DJ Krust is the co-founder of Bristol’s Full Cycle crew (with Roni
Size, DJ Die and Suv), and he is much noted in the Drum and Bass
and Jungle underground for his push-the-envelope productions both alone
and in collaboration with Roni Size.
Krust was raised on hip-hop and began DJing
in the mid-’80s at schools and small clubs around the area. His
interests grew to include acid house and rave by the late ’80s, and a
stint in the group Fresh 4 landed Krust in the middle of the charts,
when “Wishing on a Star” made number nine in late 1989. After meeting
at the 1990 Glastonbury Festival, DJ Krust and Roni Size soon began to
produce tracks together, often in collaboration with DJ Die and Suv.
The outfit recorded solo and in tandem for Bryan G and Jumpin’ Jack
Frost’s V Recordings during the early ’90s, but then in 1992 formed
the Full Cycle label with manager Chris Warton. Along with its sister
label Dope Dragon, Full Cycle released several crucial singles and the
1995 label retrospective Music Box, through an agreement with Talkin’
DJ Krust continued to record for V and Full Cycle, and with Roni did
remixes for Goldie and fellow Bristol crew More Rockers. Size’s debut and Mercury Music Prize winning album New Forms — featuring considerable production from Krust
— hit the music world like a bomb in 1997, leading to Krust’s own
major-label contract the following year. Coded Language followed his
PolyGram debut, True Stories, in 1999. Krust’s 2nd album hidden
knowledge released on his own label full cycle in 2006 saw him
continue with his trade mark sound.
Krust is currently in the studio working on a new project under the name George Kurts. The project will be released this year on his new imprint Rebel Instinct.