists the services of Colleen Quinn who delivers a lingering, haunting vocal that floats along the track. The very fact that Kraymon used the voice from Bristol based electro act, Subtastic, one of the most unique and exciting electronic acts to come out of the city of late, highlights his dedication to both innovation and quality. His trademark squelchy bass lays the way for a punchy drumbeat and a sharp, crisp production. His intricate arrangement paves the way for the track to build until we reach that dancefloor moment.
The remix package makes this even more of a must have record with mixes from Refracture and EK. Refracture's offering is the most suited to a peak time sets, utilizing a huge bass line and body-jacking breakbeats. We get tougher breaks and a piercing baseline from the EK remix whereas Eshericks twisted and distorts the original into a raw and forceful monster.
Such is 'Trouble In My Head's' appeal that it has even aired on BBC 6 Music?s 'Introducing.' With support coming from a host of high profile DJs, this release looks set to add to Kraymon?s ever growing reputation.