Kaizen Karnak, the Producer/DJ behind R1 Ryders, Proletariat Base and owner of label, Current Records has produced some of the most unique bass centric tracks to emerge from London’s underground club scene.
With a production career dating back to 2003, Karnak has stamped his own colourful spin on electronic music that touches on elements of House, Grime, Jungle and UK Garage styles, yet remains left of centre within the landscape of UK club music.
Offerings such as ‘Rubberband’, ‘Speedbump’, ‘Low Tread’ and ‘Hydraulic’ demonstrate his raw and unpretentious production style, which has received support on national radio by key tastemakers including Toddla T, Spyro, Mistajam, Benji B and Sinden. Reporting on a string of releases under Karnak’s “R1 Ryders” project in 2011, Fact Magazine proudly stated, ‘There are few acts in the UK harder than R1 Ryders’.
As a DJ, Karnak has shared line ups with some of the world’s best producers, entertaining international crowds and performing at venues and festivals throughout Europe including Outlook in Croatia and La Nuits Sonores in Lyon, France.
Karnak has provided guest mixes for the BBC and Kiss; as a natural progression, he is now presenting his own weekly primetime show on Flex FM.
In 2019 and beyond, you can expect to see Kaizen Karnak deconstructing the boundaries of genre as his sound pushes sound systems across the globe to the limit, delivering High Energy Sound System Music for the masses.
You can hear Kaizen Karnak live on Flex 101.4FM every Saturday night 22:00-00:00 GMT