For our fifth episode, San Francisco basspimp Kraddy steps up with 30 minutes of that glitchy, electro dancehall hip-hop kind of shit that no one has a name for. We eat that shit up. We think it's representative of an emergent musical (and we're gonna go ahead and say cultural) paradigm powered by the disassembly of genre boundaries and skillful application of technology. And we love how it just make a booty shake.
Kraddy has been involved in music production since interning at a San Francisco recording studio in 1996, and has produced for a variety of projects, including bay area hip-hop innovators Paris and Mystik Journeymen, dance companies Capacitor and the Printz Dance Project, and various films and commercials. His original tracks and remixes have been shaking dancefloors in the US and abroad, with support from the likes of Dave Tipper, Freq Nasty, and Bassnectar. In addition to several 12" releases on Texas' Bless Records and SF Breaks mainstay Muti Music, Kraddy has a full-length CD, Truth Has No Path, available on his own Refiner Records imprint.