Kryder warms up for summer with the release of K2 and a gig at the world’s biggest club…
Behind their visors and Mexican wrestling masks, Kryder (still as mysterious as they are anonymous) are the producers to check out as summer arrives. Subject of a full-page feature in the current Mixmag, all we can be sure of is that the outfit consists of Kryder himself, his dwarf sidekick – the classically-trained Dokta Kaotika – and a circus freakshow entourage.
Kryder himself says “we’re producing music that stands up in any club,” something that is backed up across the industry: the track K2 recently missed out to Calvin Harris for Essential New Tune but Calvin paid that one back by including the track in his own Essential Mix. Pete Tong played K2 on his Miami Radio 1 show and it’s also been made Tried and Tested by Judge Jules. Elsewhere, Kryder featured as a Weekend Player on Capital FM and support has come from Kiss Radio, Juice, Radio City and across European and American stations. In terms of DJs, Kissy Sellout continues to play Kryder music both on air and in clubs and other support has come as far and wide as Chuckie, Calvin Harris, Funkagenda, Mark Knight, Erick Morillo and Groove Armada.That’s the way the Dark Prince rolls… for instance, take his inaugural live gig. If you’re gonna go live, you might as well go large and Kryder was delighted to accept an invitation from Tiesto to play at his party at Privilege on August 15th. This means, in true Kryder style, that he will announce himself as a live act with the world’s biggest DJ, at the world’s biggest club. Kryder recently signed to agency PFA to handle the live side of the outfit, which is sure to bring a sense of carnival back to clubland. There will be more to follow.
K2 is out in June on Tiesto’s Musical Freedom label with Mixmag already giving this “epic Miami monster anthem” 5/5, adding that they “expect it to stick around throughout the Ibiza season”. Other tracks have been released across the planet to satiate a hungry dancefloor. Kryder‘s more tribal, percussive sound has been served by Brazil’s Maquina Records with tracks such as Me and Vudu; the harder more hypnotic, electronic sound is demonstrated by track Repeat, out on the Heavy Artillery label in Los Angeles; other Kryder cuts including No Me Gusta are currently incinerating dancefloors across the globe with Ricochet and Avalanche are lined up for release on London’s House Trained records in the coming months. And all that’s besides massive remixes for major labels hitting the top of Music Week’s Upfront chart.
It’s shaping up to be a massive summer for the men behind the masks. Check www.youtube.com/krydertv to see the world’s greatest DJs dropping Kryder tracks and to keep up to date with what a recent press feature deemed these “midnight vigalantes hovering over the city…”