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Krazy Baldhead

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Krazy Baldhead, 34 years old, child of the south of France who became a Parisian, jazzman (10 years at the music academy) and sometimes sound engineer for a radio in prison. He bought his first machines in 1998, groped around, and then decided to become a full-time musician in 2002. He still had a barbaric pseudonym when he sent his demo to Pedro Winter, who saw in him a good mid-tempo alternative for his quite young label Ed Banger records. «Bill’s Break», his first EP on Ed Banger records, came out in 2004. The young Para One and Feadz took care of remixing the tracks of the record which surprised the first fans of the label.

A dirty groove and some abstract beats permited KRAZY BALDHEAD to make his mark within Ed Banger. In order to wait and to find himself, he offered «Time Period» to us, a 7’’ that caused him a comparison to DJ Shadow! Things started going faster, he remixed the noisy duo dDamage, the funky duo Outlines and met the Brooklyn rapper Tes, signed on Lex/Warp. TES’ featuring on «Crazy Moth3f2ck8z», extract of KRAZY BALDHEAD’s second EP «Dry Guillotine», comfirmed Ed Banger’s hip hop turning point.
Just like Sebastian, Justice or DJ Mehdi, KRAZY BALDHEAD became one of the mainstays of the label. He obviously was part of the «ED REC Vol.II» adventure, with his freezing «Strings of Death», and we saw him again on the last compilation of the label, «ED REC Vol. III» with the spaced out «No Cow, No Pow».
His influences go from the Chemical Brothers to Bill Evans, from A Tribe Called Quest to Joy Division, from Gong to Miles Davis, or even Prefuse 73! There is some blues in his music, but there is above all that liberty his ten years of jazz gave him.

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