NEW ALBUM

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Label: R2 Records
Format: DIGITAL/VINYL
Release Date: 4th March 2016

R2 Records are happy to present the first full-length project from Karizma’s alter ego Kaytronik.

From his earliest days as part of Baltimore’s premier crew – The Basement Boys – Kris Klayton was never one to stay in a musical box, always probing beyond the constraints of the soulful house domain.

His Kaytronik persona, (previously reserved for remixes of other artists and a single on Atjazz Recordings) has allowed him greater freedom to explore beat syncopation, mood and impassioned expression further with an album that showcases his ability to work at any tempo, with a variety of styles, but always with the emotional content intact.

“State We In” is the first single taken from the album, a hard driving groove punctuated by a harder hitting narrative on the current disarray in the world as a whole, and the U.S. specifically.

The package also includes “I Say”, a straight up club banger to help shake off the tension.

Both tracks taken from the full length “Thee Album”- out on 4th March.

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“Kris Klayton maybe one of the most diverse and multi-talented producers on the scene.” – mixmag

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“It’s going to be a big March for Baltimore born and bred purveyor of Deep House Karizma, who is releasing his new LP ‘Thee Album’ under his Kaytronik alias at the beginning of the month. The enigmatic producer also has a remix included on the big new Catz ’N’ Dogz remix album (Pets Recordings), which is dropping mid-March and is a high-profile project featuring the likes of Claude Von Stroke, Fred Everything, Jamie Jones and Matthew Herbert.” – magneticmag.com

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AVAILABLE NOW

Karizma’s much anticipated Kaytronik album has arrived!

 

From his earliest days as part of Baltimore’s premier crew – The Basement Boys – Kris Klayton was never one to stay in a musical box, always probing beyond the constraints of the soulful house domain.

 

His Kaytronik persona, (previously reserved for remixes of other artists and a single on Atjazz Recordings) has allowed him greater freedom to explore beat syncopation, mood and impassioned expression further with an album that showcases his ability to work at any tempo, with a variety of styles, but always with the emotional content intact.

 

“Thee Album” contains electronic explorations of down tempo emotive beats, club bangers and impossible to categorize grooves, not to mention thought provoking messages about where we stand in the current global climate.

 

2 x LP / CD / Digital

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"It's Your Life" R.I.P. Maurice White!

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State We In Thee Video!

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Snowing!

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For Walter and Andre

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Do It coming soon on Kaytronik Thee Album!🔈👊🏿🎛🎚🎛

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Kaytronik "Ain't no"

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NEW SINGLE

02/19/2016

“Sick! Thank you!” – Giles Peterson, Brownswood Recordings

“Hot like mountain lava!!!” – Mad Mats, Local Talk

“Good to see K back at it. Liking and trying both tracks!!” – Ralf Gum, GOGO Music Label

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KAYTRONIK "THEE ALBUM"

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BIOGRAPHY

Karizma Real Name: Kris Klayton is an award winning International DJ and electronic music producer/artist from Baltimore, MD, USA, known for his wide genre of music production in deep house, deep techno, hip hop, jazz and broken beats, and his ability to master Pioneer Corporation’s CDJ-2000 and DJM 2000 being sponsored by Pioneer Pro DJ Japan in 2010.

“When he’s producing music, Klayton uses a number of aliases. As Kaytronik, he turns out records that are a bit darker, with menacing electronic tones; as K2, he creates buoyant reëdits of R. & B. songs. But as a d.j. he brings all of these characters into the booth with him.”

The New Yorker

Karizma co-founded the mighty Unruly Records imprint alongside Scottie B and Shawn Caesar, before joining the production powerhouse that was Basement Boys. Ever since 1995’s ‘Feel The Power’ 12″, Karizma has carved out a hugely successful career, making music that is hooky and immediate enough to appeal to a commercial audience without compromising its underground attitude. Over the years he has released records on labels as diverse as Defected, Strictly Rhythm, his own Kohesive Recordings, and eventually finding a home with R2 Records. It was through this imprint that he released the 2007 LP “A Mind Of Its Own” and its 2009 “Upgrade”, as well as irresistible singles like ‘Neccessarry Maddness’ and ‘Groove A ‘K’ Ordingly’, which were said to be one of the greatest house tracks of the last ten years (Fact Magazine).

Karizma’s third solo album “Wall of Sound” was released in 2013 and it ranked in Top 10 immediately after its release, and remained for the following 6 months (Kaytronik.com). Karizma’s Kaytronik Ruff Kut Mix of “Sunday Morning” of Seven Davis Jr was also selected on Defected presents Most Rated 2016 that we can expect a great response to the upcoming release of the “Kaytronik Thee Album” on R2 Records.

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