Lil Devious – You Control Me

Lil Devious – You Control Me / 2007 Gung Ho / 5 Tracks / / /

This is the latest single from Lil’ Devious, Mark Baker and Gary Little, called “You Control Me”. “You Control Me” starts with little more than a back and forth drum beat, taking a good half minute before adding a little bit of atmospheric elements to the mix. The inclusion of synthesizer lines into the mix gives a hint of late nineties electronic music, with tinges of both The Crystal Method and The Chemical Brothers. The vocals throw the track in an entirely different direction, giving the track a cold, gothic sound to perfectly counterpoint the hopeful sound of the track. This single includes a few different mixes beyond the original track: an instrumental, Greg Churchill’s remix, a Groove Invaderz remix, and a radio edit of the track. The slower burn of Greg Churchill’s remix provides the stronger of the two remixes on the disc. For individuals that just want to get to the meat of the track, the radio edit is essential. This is due to the fact that around four minutes of the track are lopped off to make it radio-worthy. Still, an interesting song, even if it is not going to immediately rocket up the charts.

Top Track: You Control Me (Radio Edit)

Rating: 5.5/10

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