Nick, aka Cralias, likes to present himself as South London’s shyest beat maker. The Lewisham-based producer might be reserved; his music is very expressive, though. On January 20, he will release a four track EP named “Element” through TAR and we already love what we have heard so far.
His latest release is aptly-named “Sultan”; it’s a short but majestuous meeting point of IDM and Kuduro, an uptempo type of music that is perfectly highlighted by the princess of Lisbon’s label Príncipe: Nidia Minaj. “Sultan” is both cold and bouncy and will reach the souls of the most remote ghosts. You can capture the latter in the wildness of some underground clubs.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/299950665″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]
Cralias will reach the souls of the most remote ghosts in the wildness of some underground clubs.
The emo and post-club vibes can also be found on “Hope You Care” the first track taken from the EP. 2016 was a real tragedy and 2017 already appears as confusing, at best. With the Arca-infused “Hope You Care,” Cralias captures these feelings and shares a sharp and detached answer to the world we are surviving in. It will make the disillusioned children, like us, float like clouds which appear or disappear.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/297552402″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]
Cralias got into making music via doing bootlegs and remixes and was originally admirative of Kai Whiston and MICHELANGEL0, two emblematic artists from the TAR family. The famous Los Angeles-based collective is currently a prime location for creative under-the-radar artists. Paul Preston, aka PBDY, represents Brainfeeder and runs TAR. He is also a radio host on the excellent London’s Radar Radio. Cralias’ story is pure chance: first a listener, he submitted his work to Preston and then got played on the show.
One thing leading to another, TAR will share Cralias’ 4-track debut EP “Element” on January 20. It will obviously feature “Hope You Care” and “Sultan,” as well as two new productions yet to discover: “Sweet” and “Tell Me.” The beautiful artwork is signed by Shanghai’s multidisciplinary artist Tavi Lee.