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The Crystal Method

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L.A.’s Crystal Technique were known as America’s response to the Chemical substance Brothers. A dance-based digital duo using a definite rock-band feel, the evaluation seemed appropriate, though it tended to erase what produced the group distinctive: a good bottom in American hip-hop, rock and roll, spirit, and pop. Produced in 1993 by Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland, Crystal Technique was the longest-running stay in a string of tasks that led them off their native NEVADA (plus some forgettable four-track stabs at vocal home music), towards the early-’90s L.A. rave picture. Used by its fresh idealism, Jordan and Kirkland became utilized by L.A.’s underground membership culture and started knocking out monitors motivated by their encounters. On the effectiveness of among their demos, Crystal Technique agreed upon to Steve Melrose and Justin King’s Town of Angels imprint in 1994, and their debut one, “Keep Wish Alive,” made an appearance immediately after. The name is at mention of L.A.’s waning rave picture (burdened by regular police pressure along with a string of random violent situations) and became something of the anthem because of the countless barrage of remixes and alternative versions that made an appearance. The pair’s demand to be studied seriously like a music group (instead of the enforced anonymity of all techno acts, then one of a fresh concept for American dance makers) prolonged to incessant live shows, and Crystal Method’s raising recognition both in the night clubs and among radio jocks resulted in a cope with Geffen affiliate marketer Outpost Recordings in 1996. The group’s debut LP, Vegas — an unabashed party record bathed in acidity, funk, rock and roll, and big defeat hip-hop — made an appearance in middle-1997 and offered perfectly. The follow-up Tweekend premiered four years later on, as well as the duo inaugurated some mix albums, entitled Community Assistance, in 2002. Third recording Legion of Growth adopted in 2004, and their soundtrack towards the film London got a year later on. In 2006 released Travel. The blend was designed to accompany any aspiring athlete’s workout program and was re-released on Compact disc in 2008 with four reward tracks. In ’09 2009, they released Divided by Night time, the first recording to be documented in the duo’s state-of-the-art documenting studio room, Crystalwerks. A self-titled, fan-funded recording — one which embraced their part in the advancement of EDM — found its way to 2014.

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Full Name The Crystal Method
Music Songs Name of the Game, Trip Like I Do, Busy Child, Keep Hope Alive, Born Too Slow, Comin' Back, Vapor Trail, Weapons of Mad Distortion, Play for Real, Cherry Twist, Bad Stone, Drown in the Now, She's My Pusher, Sine Language, Over It, Roll It Up, Wild, Sweet and Cool, High Roller, I Know It's You, Bound Too Long, Jaded, Sling The Decks, Bones Theme, Falling Hard, Ready for Action, Jupiter Shift, Ten Miles Back, You Know It's Hard, Double Down Under, Realizer, Blunts & Robots, Slipstream
Albums Vegas, Legion of Boom, Tweekend, Divided by Night, The Crystal Method, Community Service, Community Service II, Drive: Nike + Original Run, London: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, CSII Exclusives, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Remixes, Keep Hope Alive EP, The Crystal Method Remixed, You Know It's Hard
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronic Album, MTV Video Music Award Best Breakthrough Video


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#Fact
1 Formed in 1993, they did most of their earlier production work in an underground shelter lovingly referred to as "The Bomb Shelter" in the front yard of a rent house they once shared as roommates.
2 Before production began on Legion of Boom in 2004, they moved the studio into the garage of the rent house; many people aren't aware of this, however, and still believe they work in the actual "bomb shelter", now a nickname for the studio setup.
3 Nominated for a MTV Video Music Award for Breakthrough Video for "Name Of The Game" [2002].
4 Nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Electronic/Dance Album for "Legion of Boom" [2004].
5 The Crystal Method is an electronic music duo consisting of Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland.


Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bones TV Series composer - 121 episodes, 2005 - 2017 main title theme writer and performer - 80 episodes, 2006 - 2011 performer - 24 episodes, 2005 - 2014 composer and performer - 1 episode, 2009 theme music - 1 episode, 2009
Electronic Awakening 2011 Documentary composer: additional music / musician
X Games 3D: The Movie 2009 Documentary musician
The Matrix: Path of Neo 2005 Video Game composer: additional music
Third Watch 1999-2005 TV Series composer - 123 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nostalgia Critic 2008 TV Series music - 1 episode
Wipeout HD 2008 Video Game music: "Acetone" - uncredited
Tropic Thunder 2008 performer: "The Name Of The Game", "The Name Of The Game The Crystal Method's Big Ass T.T. Mix"
Check Brights 2008 Short performer: "Blow Out"
Drillbit Taylor 2008 performer: "Name Of The Game" - as Crystal Method
Nobel Son 2007 performer: "Roboslut" / producer: "Roboslut" / writer: "Roboslut"
The Time Tunnel 2006 TV Movie performer: "Keep Hope Alive"
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 2006 performer: "Realizer"
Annapolis 2006 performer: "Born Too Slow"
Coachella 2006 Video documentary performer: "Keep Hope Alive" - as Crystal Method
Shooting Gallery 2005 Video performer: "Born Too Slow", "Badass"
London 2005/I "FIRE TO ME", "ROBOSLUT', "DEFECTIVE", "VICE", "ONESIXTEEN", "GLASS BREAKER", "I LUV U" / producer: "LONDON", "SMOKED" By nm1454234, "GLASS BREAKER" / writer: "LONDON", "SMOKED" By nm1454234, "ROBOSLUT', "DEFECTIVE", "VICE", "ONESIXTEEN", "GLASS BREAKER", "I LUV U"
The Longest Yard 2005 performer: "Roll It Up"
Cursed 2005 performer: "Bound Too Long" Hyper Re-Mix
Gran Turismo 4 2004 Video Game performer: "Born Too Slow" Deepsky's Green Absinthe Dub Mix
Blade: Trinity 2004 performer: "Starting Over", "Weapons Of Mad Distortion"
Entourage 2004 TV Series 1 episode
Crossing Jordan 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2004 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The O.C. 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Amplitude 2003 Video Game "Boom!" The Crystal Method Remix
Need for Speed: Underground 2003 Video Game performer: "Born Too Slow"
Foolproof 2003 performer: "Wild, Sweet & Cool" - as Crystal Method
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life 2003 performer: "Starting Over" Uncredited
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle 2003 performer: "Acetone"
Extreme Ops 2002 performer: "Keep Hope Alive", "Now is the Time The Millennium Mix"
Splinter Cell 2002 Video Game performer: "Name of the Game"
Half Past Dead 2002 performer: "The Name of the Game"
Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever 2002 performer: "The Name Of The Game"
Life or Something Like It 2002 performer: "PHD"
Blade II 2002 performer: "The Name of The Game", "PHDream" / producer: "PHDream"
Malcolm in the Middle 2001 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mad Dash Racing 2001 Video Game producer: "Roll it Up"
Zoolander 2001 performer: "Roll It Up", "Now Is the Time"
Driven 2001 performer: "High Roller"
3000 Miles to Graceland 2001 performer: "Vapor Trail" - as Crystal Method
Roswell 2001 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Wings of the Crow 2000 performer: "Comin' Back"
Witchblade 2000 TV Movie performer: "Keep Hope Alive"
Gone in Sixty Seconds 2000 performer: "Busy Child" - as Crystal Method
Romeo Must Die 2000 performer: "High Roller", "Keep Hope Alive"
Gran Turismo 2 1999 Video Game performer: "Now is the Time" Millennium Mix
Third Watch 1999 TV Series performer: "Keep Hope Alive"
Stigmata 1999 courtesy: "Now Is the Time The Crystal Method Y2Kaos Mix" / performer: "Now Is the Time The Crystal Method Y2Kaos Mix"
Better Living Through Circuitry 1999 Documentary performer: "Now Is The Time Millennium Remix" - as Crystal Method
Need for Speed: High Stakes 1999 Video Game music: "Dude in the Moon"
FIFA Road to World Cup 98 1998 Video Game performer: "Keep Hope Alive", "More", "Now is the Time iCloud 9 Remix", "Busy Child"
Urban Legend 1998 performer: "Comin' Back"
Permanent Midnight 1998 performer: "NOW IS THE TIME PERMANENT MIDNIGHT MIX" / producer: "NOW IS THE TIME PERMANENT MIDNIGHT MIX"
Lost in Space 1998 performer: "Busy Child" / writer: "Busy Child"
Daria 1998 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Senseless 1998 performer: "Busy Child" - as Crystal Method
The Replacement Killers 1998 performer: "Keep Hope Alive"
N2o 1998 Video Game performer: "Busy Child", "Cherry Twist", "Keep Hope Alive", "She's My Pusher", "Trip Like I Do", "Vapor Trail"
Spawn 1997 performer: " Can't You Trip Like I Do" / producer: " Can't You Trip Like I Do" / writer: " Can't You Trip Like I Do"
Species 1995 performer: "Keep Hope Alive" - as Crystal Method
Bones TV Series performer - 75 episodes, 2006 - 2017 writer - 75 episodes, 2006 - 2017
Lucy 2014/I performer: "Single Barrel Sling the Decks"
Fargo 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Almost Human 2013 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Furious 6 2013 performer: "Roll It Up"
Real Steel 2011 performer: "Busy Child", "Make Some Noise", "Undefeated"
Skyline 2010 performer: "Sine Language Metasyn Remix", "The American Way"
Blur 2010 Video Game performer: "Smile" - as Crystal Method / writer: "Smile" - as Crystal Method

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hired Gun 2016 Documentary
Help 2015/II Short
The Sisterhood of Night 2014
Almost Human 2013-2014 TV Series 13 episodes
Blur 2010 Video Game
League of Legends 2009 Video Game
London 2005/I

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Malibu Tapes 2017 completed The Crystal Method
South Park 1998 TV Series The Crystal Method

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Until the Music Ends post-production Themselves
Last Call with Carson Daly 2014 TV Series Himself - Musical guest
Re:Generation 2011 Documentary
Style-City Music Presents 2010 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
Arbor Live! 2010 TV Series Themselves
Ultra MusicFestival Experience 2005 2006 Themselves
2006 Independent Spirit Awards 2006 TV Movie documentary Themselves
Coachella 2006 Video documentary Themselves
Too Late with Adam Carolla 2005 TV Series Themselves
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2005 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
Put the Needle on the Record 2004 Documentary Themselves
Dancestar USA 2004 2004 TV Movie Themselves

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Electronic/Dance Album For the album "Divided By Night."


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