Danish songstress Camille Jones has teamed up with Dutch DJ Fedde Le Grand on 'The Creeps'... Fedde, fresh from the huge success of his mammoth hit 'Put Your Hands Up', mixes Camille's haunting vocals with his raw, heavy-bass production to come up woth a huge club tune which smashed into the Top Ten in March 2007.Yes, it's a slight change from the run of cover versions, in that this is actually a remix, on which Fedde Le Grand gets an artist credit because he was coming off the back of a Number One, whereas Jones hadn't charted in the UK before (and hasn't since, in fact). Beyond his name and a couple of sound effects, he doesn't add as much as you might expect - it transpires that the original is already quite similar rhythmically and the remix is more an enhancement than a re-imagining. Still, he clearly knew what he was doing when it came to making a track for dancefloors so I'm sure he earned his fee. If there's a problem, it's that it undersells slightly the darker hues of the original lyric, which is unsettling in its portrayal of losing it on unspecified substances: I misheard one lyric as "take some happy face", which I presumed to be a drug reference, but it's actually "take some, have a feast". Still, there are definitely "free drinks" involved. It gives the song a slightly dichotomous tinge which is rather appealing. For the first time really on this album, I've found myself wanting to hear more by one of the acts involved.
Actually, there is one other problem - the tawdry video. You got a lot of this sort of thing in the dying days of the physical single.
Fedde Le Grand also appears on: Now 65, 68 (with Ida Corr)
Available on: Decade Of Dance