FRAKTURED — Home Of The Broken Beat
Bringing Seattle the best in Breakbeats every Sunday!!!
Come celebrate Dot's Birthday with some BREAKS!!!
9pm- 2am @ Kremwerk
$1 beers 4$ shots. ALL NIGHT LONG!!!
Krafty Kuts — Instant Vibes/Finger Lickin
These are the breaks: After Years of practicing Dj sets and perfecting his style, winning local competitions and being in the running for the UK DMC qualifiers, running his own breakdancing events, stalking boot sales for rare breaks, living and breathing beat culture… Martin’s dreams of Krafty Kuts future was shattered after a freak accident at work one evening. During a red-eyed overtime night shift at a carpentry warehouse, Martin suffered the every aspiring turntablist’s worse nightmare: he sawed off his fingers on his left hand.
Friends like long-standing collaborator A Skillz and long-term business partner Lloyd Skool Of Thought with whom he established the legendary Supercharged, one of the most consistent and influential breakbeat events and labels throughout the two-thousand-and-zeroes, renowned for celebrating the most exciting names in all shades of bass music. Krafty and Lloyd also set up Against The Grain. One of UK bass music’s most influential imprints, Against The Grain blessed the world with many funk bruisers including The Freestyler’s album Raw As F**K and their worldwide hit Push Up and Krafty Kuts and Tim Deluxe’s DJ Mag award-winning Bass Phenomenon. Against The Grain were also one of the earliest labels to embrace smart phone technology to create a groundbreaking creative DJ app that allowed DJs to carry a bounty of FX tools and MC hype calls in their pockets. It has since been utilised and sampled by DJs in every genre from EDM to drum & bass.
Fatboy Slim was another crucial Happy Vibes connection: he signed Krafty Kuts’ debut EP to Southern Fried and put him on Ministry Of Sound’s radar. They instantly snapped him up for their now legendary FSUK imprint. These formative releases would lead to a wealth of productions that have been supported from artists across the scene and have been licenced to soundtrack everything from Master Chef to Sky Sports to Guy Ritchie movie Mean Machine to Coca Cola commercials.
Over the years he’s given us two critically acclaimed, genre-smelting, Breakspoll award-winning solo albums (2006’s Freakshow and 2012’s Let’s Ride) and one legendary hip-hop/funk homage album Tricka Technology with A Skillz. He’s collaborated with the likes Kurtist Blow, Jungle Brothers, Freddy Fresh and Dr Luke and given us countless EPs and remixes on myriad labels from OWSLA to AudioPorn, Finger Lickin’ to Skint, Fort Knox to 18th Street Lounge Music.
Currently working on his third solo album (set for release early 2016) Krafty Kuts has also instigated the Wicked City project with Pete Erb N Dub, Skope, Dynamite MC and Steve Barton. A live band dedicated to ageless funk, Wicked City made their debut at the sold out 1700 capacity Brixton Electric, they’ve recorded in the Abbey Road Studios and enjoyed numerous uploads on leading bass tastemaker channel UKF.
Local Support —
Dot Diggler — HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Fraktured Demos —