Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States
CX Kidtronik is a veteran and unique Hip-Hop artist, DJ and producer who has worked with a vast array of respected artists, including his old bandmate Saul Williams on his most recent album. CX was also a member of Digital Hardcore legends Atari Teenage Riot.
In the 80's: CX KIDTRONIK was known as DJ KID K.U.T. and formed his first hip-hop electro-boogie band Midnite Mission (which featured David Last) and started performing and collaborating with local rap groups such as Fresh Force, D-Lyte and Def Kali. He then started his own hardcore rap crew = JMC and Kid K.U.T. later renamed 400 Strength. Their first studio work was under the wings of their engineer, Steve Marker and Butch Vig (of the band Garbage and producer of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit").
The early '90s: CX was the producer and head of Atlanta supergroup K.I.N. which featured Saul Williams as a dancer/hype man (and who CX still records with), Nappy Roots' DJ/ Zulu Nation King Sol Messiah, a man holding an Ax, a whipping white slavemaster, and 3 small trampolines to jump around on the stage. Their over-the-top, mosh pit inspiring, high-energy performances were influential in putting the dirty in the dirty south, inspired some of the bugged-out sounds and looks of today, and caught the early attention of Lil Jon, Dallas Austin, Cypress Hill, Body Count, and Andre 3000.
In the mid 90's: CX became the producer and DJ for the Further 3 MCs / Further Uplifter (which featured Tchaka Diallo of CX's "Big Girl Skinny Girl"), …… and also toured with Hardcore Ska spazouts Gnip Gnop (which featured Jason BK on Bass) where CX was featured as a lead bug-out vocalist, and cassette-tape sound effect blaster. CX also recorded and performed with ATL band El Pus, appearing on their first lp "Strange Cowboy", and on their latest album "Hoodlum Rock: Vol 1" out on Virgin Records (2005) (also featuring Tchak Diallo); CX also did the cover art.
In the present: In this new GANGSTER KRAK TAKEOVER era, CX KiDTRONiK joined forces with High Priest, M.Sayyid, and Beans of Antipop Consortium, then Airborn Audio, and went on to record his first solo album "KraK AttacK" for Sound-Ink Records.
CX has also now re-teamed with his old K.I.N. bandmember Saul Williams as his DJ / Live Beat Blaster and co-vocalist and has been touring heavily worldwide with Saul since August 2005.
In March of 2006 while on the "With Teeth" tour with Saul (opening for Nine Inch Nails) through April '06, CX, Saul and Thavius Beck began recording the Saul Williams album "The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust!" with Trent Reznor as executive producer.
CX was a member of legendary Digital Hardcore band Atari Teenage Riot and was featured in their fourth album "Is This Hyperreal?"
Future: - CX also plans to record "Mr Self Destruct Part 6" with Trent Reznor, as well as more from RAMM:ELL:ZEE, Ruste Juxx, Tchak Diallo and Saul Williams for the 2nd KraK attacK album: "KraK attacK 2 : BacK KraK With A Vengeance".
CX KiDTRONiK and his KraKSTRAVAGANZA BAND recently toured with Girl Talk, with Zion I and The Grouch on "The City Of Dope Tour", and also rocked Austin Texas' South By Southwest Music Festival. CX KiDTRONiK's signature live drum machine banging by hand, wild freestyle synthesizer stylings, video game bleeps and blips, laser blasts, and high energy antics onstage have solidified his rep for putting on one of the most over-the top, hype shows in the game.
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