Crazy P

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Crazy P
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Background information
Also known as Crazy Penis
Origin Nottingham, United Kingdom
Genres Disco, deep house, downtempo
Years active 1995–present
Labels 2020 Vision, Paper Recordings, Shiva Records
Website www.crazyp.co.uk
Members Chris Todd (Hot Toddy)
James Baron (Ron Basejam)
Danielle Moore
Tim Davies
Matt Klose
Past members Mav Kendricks

Crazy P (formerly known as Crazy Penis)[1] are an electronic music group from the United Kingdom, formed around 1995 by Chris Todd and Jim Baron.

History[edit]

Todd and Baron formed the band after meeting at Nottingham University.[2][3][4] The band's sound incorporates soul music, disco and house music.[5] By 2002 the band expanded to include bassist Tim Davies, percussionist Mav Kendricks, and vocalist Dannielle Moore.[6] Todd explained the origin of the band name: "A flat mate of mine had a record called 'loco pinga' which roughly translates to Crazy Penis, we were going to call ourselves loco pinga but once we told people that, they liked crazy penis better for the shock value."[2]

They were signed by Manchester label Paper Recordings and have since released six albums and several singles, starting with "Digging Deeper" in 1996.[7][8] They built up a strong fanbase in Australia where they have toured several times.[7][8]

Their track "There's a Better Place" samples the song "Pure Imagination" from the movie Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.[8]

Their track "Stop Space Return" was released as iTunes UK's single of the week on 28 October 2008.

The band began using 'Crazy P' exclusively in 2008 with Moore explaining "We wanted to grow, and keep growing, so there was no point in cutting our nose off to spite our face by keeping the original name."[9]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Remixes[edit]

Hot Toddy remixes

Year Artist Track Title
2000 Easy Tiger "Easy" Hot Toddy Mix
2005 Crazy P "Lady T"
Crazy P "Sun Science"
2006 Crazy P "Can't Get Down" Hot Toddy Mix
2008 Crazy P "Lie Lost" Hot Toddy Dub
Hot Toddy Remix
Crazy P "Never Gonna Reach Me"
Crazy P "Stop Space Return" Hot Toddy Mix
Estelle featuring Kanye West "American Boy" Splice of Life Hot Toddy Dub
Levi 5Star featuring Michelle Martinez "Another You" Hot Toddy Dub
Hot Toddy Remix
NUfrequency featuring Snax "Passage Of Time" Hot Toddy Dub
Hot Toddy Remix
2010 D-Pulse "Velocity of Love"
Fred Everything featuring N'Dea Davenport "Don't Nobody" Hot Toddy Remix
Hot Toddy Instrumental
Joey Negro presents Kola Kube "Why" Hot Toddy Boogiefield Mix
Hot Toddy Club Mix
Hot Toddy Special Dub
Lovebirds featuring Stee Downes "Want You In My Soul"
Ron Basejam "Spirit" Hot Toddy Disco Dub
Hot Toddy Remix
Smoke & Mirrors "Set It Off" Hot Toddy Remix
Hot Toddy Instrumental
2011 Alain Ho "Into a Deep"
Black Dogs featuring Chantelle "Love Underground"
Crazy P "Open for Service"
J Boogie's Dubtronic Science
featuring The Pimps of Joytime
"Go to Work"
2012 Black Strobe "Boogie in Zero Gravity"
Crazy P "Changes"
Flash Atkins featuring Sally Garozzo "Did You Forget to Shine?" Hot Toddy Mix
Mousse T. "Brother on the Run"
Novika "Miss Mood"
2013 Dean Tyler featuring Dos Santos "Ordinary Things"
Joey Negro and The Sunburst Band "Taste the Groove"
Lonely Boy "When I Think About"
Rhythm Plate featuring Frank H. Carter III "Not Like That"
The Right Now "Call Girl" Hot Toddy Dub
Hot Toddy Mix
2014 Kraak & Smaak featuring John Turrell "Back Again" Hot Toddy Dub
Hot Toddy Remix

References[edit]

  1. ^ Goh, Daryl (2005) "Changing tides with Crazy P", Malaysia Star, 14 September 2005, retrieved 2010-04-05
  2. ^ a b "Crazy Penis - Keeping audiences a little shocked", Resident Advisor, 11 March 2003, retrieved 2010-04-05
  3. ^ "Crazy Penis: A better band than ever before", inthemix, 3 March 2008, retrieved 2010-04-05
  4. ^ Moran, Jonathon (2005) "Crazy Penis name started as a bit of fun", AAP General News, 9 February 2005
  5. ^ Jinman, Richard (2004) "Good Vibrations for the discerning day-outer", Sydney Morning Herald, 31 January 2004, retrieved 2010-04-05
  6. ^ Hegarty, Khalil (2003) "Genre Benders", The Age, 21 March 2003, retrieved 2010-04-05
  7. ^ a b Hayden, Helen (2005) "Crazy Penis do the Oz festival Circuit", Resident Advisor, 13 September 2005, retrieved 2010-04-05
  8. ^ a b c Hegarty, Khalil (2005) "Letting it all hang out", The Age, 7 January 2005, retrieved 2010-04-05
  9. ^ MacDonald, Kit (2008) "Sunny disco days return with Crazy P", Metro, 16 July 2008, retrieved 2010-04-05

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