Crystal Method Coming to Mateel April 28

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 or at local ticket outlets;

Mendo Trim Tools in Laytonville, Main Street Music in Willits, People’s Records in Arcata, Brass Rail Bar in Redway, Redway Liquor in Redway, The Works in Eureka, Ukiah Natural Foods in Ukiah, Blue Moon Gift Shop in Garberville  and SHC in Garberville.  For more information visit mateel.org or call 707-923-3368.

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.

As pioneers of the “Big Beat” genre, the Crystal Method, originally formed in Las Vegas, Nevada, innovated an electronic music subgenre that uses heavy breakbeats and synthesizer-generated loops and patterns that started gaining international notoriety in the late 1980’s from its origins in the United Kingdom.  In early 2017, Ken Jordan decided to retire from music, and left The Crystal Method, however Scott Kirkland continues to produce and play shows under The Crystal Method moniker as a solo project.

Their debut album Vegas is certified platinum in sales and their music has been featured in 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.

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