Krust

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Krust
Birth name Kirk Thompson
Also known as DJ Krust
Born 1968 (age 47–48)
Bristol, England
Genres Drum and bass
Occupation(s) Producer, DJ
Years active 1993–present
Labels Full Cycle Records, Talkin' Loud, V Recordings
Associated acts Reprazent

Kirk Thompson[1] (born 1968, in Bristol, England[2]), better known as Krust or DJ Krust, is an English drum and bass producer and DJ who is part of the Bristol based Reprazent collective, as well as releasing his own solo material such as "Burnin" which was released on Kickin Records.

Life and career[edit]

Krust was interested in hip hop, acid house and rave music as a youth, and was a member of the group Fresh 4, which reached #9 of the UK Singles Chart in late 1989 with "Wishing on a Star",[3] but did not release another record.[2]

In 1994, Krust along with Roni Size produced "Witchcraft" an early drumfunk track. He is most famous in his own right for the instrumental drum and bass track "Warhead" (1997). "Warhead" has been remixed several times by both Krust and other artists and collectives including Ram Trilogy. Krust is also known for his 1996 release "Angles" on V Recordings and "True Stories" released on Talkin' Loud in 1998. He has had two minor hits in the UK Singles Chart; these were "Coded Language" (1999) featuring Saul Williams, and "Snapped It" (2002).[1] They peaked at #66 and #58 respectively, each spending one week in the chart.[1]

Krust's first album Coded Language was released on Talkin' Loud in 1999. Krust's second album Hidden Knowledge was released on Full Cycle Records in 2006.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
  • Coded Language (1999)
  • Hidden Knowledge (2006)
Compilation albums
  • Through the Eyes (2000)
  • Journey Thru the Cycle (2008)
EPs
  • Genetic Manipulation (1997)
  • Decoded (2000)
  • Hidden Knowledge (2006)
Singles
  • "The Resister" (1993)
  • "Jazz Note" b/w "Burning" (1994)
  • "Touch" (1995)
  • "Quiz Show" b/w "Future Talk" (1995)
  • "Poison" b/w "Set Speed" (1995)
  • "Guess" b/w "Maintain" (1995)
  • "Priorities" b/w "Memories" (1996)
  • "Angles" b/w "Not Necessarily a Man" (1996)
  • "Jazz Note II" b/w "B-Boy Culture" (1997)
  • "Warhead (Steppa Mix)" b/w "Check Dis Out" (1997)
  • "Future Unknown" (1997)
  • "Soul in Motion" (1997)
  • "True Stories" (1998)
  • "Coded Language" (1999)
  • "One Moment" b/w "Overture" (1999)
  • "Tribute" (1999)
  • "Kloakin Devices" (2000)
  • "Re-Arrange" (2000)
  • "Kloakin' King" b/w "Don't Front" (2002)
  • "Follow da Vision" b/w "Paper Monster" (2004)
  • "Malice" b/w "Manipulation" (2005)
  • "Belief System" b/w "Mystery School" (2006)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 308. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ a b Krust at AllMusic
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 215. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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