I had my electronica (as it was called then) phase just like everyone else in the mid to late 90's. One of the biggest names that emerged then was The Crystal Method. Their sound was just huge and was perfect for both techno clubs and mainstream dance clubs, plus their song with Filter was beyond huge. They've obviously moved from the ultra-mainstream over the past twenty plus years, but they've been doing their thing all along.
The techno lifers are back with a new song, and this time they've enlisted Boston's Billy Dean Thomas and VAAAL for this one. "Act Right" is going to make fans of The Crystal Method quite happy, even if you haven't really been paying attention to what they've been releasing since you were in high school or college. And adding in The Queer B.I.G. for a song? How can you go wrong? Thomas is one of the most engaging performers in the Boston hip hop scene and they are long overdue for a break out. It's always great to see favorites from our youth teaming up with current favorites this well. Who would have thought we'd be this excited about a new Crystal Method song in 2021?
You can listen to "Act Right" (Extended Mix) below. The Trip Out is due out in February 2022 on Ultra Music. For more on The Crystal Method, check out the artist's website. For more on Billy Dean Thomas, check out their website.