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"There is two kinds of music, the good and bad. I play the good kind" ~ Louis Armstrong.

There isn’t much more to say that than when it comes down to the esoteric art of being a truly good DJ.

Krysko explains simply; “in this world of over saturated digital bombardment of over analysed genres, imaginary sub-genres and sub-sub-NU-genres, all it boils down to is good fucking music, and if you’re a real music lover, you know what is and what isn’t. 96.657% of the western world can beat match. Fact. It’s really about an understanding of the music you play and the history of it. If you immerse yourself in that, you’re halfway there, and it’ll shine through when you play to people…”

To truly establish yourself as a respected resident you need to build deep knowledge of these 3 elements; the music you play, the pioneers of this music and the people who you play to week-in, week-out. Krysko really has developed himself in this mould and delivers exactly what an industry respected DJ should.

A bit German, part Ukrainian, an adopted Mancunian but all Yorkshireman… Krysko has over the last 11 years, held three of the country’s most respected and revered residencies within the UK’s ‘underground’. The Redlight at Sankeys Soap, Tribal Gathering and now the musical juggernaut that is The Warehouse Project, where he is the original and longest standing resident.

Having shared the stage with a plethora of dance music’s most influential individuals including Derrick Carter, Andrew Weatherall, “Mad” Mike Banks, Theo Parrish, Francois Kevorian, Moodymann, Frankie Knuckles, Ralph Lawson and Chic’s Nile Rodgers. These aren’t a random selection, just minute list he has performed alongside and of whom he cites these as his musical heroes. This being a testament to his achievements and respect he has gained through his career.

Over the last decade Krysko has played most respected nights & festivals throughout the UK, from The Arches , Ministry of Sound, Back to Basics, Electric Chair to twice closing Glastonbury Radio 1 stage, Parklife, Bestival, V Festival, Beatherder to name but a few… and with international dates around the US and Europe… the youngest ever person to play 2 Live Radio 1 Essential Mixes from 2000 – 2010, released records with Paul Woolford on Chicago’s Peaches label and (albeit sparse) production work steadily through the decade… we could go on, but we won’t as there’s plenty more to come. Enough said.

“How would you describe your style?...” Says the interview question.

Shit the bed, how do you answer that?

krysko   Krysko, Manchester, Britain (UK)

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    LHT005 sound clips at 6.53
    on February 12, 2014 11:28

    Fucking yes!

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    WHP13 MIX 014 /// KRYSKO | LIVE AT WHP at 39.10
    on December 04, 2013 17:41

    @brightledge: Correct Mr Brightledge... looking forward to your new one with the boys, the test pressing is in the post I believe.

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    Photonz - 1551 (Capracara Remix) at 2.29
    on February 28, 2013 13:43

    OOOOFFFFFFFF.

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    01 Edit (Krysko & Silvester)
    on August 29, 2012 13:32

    Yes, and yes.

    This is your Herbie Hancock edit isn't it? love it. I don't suppose you have it as a WAV do you Dave?

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    Neil Diablo - Live at The Beach Bar @ The Gard...
    on August 17, 2012 16:37

    Yeah man...

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    Jo Mama V's Cappucino Dave - Eastern Promise
    on August 16, 2012 09:22

    I fucking love this track... I've had it for years and as the files have moved from computer to comuter I've lost the names etc - glad it was you two who did this. Ace.

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    The Idiots Are Winning - Electric Elephant Boat... at 20.42
    on August 03, 2012 22:57

    @krysko: ...it's amazing.

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    The Idiots Are Winning - Electric Elephant Boat... at 20.42
    on August 03, 2012 22:56

    @joeyiz: ...you'll have to ask @classicmusiccompany

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    B2 ''Keep On Movin' (Eddie Leader Mix) at 1.03
    on May 31, 2012 12:51

    @moodymanc: I concur, again.

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    B1 "Keep On Moving" (Agnès Booty Mixx) at 0.39
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    on March 09, 2012 10:59

    ...did you have Dolby NR switched on D?

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    CHRISDUCKENFIELD MUSICA ADRIATICUS VOL.2
    on March 09, 2012 10:49

    ...I was going to add as many "TRACK ID? TRACK ID? TRACK ID?" to you mix as I could, but I couldn't be arsed.

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    Ralph Lawson Live Jan 2012
    on February 28, 2012 15:15

    ...master at work x

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    @Leftside Wobble: ...you absolute dancer, thank you.

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    ...any chance of this becoming available soon? it's killer.

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    ...fantastic

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    This is a fucking amazing record.

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    My goodness, yes.

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