Through crafted DJ sets and original productions, DJ/producer Krafty Kuts has manifested an esteemed position as a key pioneer in the UK breakbeat and bass movement. With turntable techniques revered around the world, Krafty Kuts boasts multiple awards and accreditations in addition to releasing music with the industries most respected labels including Ministry Of Sound, OWSLA, Southern Fried, DMC, Fabric, Finger Lickin Records, and many more. Now following his past summer release “Impact” with longtime collaborator Dynamite MC, Krafty Kuts and Dynamite are back once again with a brand new collaboration titled “Light It Up” out now via Westwood Recordings.
Krafty’s keen ability to weave together contrasting musical genres is showcased on the seamlessly produced four-minute single. Featuring the original breakbeat sound that has elevated Krafty Kuts to his current prominence, “Light It Up” underlines the legend’s knack for cultivating bass driven dance music, all while infusing key elements of funk and glitch hop. Appearing atop Krafty Kuts’ production, Dynamite MC contributes verses of whirlwind rhymes and ear worm sound bites to tie up the club-geared release. Both “Impact” and “Light It Up” will be featured on Krafty Kuts’ forthcoming EP, ‘Fresh Ingredients,’ coming November 2018.
Reflecting on Krafty Kuts’ illustrious career, it all began when he first immersed himself in beat culture with the formation of his own b-boy breakdancing crew in the late 80s. From there, Krafty Kuts has owned a record store chain, run music labels, promoted critical scene events, formed his own band called Wicked City, and performed to crowds of 40,000 alongside the biggest names in music from the Rolling Stones to The Prodigy. As for Dynamite MC, he has collaborated with a range of artists including The Nextmen, DJ Skitz, Scratch Perverts, Andy C and DJ Zinc. In addition, Dynamite has released a solo album The World of Dynamite (2004), and a mixtape CD titled “Big Man Talk” in 2006 via Strong Records and featured samples from legends like Enya and Kanye West.