Crankdat

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Crankdat
Birth nameChristian Smith
Born (1997-03-02) March 2, 1997 (age 22)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • DJ
Instruments
Years active2015–present

Christian Smith (born March 2, 1997), known professionally as Crankdat, is an American DJ and electronic dance music producer.[2]

Early life[edit]

Smith grew up desiring to be an athlete, but ultimately turned down a full-ride track-and-field scholarship to Kent State University to pursue music, producing energetic and melodically vibrant electronic dance music as Crankdat. Smith began making music while still in high school.[3]

Career[edit]

Smith originally gained recognition for remixing other artists' tracks, including Fetty Wap's breakout single, "Trap Queen." Eventually these remixes racked up millions of plays and Smith, barely out of his teens, was getting attention from bigger names in electronic dance music such as Skrillex and The Chainsmokers.[4]

Crankdat released original tracks as he toured, including the Jauz collaboration "I Hold Still" as well as the triumphant "Dollars," both in 2017.[5][6]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays
Title Details
Gearworld Volume 1[7]

Singles[edit]

2016
  • "Game Over" (with Lookas) [Loko Records][8]
  • "Stoopid Rich" (with Havok Roth featuring Titus) [Brednbutter][9]
2017
  • "I Hold Still" (with Jauz featuring Slushii) [Self-released][5]
  • "Dollars" [Asylum Worldwide][6]
  • "In The Air" (featuring T-Pain) [Dubset Media][10]
2018
2019
  • "Welcome to the Jungle" (featuring Sara Skinner) [Welcome Records][16]
  • "Monster" (featuring Hyro the Hero) [Welcome Records][17]
  • "Do You Mind" (featuring Shybeast) [Welcome Records][18]
  • "Next Life" (with Adventure Club featuring Krewella) [Ultra Records][19]

Remixes[edit]

2015
2016
2017
2018

References[edit]

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