We begin in the year 2008 with Josh, Dan and Brian. Three unassuming, well mannered and fun-loving fellows from a town near the sea. Regressed, mutated and collectively known as Fartbarf, they somehow bring us all into the future, captivating audiences with relentless melodies, robotically tight rhythms, and danceable beats by use of a strict limitation of tools at hand; vintage analog synthesizers, vocoders, drum machines, analog modular systems, and live drums.
Emerging from LA’s exploding synth scene, KRON are an audio visual powerhouse that turn the dance floor into hot-fucking-lava.
What started as a house band for Ghosting, a monthly art/tech danceparty held in a spacious warehouse in downtown Los Angeles’ Chinatown, became KRON as the event began drawing enormous crowds who came to watch the trio play massive, battle-cruiser sized modular synths accompanied by face-melting visuals created live using their own analog video synth.
Equal parts Giorgio Moroder, Simian Mobile Disco, sentient rogue Microsoft screen saver, and Amun-Ra (the ancient Egyptian sun god), KRON’s synth jams are forged of forbidden ancient magic and pure molten heat. This is mortal kombat-safari house-horror synth, a kind of retro futuristic galaxy implosion the human race is biologically compelled to dance to.
An imaginative electric orchestration of reverberating synth pop,” is how listeners best describe Los Angeles based musician, NK-Riot. Conjured and critiqued throughout the winter of 2013, NK-Riot has evolved to what can only be referred to as dark and revolutionary cyber-grind music.
By combining dance-punk, and chip-tune noise such as, computer glitches, dial tones, and sub-Phatty rhythms, NK-Riot produces a unique analog experience.
NK-Riot's recent acclaims flourish among LA's underground, as well as the U.K. The Self titled Ep, "NKRIOT”, Released in Fall of 2014, has made it's rounds on both grassroots compilation radio, and internet podcast, such as, 88.9 KXLU, 88.7 KSPC, and KSCR Podcast. In Early 2015 "LP DISCO 83" a single from the Self Titled Ep, released a music video with guest appearance cameo by Jeremy Ruzumna, Keyboard Player oKevin:m:m:f Fitz and The Tantrums, and also featuring the historic 6th Street bridge in Boyle Heights, LA.
The titled Ep, "Radio Walk”, featuring hit single "Hey It Ya”, has been in rotation on 94.7 Saint FM, along with the full length debut album, "Origins of Evolution." The LP demonstrates the beginning of a new musical direction; one that stems from the roots of funk, experimental rock, break-beat, fusion, trance, and dance.
Nk-Riot uses technology to share his vision with the public. Summer of 2015, NKRIOT developed his “Holo Display.” A hand-held, portable plastic device that users simply place on their mobile phones to see any holographic video in 3D. He released this device to the public to accompany his latest music video for the song “We are the Future.” To honor his love for the film “Back to the Future,” he worked alongside director Ben Trandem to take viewers on a journey through time. In the video, Nk-Riot drives around in a flashy Delorean, making for an amazing handheld adventure when viewed with the Holo-Display.
Nk-Riot has also put together his own music equipment setup called The Riot Lab. Made up of effects processors, synthesizers, and who knows what else, it is custom built, chrome-plated, and one of a kind. NK uses this unique machine to create electrifying, funky dance beats that can accompany electric guitar solos and vocals, making them sound arena-ready.
In addition to the raw eccentricities of this live solo-project, is the anonymity, in hopes to preserve the quality and focus of the music.
Nk-Riot’s first full length album is due in February of 2016 on limited-edition vinyl.
Los Angeles Native Justin Hill aka SwearxxxWords has been a connoisseur of the Arts since childhood, traveling and exploring the world through Photography. After hearing Basment Jaxx' "Jus 1 Kiss" live in Paris in 1998, he was hooked on House Music. Blessed by the Dalai Lama in 2001, his tireless Journey of the Arts continued throughout the last decade, and has all led up to this Album.
The LP has been craftfully dubbed, "Electro-Indie-Soul" by Flavia of Angel Dust