Friday, 28 December 2012

[VIDEO] DJ Krust - Point Blank Production School

The legendary DJ KRUST drops an Interview/Lecture discussing the history of DnB and Production techniques. A most interesting video and something all dnb heads should watch. More from Point Blank.... 
We were honoured to welcome the legendary DJ Krust who came into Point Blank to discuss the history of the drum n bass scene, the legacy of Full Cycle Records, the infamous Reprazent collective and working with the likes of Roni Size. He gave us an intriguing insight into his approach to the industry, how he carved a path to success for himself, and how his production methods have evolved over time.

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A bit of Krust background...
The co-founder of Bristol's Full Cycle crew (with Roni Size, DJ Die and Suv), Krust is revered in the jungle underground for his push-the-envelope productions both alone and in collaboration with Size. Born in Bristol in 1968, Krust was raised on hip-hop and began DJing in the mid-'80s at schools and small clubs around the area. His interests grew to include acid house and rave by the late '80s, and a stint in the group Fresh 4 landed Krust in the middle of the charts, when "Wishing on a Star" made number nine in late 1989. Fresh 4 signed to Virgin, but never released another record, so Krust returned to DJing and production work.

After meeting at the 1990 Glastonbury Festival, Krust and Roni Size soon began to produce tracks together, often in collaboration with DJ Die and Suv. The outfit recorded solo and in tandem for Bryan G and Jumpin' Jack Frost's V Records during the early '90s, but then in 1992 formed the Full Cycle label with manager Chris Warton. Along with its sister label Dope Dragon, Full Cycle released several crucial singles and the 1995 label retrospective Music Box. DJ Krust continued to record for V and Full Cycle, and helped out on remixes for Goldie and fellow Bristol crew More Rockers. Size's debut album New Forms hit the music world hard in 1997, leading to Krust's own major-label contract the following year. His Polygram debut, True Stories, was followed in 1999 by the equally impressive Coded Language.

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