The first born of two Soviet defects. A classically trained multi instrumentalist. An artist born 15 years too late but an intensely nostalgic and passionate creative force. Not to mention an MBA in Economics and Finance from the University of Edinburgh as well as current Director of Marketing for SAP.
This is Krychek.
A relative newcomer to the electro synth pop scene, Krychek has quickly created ripples through the global electro mag blogosphere and NYC scene. Starting off as a DJ for the co-founded Scotch and Murder Music label and music collective in 2010, spinning some of the most exclusive clubs/parties in NYC (Santos Party House, Le Baron, Hotel Rivington), he briskly shifted gears in 2013 into producing. As a lifelong piano student of the Walnut Hill School of Arts and New England Conservatory of Music, composition and production came quickly, enabling Krychek to pick up guitar at a young age and eventually the art of analog synthesis. With the help of his synth collection (DX7, Siel DK600, Juno 60), Telecaster, and AKG C414 mic, Krychek was able to push out his first self-titled EP on Dubai label InSpin as well as sophomore EP Ego within one year (both featured on Hypem). His most recent single Do it Again featuring pop artist Kento reached 100k listens within 2 weeks on Soundcloud, with the majority of the market hailing from Brazil and Europe, establishing Krychek as an international phenom.
Motivated by unfortunate yet inevitable anguish from the loss of family and love, Krychek decided to embark on a full length album in October of 2014. In what perhaps may have been the coldest winter in NYC since 1934 (fact), 10 intensely eerie and emotional tracks were written and produced alone in a small studio in Brooklyn. Its difficult to categorize the genre of the LP as the thematic landscape is a compilation of individualized tracks, each intended for a specific variation of that 80's, early 90's movie montage burned in the back of your mind that you think you've forgotten. Each track meticulously crafted to send you back to that moment in time you associate with nostalgia. Blasting off with Heist, an intense ballad romanticizing the intricacies of a bank robbery, and closing the album with James Blake-ish Lay Low, perhaps Krychek's mantra, there is no dull moment on this 10 track journey fueled by heavy synth and guitar, lubed with reverb.