History of creation
Label Criminal Tribe Records was officially founded April 25, 2014 by the artist and the promoter of the Smolensk region Alexey «Hornet» Tereshkov. The path to the creation of this project began in December 2013, after a joint acquaintance Alexey with Industrial Breakbeat producer «3D Stas». After a lengthy joint communication, the Alexey Hornet had the idea of creating a music label, which is set for the main purpose to resurrect such legendary music styles like Breakbeat and Big Beat, additionally providing an opportunity to publish music to young and promising artists from all over the CIS working in these genres.
From that moment began a joint search for the producers and offer to work in this project. Thus was formed the backbone of the future of the label. It includes the following artists:
- Dmitry «FB Force» Shinkarchuk, which became the official sound engineer on Criminal Tribe Records studio in Israel;
- Eugene «[SC] Smash3r» Shulyabkin, who led the team of IT sector;
- Dmitry «Little Orange UA» Garkusha;
- Alexander «Aequo» Korolev;
- Alexander «Raze Weid» Dmitriev.
Invaluable support in the official legal registration of the project had a Drum and Bass artist Anna «AnnGree», at that time living in England. Thanks to its relations with different music labels, Alexey clear on registration of private management of the company were transferred. Thus, April 25, 2014 was established Criminal Tribe Records ltd., has received an address in London.
The next step in the development of the project was the conclusion of the contract for official distribution to the company Cygnus Music [UK]. Sent demo materials made a great impression on this company, giving rise to joint cooperation, despite the lack of reputation or experience of the newly created label.
During the first half of existence label Criminal Tribe Records joins its membership by artists:
- Oleg «Subface» Akimenko;
- Yuri «Age Of Rampage» Makarenko;
- project «Submotorz», in the person of Dmitry «Floyd The Barber» Gulin, Anton Litvinov and Maxim «Motor X3Me» Pustovoy;
- project «Under Influence», in the face of two producers Sergei «Klux» Bezmagа and Pavel «The Synthetic Plastic Worms» Korshunov;
- Alexander «Izotope» Kormilitsyn.
July 1, 2014 was held the first edition of the official release of the Criminal Tribe Records: album of the «3D Stas» titled «C.L.A.W.» took first place in the TOP 100 Breaks Releases on the main music store in the world, Beatport. The album also hit the monthly magazine page by Cygnus Music, «Cygnus Newsletter».
So opened the first season of the project, which was followed by the release of a large number of albums from the team of residents. Each plate is always provided in the TOP 100 Breaks Releases on Beatport and received warm support from the genre worldwide fans. The dream of a withdrawal Breakbeat / Big Beat music from the underground scene is no longer seemed so elusive and fruitful work of the label’s resident step by step began to approach the whole team to set goals.
In the fall of 2014, releasing their debut album, Submotorz project collapsed due to ideological disputes within the team. Maxim Pustovoy left the ranks of the residents, and Dmitry «Floyd the Barber» Gulin was a part of the project as a solo artist. Anton Litvinov at this time engaged in the revival of his old «Secret Sexy Signal» project, while remaining a part of the label.
In 2014 October 29, through the efforts of Eugene «[SC]Smash3r» Shulyabkin, the official website of Criminal Tribe Records was launched, designed to further become the focal point of all true fans Breakbeat / Big Beat music and follow the progress of the label’s residents. By March 2015 the project has already had a considerable reputation: the label began to notice a number of famous international artists. These included projects such as Omar Santana and Freestylers.
In the spring of 2015 for ideological reasons «3D Stas» leaves the Criminal Tribe Records series, and in March of the same year of the Criminal Tribe Records includes Egor «Interra» Zavyalov.
In August 2015 of the Criminal Tribe Records enters resident Dmitri «D.Bruce» Shtoda.
August 13, 2015 was launched Сriminal Tribe Radio, which became the world’s only radio station, which broadcasts exclusively present Breakbeat/Big Beat/Industrial Breakbeat music. Chief editor of the radio station was Dmitry «Floyd The Barber» Gulin. In addition to this, two radio shows have been put into rotation: already had up to this story, «Molotov Cocktail» (personal Alexei Hornet’a project) as well as a brand new show from Dmitry «Floyd The Barber» under the name «Floyd’s Breakbeat Shop».
The main achievement of the second half of 2015 became acquainted Alexei Hornet a radio presenter from England [allFM 96.6 Manchester] by Linda B Brenson. Being responsive and kind person, Linda went to meet the team CTR, and all of the outstanding releases of the label at the time immediately fell in the rotation her radio show «Linda’s B Breakbeat Show». Among other things, was signed a joint agreement in force to this day: every second Friday of the month surrendered a guest mix from one of the residents of the Criminal Tribe Records. So CTR team got on the English market.
In autumn 2015 the label’s team ranks come:
- Sergei «Sj Ocean» Kravchenko, who led, among other, the designer label’s department;
- revitalization project «Secret Sexy Signal» by Anton Litvinov and Yaroslav Belousov.
In November 23, 2015 the world’s first Community Service radio show in rotation by The Crystal Method gets track from a resident Criminal Tribe Records, namely Under Influence & ElectroGorilla — Restless Dance, remixed by Sergei «Sj Ocean» Kravchenko. February 6, 2016, the first hit of the guest mix in the Community Service radio show from The Crystal Method. As guests spoke Under Influence project. From this point of 2016 were also played out guest mixes from Oleg «Subface» Akimenko and Yuri «Age Of Rampage» Makarenko.
In March 31, 2016 within the framework of the radio show «Molotov Cocktail» sounded an exclusive mix of famous artist in the world Alex «Ursula 1000» Gimeno. After working together with the Criminal Tribe Records, Alex became a friend of the team, and the first representative of the USA artists who have supported the project.
In May 26, 2016, the release took a new record for sales on Beatport and got on line 56 charts the absolute «All Releases», thus marking the return of this Big Beat music to the masses. The album has received broad support in the world up to the rotation on BBC World Radio. Also in this day in the framework of the radio show «Molotov Cocktail» sounded an exclusive mix from iLS known artist in the world.
In the end of summer 2016 resident of Criminal Tribe Records Alexander «Raze Weid» Dmitriev left ranks.
In September 13, 2016 to the Criminal Tribe Records team entered Christina «Krizzz» Nesterova. A little later the label joined Varvara «Varka Trofee» Trofimova, who became general manager of CTR.
In January 2017, Alexander «Aequo» Korolev leaves the project. In the ranks of the team enters VFX / SFX designer and marketer Maxim «Connector» Pekarskiy.
In February 2017 Under Influence nominated as candidates for nomination for «Best Producer» in the International Breaks Awards (IBA).
In Autumn 2016 is becoming a major event for the project. Legendary The Prodigy announce their big tour of five cities in Russia. The list of these cities fall: Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Samara, Nizhny Novgorod, Moscow. Marvelous news becomes a fact of the all-russian competition in the framework of the tour of all the country’s artists, the main prize of which is the possibility of heating performance of the legendary team. Criminal Tribe Records team deploys a promotional campaign to draw attention to its own residents as worthy representatives of the genre. As a result, 6 residents CTR declare its participation in the 4 out of 5 city tour.
- Alexander «Aequo» Korolev;
- Dmitriy «Little Orange UA» Garkusha;
- Dmitriy «Floyd The Barber» Gulin;
- Christina «Krizzz» Nesterova;
- Egor «Interra» Zavyalov;
- Yuri «Age of Rampage» Makarenko.
Absolutely all the artists get into the finals, in which he has personally chooses the artist Liam Howlett for heating. In October 25 announced the results of the competition, which resulted in Novosibirsk wins Alexander «Aequo» Korolev, and in Moscow — Yuri «Age of Rampage» Makarenko. This event becomes a historic one for the team: residents of Criminal Tribe Records opens a big Russian tour of The Prodigy in the Siberian capital of 2 November 2016 and closed a series of warm-up already in the capital, November 9, 2016.
Key performance becomes Yuri «Age Of Rampage» Makarenko. For the project «Age Of Rampage» secured the longest warm-up before the performance The Prodigy in the CIS. The team personally thank the artist for his work, and Yuri approach to include live set composition The Prodigy — We Are The Ruffest was the result of an interesting personal dialogue between Yuri and Liam. Special thanks to Yuri received a compilation of material filled exclusively Breakbeat / Big Beat music.
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Article translated and compiled by Lampard Serg, text provided by Alexey Hornet in 2017.