Kryptic Minds x FatKidOnFire - Osiris Music at Fabriclive

Kryptic Minds x FatKidOnFire

Osiris Music at Fabriclive

In a career that’s spanned just under 15 years, produced two full length albums, more releases than I can think of (according to Discogs, if you want an actual number, it’s 33) across the two genres of electronic music that the UK is arguably most known for, not to mention some of the most sought-after dubs and(!) one of the most respected imprints in dubstep, it’s safe to say Kryptic Minds have had what can only be described as an epic career.

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Osiris Music UK

I’ve been fans of Si Kryptic and Leon Switch for longer than I can remember.

Cutting their teeth on drum & bass at the turn of the 20th century, but, like with many of us, it was when the duo discovered Mala, Loefah and the DMZ sound that they (in my eyes anyway), found their true calling. A chance discussion with Loefah, as explained to Blackdown in 2009, led to their debut LP, ‘One of Us’, on the relatively young Swamp 81 – a collection of such powerful music it’s since shaped the direction of our sound; creating an entire sub-genre of half-step infused 140 dubstep (or ‘dungeon’ as it’s also unimaginatively known).

I can’t remember what first caught my ear with Kryptic Minds’ music. The ever chilling ‘Code 46’ on Disfigured Dubz in 2009? Was it their debut album? ‘768’? Their Lung remix? The eponymous FACT mix? ‘Talisman’? Whatever it was, I’ve been hooked ever since. No one has yet managed to match Si and Leon’s ability to create such sparse and powerful dubstep – although many have tried.

While they were busy championing what is arguably ‘their’ sound, Kryptic Minds founded Osiris Music in 2006, an imprint that’s helped both launch and bolster many a producer’s career in both DnB and dubstep. Not to mention the fact that the label’s released some of the best bass music in the past few years.

Biome, Ipman, Killawatt, Kaiju, Dj Madd, LX One, Thelem, Sleeper & District. The list goes on.

Long live Kryptic Minds.

Ahead of the Osiris Music takeover at Fabric this Friday, I recently caught up with Kryptic Minds. Their schedule didn’t allow for a full in-depth FKOF feature, but when the time is right it’ll come…

Of your back catalogue, which 5 tunes are you most proud of?

Which 4 DnB tunes do you always pull for?

Dillinja’s ‘Nasty Ways’, our remix of Technical Itch’s ‘Bring The Ruckus’Technical Itch’s ‘Hunter Seeker’ and Goldie’s ‘Say You Love Me’.

What are the 3 biggest dubs in your CD wallet at the moment?

Sleeper’s ‘Simulation Theory’, our ‘Untitled Oscar’ and this one; Kaiju’s ‘M16’

Of the venues you’ve played at, what are your 2 favourites?

Berghain and Fabric.

Name 1 producer all Kryptic Minds fans should be following.

Image (c) Sam Ryley


Killawatt and Ipman have recorded a promo mix for Friday’s event – which you can find here and download herePaul Mac has also recorded one, which you can find here or download here.

This also seems like a good time to nudge Kaiju‘s record-breaking Rinse FM show – stream it here – as I have it on good authority we can expect a similarly brilliant set from the duo…

Osiris Music, Fabriclive, 25/10/13


Track list:

  1. Kryptic Minds – Untitled Dub
  2. Kryptic Minds – Untitled Dub
  3. Kryptic Minds – Untitled Dub
  4. Kryptic Minds – Time Flies
  5. DJ Madd – Dub Marine (Kryptic Minds remix)
  6. DJ Madd – Pitch Black
  7. Matt U – Empty Inside
  8. Kryptic Minds – Can’t Sleep
  9. Kryptic Minds – The Fifth
  10. Kryptic Minds – No More No Less
  11. DJ Madd – New Reality
  12. Freeze & LX ONE – Foreseen
  13. Kryptic Minds – Untitled Dub
  14. Kryptic Minds – The Things They Left behind
  15. Kryptic Minds – Untitled Dub
  16. Kryptic Minds – Just After Sunset
  17. Kryptic Minds & Youngsta – Arcane
  18. Kryptic Minds – Untitled Dub
  19. Matt U – Unforgiven
  20. Kryptic Minds – Untitled Dub
  21. Kryptic Minds – Wasteland

“The formidable Playaz imprint heads back to FABRICLIVE for the October leg of their monthly residency. Label boss, DJ Hype, takes on a two hour set alongside Pascal and Playaz backed talent Hazard and Taxman. Symmetry boss, Break, joins drum & bass veterans Original Sin and Sub Zero, who will go head-to-head for a high-octane b2b set. Tyke completes the lineup. 

“Bukem in Session returns to Room Two with legendary liquid d&b producer, LTJ Bukem, bringing with him a fusion of his favourite artists including Metelheadz dynamo Lenzman as well as Paul SG, A Sides and Pennygiles.  

“The infectious and cinematic sounds of Kyrptic Minds, Killawatt and Kaiju will all infiltrate Room Three as Osiris imprint takes over our top space for the first time. Ipman and Paul Mac also perform whilst the critically acclaimed producer, Amit, delivers his distinctive and captivating voice for a very special live performance.” 

Order your tickets for £18 on the Fabric website here – or they’re £19 OTD (£13 for students and fabricfirst members) or £10 after 3am. Doors are 10pm to 6am.

Set times:

Kaiju: 22:00 – 23.30
Killawatt b2b Ipman: 23.30 – 01.00
Kryptic Minds: 01.00 – 02.00
AMIT (live): 02.00 – 03.00
Paul Mac: 03.00 – 04.30

Toast: 22.00 – 03.00

I’ll be coming down with the Kaiju boys so will be there from doors. You won’t need telling that room 3 is going to be a madness.

Be there to witness what will be a historic event. Do not miss this.

Thanks to Livi at Fabric for all her help with this article
Shouts to everyone running the YouTube channels linked in both playlists

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