Kronic (DJ)

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Kronic
DJ Kronic in Los Angeles, August 2016 (cropped).jpg
Background information
Birth name Luke Calleja
Born (1985-07-03) 3 July 1985 (age 33)
Adelaide, South Australia
Origin Australia
Genres House, Hip hop, Trap
Years active 2010–present
Labels Sup Girl Records * Dim Mak Records * Ultra Music * Ministry of Sound Australia
Website www.djkronic.com.au

Luke Calleja (born 3 July 1985), professionally known as Kronic is an Australian Artist, DJ, record producer, songwriter and remixer. He is most known for producing and co-writing Lil Jon’s Bend Ova.[1] His remix and production credits includes records for Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, R Kelly, Austin Mahone, Lil Jon, Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias and Nervo. He released his debut EP "Sophisticated Ignorance" in 2016. In 2017 his collaboration with Far East Movement and Savage, Push, was used in the trailer for the upcoming "The Fast And The Furious" film, which premiered to over 100 million viewers during the 2017 Super Bowl.[2]

Early life[edit]

Calleja was born and raised in Adelaide, South Australia

Music career[edit]

2013–2015[edit]

In July 2013, Kronic was placed the 49th top ranked National DJ in Australia by the 'In The Mix Awards'.[3]

In January 2014 Kronic was hand picked to remix Lady Gaga's second single 'Do What You Want' from her third studio album Artpop (2013).

on July 22, 2014 'Bend Ova' was released as a single by American rapper and producer Lil Jon as the follow-up to his highly successful single "Turn Down for What".[4] The track features a guest verse by American rapper Tyga and was produced by Lil Jon and Australian DJ and producer Kronic.[5]

On July 15, 2015 Kronic released 'Beast" alongside Lil Jon Feat. Señor Roar.[6]

In November 2015 Kronic was chosen by Ministry of Sound to mix the 'Annual 2015' alongside Ember and Dom Dolla, which was listed as number 10 on the 2015 ARIA Charts albums compilation chart.[7] In 2016 he was chosen by Ministry of Sound to mix the 'Annual 2016' alongside Ember and Dom Dolla again, which was listed as number 17 on the 2016 ARIA Charts albums compilation chart.[8][9]

2016–2017[edit]

In 2016, he released his latest EP Sophisticated Ignorance which was featured on highly acclaimed blogs such as Pilerats[10] and MTV.[11] The First single that came off the EP: Sophisticated Ignorance was 'Blood In The Water' Featuring Nikki Jean.[12]

In 2016 it was announced Kronic had been working on new material with Justin Bieber, the project is still unreleased.[13]

In July 2016, Kronic released 'Bad Bitches' alongside Lil Jon feat. Keno.[14]

In March 2017 Kronic produced "Sexy Body" (with Jennifer Lopez) and "Dedicated" (featuring R. Kelly and Austin Mahone) on Pitbull's tenth studio album Climate Change.

In April 2017 Kronic released 'Rendezvous' featuring Leon Thomas III.[15]

Film & Television[edit]

In 2016, his tracks "Feel That" and "Bad Bitches" were featured in the second season of HBO’s Ballers[16][17][18]

In 2017, his 2015 collaboration with Far East Movement and Savage, Push, was used in the trailer for The Fate of the Furious film, which premiered to over 100 million viewers during this past January's Super Bowl.[2]

Kronic's 2016 collaboration with Lil Jon was featured in the 2017 Film Girls Trip[19]

Sup Girl Records[edit]

In 2014 Kronic teamed up with Krunk to launch their own record label, Sup Girl Records, which has released music from artists including Far East Movement, JaySounds, Lil Jon, G-Wizard, Spenda C, and others. Sup Girl Record label is a joint venture with the Australia-based EDM label Central Station Records which is based out of the Australian Ministry of Sound offices.[20][21]

Discography[edit]

Artist / Production[edit]

Year Role Artist Track Album Label Note
2014 Production Lil Jon feat. Tyga "Bend Ova" Bend Ova Single Columbia
2015 Artist Kronic & Lil Jon feat. Senor Roar "Beast" Beast Single Sup Girl
2015 Artist Kronic feat. Raven Felix "Feel That" Feel That Single Sup Girl
2015 Artist Kronic, Far East Movement & Savage "Push" Push Single Ministry of Sound Australia
2016 Artist Kronic "Sophisticated Ignorance EP" Sophisticated Ignorance EP Sup Girl
2016 Artist Kronic, Lil Jon & Onderkoffer featuring Keno "Bad Bitches" Bad Bitches Single Sup Girl, Little Jonathon, Inc
2016 Production Austin Mahone "Pretty And Young" ForMe+You BMG
2016 Production Patty Crash "Pictures" Pictures Sup Girl
2016 Production Pitbull & Lil Jon "La Vida Esa Una" La Vida Esa Una Single Mr. 305 Records
2017 Production Pitbull feat J-lo "Sexy Body" Climate Change RCA
2017 Production Pitbull feat R. Kelly & Austin Mahone "Dedicated" Climate Change RCA
2017 Artist Kronic feat Leon Thomas "Rendezvous" Rendezvous Sup Girl
2017 Production Patty Crash "Come Around" Come Around [22] Sup Girl

Remixes[edit]

Year Role Artist Track Album Label Note
2013 Remixer Far East Movement feat. Riff Raff "The Illest (Kronic Remix)" The Illest Single Interscope Records
2014 Remixer Lady Gaga feat. R Kelly "Do What U Want (Kronic Remix)" Do What U Want Single Interscope Records
2016 Remixer Nervo & Nicky Romero "Let It Go (Kronic Remix)" Let It Go Single Ultra Records
2016 Remixer Fais feat. Afrojack "Hey (Kronic Remix)" Hey Single Wall Recordings
2016 Remixer Pitbull feat Enrique Iglesias "Messing Around (Kronic & Mike Mayeda Remix)" Messing Around Single RCA Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HITS Daily Double". HITS Daily Double. 2015-02-02. Retrieved 2017-03-20.
  2. ^ a b "Kronic: The Australian Producer / DJ taking America by storm". The Source. Retrieved 2017-03-20.
  3. ^ http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/who-is-australias-number-one-dj-20130711-2psav.html
  4. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop-shop/6041341/lil-jon-feels-great-validation-thanks-to-turn-down-for-what
  5. ^ http://www.idolator.com/7523052/lil-jon-tyga-bend-ova
  6. ^ "Kronic, Lil Jon & Senor Roar - Beast". Your EDM. 2017-03-15. Retrieved 2017-03-20.
  7. ^ "ARIA End Of Year Compilation Albums 2015 | Top 50 Australian Compilation Albums Chart". ARIA Charts. Retrieved 2017-03-20.
  8. ^ "ARIA End Of Year Compilation Albums 2016 | Top 50 Australian Compilation Albums Chart". ARIA Charts. Retrieved 2017-03-20.
  9. ^ "Ministry of Sound Australia". Ministryofsound.com.au. 2015-11-02. Retrieved 2017-03-20.
  10. ^ "Track By Track: Kronic - Sophisticated Ignorance EP". Pilerats. 2015-05-12. Retrieved 2017-03-20.
  11. ^ "Kronic Is About To Drop A Brand New EP & We're Frothing". MTV. 2016-06-29. Retrieved 2017-03-20.
  12. ^ http://au.complex.com/music/2016/06/premiere-kronic-blood-in-the-water.
  13. ^ http://themusic.com.au/news/all/2016/08/05/a-gold-coast-dj-is-working-on-a-new-track-with-justin-bieber/
  14. ^ "Bad Bitches Feat. Keno (Original Mix) by Lil Jon, Kronic, Onderkoffer on Beatport". Beatport.com. Retrieved 2017-03-20.
  15. ^ https://acidstag.com/2017/04/19/kronic-rendezvous-ft-leon-thomas/
  16. ^ "Lil Jon, Kronic & Onderkoffer debut new music via HBO's Ballers". Dancing Astronaut. 2016-08-10. Retrieved 2017-03-20.
  17. ^ "HBO's Ballers Soundtrack Spotify Playlist". Playlists.net. 2015-07-01. Retrieved 2017-03-20.
  18. ^ http://kissfm.com.au/interviews/kronic-now-l-resident-chats-timmy-byrne-beautiful-drive-5-30pm-today-10th-aug-16
  19. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3564472/soundtrack
  20. ^ "Sup Girl Releases & Artists on Beatport". Beatport.com. Retrieved 2017-03-20.
  21. ^ "Kronic & Krunk! Launch Sup Girl! Label with '3 Percent' Video Premiere". Djtimes.com. 2014-09-30. Retrieved 2017-03-20.
  22. ^ http://amnplify.com.au/patty-crash-release-new-single-come-around/