The Crystal Method, an electronic music duo, has accomplished a lot since the 1990’s. Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland’s music has pierced the upper Billboard 200, been nominated for a Best Electronic/Dance Album Grammy, and has appeared in films, TV shows, and video games. Their best selling album was certified platinum by the RIAA.
Their performance is charged with energy and according to the Village Voice they are “one of the best live dance acts on Earth.” It is with pleasure that AoxoA presents original photographs of The Crystal Method playing at the Euphoria Music and Camping Festival 2014 (EMCF14).
The images below have a feeling, an energy and a mood that transcends traditional concert photography. Indeed, I enjoy pushing that envelope. The techniques used to develop the images sometimes reveal abstract figures that your imagination wants to recognize.
The original use and meaning of Native American headdress has evolved over the last 180 years of cultural appropriation. Now, music festival goers are under attack for style-copying the war bonnet. The anti-headdress drumbeat shouts false claims of genocide & racism, and unnecessarily attempts to create villains and guilt.
DVBBS consist of brothers Alex and Chris Andre (formerly Van Den Hoef). DVBBS music is sometimes classified as Electro house, big room house, hard-style, or bass heavy.
The uninhibited duo is in demand. Their most famous single “Tsunami” charted number 1 in the United Kingdom, Scotland, and the Netherlands. In addition to charting in various other countries worldwide via iTunes, “Tsunami” gained over 83 million views in under two years. It also reached #1 on the Beatport 100. The Canadian Urban Music Awards presented them with the “One To Watch” award in 2013.