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. KRAZY BALDHEAD is not a DJ! He plays LIVE, often hidden behind his laptop highlighted by a VJ who follows him all around the world. Here again we feel his jazz influences, his sets aren’t prepared and he reacts according to the club and to his mood too. His set at Sonar 2008 will remain one of his best memories and his first set at Transmusicales Off in 2004, one of the worsts !
In 2009, KRAZY BALDHEAD gives us his first album, «THE B-SUITE», four movements and 49 minutes of music. We find TES again on a track, and Outlines on the single «Sweet Night». More than ever, KRAZY BALDHEAD proves that Ed Banger records isn’t only the label of a sound, but well and truly the label of an era ; is it an electro album ? a hip hop album ? up to you to estimate.
Krazy Baldhead is a French electro artist who made his first 12” on Ed Banger Records in 2004 entitled ‘Bill’s Break’.
Krazy Baldhead is also well known for his hard to define drum break madness that is a great genre of music for any Ed Banger party.
In March 2007, a new Krazy Baldhead track titled “Strings of Death” was included on Ed Rec Vol. 2, an Ed Banger Records label compilation CD and double LP.
It’s possible the name comes form the Bob Marley song, “Crazy Baldhead”
Edited by Saltypancake on 14 Jul 2010, 03:31
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