Krafted, one of the region’s biggest electronic dance nights, move stateside for their debut event in Los Angeles on May 12.
Fresh from a successful outing to the Ministry of Sound in London, the Krafted collective are fired up and ready to educate the City on the joys of dance music. As well as running electronic themed nights, Krafted also boast 10 record labels within its umbrella and a radio station, as well as the owners having more than two decades of experience in running nights.
Headlining the event is a legend in his own right and all round great guy, Mr C.
Mr. C is best known as front man, songwriter & producer of the pop group The Shamen with whom he notched up a string of top 10 hits including Move Any Mountain, Love Sex Intelligence, Boss Drum, Phorever People & the UK number 1 smash hit Ebeneezer Goode. These hits were hits the world over. The Shamen album Boss Drum went double platinum in the UK & they also won a highly coveted Ivor Novelo for Songwriters of the year UK in 1993. Richard’s currently recording solo as Mr.C & is also doing collaborations as the Indigo Kidz with Affie Yusuf & with Noel Jackson as East LA Tek & has recent releases on Poker Flat, Get Physical Records & Adjunct Audio as well as his own Superfreq imprint.
Mr.C has recorded under the names, Myster-E, Unity 2, Nu Jacks, Bass Bureau, The Shamen, Mantrac, Somnambulist, Animus Amour, Killer Loop, Mr.C & Tom Parris, Mr.C & 16B, Sycophant Slags, Indigo Kidz & East LA Tek.
Mr.C runs & promotes Superfreq events, which celebrated being 13 years old in March 2015 & ran monthly at Mr.C’s club The End until it closed down in January 2009. Superfreq now functions quarterly in London including a bi-annual residency at the legendary nightclub Fabric & spends the rest of the time hopping around London’s popup warehouse venues & various clubs. However Superfreq has now agreed a new quarterly in London’s newest hottest venue The Steel Yard, which starts in March 2016. Superfreq does regular events in Los Angeles as well as bi-monthly events in Calais France & one events in Brooklyn, Chicago, Detroit, San Francisco, Miami, Dallas, Denver & Washington DC in the United States & also Vancouver, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico DF, Moscow, Ibiza, Bogota, Montañita & other one off / annual events the world over & has just competed an Asia tour hitting Manila, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Beijing & Shenzhen this summer of 2015.
Superfreq has accomplished 7 successful seasons in Ibiza, 3 at Club Underground, 2 at the legendary DC10, 1 season at Blu & 3 events at Aura & hosts annual events at BPM Festival in Playa Del Carmen as well as hosting events at WMC, Burning Man & ADE. The artwork mentions a Secret Guest, a DJ/Producer who’s signed to Dirtybird, Toolroom and Hot Creations. When questioning the Krafted team who this could be, they are certainly keeping this information close to their chest!
So the reason behind this event? Redux Saints who are on the bill have their debut release called ‘Rebirth’ on 10th May 2016 on one of Krafted imprints EJ Underground, two days prior to the event. So the team are celebrating the release which features some huge remixes from Krafted very own Soultrak, who incidentally comprises of Krafted head honcho Paul Sawyer and his production partner Paul Moore, and man of the moment Doorly.
Paul Sawyer will be making his way to the US for the event, which will be a return visit after playing gigs there last summer and completing the line-up will be local DJ/promoter Tony Mazza. All sets are planned to be recorded by the Evermix App that has been launched recently with many of the a-list DJs supporting the app, as well as Decoded Magazine adding to their presence in the US.
The event is panned to happen bi-monthly, so details of the follow up night in July are soon to be released.