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The Crystal Method, The Crystal Method

The Crystal Method

January 19th, 2014

1993 in Los Angeles, CA


Years Active:
'90s, '00s, '10s

The Crystal Method


L.A.'s Crystal Method were referred to as America's answer to the Chemical Brothers. A dance-based electronic duo with a definite rock band feel, the comparison seemed appropriate, although it tended to erase what made the group distinct: a solid base in American hip-hop, rock, soul, and pop. Formed in 1993 by Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland, Crystal Method was the longest-running stop in a string of projects that led them from their native Las Vegas (and some forgettable four-track stabs at vocal house music), to the early-'90s L.A. rave scene. Drawn in by its youthful idealism, Jordan and Kirkland became absorbed by L.A.'s underground club culture and began knocking out tracks inspired by their experiences. On the strength of one of their demos, Crystal Method signed to Steve Melrose and Justin King's City of Angels imprint in 1994, and their debut single, “Keep Hope Alive,” appeared soon after. The title was in reference to L.A.'s waning rave scene (burdened by constant police pressure and a string of random violent incidents) and became something of an anthem due to the endless barrage of remixes and alternate versions that appeared.

Top Albums

The Crystal Method, The Crystal Method
1. The Crystal ..
Vegas, The Crystal Method
2. Vegas
Vegas (Deluxe Edition), The Crystal Method
3. Vegas (Delux..
Divided By Night, The Crystal Method
4. Divided By N..
London (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), The Crystal Method
5. London (Orig..
Legion of Boom (Audio Version), The Crystal Method
6. Legion of Bo..
Tweekend, The Crystal Method
7. Tweekend
Tweekend, The Crystal Method
8. Tweekend
Keep Hope Alive - EP, The Crystal Method
9. Keep Hope Al..
Play for Real (feat. The Heavy) - EP, The Crystal Method
10. Play for Rea..
Drown In the Now (Remixes) [feat. Matisyahu], The Crystal Method
11. Drown In the..
Come Back Clean (feat. Emily Haines) - EP, The Crystal Method
12. Come Back Cl..
You Know It's Hard, The Crystal Method
13. You Know It'..
CSII Exclusives, The Crystal Method
14. CSII Exclusi..
Sine Language (feat. LMFAO) [Remixes], The Crystal Method
15. Sine Languag..
I'm Not Leaving (The Remixes) [feat. Martha Reeves & The Funk Bros.] - EP, The Crystal Method
16. I'm Not Leav..
Born Too Slow EP, The Crystal Method
17. Born Too Slo..
Over It (feat. Dia Frampton) - Single, The Crystal Method
18. Over It (fea..
Bones 2012 Extended Mix - Single, The Crystal Method
19. Bones 2012 E..
Bones Theme (Remixes) - EP, The Crystal Method
20. Bones Theme ..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price

Over It (feat. Dia Frampton) Crystal Method 3:14 $1.29

Emulator Crystal Method 5:13 $1.29

Grace (feat. LeAnn Rimes) Crystal Method 5:06 $1.29

Busy Child Vegas 7:25 $1.29

Jupiter Shift Crystal Method 5:03 $1.29

Storm the Castle (feat. Le Castle Va.. Crystal Method 4:22 $1.29

(Can't You) Trip Like I Do Spawn (The Album) 4:28 $0.99

Keep Hope Alive Vegas 6:12 $1.29

Name of the Game Tweekend 4:15 $1.29

Trip Like I Do Vegas 7:34 $1.29

After Hours (feat. Afrobeta) Crystal Method 3:52 $1.29

110 To the 101 Crystal Method 5:46 $1.29

Difference (feat. Franky Perez) Crystal Method 4:04 $1.29

Sling the Decks Crystal Method 4:50 $1.29

High Roller Vegas 5:29 $1.29

Born Too Slow Legion of Boom (Audio Versi.. 2:59 $0.99

Smile? Divided By Night 5:35 $0.99

Weapons of Mass Distortion Legion of Boom (Audio Versi.. 4:51 $0.99

Over It (feat. Dia Frampton) Over It (feat. Dia Frampton.. 3:14 $1.29

Name of the Game Tweekend 4:15 $1.29

Drown In the Now (feat. Matisyahu) Divided By Night 5:49 $0.99

Roll It Up Tweekend 6:02 $0.99

Grid (Remixed by The Crystal Method) TRON: Legacy Reconfigured 4:27 $1.29

Double Down Under Divided By Night 5:51 $0.99

Trip Like I Do Vegas (Deluxe Edition) 7:34 $1.29

Top Music Videos

Busy Child, The Crystal Method
1. Busy Child
Comin' Back, The Crystal Method
2. Comin' Back
Drown In the Now (feat. Matisyahu), The Crystal Method
3. Drown In the N..
Come Back Clean (Kaskade Remix Edit), The Crystal Method
4. Come Back Clea..
Drown In the Now (feat. Matisyahu), The Crystal Method
5. Drown In the N..
Murder, The Crystal Method
6. Murder
Murder, The Crystal Method
7. Murder
Drown In the Now (feat. Matisyahu), The Crystal Method
8. Drown In the N..
Track By Track Interview, The Crystal Method
9. Track By Track..


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