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Renowned and respected worldwide for his highly technical turntablism, meticulously crafted DJ sets and party-punching productions, Krafty Kuts is in a league of his own. One of the key pioneers in the UK breakbeat and bass movement, Krafty Kuts has multiple awards to his name and has released music on the likes of Ministry Of Sound, OWSLA, Southern Fried, DMC, Fabric and many more. Continuously immersed in beat culture since forming his own b-boy break dancing crew in the late 80s, Krafty Kuts has had his own record store chain, run labels, promoted critical scene events, formed his own band Wicked City and performed to crowds of 40,000 alongside the biggest names in music from the Rolling Stones to The Prodigy. Living, breathing and sleeping the funk without compromise, read Krafty’s full story. //Full story/// Clown’s assistant, trifle tester, bingo caller, a machinist making fireplaces… These are just four of the many jobs Martin Reeves slogged to save sheckles for his first Technics. The clown job was fun. The trifle testing job was tasty. Bingo calling was a warped look into the world of an MC but without the music. As for his machine job? Not so good… During a red-eyed overtime shift Martin suffered the every aspiring turntablist’s worse nightmare: he sawed off the tips of his fingers on his left hand. These are the breaks: Years of practicing, winning local competitions and in the running for the UK DMC qualifiers, years of running his own breakdancing events, years of stalking boot sales for rare breaks, living and breathing beat culture… Martin’s dreams were dashed before Krafty Kuts was a conceptual apple in his eye. Happy Vibes Don’t worry, there’s a happy ending. He invested his compensation in two record stores, Instant Vibes in Worthing and Happy Vibes in Brighton. Established during the peak of 12” fever, both brand names still typify Martin’s personality and approach to this day. Business developed as quickly as his fingers and turntable tricks were recovering and his studio skills were sharpening. Happy Vibes became a phenomenon; a crucial hub of Brighton’s big beat culture, it became a source of the scene’s many samples and soundtracks and was regularly frequented by the town’s proud range of musicians and producers. It wasn’t rare to see Paul Weller or Fatboy Slim pop by for wax chats… And it wasn’t rare to see Martin sharing and swapping dubs and ideas with his customers who would soon become friends. Friends like long-standing collaborator A Skillz and long-term business partner Lloyd Skool Of Thought with whom he established the legendary Supercharged, one of the most consistent and influential breakbeat events and labels throughout the two-thousand-and-zeroes, renowned for celebrating the most exciting names in all shades of bass music. Krafty and Lloyd also set up Against The Grain. One of UK bass music’s most influential imprints, Against The Grain blessed the world with many funk bruisers including The Freestyler’s album Raw As F**K

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