Press Kit - Karizma Official Website

Comments

Transcription

Press Kit - Karizma Official Website
Press Kit
Karizma | Kaytronik | K2
Kohesive Productions
v2.0
January 2016
Karizma Real Name: Kris Klayton is an award
winning International DJ and electronic music
producer/artist from Baltimore, MD, USA, known
for his wide genre of music production in deep
house, deep techno, hip hop, jazz and broken
beats, and his ability to master Pioneer Corporation’s CDJ-2000 and DJM 2000 being sponsored
by Pioneer Pro DJ Japan in 2010.
“When he’s producing music, Klayton uses a
number of aliases. As Kaytronik, he turns out
records that are a bit darker, with menacing
electronic tones; as K2, he creates buoyant
reëdits of R. & B. songs. But as a d.j. he brings
all of these characters into the booth with him.”
- The New Yorker
Karizma co-founded the mighty Unruly Records
imprint alongside Scottie B and Shawn Caesar,
before joining the production powerhouse that
was Basement Boys. Ever since 1995’s ‘Feel
The Power’ 12″, Karizma has carved out a
hugely successful career, making music that is
PRESS KIT
Kris Klayton as Karizma | Kaytronik | K2
Biography
hooky and immediate enough to appeal to a
commercial audience without compromising its
underground attitude. Over the years he has released records on labels as diverse as Defected,
Strictly Rhythm, his own Kohesive Recordings,
and eventually finding a home with R2 Records.
It was through this imprint that he released the
2007 LP “A Mind Of Its Own” and its 2009 “Upgrade”, as well as irresistible singles like ‘Neccessarry Maddness’ and ‘Groove A ‘K’ Ordingly’,
which were said to be one of the greatest house
tracks of the last ten years (Fact Magazine).
Karizma’s third solo album “Wall of Sound” was
released in 2013 and it ranked in Top 10 immediately after its release, and remained for the
following 6 months (Kaytronik.com). Karizma’s
Kaytronik Ruff Kut Mix of “Sunday Morning” of
Seven Davis Jr was also selected on Defected
presents Most Rated 2016 that we can expect a
great response to the upcoming release of the
“Kaytronik Thee Album” on R2 Records.
©Kohesive Productions All Rights Reserved - No reproduction of this material without express permission of
the owners of Kohesive Productions- please contact us for information: [email protected]
Awards & Sponsorships
Awards
Sponsorships
2015 “Maryland Master”
(Maryland State Arts Council’s Traditional Arts
Apprenticeship Program for Baltimore Club Music – song craft and performance technique)
2010 - PIONEER DJ presents KARIZMA
JAPAN TOUR ‘10
2015 “TOP 100 SOULFUL HOUSE ARTISTS
OF 2015”
(Ranked in Top 19 in Traxsource,
the digital dance music site)
2007 - PUMA STORE presents KARIZMA
JAPAN TOUR ‘07
2014 - “Pete Tong’s Hall of Fame”
(BBC Radio 1)
2010 - “Best Hometown Hero”
(Baltimore city newspaper)
2007 - “Best DJ’s of 2007”
(XLR8R magazine)
PRESS KIT
Kris Klayton as Karizma | Kaytronik | K2
© Kohesive Productions All Rights Reserved - No reproduction of this material without express permission of the
owners of Kohesive Productions- please contact us for information: [email protected]
Labels
R2 Records
Ministry of Sound
Yoruba Records
Defected
Atjazz Record Company
Quantize Recordings
Strictly Rhythm Records
Basement Boys Records
Ninja Tune
Karizma’s Discography is also listed in Discogs
PRESS KIT
Kris Klayton as Karizma | Kaytronik | K2
© Kohesive Productions All Rights Reserved - No reproduction of this material without express permission of the
owners of Kohesive Productions- please contact us for information: [email protected]
Discography
“Karizma is, perhaps, a more thoughtful music-maker than most on his scene. Plans are drawn-up
and productions are created “off the cuff,” and yet there is deep thinking behind them and Karizma-tic
reason. “I won’t produce just for sales or a trend” he asserts. “I need emotional content whether I’m
playing out or producing; everything needs a genuine reason behind it, even a re-edit. I draw a lot of
feeling from what I’m experiencing at that time; I’ll be like ‘I’m feeling good today about such and such a
thing, so this is how I’m gonna roll....’” - DNews
Videos
DJ Mixes & Tracks
“Can’t remember the last time I heard a DJ other than Karizma that lifted my soul and made me dance
since Ron Hardy and Frankie Knuckles!”
- Derrick May
◀︎ Karizma @ Origami, Tokyo, Japan
Nov 2014
URL: https://vimeo.com/116245959
Karizma @ SUNceBeat 1, Zadar, Croatia ▶
Aug 2010
URL: https://youtu.be/LnCzhfuX3xw
◀︎ Karizma in the Mix
Series of Performance from 2000 - 2012
URL: https://youtu.be/30Kht7rse1I
Karizma Boiler Room DJ Set
@ Warehouse Project ▶
Nov 2011
URL: https://youtu.be/IdA6kXZ7NVw
PRESS KIT
Kris Klayton as Karizma | Kaytronik | K2
©Kohesive Productions All Rights Reserved - No reproduction of this material without express permission of
the owners of Kohesive Productions- please contact us for information: [email protected]
More at www.soundcloud.com/kaytronik
PRESS KIT
Kris Klayton as Karizma | Kaytronik | K2
© Kohesive Productions All Rights Reserved - No reproduction of this material without express permission of the
owners of Kohesive Productions- please contact us for information: [email protected]
Press & Interviews
Kaytronik “Thee Album”
Label: R2 Records
Format: DIGITAL
Release Date: 19th February 2016
R2 Records are happy to present the first full-length project from Karizma’s alter ego Kaytronik.
From his earliest days as part of Baltimore’s premier crew - The Basement Boys - Kris Klayton was never one to
stay in a musical box, always probing beyond the constraints of the soulful house domain.
His Kaytronik persona, (previously reserved for remixes of other artists and a single on Atjazz Recordings) has
allowed him greater freedom to explore beat syncopation, mood and impassioned expression further with an
album that showcases his ability to work at any tempo, with a variety of styles, but always with the emotional
content intact.
“State We In” is the first single taken from the album, a hard driving groove punctuated by a harder hitting narrative on the current disarray in the world as a whole, and the U.S. specifically.
The package also includes “I Say”, a straight up club banger to help shake off the tension.
Both tracks taken from the full length “Thee Album”- out on 4th March.
PRESS KIT
Kris Klayton as Karizma | Kaytronik | K2
©Kohesive Productions All Rights Reserved - No reproduction of this material without express permission of
the owners of Kohesive Productions- please contact us for information: [email protected]
Album Promo Site www.kaytronik.com/theealbum
PRESS KIT
Kris Klayton as Karizma | Kaytronik | K2
© Kohesive Productions All Rights Reserved - No reproduction of this material without express permission of the
owners of Kohesive Productions- please contact us for information: [email protected]
Social Media
Website: Kaytronik.com
Soundcloud.com/Kaytronik | #KarizmaKaytronik
Mixcloud.com/karizmakaytronik | #Karizma
Facebook
Twitter.com/Kaytronik
Instagram.com/Kaytronik
Wikipedia English | Japanese
Worldwide
DAN KIELY @ CONNECTED
TALENT BOOKING AGENCY
PO Box 401 Twickenham TW1 9FD UK
TEL: +38 012 00 00 001
Email: [email protected]
Japan
KOHESIVE PRODUCTIONS Japan HQ
Email: [email protected]
Contact Us
PRESS KIT
Kris Klayton as Karizma | Kaytronik | K2
©Kohesive Productions All Rights Reserved - No reproduction of this material without express permission of
the owners of Kohesive Productions- please contact us for information: [email protected]