Ward's high-energy EP title-track has landed in the hands of beat maestro Com Truise. The producer has infused the song's original essence with hypnotic synths and digital doses of chopped-up rhythms.
"Com Truise has such an incredible ability to remix a song, flip it on it's head and breathe whole new life into it! I'm honored to have had him operate on 'Criminal,'" Ward tells Spinner.
Com Truise is pretty happy to have had a chance to work with ZZ too. "Working with ZZ Ward's vocals was a treat, not to mention Freddie Gibbs' verse, so the remix kind of wrote itself," he tells Spinner. "I was very happy with the outcome. It's also the first piece of music I wrote using the Dave Smith Prophet '08 [keyboard], which I'd just picked up a day before starting the remix."
Check out the remix to "Criminal" below.