DT620 – Kreature
Kreature might look fresh-faced, but as his name suggests, he’s an animal of the night; an otherworldly being possessed with finding the perfect beat and crafting the perfect groove to make any crowd erupt. What started in a teenage bedroom as a worrying obsession with anything from jungle to garage to disco soon turned into a full-blown career: by the age of just 18, Ashley Burgoyne’s misspent youth holed away in his cave learning the intricacies of rhythm, melody and musical emotion paid off and he was already touring South Africa, Australia and Europe.
Next to Kreature’s ongoing love of DJing comes a desire to produce ever fresher and ever more arresting music. He grew up and lives in Manchester but always has one foot always firmly in Leeds’ thriving underground, and that has helped form his own distinct musical identity. Though drum lead and sure to make you dance, his style is also speckled with the sort of deft little details that make a more lasting impact.
All this means Kreature is continually celebrated by his peers for his high production values and the genuinely engaging nature of his tunes on labels like WOW Records, ViVA and Resonance. His first record only came in 2012—and immediately climbed to the Number 2 spot of the Beatport chart—and now he continues to get constant support from big hitters like Marco Carola, Matthias Tanzmann and Jamie Jones.
2018 is already proving to be a vintage one for Kreature. His Wacomin EP on Underground Audio showed musical maturity across three originals with warm, propulsive drums, a great sense of colour and plenty of fresh percussion and vocal deployment. Kreature has already risen and fully arrived on the global scene, armed with a devastating sound and dance floor know-how that is impossible to fake.
Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
An hour long journey through Kreature’s current club music mindset.
What’s your personal favourite track on it?
gotta be Ejecas Remix of Pump up the jam for me! been doing very well for me in my sets!
What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
Groooooove as always
What’s the best gig you’ve played recently?
I must say I’ve really been enjoying my residency at the w hotel London, also other highlights include my regular journeys to Brazil, those guys can party!
What have you got coming up?
I’ve got Music upcoming on SAVED, Dennis Cruz’ Lemon Aid, a TON of remixes and some cool gigs including ABODE at mint warehouse, The last EVER NYE at Mint club, LEEDS, which I’m so sad is closing, then NYE at Warehouse Project!!
And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
Try to be nice and also stay hydrated