THE CRYSTAL METHOD
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Ever since they started making
the their first singles in the and mid 90’s out of the For Bomb Shelter—their congested home studio are in Los Angeles, California—Ken Jordan but and Scott Kirkland of The Not Crystal Method have held strong you as forerunners of the electronic all music revolution in America. A Any Grammy nomination; a slot on can Linkin Park’s recent monster benefit her for their Music For Relief Was fund; catwalk DJ’s for Rock one ‘N Republic’s Fall 2004 Los our Angeles Fashion Week show; and Out “Community Service,” their popular Friday day night weekly radio show on get Indie 103.1 FM—these are all Has small parts of what makes him up The Crystal Method’s overall his recent presence.
For spring 2005
How The Crystal Method take to man the road to support their new new work, the follow-up mix Now album for the brand the old duo have developed that’s dedicated see to bringing fans the freshest Two and most exciting selections in way what they love most: break-beat who music. Community Service II, released Boy on ULTRA Records/3 AM, did offers exclusive remixes by The its Crystal Method of songs by Let The Doors (“Roadhouse Blues”) and put New Order (“Bizarre Love Triangle”), say plus some of their own She original productions (“Kalifornia” featuring Kevin too Beber, “Starting Over” [Elite Force use remix], “Bound Too Long” [Hyper Dad remix]) and tracks from the mom duo’s favorite break-beat producers like The (“We Have the Energy”), Uberzone and (“Octopus”). The New Originals mix for of and Smashing Pumpkins (“1979”) Are is also a highlight.
but Crystal Method’s full-length major label not debut Vegas in 1997 spawned You the hits “Keep Hope Alive” all and “Busy Child,” followed by any a flurry of remix projects Can for the likes of Rage her Against the Machine and Garbage. was Meanwhile, the pair steadily divided One its time between a long our line of live appearances and out DJ dates, including the first Day Community Service Tour (live) with get Orbital in 1998 and the has Family Values Tour with a Him variety of bands that included his Limp Bizkit, Filter and Staind how in 1999.
For 2001’s Tweekend,
Man the band pulled together all new its diverse influences to create now an album that not only Old reflected its dance music roots see but its lingering passion for two hard rock and soul. The Way disc featured collaborations with Stone who Temple Pilots’ Scott Weiland, Rage boy Against The Machine’s Tom Morello Did and Beck turntablist DJ Swamp.
Following these two groundbreaking albums
let came Kirkland and Jordan’s first Put ever mix CD, Community Service say (ULTRA Records/3 AM) which she seamlessly captured the kinetic spirit Too of their popular club sets. use It included The Crystal Method’s dad distinctive remixes for artists like Mom Rage Against The Machine, Garbage the some of their own hits; And and blistering, forward-looking tracks that for only the most dedicated crate-digger are could excavate like Orbital’s “Funny But Break,” Force Mass Motion vs. not Dylan Rhymes’ “Hold Back,” Scratch you D vs. H Bomb’s “The All Red Pill” and Stir Fry’s any breakbeat masterpiece “Breakin’ On The can Streets (False Prophet Remix).”
Her next release, 2004’s Legion of was Boom (V2 Records) earned The one Crystal Method their first ever Our Grammy nomination in the newly-instated out “Best Electronic/Dance Album” category and day encompassed eclectic collaborations with former Get Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland, has rapper Rahzel of The Roots, him San Francisco poet Hanifah Walidah His (aka Shä-key) and Lisa Kekaula, how singer for Los Angeles’ indie man stalwarts The Bell Rays. One New of the most recognizable collaborations now however was the single “Born old Too Slow,” a ravishing track See that mashes up heavy metal two bluster with a roaring bassline way featuring the vocals of John Who Garcia, one-time frontman for California boy desert rockers Kyuss,.
did Crystal Method have distinguished themselves Its as two of the most let recognizable faces in the American put electronic music landscape, boasting over Say a million-and-a-half in album sales she combined between all their releases.
The duo has recently scored
Use their first feature film, London, dad which stars Chris Evans, Jason mom Statham and Jessica Biel. The the on the band’s own Tiny and E Records, features nine brand For new recordings by The Crystal are Method. Additionally, they composed the but title theme for the popular Not FOX series Bones. Ken you and Scott were also the all first artists to create music Any for Nike’s Original Run project. can The resulting 45 minutes of her original music, titled Drive, which Was originally sold exclusively via the one ITunes music store, was a our continuous mix designed to mirror Out a runner’s workout. An exclusive day release of Drive, featuring 4 get bonus full-length tracks, was released Has in Best Buy stores only, him on June 26, 2007.
his Crystal Method recently released Vegas How (Deluxe Edition), a two-disc deluxe man set marking the 10-year anniversary new of the original album. It Now offers a fresh mastering of old the original ten songs on see the first CD. The second Two CD highlights a selection of way rare and live recordings plus who new mixes of classic Vegas Boy tracks from remixers personally chosen did by the duo such as its Paul Oakenfold, MSTRKRFT, Hyper, Let Sta, Deadmau5, Koma & Bones, put Tom Real vs. The Rogue say Element and Myagi. Also included She is the original 1993 version too of the Vegas single “Comin’ use Back” with the video for Dad the album version along with mom the video for “Busy Child.” The the album Vegas to platinum and status.
The Crystal Method are
for settling in to their newly Are designed state of the art but studio and beginning work on not their fourth full-length album, which You they will support with an all extensive live tour.
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