DJ Crystl

DJ Crystl

Real Name:
Daniel Chapman
Profile:
DJ & producer from Edgware, London. He began playing out as DJ for Hip-Hop act The Brotherhood. Signed for London Records/Payday on a reputed 5-album deal. Now retired from music and working as a personal trainer.
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DJ Crystl Discography

Singles & EPs

DJ Crystl Suicidal / Drop X.T.C Lucky Spin Recordings UK 1992 Sell This Version
L.S.R CAT 004 DJ.Crystl* ... Slipmaster.J* DJ.Crystl* ... Slipmaster.J* - Frantic Situation / Drop X.T.C(12", Promo) Lucky Spin Recordings L.S.R CAT 004 UK 1992 Sell This Version
DJ Crystl Crystlize / Deep Space Dee Jay Recordings UK 1993 Sell This Version
DJ Crystl Meditation / Warp Drive Dee Jay Recordings UK 1993 Sell This Version
DJ Crystl The Dark Crystl / Inna Year 3000 Force Ten Records UK 1993 Sell This Version
none DJ Crystl The Dark Crystl(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1993 Sell This Version
DJX0015B1, DJX0016A1 DJ Crystl / Future Sound Of Hardcore DJ Crystl / Future Sound Of Hardcore - Your Destiny / Promised Land (Slipmaster J Remix)(12", TP, W/Lbl) Dee Jay Recordings, Dee Jay Recordings DJX0015B1, DJX0016A1 UK 1993 Sell This Version
Crystl* Meditation / Warpdrive (Remixes) Dee Jay Recordings UK 1994 Sell This Version
DJ Crystl Inna Year 4,000 / Deep Cover Freakout Recordings UK 1994 Sell This Version
DJ Crystl Let It Roll (Remix) Lucky Spin Recordings UK 1994 Sell This Version
DJ Crystl / Omni Trio DJ Crystl / Omni Trio - Two On One Issue 2 Moving Shadow UK 1994 Sell This Version
DJ Crystl Let It Roll Dee Jay Recordings UK 1994 Sell This Version
Crystl* Untitled Deep Jungle UK 1994 Sell This Version
DJ Crystl Your Destiny / Sweet Dreamz Dee Jay Recordings UK 1993 Sell This Version
STU-02 DJ Crystl Give It Up(12", S/Sided, W/Lbl) Lucky Spin Recordings STU-02 UK 1994 Sell This Version
STU-1 DJ Crystl Live EP(12", S/Sided, EP, W/Lbl) Lucky Spin Recordings STU-1 UK 1994 Sell This Version
DJ Crystl Perpetual Motion EP (EP, Single) Payday UK 1995 Sell This Version
DJ Crystl 183 (Single) Northwestside Records UK 1997 Sell This Version
DJ Crystl Let It Roll 2004 / Warpdrive 2004 Photek Productions UK 2004 Sell This Version
The Undergraduates / DJ Crystl The Undergraduates / DJ Crystl - Bass Face 94 / Kold Drumz (EP) Keeping Vinyl Alive UK 2016 Sell This Version

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djpeekay25

djpeekay25

August 13, 2015
Not sure how Dj Crystal slipped under the radar?? He and Bukem were far ahead production wise. He was on Weekend Rush as well and his tunes were played by others so he should be at the forefront of DnB today.
random-future

random-future

July 10, 2015
One of the few artists whose entire discography you need to own. Crystl had a unique sound unparalleled at the time (we're still talking '93/94 here) known for long, deep athmospheric breakdowns (Sweet Dreamz) as well as insane drum patterns (Crystalize, Warprive, the Dark Crystl and Experience). Credit to this man!
robcypher

robcypher

January 4, 2013
Good mid-90s artist, hasn't been seen in nearly a decade though.

PS: "183" is a (maxi-)single, not an album. Someone needs to fix that.
Pistachios

Pistachios

June 27, 2012
I agree with below statements. Ever since I chanced upon some Crystl tracks on an old cassette tape (no idea where I got the tape!) I have been listening to his tracks. Some of favourite chopped up breaks - plenty of funk in these grooves - it's not so dense and overloaded with bass that all of the freshness has been squeezed out. Go check pendulum for that crap.
Cuchulainn187

Cuchulainn187

May 9, 2012
Meditation, The Dark Crystl, Suicidal. He can die in his bed at 85 years of age with huge fucking smile on his face knowing he made those masterpieces.
oneofmany

oneofmany

October 12, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
Despite the fact that his output is spasmodic, this man can lay claim to the fact that his vision helped guide the music that became drum and bass. His classic recordings for Deejay Recordings etc. will always be relevant throughout the changing times. The music is hypnotic, deep and with a perception of aural depth only rivalled by Photek's early recordings. Dare I say it not matched though !!!!!!

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