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Crissy Criss is a renowned name within the drum & bass scene, having years of experience within his musical portfolio as well as a Radio 1Xtra residency which saw him honed into a genre tastemaker. He’s responsible for launching the careers of many titans within the game and now it’s his turn to take the reins.
It only seemed apt that someone like Crissy would create his own label; with the help of Sammy Porter, a London born music producer well known for his crossover anthems played across the capital and the wider raving scope, they created Machine Made Records VIP. It’s on this imprint that Crissy, alongside production outfit WiDE AWAKE, is about to detonate dancefloors globally with collaborative effort ‘Light You Up’.
WiDE AWAKE are a reckonable force within their own right, having amassed over six million streams on their recent Justin Bieber ‘Sorry’ remix, catching attention worldwide despite being relative newcomers. Already smashing the club circuit, they turned their hands to production. With Crissy having recently taken on remix duties for their previous single ‘Wide Awake’ ft. Jacob Banks, they began to swap projects between studios. Heralded by the likes of Skrillex, Annie Mac, Jaguar Skills and other big names, the pairing of such great musical minds made complete sense.
With that, ‘Light You Up’ was born. Slick, yet exposing a much softer side to Crissy’s production through the artists’ assortment of styles, whilst still holding weight between each layer of sound. Snapping beat patterns and pounding drums filter through the mix, whilst one by one you’re introduced to each segment of composition between surges of bass. WiDE AWAKE bring their dancefloor, crowd infused hooks whilst Crissy brings his unrelenting power.
So here’s to yet another milestone in the Crissy Criss discography, one featuring a genre-busting duo who are infamous in their own right. ‘Light You Up’ is sure to reach the club and festival rounds this summer… Because it epitomises a new breed of producer, one showcased through their own platform and straight into an already receptive audience.