Crew Love Records is out with their first album called Based on a True Story. This album features all of the Crew Love artists including Crew Love, Wolf + Lamb, Soul Clap, Pillow Talk, Nick Monaco, Tanner Ross, Slow Hands, No Regular Play, Lonely C, and Life on Planets. This first label release is mix of styles and genres that the artists bring to create a biography of music.

To start this story off kick back and light one up to pass around with your crew. “Smoker’s Delight” features Crew Love, Pillow Talk, and Soul Clap which springs off the album with a laid back funky tune that has a 90’s Snoop Dogg feel to it. Wolf +Lamb bring us “The Brazilion” which is an upbeat tune with an 80’s music vibe full of synths, keyboard, and ghetto lyrics to sing along to. “Unprotected Ex” slows the story down to a funky lyrical track that features Kidhead. “Hella Rigorous” brings back a funky beat that has a melodic bass and bells with hot hip hop lyrics to get down and twerk with. Then hop on the “Love Train” with a first deep house track of the album ft. Greg Paulus which has a lovely piano chorus that leads into great lyrics to sing a long with the crew. You can feel those old school jazz vibes on the “Love Train”. Then slow it down with “Yo Soy Un Pusher” which has a faint feel of the old school reggae song Pusher Man but adds in Spanish lyrics and steel drums to drive the track. Then break into a melodic track “Memories of Mallorca” which is a sensual song with beautiful fx and a soothing mix of lyrics. “Psycho Villain” is a story in its own about how you can make No Regular Play a bit crazy in love. Lonely C then comes in with “Hypnogogic Light” which has a variety of hypnotic sounds and creepy lyrics to lure you into a trance of love. Bring back the dance with “Goblet in Hand” featuring N’Dinga Gaba on vocals. This beautiful house track has a lovely flute melody and a beautiful love in the bathtub style tune. Then to close out the album “Neverwood (It’s okay)” reminds us that after all these adventures of dance, love, loss, sorrow, joy, and agony that it really always will be ok in the end.


Artist: Crew Love and friends
Release Date: 2016-02-26
Label: Crew Love Records
Catalog No: CLR001

Crew Love – Based on a True Story

Becky Nutt

Contributing Editor