DJ Craze & Klever


Editorial Review

When scratch nerds grow up, they can turn into rock stars. After years of perfecting turntable routines and traveling for battles where the prizes are little more than pride, some of the waning turntablism age's biggest talents are sneaking into the pop arena through the nightclub's back door. DJ Craze, for example, combined his background in drum 'n' bass circuit and Miami bass to become the popular anything-goes party DJ he is now. Nine years ago, DJ Craze teamed up with Klever, an Atlanta DJ with a dirty south style. Now the two of them slice and quick-mix everything from grimy electro to hard rock with blinding precision. Catch the southern scratch duo rocking together on four decks supported by Stereo Faith and Jerome Baker III at the Rock and Roll Hotel tonight.

-- Rhome Anderson (April 2009)