With his debut full length album now complete, the world is really turning into Kramnik's oyster as he releases ahead of his new LP, a double set of remixes on his very own Kram Records. The artists who've remixed the album speaks for itself.
"This album release is coming with heavy weights of the industry as Hernan Cattaneo, Gabriel Ananda, Franco Bianco, Ben Sims and Mike Wall"
(1888PressRelease) July 25, 2012 - Inside the first volume of remixes to be released on September 20th, you'll find four awesome interpretations of Kramnik's track Viclone. To start with, Hernan Cattaneo and Martin Garcia find the same mix of tough energy and progressive drive as the album itself, but manage to incorporate deftly chiming melodies into the fray with their remix. Ben Sims rolls out a no nonsense techno cut on his version of Viclone. Rapid drum work provides the backbone as scrolling synths set out the hook. Gabriel Ananda's trippy interpretation explores an otherworldly soundscape that builds from a deep groove into an FX-heavy explosion without ever losing its fluidity. Completing this package Franco Bianco and Mike Wall's interpretation mixes a kind of cinematic ambience with a powerful, bass-driven bottom end to great effect.
Dark Matters comes with two hefty remix packages based around the album's most startling and brilliant tracks, Viclone, M1 and Mongolium. Altogether, this release is as powerful, mysterious and compelling as dark matter itself. This is definitely an album from an artist with a clear and uncompromising vision. Dark Matters is the kind of record that shapes and defines EDM for future generations.
If success is magnetic by nature, this year's outlook promises to be nothing short of spectacular for burgeoning DJ/Producer Kramnik. As a genuine dance music devotee, master mixologist and a figurehead within the international techno scene, it's no surprise he's already locked down support from the industries' most respected voices: "One to Watch" iDJ (http://www.kramnik.dj/reviews).
After posting his first free public 'Zen Zong' 90-min LIVE-album-mix back in June 2009 a press snowstorm ensued. With the mix featured live on Total Kiss FM, it quickly garnered worldwide plaudits and clinched an acclaimed "Top Pick" from DJ Mag. Then came the 90 minute 'K Song' (another LIVE mix), the 'Blue Song' and, eventually, his acclaimed "Invisible Radio Show", with almost 70.000 listeners (http://www.kramnik.dj/music).