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Demented Drums

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It wasn't too much of a surprise to hear protestations of "It's just a drum track!," given Carl Craig's prolonged absence from the bins. It's no "Televised Green Smoke" or "A Wonderful Life," but knocking a drum track for being a drum track would be unfair -- especially when it's not just a drum track. "Demented (Or Just Crazy)," featuring edit work from Laurent Garnier, sustains an intense near-tribal rhythm, capped off by a series of wild grunts and screams from Craig. It's not the most versatile track, but it's guaranteed to stick out in a set (and maybe frighten a few folks in the process). The three successive mixes erase the vocals and are stripped down -- to various extents -- to the drum machines and minor effects, making for suspense-building DJ tools.

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