Cruel Culture


 

 

It was the year 1982, Abba broke up, Blade Runner hit the cinemas, we feared the first computer-virus, Thriller by Michael Jackson was released and exactly 6 days later Fabian Simoneit aka Cruel Culture was dropped on earth. Only skeptics doubt about the direct connection of this events. Fabian grew up in the west of Munich and already was virtuous in his first solos on the pans and pots of his mother. The cassette-recorder has been carried around all the time to record everything and laugh about it afterwards. Fascinated by the possibilities and inspired by HipHop and electronic music on the radio and on TV he began to write and record childlike songs with a classmate using his Casio keyboard. With unlike stamina for his age, he kept going and distributed the tapes to his classmates. Around the same time he started to get piano-lessons but neglected it as he wanted to play the drums instead. After some time he finally succeeded. His drum-teacher also was a pitiable reagent who had to listen to Cruel's first experiments with his PC. Additionally he kept on playing the drums in a band and as well as in HipHop projects. After first listening to Drum and Bass, he got infected with the dark and mighty sounds of 1996's Techstep and began to intensively explore this area. Meanwhile Cruel is doing many styles of music but concentrates on Drum and Bass and Downtempo as Cruel Culture and his HipHop-Projects (Fay-B, Kollision...). The first release came out  in November 2006. Since then it's going on and on with his tunes being picked up by PN Records, shadybrain, Urban Poetry, Basswerk, as well as Trim.

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