30-date US TOUR celebrates the release of the Labyrinth EP and Upcoming Remix Album
"Kraddy pretty much defines the hyper-kinetic dubstep side of the “beat” scene that is making global waves" Urb
Kraddy announced his 2011 Winter tour in promotion of his latest EP release, Labyrinth. Fresh off recent appearances with Pretty Lights and a sold-out CD release party that packed L.A.’s infamous Low End Theory nightclub to fire brigade levels, listen for the Kraddy “Led Zeppelin 3000” sound at clubs and festivals through North America in 2011.
Kraddy’s Labyrinth Tour launches on January 13th with a repeat L.A. performance hosted by Do Labs at King King and includes dates during the SIA Snow Show in Colorado as well as guest appearances with Big Gigantic in select cities in the Northeast. Tour features custom-designed lighting system with support by electronic music duo Archnemesis and Love & Light for select dates.
The Labyrinth EP, released in collaboration between Alpha Pup Records and Minotaur Recordings and available through all major retailers, is a crowd moving affair loaded with powerful rhythms, epic symphonics, and savage gauntlets of body-throttling bass… a style Kraddy likes to call, “Led Zeppelin 3000.”
The 5-track original collection includes elements of hip hop, dubstep, dancehall, and rock that are woven together to create a brutally pounding EP - a musical experience that is sliced through with soul and banged from the brain of one of the West Coast’s most prominent future sound pioneers.
The upcoming Labyrinth remix album includes remixes by Heavyweight Dub Champions, DLX, Robot Koch, and Ben Samples and will be available February 2011 in both vinyl and digital formats through Groove Distribution. Special bonus packages will include custom Kraddy skate decks as well as the music video for the single “No Comply,” shot at Thrasher’s skate park arena.
A founding member of the groundbreaking electronic group The Glitch Mob, Kraddy has embarked on his own to more truly pursue his unique style, which continues to emerge as a fully hybridized sound riddled with analog grunge, digital tweaks and blunt force trauma.
Kraddy (born Matthew Kratz) has always been known for shattering genre conventions while moving crowds everywhere from Red Rocks to L.A.’s famed Low End Theory club.
From his breakthrough 2008 hit “Android Porn” to the innovative bangers comprising his latest EP Labyrinth (Alpha Pup), Kraddy continues to hybridize hip-hop, dubstep and dancehall with face-melting panache and rock and roll bravado. But the man himself was as surprised as anyone when the mainstream crossed over to him.
Captivating the listener in a maze of bold sonic innovations,Labyrinth is truly a musical adventure, a soundtrack for the hero’s journey that every human must make. For more information visit Kraddy's website here.
2011 LABYRINTH TOUR SCHEDULE
Kraddy’s Labyrinth Tour launches on January 13th with a repeat L.A. performance hosted by Do Labs at King King and includes dates during the SIA Snow Show in Colorado as well as guest appearances with Big Gigantic in select cities in the Northeast. Tour features custom-designed lighting system with support from electronic music duo Archnemesis and Love + Light in select cities.
Jan 13, 2011 Los Angeles, CA King King
Jan 14, 2011 San Francisco, CA 103 Harriet
Jan 15, 2011 Stateline, NV Blu Nightclub at Mont Bleu Resort
Jan 20, 2011 Columbia, MO The Blue Note
Jan 21, 2011 Saint Louis, MO 2720
Jan 22, 2011 Cincinnati, OH Mad Frog
Jan 28, 2011 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
Jan 29, 2011 Telluride, CO Fly Me to the Moon Saloon
Jan 30, 2011 Durango, CO Abbey Theatre
Feb 1, 2011 Aspen, CO Belly Up
Feb 2, 2011 Vail, CO Samana Lounge
Feb 3, 2011 Fort Collins, CO Aggie Theater
Feb 4, 2011 Colorado Springs, CO Black Sheep
Feb 5, 2011 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
Feb 8, 2011 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre
Feb 9, 2011 Minneapolis, MN The Loft at Barfly
Feb 10, 2011 Milwaukee, WI Miramar Theatre
Feb 11, 2011 Madison, WI Majestic Theatre
Feb 12, 2011 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
Feb 13, 2011 Urbana, IL The Canopy Club **
Feb 15, 2011 Columbus, OH Basement**
Feb 17, 2011 Burlington, VT Higher Ground **
Feb 18, 2011 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom **
Feb 19, 2011 Philadelphia, PA Blockley Pourhouse **
Feb 20, 2011 Cambridge, MA Middle East **
Feb 22, 2011 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre *
Feb 23, 2011 Charleston, SC Pour House*
Feb 24, 2011 Knoxville, TN New Amsterdam*
Feb 25, 2011 Nashville, TN Exit/In*
Feb 26, 2011 Athens, GA New Earth Music Hall*
** With Big Gigantic
* With Love & Light
As always, Kraddy is available for interviews, in-store appearances, and special creative feature requests