Kryptik‘s journey into Hip Hop began in 2002 with graffiti and beatboxing. It wasn’t long before he was performing in the Paisley and Glasgow club circuits, (all while under the age of legal entry).
In 2006 he began producing Breakbeat, Drum n Bass and Techno and started DJing the club circuits. Teaching himself as far as possible, he then went on to gain his HNC in Sound Engineering and ran several Drum n Bass and Hardcore events in Glasgow.
Leaving college in 2011 saw him come full circle, as he began his rap career, and within his first year he was performing at the Solar Eclipse Festival in Cairns, Australia.
In 2015 he released his debut album, Necessary Evil, and quickly gained the support of Suspect Packages’ Disorda, featuring on many of his radio shows and accruing a name for himself within the UK Hip Hop scene.
Immediately off the back of this, Kryptik then went on to form the crew ‘Delivery Room‘ and for their debut slot, was touted to support The Four Owls in Exeter. This went well and lead to repeat bookings up and down the country alongside the likes of Dirty Dike, Ocean Wisdom, Dabbla, Skinnyman and most recently The Sugarhill Gang to name a few.
In 2017 he built his own studio and founded Dental Rekords, providing a platform to push other Scottish artists in the right direction. His 2019 album, ‘Collective Thoughts‘, raised awareness for mental health, and he has subsequently done several interviews and even a small documentary on addiction, misplaced anger and music therapy. All profits of this album were donated to Sunny Govan Community Radio to assist them during the pandemic. Kryptik also dedicates whatever spare time he has left to boosting the profile of other Scottish artists, as part of the editorial team at Wordplay Magazine, (all while holding down a full time job).
In 2019 he was nominated for a Scottish Alternative Music Award and in 2020, took the title for Scottish Hip Hop Track of the Year on North Highland Radio for his track, ‘Found The Love‘. This track also saw its national debut in January, on BBC Introducing in Scotland, which lead to a repeat appearance the following week, with another track called ‘Burnout‘.
Burnout (Official Video)
An Interview on Mental Health ft. Kryptik
- Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0dwSUP6MqNbir29eIHfOYM
- Bandcamp: https://kryptikriddimz.bandcamp.com/
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- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kryptik_riddimz/
- Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/kryptikriddimz