Reports recently bubbled up from the clubland underground about producers Kryder – a man in a visor and a dwarf in a Mexican wrestling mask. Debates surfaced on blogs and dance forums. Labels, managers, punters joined the hunt to track him down….
The person who successfully caught up with Kryder – perhaps not surprisingly considering his profile – was none other than Tiesto. He has just signed Kryder’s track K2 to his Musical Freedom label, totally bowled over by the scale and energy of the track.
K2 was then successfully promo’d in Miami, receiving massive support from DJs, in terms of club and radio plays, as one of the key WMC tracks. Pete Tong played the track on his Miami Radio 1 show, which meant the track – in the same week – had been signed by the world’s biggest DJ, then played on the year’s key Radio 1 show. Not too shabby for Kryder…
Props for Kryder came thick and fast – Kissy Sellout continues to play Kryder music both on air and in clubs, it’s being played across network radio in the UK, Europe and the States and club support has come as far and wide as the Swedish House Mafia in Miami, Funkagenda, Mark Knight, Judge Jules and Chris Lake.
Quickly ascending to 12 in the Buzz Chart, DMC said of the track: “this club monster is so banging it hurts” with Tilllate magazine adding K2 is “a huge uplifting house mainroom monster that builds right from the start with a jaw dropping hands in the air breakdown”. Numerous blogs have been twitching: “This may be the first time you’ve heard the name,” says Missspent Youth, “but it’s certainly not the last”, adding that K2 is an “amazing track”. Following the massive success of K2, two tracks are lined up for release on London’s House Trained records – with Ricochet and Avalanche due for release is the coming months, with Repeat out on the Heavy Artillery label in Los Angeles.
Kryder’s music has a deep, underground edge – progressive house overlaid with trance chords and atmosphere – their tracks like dark, magical postcards sent with love out across the world. Pulling 20-hour days, the Kryder boys are currently locked in their studio remixing the likes of Jodie Connor & Tinchy Stryder for the planet’s major labels and working with the likes of Charleene Rena and globally known popstars, deftly skating that crossover from dance to pop worlds.
Kryder backed off live gigs a while back to concentrate on production but now the tracks are getting out across the world, the boys are looking to get on the road to back them, with big plans for the summer, notably around the infamous Marbella White Parties in Peurto Banus, and plans for sessions with Tiesto’s party at Privilege in Ibiza.
Behind their masks, Kryder (still as mysterious as they are anonymous) are an award-winning DJ and production team, with a look to give a small child nightmares. A recent photoshoot led to a posh casino getting trashed as Kryder was ridden by a stormtrooper in red lingerie and a croupier lost their job.