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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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  • spaceshittle

    latest record is gowno

    18 Apr 8:44am Reply
  • Deniro777

    согласен с Graf1982

    1 Apr 2:20pm Reply
  • ejhony

    q loko

    22 Mar 7:07pm Reply
  • marucru

    waiting for Almost Human Score

    4 Mar 6:34pm Reply
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  • Graf1982

    Новый альбом вообще никакой. Лучше бы его и не было

    27 Feb 8:14pm Reply
  • ParadoxalDream

    I don't know why the new album get so much hate, I LOVE it!!

    27 Feb 4:36pm Reply
  • KsiadzTomasz

    The self-titled one - review in polish / Polska recenzja: (po usunięciu spacji w linku)

    24 Feb 2:23pm Reply
  • humaniac

    need more shitstep! >:(

    21 Feb 10:00am Reply
  • Dmitry_Thrashed

    Cool album, I wonder why ppl dont like it. It shouldnt be compared with previous works

    18 Feb 7:13pm Reply
  • DnBfanas

    Ech... new album it's BIG BIG SHIT... :(

    18 Feb 12:28am Reply
  • qawsedrds

    Альбом полное разочарование(

    15 Feb 7:49am Reply
  • IamChaoz

    Holy crap the new TCM album is just terrible. I would have preferred they stuck to their roots on this one but I guess you can't always get what you want.

    14 Feb 5:10am Reply
  • EwenTrafford

    Am I the only person who loves ALL the Crystal Method albums? New one is a stormer!

    3 Feb 4:50pm Reply
  • versionfiv

    they should've left it at Vegas. I remember buying tweekend the day it was released when I was at the beach and was pretty let down.

    31 Jan 1:32am Reply
  • Emsj9

    Keep Hope alive loved Third watch tv show Plus bones tv theme & blades soundtracks

    29 Jan 1:54am Reply
  • Summer41_41

    undeground EDM ? is the same like comercial but not comercial :D EDM = comercial forme

    26 Jan 3:22am Reply
  • GuilhotinaRecs

    Do you like underground EDM? Then you might wanna listen to the duo Bitch Bros! The most prolific rising underground Techno duo from Brasil! :D

    24 Jan 4:30pm Reply
  • TehSublight

    New album a shit, generic brostep/electro-pop bollocks. Trying my best to forget I ever wasted a single second of my life listening to it.

    22 Jan 4:39pm Reply
  • mc_aural

    super album !

    20 Jan 1:35am Reply
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