Originally remastered in 2013, The Crackdown is reissued and re-pressed on limited edition silver vinyl. Initially released in 1983, The Crackdown was the band's fourth album, and first after the exit of founding member Chris Watson. The album fuses their earlier experimental records with the electronic dance-funk sound that would become more prominent within their subsequent releases. The significance of The Crackdown has upheld over the decades, being listed on NME's best albums of 1983. Cabaret Voltaire were very much ahead of their time, harmonizing dance music, techno, dub, house and experimental, making them, without a doubt, one of the most influential acts in electronic music.