So James at Definate Films has been working overtime for Generation Bass. On top of the tour he went on with DJ White Shadow, shooting Skrillex in TN, animation projects for some of the biggest names in Moombahton, he’s somehow made time to link up with me to knock out some heavyweight material. We’ve done exclusive interviews with Munchi, Dillon Francis, and Sazon Booya, all in the past year. It’s been slightly hectic.
I’ve been watching Crizzly from afar for the past year or so. His remix of Lil Will’s ‘Bust It Wide Open’ skyrocketed him to worldwide notoriety in an instant. It’s gotten more than a few plays since it dropped.
This was followed up almost immediately by ‘Big Booty Bitches’, another record with GIANT sounds, and INSTANT response.
His remix to Waka Flocka’s ‘Hard In The Paint’ was also a HUGE hit, as he used the vocals almost as in instrument. It has an incredibly cool bassline, and is just a super fun record.
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He started HUGE, and I’m curious what his next move is. As annoying as the subject of his age must be (he isn’t old enough to drink beverages in the clubs he spins in), it must be a whirlwind. He was on tour with 12th Planet, and though Dillon Francis’ name was billed as the headliner at Webster Hall, Crizzly played AFTER him. The singles have slowed down. He offered up a tape called ‘Crunkstep’, and not much else in the past 6 months.
Along with making quality production, his style of what I consider Thugstep was unique. Between him and Daniel Disaster of Heroes and Villains, there is a stronghold in the merge of dubstep tracks, trap drums, and country lyricism. Nobody else seems to be encroaching on these 2, and I felt the need to catch up with Crizzly in Manhattan as he closed out a packed Webster Hall after Dillon Francis and Nadastrom.
He’s an absolutely charming young man. He is either on cruise control, or plotting on a GIANT move. I didn’t get to figure it out. We sit down and discuss his future, his influences, and share these words over the most expensive turkey club I have ever eaten.