Kraddy | Truth Has No Path

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Truth Has No Path

by Kraddy

Breaks and electro with robotic beats and razor sharp edits, hip hop head nodders with glitchy beats and dark melodies and ambient haunting downtempo. Features Kraddy's glitch hop remix of the Old Dirty Bastard's "Shimmy Shimmy Ya".
Genre: Electronic: Breakbeat/Breaks
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Brecht
5:45 album only
2. Faux Show (Shimmy Shimmy Ya Remix)
4:07 album only
3. 8 Electrodes
5:46 album only
4. MS-20 Forever
0:54 album only
5. Imminent Threat
5:23 album only
6. New World Empire
5:04 album only
7. New World Empire Remix (Rearranged By The Dischordians)
6:18 album only
8. Bats
1:13 album only
9. Xepha
4:14 album only
10. Looking In Windows
6:24 album only
11. Loop Of Self #1
5:10 album only
12. Lonely Electron
6:12 album only
13. Dub 17
4:53 album only
14. BMC
1:01 album only
15. Drowning, Although Terrifying, Seems Like It Would Be The Most P
6:13 album only


Album Notes
Known for his intuitive ability to carve beats and sounds out of the bits, Kraddy has made a name for himself from New York to California as a producer and a DJ. He has releases on Bless Records and Muti Music and has just released his debut album Truth Has No Path on his own label Refiner Records. Kraddy began making a name for himself in SF as a genre twisting DJ with the Stress Collective and released HiphopJungleHardcore, an unprecedented mix tape that fused the three genres. After Drum and Bass lost its pull, Kraddy began to produce breaks and IDM. He hooked up with the Terpsichore Group throwing and playing parties in SF and LA. His new album is an eclectic compilation of work he's done over the past five years.

Truth Has No Path covers a variety of genres and styles, but is consistent in its ingenuity and high quality production. It's an album from an artist with a plethora of music in his bag who is just giving us a glimpse of what he is capable of. Compared to Tipper and Si Begg, Kraddy's music implicates cybernetic breaks with asymmetrical dub delays and hip hop grooves with ethereal melodies.
"Brecht", "8 Electrodes" and "Faux Show" (a remix of Shimmy Shimmy Ya by the Old Dirty Bastard) are dancefloor rockers with robotic beats, ripper basslines and razor sharp edits. "New World Empire" and "Imminent Threat" are hip hop head-nodders with glitchy beats and dark melodies and "Dub 17" is a classic big bass dub track. "Xepha", "Looking In Windows" and "Drowning..." are ambient, haunting and melodic.

Kraddy also works as a producer and engineer at DataStream Studios and has done production for Paris and the Mystik Journeymen. He is also the man behind Refiner Studios, a commercial music production studio that has composed music for film, television, commercials and dance performances. His work has been shown on the Bravo Channel and in Film Festivals internationally as well as being commissioned by the Printz Dance Project and Capacitor.




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Rumbling bass, perfect rythm controll, nice glitch
Perfect mix of ambient, d'n'b and twisted pseudo hip-hop (in fact it's more like singed, rapped techno). Really cool record although tough to get outside US

Bay Area BUZZ

The Truth Is Here
Truth Has No Path is the debut album from SF-based
Kraddy, a.k.a. Matthew Kratz, but the sharp ear for
carving out beats from a plethora of styles and his
own superb production shows he?s done this in another
life. After founding the Stress Collective in ?97 and
throwing parties for three years, Kraddy went into a
studio and shut the doors. He released tracks on
pioneering breaks labels Muti and Bless Records. Paris
and Mystik Journeymen used his production chops, and
Bay Area?s Printz Dance Project and Capacitor
theatre?tackling the future of humanity and modern
video games?continued asking for Kraddy?s music.
Truth is a reflection of the past five years through
the pan-generic land of breaks, hip hop,
drum-and-bass, dub, and reggae. The result is a
soulful, lush jungle of dark, thick, tweaked, ripped,
hacked, crunchy, and too-many-to-list types of breaks
that hold equally strong on the dance floor as they do
in raw, dubby tracks, or in reflective, mystifying
melodies. And finally (!) the far-too-rare ballsy bits
of political commentary?in ?New World Empire,? Gore
Vidal takes on 50 Cent. And while stylistic truth has
no clear path on this album, there are traces of
Tipper, King Tubby, Aphex Twin, Prefuse 73, and bold
footprints of Kraddy?s mad, mad talent. ?Kristina