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REVIEW: Sultan + Shepard feat. Gia - Love Me Crazy out on Armada Music

Sultan + Shepard unleashed ‘Love Me Crazy’, their poppy, reggae-flavored collaboration with singer-songwriter Gia. The single sees its release on Armada Music and is the first of several extraordinary creations, all to be bundled into a full-blown EP. The single will be accompanied by an official music video later on.

‘Love Me Crazy’ rises as Sultan + Shepard’s first release on Armada Music after signing exclusively to the Amsterdam-based record company about a month ago. Before inking a deal with Armada Music, the Canadian studio magicians had already worked with the label to release ‘Bring Me Back’, a track made in collaboration with singer-songwriter Kreesha Turner and put out in September 2015. ‘Bring Me Back’ was recently remixed by fellow Canadian artist Guilty Pleasure, which was also released on Armada Music.

Sultan + Shepard formed in 2010, after which their solid in-studio output and vibrant on-stage performances gained them international recognition. In the past five years, Sultan + Shepard worked with and/or remixed tunes from far-famed artists such as Kaskade, Dillon Francis, Tiësto, Lady Gaga, Nelly Furtado, Coldplay, Madonna, and more. In 2013, their remix of Bruno Mars’ ‘Locked Out Of Heaven’ earned them a Grammy® nomination

Dimitri Kechagias review:
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 [item value="10"]Beat and Rhythm[/item]
 [item value="10"]Basslines and Groove[/item]
 [item value="10"] Melody [/item]
 [item value="10"] Synths [/item]
 [item value="10"]Vocals and Lyrics[/item]
 [item value="10"]Breakdown[/item]
 [item value="10"]Climax  / Drop / Crescendo / Pay off moment[/item]
 [item value="10"]Sound-design and Arrangement[/item]
 [item value="10"]Overall Atmosphere[/item]
 [item value="10"]Goosebumps / Shivers moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Emotional affinity and heartfelt moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Originality and Inventiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]Dancefloor Efficiency / Festival Arenas Effectiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]Radio Friendly[/item]
 [item value="10"]You can’t get this memorable track out of your head[/item]
 [item value="10"]It has potential to become an anthem or a classic[/item]
 [item value="10"]Sultan + Shepard feat. Gia - Love Me Crazy[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]Sultan + Shepard have been in the electronic music scene for many years always delivering high class releases for the dancefloors. Their latest track Love Me Crazy featuring Gia is their attempt to communicate with a more mainstream electro pop audience. Their mission is accomplished as they bring on the table reggae rhythm that everybody loves in the summer, flute and xylophone melodies along with  light basslines and chunky drums to make it easier for house djs to play it in their sets. It has the right carefree atmosphere, sunkissed melodies and Gia's voice that is simply magical. Love Me Crazy is addictive to the bone and definitely one to add in your holiday soundtrack. It will be great to add some tougher remixes for club djs too. #PureGold Love It[/content]

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