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The Crystal Method

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Las Vegas, United States (1993 – present)

The Crystal Method is a / duo comprising Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland. Formed in 1993, The Crystal Method is the most recent stop in a string of projects that led them from their native Las Vegas (and some forgettable four-track stabs at music), to the early-’90s L.A. scene. Drawn in by its youthful idealism, Jordan and Kirkland became absorbed by L.A.’s underground club culture and began knocking out tracks inspired by their experiences. On the strength of one of their demos, The Crystal Method signed to Steve Melrose and Justin King’s City of Angels imprint in 1994, and their debut single, Keep Hope Alive, appeared soon after. The title was in reference to L.A.’s waning rave scene (burdened by constant police pressure and a string of random violent incidents) and became something of an anthem due to the endless barrage of remixes and alternate versions that appeared. The pair’s demand to be taken seriously as a band (as opposed to the enforced anonymity of most acts, and something of a new concept for American dance producers) extended to incessant live performances, and The Crystal Method’s increasing popularity both in the clubs and among radio jocks led to a deal with Geffen affiliate Outpost Recordings in 1996. The group’s debut LP, Vegas — an unabashed party record bathed in , , , and big beat — appeared in mid-1997 and sold very well. The follow-up Tweekend was released four years later, and the duo inaugurated a series of mix albums (Community Service) in 2002. Third album Legion of Boom followed in 2004.

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  • Q459

    Vegas > Tweekend > the rest

    24 Jan 6:06pm Reply
  • BlackAlinne

    Sine Language (Feat. Lmfao) <3

    14 Jan 12:36pm Reply
  • CFD2

    I will pretend I haven't listened to their latest album... Well, I've been pretending for almost a year..

    19 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Janzu21

    I'll never understand the hate for Divided By Night. Vegas is also great. There are some gems on their other albums too.

    18 Dec 2014 Reply
  • djcoolak

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    6 Nov 2014 Reply
  • PROnikx

    Офигенные ребята!!!

    31 Oct 2014 Reply
  • LinVia9

    Third Watch <3 keep hope alive

    4 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Sqvoll91

    Группа одна из лучших в электронной музыке, несмотря на ужасный последний альбом.

    2 Oct 2014 Reply
  • porcelain_tree

    I think they hoped the latest would strike the same chord as Daft Punk's retro album, but it's terrible. I can't listen to it all the way through. You can't make me.

    29 Aug 2014 Reply
  • versionfiv

    they haven't been good since 98...

    30 Jul 2014 Reply
  • railpresureflip

    New album is fucking horrendous. Way to sell out Crystal Method.

    10 Jul 2014 Reply
  • guilhermecu

    Grace ♡♡♡

    5 Jul 2014 Reply
  • fanatka_rox

    Over It <3

    14 Jun 2014 Reply
  • bassqueen-

    waiting for Almost Human Score [2]

    26 May 2014 Reply
  • mizi303

    Relevant: http://8tracks.com/angelcrack/beatphoria-breaks-drumstep-big-beat

    17 May 2014 Reply
  • OliverUFT

    NFS Underground and Gran Turismo 4 <3

    7 May 2014 Reply
  • Sepulfog

    да ништяк альбом че

    23 Apr 2014 Reply
  • spaceshittle

    latest record is gowno

    18 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Deniro777

    согласен с Graf1982

    1 Apr 2014 Reply
  • ejhony

    q loko

    22 Mar 2014 Reply
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