Breakdancer, Pastry Critic, Funk Protege – a mere side of the various descriptors that may very well be used for Martin Reeves, AKA, Krafty Kuts. The critically acclaimed UK-based DJ/Producer has a narrative outlined by journey, turmoil, and triumph. Deeply immersed within the late 80s beat scene, Reeves was infatuated with dance music from its inception. Before taking over the Krafty Kuts moniker, Reeves was performing in his band Wicked City alongside legends by the likes of The Rolling Stones, and The Prodigy. Thriving on this planet of creation, Reeves’ passions had been muddied by an odd-job tragedy. The document spinning riot was working as machinist constructing fireplaces when he sawed off the left aspect ideas of his most valuable gift- his fingers. Years of dedication and success halted within the blink of a watch.

Krafty Kuts – ‘4Gee$'

Not to any shock, the electro-funk producer’s hearth disaster truly fed his urge for food for achievement. As the accident healed at an exponential price, Reeves was extra impressed than ever to share his craft with the world, exceeding expectations when he went on to conceptualize Krafty Kuts- the bass-centric, break beat phenomenon that shines on the apex of up to date future funk. With a private story of epic proportions, it solely is sensible that his tracks align with that notion. Krafty Kuts’ newest drop, “4Gee$” is a shuffle-ready, mid tempo, collision of deep home and funk. Unfettered and unbound, this joint is 1 of four of the unreleased tracks on Westwood Recordings’ 100th launch. This celebratory milestone is a benchmark within the label’s historical past. Founded in 2013 by Nick Middleton (½ of the Funk Hunters) Westwood has launched music from pioneers as notable as Jurassic 5’s Chali 2na. Rooted in the concept that artist’s wants come first, Westwood has develop into a monument in a slew of artists careers. The 100th launch options 20 tracks beforehand launched tracks from the label’s historical past, boasting tracks from The Funk Hunters, OPIUO, and Moontricks.

“I began Westwood 5 years in the past as an outlet to launch not simply my very own music, however a few of my greatest pals. It nonetheless amazes me the place we're right now, now releasing music and serving to steer the careers of artists that impressed me as a fan, lengthy earlier than I ever dreamed of being within the music enterprise. I grew up listening to data from Chali 2na, and have watched Krafty Kuts DJ since I used to be a young person earlier than I’d ever even touched a pair of turntables myself. Many of the acts we're working with right now I’m such a private fan of that if we weren’t working collectively I’d nonetheless be there on the dance ground shopping for tickets to their exhibits. And I believe that’s on the coronary heart of this label, the sensation of group, the love of music, and the way in which every of our artists help one another, remix one another, tour with one another, and play every others tunes on phases world wide weekend after weekend. It’s grown into one thing a lot greater than I may have ever imagined and I’m honoured to be working with such a tremendous staff.”