The Crystal Method Performing at Mateel in April
This is a press release from the Mateel Community Center:
Future Productions and the Mateel present Grammy-nominated platinum-selling electronic music group The Crystal Method, Saturday, April 28th with Andreas performing as a support act. The show takes place at the Mateel Community Center, 59 Rusk Lane in Redway. Doors are at 9pm. Tickets are on sale now through mateel.org for $25.
Throughout the past two decades, the musical landscape has continually merged, morphed, and matrixed, fractured in countless directions while intersecting at the most unexpected points. Electronic music underwent a renaissance in the early 2000’s, rising out of the warehouses and blank spaces and overtaking the biggest festival fields in the world. The Crystal Method followed a similar trajectory since their formation in 1993. The Grammy Award®-nominated, platinum-certified trailblazing duo—Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland—set the stage for the genre-mashing electronic sounds that fuel the current trend in electronic music.
The Crystal Method have contributed to numerous soundtracks, In between releasing albums and never-ending tours, the group’s demand amplified within the film and television worlds. They delivered the smash “(Can’t You) Trip Like I Do” with Filter’s Richard Patrick for the gold-selling Spawn soundtrack, wrote the theme song for Bones, scored the indie film “London” and also scored the J.J. Abrams-produced Almost Human for Fox. They also scored characters for The League of Legends video game, and contributed music to everything from Real Steel to Fast & Furious 6, along the way working with Danny Elfman, Tom Morello, LeAnn Rimes, Scott Weiland, Metric’s Emily Haines, LMFAO, and even film star Milla Jovovich. Legion of Boom notched a 2004 Grammy Award nomination for “Best Dance/Electronic Album”—during the category’s first year. They also received another Grammy nomination for Divided By Night in 2009, while delivering unforgettable sets on the stages of Electric Daisy Carnival, Coachella, Lollapalooza, and HFStival to name a few.
As for the duos successful formula and the impact their music has made, they explain it in this way: “Well, we like it when people get goosebumps listening to our records,” Ken leaves off. “We try to make music that invokes not just feelings, but gives you a physical reaction. It’s like a good workout. It can be serious, and it can be uplifting. It’s the whole spectrum.”
“If our music helps listeners get through something, that’s the best thing,” concludes Scott.