Camo & Krooked
|Camo & Krooked|
Rietsch and Wagner at the 2010 Amadeus Awards
|Also known as||Chrome|
|Genres||Drum and bass, funk, dubstep|
|Labels||Hospital Records, Breakbeat Kaos, AudioPorn Records, Viper Recordings Beta Recordings, Mainframe Recordings|
|Associated acts||Dynamite MC, Friction, Future Prophecies, Shaz Sparks, DisasZt, Ayah Marar, Jenna G, TC|
|Members||Reinhard Rietsch (2007 – present)
Markus Wagner (2007 – present)
Camo & Krooked are a drum and bass duo from Vienna, Austria, consisting of Reinhard "Camo" Rietsch (born 12 November 1983 in Salzburg) and Markus "Krooked" Wagner (born 31 July 1989 in Lilienfeld) They have had one hit single in the UK, 'All Fall Down/Breezeblock", which was Number 14 on the UK Singles Chart, and Number 1 on the UK Dance Chart.
Both Rietsch and Wagner have been producing music since 2002. They met at one of Rietsch's gigs and collaborated to form Camo & Krooked in 2007. Their first release was in 2008 with "Play It / Hidden Edge / Drop It!".
Due to Camo & Krooked's success with Above & Beyond released in February 2010, they won Best Newcomer DJs at the 2010 Drum & Bass Arena Awards, and put out two mixes for BBC Radio 1's Annie Nightingale, Fabio & Grooverider. Grooverider later quoted that Camo & Krooked are "one of the biggest talents in Drum & Bass". Both of these mixes bring to the table Camo & Krooked‘s usual varying sub-genres of drum and bass.
On 3 June 2011, Camo & Krooked released their first single from their upcoming album, "All Fall Down / Breezeblock" ventured into new genres for them into the realms of dubstep. "All Fall Down" reached number 97 on the UK Singles Chart and number 14 on the UK Dance Chart.
During 2011, due to the success and the release of "All Fall Down," and it reaching to Number 14 on the UK Singles Chart and Number 1 on The UK Dance Chart, and their growing discography, they played live at festivals throughout Europe. Some of these gigs were alongside big names of the genre, such as Chase & Status and Sub Focus, They performed at the Relentless Nass festival, and also at the Global Gathering festival, both in July 2011. In addition, they also headlined the Strongbow stage at the V Festival in August 2011.
The second single of Camo & Krooked's second album, Cross the Line was released on 12 September 2011, accompanied by the B-side "In the Future". "Make the Call" was their last released single prior to the album's release in the latter months of 2011, which in August 2011 was revealed to be named Cross The Line. In BBC Radio 1's show of Fabio and Grooverider (12 September), Camo & Krooked announced the album was to be released on 3 October. They produced Professor Green's track "How Many Moons" for the album At Your Inconvenience, which was released on 28 October. A remix of the song featuring British grime artists Dream Mclean and Rinse was released as a promotional single on 21 April 2012. It was available on vinyl as part of Record Store Day 2012, and also featured on the "Never Be a Right Time" EP.
On 1 December 2011, Camo & Krooked were awarded with the Best Producer title at the 2011 Drum and Bass Arena Awards. The title track from Cross the Line was released as the album's third single on 14 November 2011.
The first single of Camo & Krooked's third album, "All Night" was released on 2013. It was followed by "Move Around". The album, titled Zeitgeist, was released on 30 September 2013 through Hospital Records.
Recently, on BBC Radio 1 DJ Friction referred to the duo as masters of production, placing them among the ranks of Sub Focus and Chase and Status. In the UK, they have had one hit song, All Fall Down/Breezeblock, which was number 14 on the UK Singles Chart, and number 1 on the UK Dance Chart.
|2010||Above & Beyond|
|2011||Cross The Line|
|2012||Between The Lines|
Singles and EPs
|Year||Single / EP||Label|
|2008||"Play It" / "Hidden Edge" / "Drop It!"||Basswerk|
|"Don't Push Me" / "No More Running"||Dirty Habit|
|"The Access" / "Close Ya Eyes"||Finn People Productions|
|"Vision" / "Flash To Flash"||Mainframe Recordings|
|"It Has Begun" / "Mafia"||Mainframe Recordings|
|2009||"Blackmail" / "No Nerds Needed"||Bezerk|
|"Get Funky" / "The Fear"||Viper Recordings|
|"Fatman" / "Toxic"||Mainframe Recordings|
|"Nano" / "The Unseen"||Sudden Def Recordings|
|"Oh My Dear!" / "Vampires"||Mainframe Recordings|
|"Global Warming" / "No Soul"||Uprising Records|
|2010||Edge Of Mind EP||Beta Recordings|
|"The Big Rush" / "Brave New World"||Nasca|
|"Climax" / "Reincarnation"||Hospital Records|
|"History Of The Future" / "Verve"||AudioPorn Records|
|"Can't Get Enough" / "Without You"||Breakbeat Kaos|
|2011||Pulse Of Time EP||Viper Recordings|
|"All Fall Down (featuring Shaz Sparks)" / "Breezeblock"||Hospital Records|
|"Change Me"||Hospital Records|
|"Make The Call (featuring TC)" / "In The Future (featuring Jenna G & Futurebound)"||Hospital Records|
|"Cross the Line (featuring Ayah Marar)"||Hospital Records|
|2013||"All Night"||Hospital Records|
|"Move Around (featuring Ian Shaw)"||Hospital Records|
|"Loving You Is Easy"||Hospital Records|
|Artist||Song Title||Appears On||Notes|
|Professor Green featuring Lily Allen||Just Be Good To Green||Alive Till I'm Dead|
|John B||Numbers||Edge Of Mind EP|
|Professor Green featuring Example||Monster||Alive Till I'm Dead|
|Doctor P||Sweet Shop||Sweet Shop||with Friction|
|Future Prophecies||September||Warlords Rising|
|New Zealand Shapeshifter||The Touch||The Touch|
|Hadouken!||Mic Check||For The Masses|
|McLean||Finally In Love||Finally In Love|
|Metronomy||The Look||The English Riviera|
|DJ Fresh featuring Rita Ora||Hot Right Now||Nextlevelism|
|Bungle featuring Ayah Marar||The Siren||The Siren Remixes|
|Modestep||Show Me A Sign||Show Me A Sign|
|Paul van Dyk featuring Adam Young||Eternity||Eternity|
|Netsky featuring Billie||We Can Only Live Today (Puppy)||We Can Only Live Today (Puppy)|
|Reflekt||Need To Feel Loved||N/A|
- "Camo & Krooked Myspace Bio". Drum and Bass. Retrieved 2011-03-26.
- "Camo & Krooked - No More Running Discogs". Drum And Bass. Retrieved 2011-03-26.
- "Camo & Krooked". Viper Recordings. Retrieved 2012-04-03.
- "Headzwillrollnyc - Markus Wagner Discogs". Drum And Bass. Retrieved 2011-03-26.
- IMO Records "Camo & Krooked Biography", IMO Records, London, 18 October 2011. Retrieved on 23 November 2011.
- "Camo & Krooked - All Fall Down (feat. Shaz Sparks) mp3 download - Drum & Bass Arena Download". Breakbeat.co.uk. 2011-06-03. Retrieved 2012-04-03.
- "All Fall Down (feat. Shaz Sparks) by Camo & Krooked - Song Analysis | ITunes Music Chart Archive". Music-chart.info. Retrieved 2012-04-03.
- "Camo & Krooked Live Tour Festivals 2012". Festivalsearcher.com. Retrieved 2012-04-03.
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- "Global Gathering 2012 in Stratford-upon-Avon, UK". Festivalsearcher.com. 2012-03-29. Retrieved 2012-04-03.
- "Hospital Records - Singles - Camo & Krooked - Make The Call". Shop.hospitalrecords.com. 2011-09-12. Retrieved 2012-04-03.
- "Cross The Line". CamoAndKrooked.com. Retrieved 2012-04-03.
- IMO Records. , IMO Records, London, 2 Dec 2011. Retrieved on 2 December 2011.
- http://twitter.com/CamoKrooked/status/367699281303445504, Twitter Update, Germany, 14 Aug 2013. Retrieved on 25 Aug 2013.
- Official Website
- Camo & Krooked on Facebook
- Camo & Krooked on Myspace
- Camo & Krooked on Twitter
- Camo & Krooked discography at Discogs
- Camo & Krooked Hospital Records Page