Cullen is Stu Cullen from Melbourne, yet another badass Aussie producer (with a band?) on the rise towards prominence. The sounds coming out of this country seem to be endlessly delightful. He’s been on the radar of many since his debut single ‘Easily Impressed’, with remixes by the likes of Calling in Sick and Redial on that one. Cullen’s latest single, ‘Crazy Enough’ has been posted around a bit and is a really nice, catchy pop track off his upcoming album. When Diamond Cut remixes it, a beautiful little piece of synthy goodness is laid on the table. His shimmery sound paired with Diamond Cut’s dreamy rawness sets the scene for any day when spirits are high and everything seems just crazy enough to be possible.
I really enjoy the original, but this remix is a bit more delicious to my taste. Diamond Cut adds a subtle element of darkness, while maintaining an overall light, uplifting feel. Positive atmosphere on the whole, with a pleasant melody and beautiful transitions. That distorted bass paired with the mystic guitar riff right at the start had my full attention upon first listen. Add in some textured synths and Cullen’s distinctly soaring vocals, and you’ve got a pretty rad song to play on repeat.
This song fits the current early spring time of year perfectly. The winter is coming to an end, and for many that means a fresh start and warmer days. It’s a time of transitions, from the dark to light, cold to warm. Days are longer, and beach barbecue season is fast approaching. It’s like one of those days that starts out gloomy, wet, and cold, only to develop into a beautiful afternoon of warm sunshine. I’ve been blasting this out of my windows for weeks, and plan to continue doing so throughout my summer driving mixes.
Isn’t it crazy…
Cullen has been spending oodles of time in London working on his debut LP over the last year or so, and ‘Crazy Enough’ is just the first taste of the debut album. If you’re itching for more Cullen, check out the Viking remix of this song, and follow him on all relevant social networks to keep an eye out for a release date on his album. It should be out soonish.