Two of the world’s most skilled turntablists, the main man Craze and New Yorker Codes, are dropping into Villa as part of their Slow Roast Records Tour. Warning: are you ready to have your mind blown?
Craze, three-time DMC World Champion and production guru, and dance music’s new sensation Codesfuse styles with the release of “Deeper”.
With shared backgrounds in hip-hop, drum’n’bass and bass music, “Deeper” takes bits from those genres and combines them into a fusion of Liquid House guaranteed to stand out from the rest of this year’s summer anthems.
On the frontline of the latest Moombahton movement, Craze and Codes are making a statement that there is no such thing as a genre boundary for the powerhouse duo with their massive remix success of Duck Sauce's "Big Bad Wolf" and Codes' rework of Harry Belafonte's Beetle Juice classic "Jump in the Line”.
Craze has kept busy starting Slow Roast Records in 2010 with Kill The Noise and assembling a lethal roster that also includes Señor Stereo, Klever and Codes. Staying on top of his game Craze keeps pushing the envelope in turntablism, implementing native instruments with the help of Traktor.
On top of his untouchable turntablist skills, Craze is also a world-renowned producer and recently showed off his versatility as a producer with “Dance Alone” featuring Mayday’s Wrekonize. He has released wildly successful drum'n'bass records with labels such as Cartel Recordings, Breakbeat Kaos, and C.I.A and other hip hop inspired productions with the likes of DMC Records, Ninja Tune Records, OM Records and K7 Records.
In less than a year Codes has gone from being a fresh name to becoming an undeniable staple in EDM. From Dillon Francis’ twitter feed, "Codes House EP was the best EP of 2011" to Japan’s "Beatport" Wasabeat nominating "Dying" the best track of 2011, dance music’s new MVP has only begun.
This summer Craze and Codes will be taking the Slow Roast Records sound and DJ murderation on the road across the globe.