Nervous Records Sub Label "Nurvous" is taking over Cielo on November 8th and have invited the amazing Crazy P Soundsystem over from England and its not t be missed!!!
Ter Khan (sTERRYo, Da Hardy Boyz, Nurvous)
Walker & Royce (Nurvous, Dither Down, Lou Lou Records)
Crazy Penis started out as a duo made up of jim baron and chris todd. they met at nottingham university where they were studying to further themselves, or rather, sitting around smoking fags and trying to make records. they did make a record called "digging deeper" and it was released on the musica vitae label, which was run by a friend of jims. the track got excellent reviews from the likes of ashley beedle, the murk boys and laurent garnier which encouraged jim and chris to continue with their compositions and begin looking further afield to a successful recording career.
The second project was the one that would start their association with paperecordings. the track was called "summer bummer" and created an outstanding response all over the world and brought them to people's attention more. this track relied on classic tones of jims trombone playing, a cheeky sample and an infectious house rhythm that set the ball rolling to the second ep "baby we for real" and their debut album.
As requests for live appearances started to come in, jim and chris realised they couldn't do it all on their own, not that they weren't good enough, just that there was lots to do, so new recruit tim davies was brought in. the result of this was the album "a nice hot bath with" this is one of paper's biggest selling albums to date and proves the popularity of the band with brilliant worldwide sales.
Since the release of their debut album they have all been busy on different projects. both jim and chris have been djing in places such as chicago, istanbul and huddersfield. chris has been working on his solo project under the name "hot toddy", and he released his album "super magic"in september 2000 on paper. this too was well-received and proved chris's ability to cut it alone. jim has written some solo material too which will feature on paper's sister label repap in the future under his new name Sir Ron Basejam.
The year 2000 saw some changes within the and. they had usually been a instrumental band, but due to the live performance requests they thought that a singer would add some extra something. and it did in the shape of danielle moore. danielle is a local dj from manchester and her voice was noticed due to her shirley bassey impressions. she soon stopped doing that, and instead started writing lyrics and melodies to past crazy penis tracks and working with them on their second album, which will be released may 2002. with percussionist mav thrown in the complete live line up was completed.
In 2000 they produced many remixes for paper and other labels such as naked music in san francisco and irma in italy. it has also saw more and more live gigs and dj work for the band with an appearance in genoa, italy as part of the cities new year celebrations.
With their new band line-up with jim and chris joined by danielle moore on vocals, tim davies on bass and mav on percussion they are beginning to make a real name for themselves on the live circuit. they are now well travelled and experienced taking in well over 15 countries and 30 cities in the uk and across the world.
They have remixed for the likes of naked music, mint royale and the problem kids as well asvarious other mixes for paperecordings. there are various other remixes in the pipeline at the moment, which will all be revealed later in the year.
2002 saw the release of their highly anticipated second album. entitled "the wicked is music" it showed a different side to the band and a more mature relaxed sound. The addition of danielle, tim and mav made a huge difference, with live vocals and instruments strongly present throughout the record, and fewer samples.
They have been recieving regular airplay for all of the album tracks. in england the faze action mix of their last single "give it up" was a huge hit with the likes of stuart patterson, david duriez, d'julz and roger sanchez regularly laying it out. it also hitthe buzz chart on radio 1 and lingered around there for a couple of weeks. in australia the triple j radio station seems to have a real thing about the opening album track "there's a better place" which seems to be growing in popularity daily. jim will be visiting australia and new zealand in october on a dj tour to encourage the growing support in australia.
With live requests still flooding in they have really established themselves as serious musicians and performers within the house scene. They are currently working on their third album in their nottinghman studios and hopefully new material will be unleashed...