Exclusive FestPop Interview with Legend Scott Kirkland of The Crystal Method at SXSW 2018

Throughout the past two decades, the musical landscape has continually merged, morphed, and matrixed, fractured in countless directions while intersecting at the most unexpected points.  Electronic music underwent a renaissance in the aughts, rising out of the warehouses and blank spaces and overtaking the biggest festival fields in the world. THE CRYSTAL METHOD followed a similar trajectory since their formation in 1993. The Grammy Award®-nominated, the platinum-certified trailblazing duo—Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland—set the stage for the genre-mashing electronic sounds that fuel the current zeitgeist.

Just last year, Ken Jordan retired from music and left the group,

with Scott Kirkland adopting The Crystal Method brand. 

Their first singles would be released only on vinyl followed by Vegas, which would become certified platinum by the RIAA. In between releasing albums and never-ending tours, the group’s demand amplified within the film and television worlds. They delivered the smash “(Can’t You) Trip Like I Do” with Filter’s Richard Patrick for the gold-selling Spawn soundtrack, wrote the theme song for Bones, scored the indie film “London” and also scored the J.J. Abrams-produced Almost Human for Fox. They also scored characters for The League of Legends video game, and contributed music to everything from Real Steel to Fast & Furious 6, along the way working with Danny Elfman, Tom Morello, LeAnn Rimes, Scott Weiland, Metric’s Emily Haines, LMFAO, and even film star Milla Jovovich. Legion of Boom notched a 2004 Grammy Award nomination for “Best Dance/Electronic Album”—during the category’s first year. They also received another Grammy nomination for Divided By Night in 2009, while delivering unforgettable sets on the stages of Electric Daisy CarnivalCoachellaLollapalooza, and HFStival to name a few.

Ultimately, THE CRYSTAL METHOD stand as strong as ever after 20 years.

FestPop had the amazing opportunity to sit with Scott Kirkland before is set at #SXSW, March 14, 2018, at the Container Bar in Austin, TX.

Scotty Moore, Founder of FestPop & Scott Kirkland ofThe Crystal Method

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