30-Apr-12, 01:55pm #1
TJS present: CRISSY CRISS (BBC Radio 1, UK) - June 2nd - The Clubhouse
True Jungle Souljahs keep on truckin' and this time we're haulin badman Crissy Criss (UK) into the nations capital for another grimey, bass heavy, booze fueled night in our favorite establishment!
With support from some of the baddest frontline souljahs ever assembled including - Typhonic (SYD/ACT), Karton, Buick, Para, Rabid Mungkeys (Tidy + Centaspike), MRNP and Zerosis
You bassheads know the drill...
Crissy Criss (UK)
(BBC Radio 1 Extra, Technique Recordings, Mix & Blen Recordings, The Zoo Records, Keepin It Criss)
Drum and Bass, Drumstep, Dubstep
Criss Williamson also known as 24 year old 'Crissy Criss' a British International DJ, Producer & Presenter who is a part of the BBC Radio networks BBC Radio1 & BBC Radio 1Xtra.
The youngest DJ/Presenter at present to broadcast nationally on BBC Radio One. Introduced to a set of decks aged 5 by his step-dad Kenny Ken, he then started to teach himself to mix aged 9. The following year, Crissy covered for Kenny Ken at a festival in Essex to play after Mickey Finn. At age 11 he joined drum & bass pirate station Kool FM and played his first club set at The End in London thanks to DJ Zinc who requested Crissy to play. Crissy has played at major drum & bass nights across the UK and elsewhere such as New York, Toronto, Norway, Switzerland, France, Germany and more. Crissy started production work from the age of 12 making music on a gaming console then moved up to much larger programmes and hardware equipment. He released his first track on Back2Basics recordings in 2004. Since then Crissy has signed to Back2Basics Records and Mix n Blen Records and also have forthcoming releases for Twisted Individuals labels Grid and Zombie and also Kenny Ken & Maces PlanetFunk label.
The first Australian to be signed to legendary Detroit Ghetto Tech and Booty label Databass, Typhonic is no stranger to making heads nod and dancefloors bounce.
His amazing prowess as a turntablist helped him scratch and juggle his way to Red Bull Thre3style Champion 2011 and Runner up in the 2008 NSW heats of the Australian DMC championships. A three time Top 5 place getter for the inthemix.com.au top 50 DJ’s poll from the ACT, he was also one of 40 selected from around the world to participate in the Red Bull Music Academy in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2002.
A bass loaded party rocker. From electro to dubstep, ghetto tech to drum and bass, Typhonic has integrated turntablist tricks and flashery to music few ever attempt, and even fewer get close to pulling off.
Following on from a breakthrough year in 2010 which saw a breakspoll nomination for best breakthrough act as well as the release of the Australian duos critically acclaimed debut album ’For All Seasons’ Karton are back with their second album ’Find the Constant’.
Karton’s first album was widely praised for its genre defying diversity encompassing a broad range of song based album tunes. The Australian duo had worked on it for years, carefully crafting each song and then returning to it to refine each song to match their improved production skills and studio set up. The debut album, alongside a string of successful remixes, has earned them many new fans and wide critical praise, and with a new Canberra studio set up, the second album ’Find the Constant’ sees Karton focusing on the present with a more direct sound as a result. As breakbeat based music has changed and shifted so has Karton’s musical output. They have always been heavily influenced by breaks and bass music, and this time the album successfully combines the song based influences of the first album with a bigger emphasis on heavy hitting club tracks.
The album opens with the first single from the album, a club friendly drumstep cut named ’Bang’ featuring Melbourne based British MC Fraksha on vocals. Karton then take us for a ride through breaks, dubstep and some expertly produced drum n bass spanning 11 tracks. Other guest vocalists on the album include Chanel Cole, Roshambo and Nick Craven.
The album was widely praised and received play on Radio1 from Skream, Benga and Annie Nightingale and on JJJ.
Upcoming in 2012 Karton remixes of 360, Reset!, Surecut Kids and Shotgun Radio are coming out along with a new EP on Klub
Karton press 'For All Seasons'
3D World (Aus – National) – ‘For All Seasons’ Album of the Week
Karton really are reaching for something grandiose here, and their production talent is obvious, but ultimately they’re looking beyond dancefloor weapons and trying for proper ‘songs. inthemix.com.au – ‘For All Seasons’ Feature AlbumWhere many electronic albums can struggle in the vocal area, here the male and female vocals hit the spot. This release will further cement the duo’s lofty reputation and should be classed as an excellent electronic music album.
ATM Magazine (UK – Worldwide) – ‘For All Seasons’ Album Review
Having recently been nominated for best producers at this year’s Breakspoll and being constantly compared to progressive breakbeat uber producers Hybrid, Karton have indeed upped their game. Now that they've added supreme studio skills into the mix they felt rightly it was time to drop their debut long player. Apparently over 2 years in the making the overall feel on this is expansive, melodic, sumptuous and epic sounding, everything sounds big, clean and polished. Encompassing melodic synths, haunting strings, chopped guitars, heavy basslines and precision drums.
BMA Magazine (Aus – Canberra) – ‘For All Seasons’ Album of the Week For All Seasons, and it’s so, so smooth. All 15 tracks are meticulously crafted, suggesting a couple of perfectionists who have spent the last two years making, breaking and re-making every layer for the flawless debut sound. It’s as if their dirty secret’s been let out at long last.
applythebreaks.com – ‘For All Seasons’ Album Review
Just about every genre of music pops its head up at some stage of this 15 track bundle, and yes, as expected, some rolling D & B tunes to keep the blood pumped and the heart feeling like its racing in the Derby. Some great works, as well as some great collaborations, come together and work like a treat.
Clash Magazine – ‘For All Seasons’ Album Review
Karton take their breakbeat, dnb and electronica sound and spread their vision further than the dancefloor, without losing energy. The result steps around interesting blends, reigning in lamenting guitars, poppish riffs, and indulgent strings. Pendulum fans will definitely dig.
Let's do this...
Last edited by P00318: 30-Apr-12 at 08:52pm
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