A few weeks ago, Ean and the DJTT crew were lucky enough to get to meet one of the DJ and producer duos that’s shaped the dance music landscape since the early nineties, Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland from The Crystal Method. We couldn’t resist the chance to ask them a few questions about their careers and one of their crazy pieces of DJ equipment, the CDJ/double bass guitar/keyboard, before they went on to play their big show – and our cameras were rolling!
Heralded by theVillage Voiceas "one of the best live dance acts on Earth," The Crystal Method--who is Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland--have been known over the last ten-plus years for their enduring dancefloor anthems ("Now Is The Time," "Keep Hope Alive"), airwave smashes ("Trip Like I Do"), a willingness to collaborate with an array of talent --including rock's elite, like Scott Weiland,Filter's Richard Patrick, New Order's Peter Hook and Matisyahu just to name a few. The duo has dominated the remix, film soundtrack, television, gaming and advertising worlds. Their platinum-status debut albumVegas(released in 1997) is one of the biggest selling electronic albums of all time, landing them in the top five of best-selling electronic acts in America. They scored the filmLondonas well as the themes for TV shows "Bones" and "Third Watch" and were the first act to work with Nike for their running soundtrack series. The duo garnered their second Grammy nomination for their last studio album Divided By Nightand have not slowed down since.2011 finds them composing original music for an upcoming Hollywood blockbuster, tearing up the stage nationwide at Identity Fest, the first US tour dedicated solely to electronic music, and diving in to a collaboration with Martha Reeves of Martha and the Vandellas fame as part of yet another innovative music project, this one presented by the Grammys and titled Re:Generation.A new songThe C "Play for Real," The Crystal Method's collaboration with UK rock band The Heavy, is available now alongside remixes by Dirtyphonics, Team Awesome, and Left/Right & Digital Pizza