DJ Krust drops new music on SPEED
Tempo Records present SPEED, a new Tempo Records sub-label and project released on a limited collector’s hand-numbered 180gram coloured picture disc vinyl with original and legendary producers who helped to shape the Drum & Bass scene. This second release on Tempo Records’ legends Picture Disc series: SPEED is by the Bristolian living legendary Jungle originator, inspirator and experimentalist DJ Krust.
Brought up on a council estate in Bristol, Krust quickly earned respect from his peers through releases on V.Recordings delivering classic tracks such as ‘Warhead’ and with friends Roni Size & DJ Die made the label the phenomenon it is today. While signed to V.Recordings, Krust and Roni Size set up their own imprint called Full Cycle Records, which became one of the leading Drum and Bass record labels. This was followed by Krust hooking up with infamous Roni Size formed collective Reprazent, which Krust and other Full Cycle members were a part of.
Throughout the 2000s, Krust continued to make well-recieved tracks including a remix of Roni Size’s banger ‘Snapshot’ (renamed ‘Snapped It’), ‘Kloaking King’, ‘Follow Da Vision’ and many others. In 2006, Krust relocated to London and took time off from producing before returning in 2010, as he teamed up with friend Nick Toots, to create a band called The Rules, and his own imprint, Rebel Instinct.
DJ Krust is releasing 2 tracks together ‘The Fundamentalist’ and ‘Another Story’ on SPEED. These are due for limited edition vinyl release on 13th July and they will be available on digital platforms to buy and stream from 31st July.
“It became time to push again. Sitting in a dark room looking at my wall of power, a lifetime spent travelling the world was reimagined in front of me. Where had I been?
Making art had become a journey inward towards or to somewhere unknown un-lived. Here I was looking for a new opening when out of the blue and blackness I could feel it.
I stopped looking for inspiration so digging in the metal creates had its own angle, over time the roots of this adventure will be heard in a new way. That’s when I noticed it, like a bright, out of the space mix between thought and the unknown.
It was clear now what was happening a Fundamentalist with Another Story” – DJ Krust
Today we have the privilege and honour to be sharing with you ‘The Fundamentalist’ as our premiere. This is a massive 9 mins 8 secs of pure Krust genius! The original junglist doesn’t release as much music as he used to, but when the music is of this standard and quality, why would you? It’s often so much better and more interesting when you have to wait for gems like this. The track tells a story and what better storyteller than DJ Krust? It’s like your watching a film, just sit back, listen and be amazed! This is experimentation at its very best.
Make sure you CLICK HERE to grab your copy and my advice, be quick if you want the vinyl!
Collectors check: This release comes as a strictly limited hand-numbered 180gram Golden Picture Disc Vinyl pressing with a high-quality polybag sleeve (including a hand-numbered qty stamped golden sticker on polybag corner) and all tracks mastered by Stuart Hawkes of Metropolis Mastering London. First come, first served!
Note: The sound quality on a picture disc may be less good as on a regular standard vinyl as this is a special golden vinyl pressing! For the full sound experience, you may buy a full digital wav or flac quality download.