K-Rad

K-Rad

Real Name:
Chris Grabowski
Profile:
K-rAd is currently Chris Grabowski, Chicago sound engineer and electronic musician. Known for using “outmoded” tech toys, computer gear, and instruments for samples and inspiration, K-rAd’s brand of minimal sound is well-crafted, dj-friendly, and fresh (yet somehow familiar).

Since conception in 1996, K-rAd has been a subtle, but respected presence in the Chicago music scene, garnering acclaim (three critic’s choice awards from the Chicago Reader), compilation features (Select, Tarpop, Lumptronica, The Salvo Beta Remix Project, and Illuminance Records), and commissions (Burton Snowboards, General Motors, Nike, and VH1).

K-rAd has long been known as a collaborative work, with creative partners (Mark Hardy, Joe Hahn, Dan Oliver, Chris Johnson, Mike Moog, Luke Kowalczyk, Paul Kowalczyk, TC Furlong, and “Elroy” David Arredondo) adding unique signatures; recent releases (T12CD, OuTLeT, K1203) have seen Grabowski flying solo.
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K-Rad Discography

Albums

K-Rad Y2ioioday (Album) Not On Label (K-rAd Self-released) US 1998 Sell This Version
no number K-Rad A...A...Dry Her Polo Chunk(CDr, Album) Not On Label (K-rAd Self-released) no number US 1998 Sell This Version
no number K-Rad Cold Went Modem(CDr, Album) Not On Label (K-rAd Self-released) no number US 1999 Sell This Version
no number K-Rad Smart Far(CDr, Album) Not On Label (K-rAd Self-released) no number US 1999 Sell This Version
no number K-Rad Hal-O-Wiener(CDr, Album) Not On Label (K-rAd Self-released) no number US 1999 Sell This Version
no number K-Rad Skim Jelly Wires(CDr, Album) Not On Label (K-rAd Self-released) no number US 1999 Sell This Version
no number K-Rad Taluol(CDr, Album) Not On Label (K-rAd Self-released) no number US 1999 Sell This Version
no number K-Rad QQQQ(CDr, Album) Not On Label (K-rAd Self-released) no number US 2000 Sell This Version
SOPR005 K-Rad Deli Mood Spot(CD, Album) Someoddpilot Records SOPR005 US 2002 Sell This Version
kcd020 K-Rad Utlty(CD) Not On Label (K-Rad Self-released) kcd020 USA & Canada 2004 Sell This Version
none K-Rad Best Use of Old People [mix01](File, MP3, Mixed) Not On Label (K-rAd Self-released) none US 2016
No Number K-Rad Rot Sea Worn Worms 2(CDr, Album) Not On Label (K-rAd Self-released) No Number US Unknown Sell This Version
1225221 9779 K-Rad Lithograph(CDr, Album, Ltd) Not On Label (K-rAd Self-released) 1225221 9779 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

K1201 K-rAd K1201(12") padK-rAd K1201 US 2001 Sell This Version
CR-029 K-rAd K1202(12", EP, Ltd) Contact Records CR-029 US 2004 Sell This Version
KNO-001 K-Rad & Opcode66 K-Rad & Opcode66 - KNO-001(12") KNO KNO-001 US 2013 Sell This Version
K1203 K-rAd K1203(12") padK-rAd K1203 US 2015 Sell This Version
KNO-002 K-Rad & Opcode66 K-Rad & Opcode66 - Miracle Of Engineering / Frankensynth Jam(12", Ltd) KNO KNO-002 US 2016 Sell This Version
K1204 K-Rad, My Boy Elroy K-Rad, My Boy Elroy - K1204(12") padK-rAd K1204 US 2016 Sell This Version
KNO-003 K-Rad & Opcode66 K-Rad & Opcode66 - KNO-003(12", Ltd) KNO KNO-003 USA & Canada 2017 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none K-Rad The Way Shit Goes EP(CDr) Not On Label (K-Rad Self-released) none US 2007 Sell This Version
none K-rAd T12(File, MP3, 256) Not On Label (K-rAd Self-released) none US 2007
TCR011 K-rAd Outlet(File, WAV + File, MP3) Turbulent Calm Records TCR011 US 2010
RTSFM 020512 K-Rad Rts Fm February 5, 2012(File, WAV) Not On Label RTSFM 020512 USA & Canada 2012

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