You may have discovered Kriess Guyte through his tracks which over the past year have been causing some serious damage on dancefloors worldwide. His two recent releases on Jordan Suckley’s Damaged records have been massive hits, the first entitled Nebula reached number 5 in the Beatport trance charts and received support from the biggest names in the trance scene such as Armin van Buuren (ASOT 747), Paul van Dyk and more, as well as being featuring on the Damaged Red Alert compilation. The follow up Vortex was chosen as the prestigious 50th release for Jordan’s label and featured on both the Damaged Neon & Grotesque Summer Edition 2016 compilations, as well as in Paul Oakenfold’s July DJ Box selection. Alongside these collaborations with the Irish Queen of trance Orla Feeney, Kriess’s third single on Damaged is entitled Tribalism and has already featured on the Damaged Australia compilation as an exclusive. Kriess has also had releases and remixes on well respected labels such a Monster Tunes, Critical State and Blackhole Recordings.
Before fully launching into releasing his own productions Kriess has been DJ’ing for over 15 years. Recently he played both nights on the Damaged Australia tour alongside Jordan Suckley, Sam Jones, Vertical Mode, Matt Bowdidge and Harmonic Rush in Sydney & Melbourne. Previously he has had the opportunity to DJ at various legendary venues in and around London over the years including Turnmills, Camden Palace and SE1, as well as in America at Circus in Hollywood. Kriess has also promoted his own events such as Perfected which ran both at the renowned venue The Cross in London and on the south coast in Portsmouth, as well as running the Submerged boat parties on the Thames. These events featured DJ’s such as Ben Gold, Jordan Suckley, James Dymond, Ben Nicky, Matt Hardwick and more.
For a taste of his DJ’ing experience you can check out over a decades worth of his mixes on his Soundcloud and Mixcloud pages, as well as find his regular show the Synthsonic Sessions which is a showcase for his favourite tracks of the moment and his latest productions.
Alongside producing, DJ’ing and promoting Kriess has previously worked for the classic British trance label Lost Language and its sister label Solaris Recordings, where he helped with A&R and finding up and coming talent. On his journey through learning production he completed a Degree in Contemporary Popular Music and a Higher Diploma in DJ’ing & Music Production, both at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford England.
With plenty more tracks coming and an aim to get out and DJ in front of as many people as possible to share his passion, one thing is for sure, you’ll be hearing a lot more about Kriess Guyte in the near future if you’re a fan of quality trance music.