For those not in the know, Craze, the Nicaragua-born and now bona-fide Miami royalty, is the only DJ to have won the highly coveted DMC World Championship not once… not twice… but three times… All consecutively in fact, between 1998 and 2000. He also teamed up with the then fresh-faced teenager A-Trak, to form The Allies and win the Team Championship in 2000 & 2001. But wait, there’s more… either side of a stint as Kanye West’s official tour DJ, Craze continually reminded us of his world-class productions skills through successful releases on labels as diverse as Ninja Tunes, OM, Cartel Recordings and C.I.A, seamlessly moving between rap, hip-hop, d n b, Miami-bass, raw booty house and everything in between.
In 2010 Craze started the now inimitable Slow Roast Records imprint, a sub-label of Fools Gold and home to the likes of Kill the Noise, Klever and Senor Stereo. More recently his remixes for the likes of Flux Pavilion, Doctor P, Benny Benassi and Emalkay have showed us, once again, that genre wont define him – he’s a visionary, a once-in-a-generation type-talent.
Brooklyn-native Codes shot to fame last year on the back of his Codes House EP and remixes for Silver Medalion and Solidisco, both of which were crowned #1 on HypeM. Through his music, Codes is most definitely reaching back to the golden days of hip-hop and house music – it’s a little cut n paste, a little production wizardy, a lot of love.
And here’s the icing on the cake. Craze and Codes are about to release “Deeper,” a liquid house explosion guaranteed to stand out from the rest of the year’s Winter anthems. It’s not out yet, but you can watch the official video here.
Thursday May 24th, 2012 | Electric Circus, Adelaide*
Friday May 25th, 2012 | Oh Hello!, Brisbane
Saturday May 26th, 2012 | Chinese Laundry, Sydney
Wednesday May 30th, 2012 | Plan B, Hobart*
Thursday May 31st, 2012 | Transit Bar, Canberra*
Friday June 1st, 2012 | The Prince of Wales, Melbourne
Saturday June 2nd, 2012 | Villa, Perth