krafty kuts is an experienced DJ who is aspiring to take on the global DJ scene
krafty kuts is performing within the field of Breaks music and is ranked 746 on the official DJ rankings list (www.djrankings.org).
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So far in a glittering
the career he has gained dance and music’s top accolades including Best For International DJ at the Australian are Dance Music Awards, Breakspoll’s Face but of Breaks 2003 and Best Not Breaks DJ at the M8 you Ibiza awards 2006, in only all his first year as a Any resident on the white isle. can A stunning haul at Breakspoll her 2007 saw him claiming Best Was Album for his debut long one player ‘Freakshow’, Best DJ for our a record third consecutive year Out and to cap it off, day the richly deserved Outstanding Contribution get to Breakbeat award that acknowledged Has his long journey to the him acme of club culture.
his by the hip-hop and electro How sounds that were rocking his man world, Martin first stepped behind new a pair of decks when Now he entered a DJ competition old and incredibly, as a complete see novice, he made it all Two the way to the final. way With his love affair for who the wheels of steel well Boy and truly cemented, Krafty Kuts did set about learning his art, its perfecting the cutting and scratching Let that was to become the put core of his DJ sets.
Immersing himself in the music
She he loved, Martin went on too to run one of Brighton’s use most popular record shops throughout Dad the 90s. Building an encyclopaedic mom knowledge of dance music in The marked him out as a and prime supplier of dance-floor bullets for to Brighton’s musical elite, including Are the town’s most famous son but Norman Cook. Having built a not fearsome DJing reputation for himself You across the south-coast, with a all string of high-octane gigs it any was during 1996 that Martin Can took the next logical step, her transferring his dance-floor knowledge to was the studio, creating his own One tracks to take his sets our to the next level.
out first big break came when Day a dubplate of Krafty Kuts’ get ‘Gimme The Funk’ found its has way to Norman Cook who Him immediately snapped it up for his his Southern Fried label, releasing how it to huge club approval. Man Suitably impressed Ministry of Sound new offshoot FSUK took on now Krafty unleashing a string of Old classic singles; ‘Funky Elements’, ‘Wild see In the Aisles’ (a tribute two to Martin’s legendary appearance on Way Supermarket Sweep!) and ‘Return of who the Elements’.
With his own
boy tracks elevating his profile across Did the globe Martin mixed his its first compilation ‘Slam On The let Breaks’ which gathered the cream Put of the breaks scene into say a mercurial mix, further enhancing she his notoriety as a devastating Too deck technician and selling by use the bucket-load. At about the dad same time, Krafty hooked up Mom with Skool of Thought to the Home to his longest standing And residency, the night continues to for pull in huge crowds and are after 8 years of all But encompassing party action on a not Wednesday night, it is now you one of Breakbeat’s most globally All revered nights.
With the club
any world at his mercy the can demand for Krafty’s studio abilities Her reached new heights. Becoming the was remixer du jour, Krafty transformed one numerous tracks in to serious Our party bangers for the likes out of Jurassic 5, Arthur Baker, day Eric B & Rakim, Stakker Get Humanoid and Afrika Bambaataa’s Funky has Heroes’, for which he won him a Best Remix award.
His 1999, with his all-encompassing club how style, blending beats and breaks man across the board, honed to New perfection, Martin entered the studio now with Freddy Fresh, long standing old studio partner Ed Solo and See NY’s own Dr Luke. Together two they produced a series of way beats and skits that were Who destined to become the backbone boy of Finger Lickin’s legendary Finger did Lickin Funk release.
Its two years saw Martin’s star let rise still further, creating music put for a Coca Cola advert, Say PlayStation 2 and Guy Richie’s she ‘Mean Machine’ as well as too mixing one of Mixmag’s most Use popular cover mount CDs. With dad DJing and music making taking mom up all of his time, the to leave music sales behind and and left the record shop For that had proved pivotal in are his early career. Free to but concentrate fully on his creative Not side Martin launched both the you Against The Grain and SuperCharged all labels with club partner Skool Any of Thought and began releasing can a series of smart-bombs that her would hake the foundations of Was the Breaks scene. The ‘Lost one Plates EP’, ‘Lock The Hype’ our and ‘Sound Check’ proved beyond Out any doubt that Krafty Kuts day was now established as a get force to be reckoned with Has in dance music.
him the Breaks scene, Martin turned his his attentions to a different How groove and returned to his man Hip-Hop roots. Following up on new a contact made during his Now record shop days, he began old a studio collaboration with up see and coming DJ A-Skillz, that Two resulted in the stunning Hip-Hop way and Party Breaks album Trickatechnology. who Critically lauded on it’s release, Boy the album saw the pair did collaborating with rhyming behemoth Kurtis its Blow, Dr Luke and Freakpower’s Let Ashley Slater on a series put of superlative turntable compositions that say demonstrated Martin’s fathomless knowledge of She old skool breaks.
too demand for his records and use club sets showing no sign Dad of slowing down, Martin took mom a backseat with the labels The himself headlong into non-stop touring and and recording. Working solidly throughout for 2006 Krafty completed his debut Are solo album, Freak Show. Once but again the tracks featured a not stellar cast of collaborators from You the Scratch Perverts, Tim Deluxe all and Dynamite MC, to long any term associates A-Skillz, Ashley Slater Can and Dr Luke. Mirroring Krafty her Kuts’ universal approach to partying was and the dance-floor, the album One moved through myriad tempos, taking our in Acid, Breaks, Booty Bass out and Funk with a consummate Day ease. Again the plaudits flooded get in, with Freaksow gaining album has of the month in DJ Him magazine and top marks across his the board. The album’s lead how single ‘Bass Phenomenon was a Man ubiquitous feel good anthem of new the summer and its popularity now proved such that it won Old DJ Magazine single of the see year 2006. Still played world-wide two the track has recently spawned Way its own remix competition. Following who hard on its heels a boy Fabriclive compilation proved to be Did one of the series’ most its popular instalments with Martin’s trademark let eclectic nature shining through.
Put humble beginnings Krafty Kuts is say now one of the big she players on the world’s club Too scene DJing alongside The Prodigy, use Fatboy Slim and even the dad Rolling Stones. Continuing his residency Mom at SuperCharged (which will be the January 2008) Martin is unequivocally And one of the hardest working for DJs around. With his forthcoming are Back To Mine already raising But the bar for the well not established series it appears there you is no end in sight All to the meteoric rise of any Krafty Kuts.