The Crystal Method: Exclusive "Behind-the-scenes" look at Divided By Night
Comprised of Scott Kirkland and Ken Jordan, THE CRYSTAL METHOD is one of the best-selling electronica bands in the United States. They’ve come a long way since their debut album, Vegas (’97), which went platinum…a feat that most electronic bands can only dream of. Having earned their reputation for creating explosive live sets throughout the 90′s, the duo has gone beyond studio mixing and DJ-ing to scoring film, television, and video games. During a hiatus following the release of Community Service II (’05), Kirkland and Jordan took a break from live performance and focused on other projects like their first original motion picture soundtrack for LONDON, Nike’s Drive: Nike + Original Run, and the deluxe edition of Vegas which contained various remixes.
Divided By Night is their latest album and is their “re-introduction” into performing live sets once again. Recently seeing them in concert, Lara Marsman of BILLBOARD.COM said that they “still perform as they did fifteen years ago, even after a five-year hiatus, demonstrating why they are the original gangsters of electronic music.”
“Divided By Night is a metaphor for our career, for our lives,” explains Jordan. “We do have regular lives during the day, regular family and home lives. At night, when we play shows and when we DJ, it’s a completely different world.” Divided By Night is the first album they’ve recorded in Crystalwerks, their very own studio, which they started building upon completion of their third album, Legion of Boom (’04).
In an interview in late April 2009, Kirkland claimed that after the Divided by Night tour was completed, they would remix some older cuts, perform some DJ sets, and hit the studio to record yet another album, evidence that there is more to come from Crystalwerks and The Crystal Method.
Check out this SUNfiltered exclusive behind the scenes look at the making of, Divided By Night. Upon its release on May 12, 2009, Divided By Night hit #1 on iTunes’ Electronic Music chart and #1 on Amazon. It also debuted on various Billboard charts including: #38 Top 200 Albums, #2 Top Electronic Albums, #3 Top Digital Albums and #4 Top Independent Albums. It features a vast array of guests including vocalists Emily Haines of Metric, Justin Warfield of She Wants Revenge and his wife Stefanie King Warfield, Jason Lytle of Grandaddy, rappers LMFAO plus players like bassist Peter Hook (New Order) and drummer extraordinaire Samantha Maloney (Peaches, Hole). The album was launched with the momentous first single “Drown in the Now,” their infectious collaboration with mic master Matisyahu.
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Right now, The Crystal Method live performance tour is thumping across America with songs from the new album Divided By Night.
Check out the video for “Drown in the Now,” created by motion design production house UVPHACTORY :
THE CRYSTAL METHOD’s current tour dates :
Wed – 6/17 in San Francisco, CA @ Grand Ballroom
Sat – 6/27 in Los Angeles, CA @ Electric Daisy Carnival
Thu – 7/30 in Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot
Fri – 7/31 in Columbus, OH @ Boma
Sat – 8/1 in Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
Sun – 8/2 in Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend
Mon – 8/3 in Nashville, TN @ Limelight
Tue – 8/4 in Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s Cantina
Wed – 8/5 in Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
Thu – 8/6 in Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
Fri – 8/7 in Afton, NY @ The New Echo Lake (DJ set)
Sat – 8/8 in Washington D.C. @ Fur (DJ set)
Sun – 8/9 in San Diego, CA @ Hard Rock Hotel (DJ set)