DJ Ron Slomowicz: First, congratulations on your new smash club hit "My Time." What inspired the message?
Crystal Waters: I guess it was the way I was feeling at the time when I wrote it. I've been kind of out of the scene for a minute, so I'm kind of saying, now is the time, what are you waiting for? Do you know what I mean?
DJ Ron: Yes exactly, it's such an inspirational, uplifting song.
Crystal: Oh good, glad to hear that.
DJ Ron: How did you hook up with the Scumfrog, the producer of "My Time"?
Crystal: I had met him through a friend and I was in New York. It was over the Christmas vacation, he was like I've got this track, you want to hear it? And we just went in there and did the song real quick. I didn't think anything of it and I had actually forgot all about the song. Then they called me and said hey, they want you to do a video. I'm like oh my God. So it's like it's kind of a shock to me right now.
DJ Ron: So, how did the video go? What's the story behind the video?
Crystal: The video was done in London, so if you know anything about European videos.
DJ Ron: Oh yes. I work in a video club and so we play lots of European videos.
Crystal: OK, so you know they're kind of cheesy. But for a European video, it looks really good. It's just dancers in this place with me singing, and they're dancing.
DJ Ron: Is there any of the gold background, like in the photo shoot?
Crystal: That photo shoot is from "Come On Down."
DJ Ron: Oh, OK.
Crystal: I was supposed to be Lady Luck in that photo shoot. But no, I have real short hair now so in the video I have short hair, and it's more of a high-gloss type of video, it's very black and white.
DJ Ron: Very slick, very sexy?
Crystal: Yes, and was very simple.
DJ Ron: Cool. The name Dutch, where did that come from?
Crystal: Dutch is Scumfrog, under another alias. He wanted to do a CD with a different style of music than he usually does, and it's just another alias that he's picked. Why Dutch? I don't' know, you have to ask him.
DJ Ron: Should we look forward to a new album coming from you?
Crystal: Yes, because I have another song that I did with some Italian guys, I can't think of the name of it and that's going really well which I didn't think it was going to do.
DJ Ron: Is that the "Destination Unknown" track?
DJ Ron: That's a great record.
Crystal: And I mean though, I did that as a favor for somebody and it's like I didn't think anything of that song either. So that's coming up and I know Sony picked that up too overseas, so they're planning that to be the second single and they want to do that album in January.
DJ Ron: Oh congratulations, that's awesome.
DJ Ron: And so you've gone from major to indie and now you're back to major again?
Crystal: Yes, let's keep our fingers crossed.
DJ Ron: That's awesome because actually I'm hearing a lot of our favorite voices are being picked up by majors again, like Donna Summer's new compilation on Universal, Cyndi Lauper's back on Sony. And so do you think that's going to be a trend of a lot of our favorite singers getting picked up again?
Crystal: Are they overseas? They get picked up overseas?
DJ Ron: Overseas and in the US, both.
Crystal: Oh OK. I hope so, I mean I think if you're overseas, is always they'd never cared about age or anything like that. So the whole thing is, once you get some buzz overseas in the one market, then they all want to kind of jump in on it.