Róisín Murphy: “Murphy’s Law (Crooked Cowbelly 1)”

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April 17th, 2020
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Irish dance-pop queen Róisín Murphy just dropped the “Crooked Man” remix package of her much-loved latest single “Murphy’s Law”, a “straight-up no frills disco standard”, which was produced by Sheffield maverick Richard Barratt, aka DJ Parrot.

On this remix EP, Richard Barratt delivers an exceptional suite of mixes under his Crooked Man moniker, which re-moulds, stretches and bends “Murphy’s Law” into thrilling new concoctions, once again showcasing his unmatched craftsmanship. Here, we have for you the “Crooked Cowbelly 1” remix of “Murphy’s Law”, a nine-minute dancefloor heater built around a driving, euphoric and deranged, cowbell percussion. Blast it above, and keep en eye out for Róisín Murphy’s upcoming album, which is expected to drop in the summer.

The four-track “Murphy’s Law (Crooked Mixes)” EP is out now. Buy it here.

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Róisín Murphy: “Narcissus”

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[Premiere] Crooked Man: “Happiness (12 Inch Version)”

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June 22nd, 2017
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Sheffield maverick Richard Barratt, formerly DJ Parrot, one half of the “Bleep Techno” duo Sweet Exorcist and part of the dance act All Seeing I, is a man of many talents and aliases. Last year, he dropped his self-titled debut LP for DFA Records under his Crooked Man moniker. A great album that truly showcased his incredible blend of wonky electronic rhythms, heavy bass and razor sharp, politically aware lyrics. One of the record’s standout cuts was the epic closer “Happiness”, a piano-led house banger with soulfully seductive diva vocals. The rich and powerful vocals for “Happiness” were sung by Amy Douglas, who’s also the singer in Juan Maclean’s side-project Peach Melba.

Now, Crooked Man’s instant-classic “Happiness” gets a new EP with three alternate versions of the track. The record also includes a killer “12 Inch version” of “Happiness” that clocks in at eleven minutes. You can stream stream it exclusively on La.Ga.Sa. “‘Happiness’ is about nostalgia, specifically the yearning, happy/sad feeling of hearing an old record that you love”, says Richard Barratt.

Crooked Man’s “Happiness” EP drops on June 23 on DFA. Pre-order it here.

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Crooked Man: “The Girl With Better Clothes”

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Crooked Man: “The Girl With Better Clothes”

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July 21st, 2016
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Sheffield hero Richard Barratt, formerly DJ Parrot and one half of the “Bleep Techno” duo Sweet Exorcist alongside Cabaret Voltaire’s Richard H. Kirk, is getting ready to drop his self-titled debut album on DFA Records under his Crooked Man alias. The nine-track record showcases his incredible blend of wonky electronic rhythms, heavy bass and razor sharp, politically aware lyrics. After giving us “Happiness”, Crooked Man has shared another new track in the form of “The Girl With Better Clothes”, and it’a great one. Blast it above.

Crooked Man’s self-titled LP will drop on September 16th on DFA. Pre-order it here.

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