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Inaki Kreator

Pamplona/Iruñea [Eus]


Iñaki Calvo (Kreator a.k.a. Chit Chat) launched his musical career when he formed Karkoma, a grindcore act with a sound influenced by groups like Napalm Death, Corrosion of Conformity, and Defekation; the project only lasted two years given that Iñaki had become enamored with electronic music. When he broke up the band, he began to DJ as resident at Scream (Pamplona). He tripped out with the sounds, vocals, and structures of the tracks he was hearing in those days, records from artists like Komakino, The House Doctor, The Hipnotist, Tragic Error, Atom Tear, Joey Beltran, and Praga Khan. Now known as Kreator, Iñaki began to play out around Spain: Pamplona (Sector, Lìmite, Reverendos, Màs y Màs…) Vitoria-Gasteiz (Pravda, Capital, Cìrculo…) Donostia-San Sebastian (Ku) Madrid (Consulado) Bilbao (Desvìo, No Data) Valladolid (Fun Damental, Subterfugio) and so on. As Iñaki Kreator’s reputation grew, he was beginning to introduce more powerful and dissonant sounds into his sessions (Hard-Tek, Industrial, Avant-Tek, Hard Acid.) He had the good fortune to meet Badou and Fhilipp, two cool cats who were running the U-Bahn agency in Bordeaux, France. They promptly brought him to Toulouse and Bordeaux for gigs alongside Jack de Marselle, Scan X, Manu le Malin, Delta Plan, Kraft, 69 Db, and Pig Gim Experience. Proof that the French club scene had embraced him, Iñakiwas invited over the next four consecutive years to play the Parade Techno, Bordeaux’s rolling festival during Carnaval where the DJ’s spin from flat-bed trucks throughout the city. While continuing to expand the breadth of his musical knowledge, he wanted to grow even more as an artist; given that he had previous experience (with Karkoma) composing, producing, and playing original songs, he decided to create electronic music. Under a new stage name, Chit Chat, he got his hands on some hardware and quickly began to play well-received live sets of his own tracks in Switzerland, France, and Spain. In addition to a dual trajectory as DJ and solo artist, Iñaki sought to collaborate with others and explore new musical territory. He formed 3 Tap, a group that fused sequencers and samplers with guitars, live percussion, and bass. The ensemble only played four shows due to each member choosing to pursue individual projects. His next collaboration was El Cìrculo, a hip-hop act that played the Breakdance Festival of Spain in Zaragoza. But Iñaki soon chose to refocus on developing his own live act. The decision was rewarded when Chit Chat was selected a winner of Donostia-San Sebastian’s Elektronikaldia Festival. His prize was the inclusion of an original Chit Chat track on the festival’s compilation CD, as well as a headliner performance along with Super Collider in the Kursaal Auditorium. From there, Iñaki would go on to play to bigger and bigger crowds, sharing stages with Front 242, Zombie Nation, David Carreta, Mix-Master Morris, Playd, Claude Young, Steve Stoll, Regis, Manu le Malin, Mark Broom, Alek Star, Fumiya Tanaka, Woman Affair, Gaetek, Lady Packa, Sideral, Codec and Flexor, Oscar Mulero, Cristian Wunch, Omar & Undo, Angel Molina, Miss Kittin, Richard Bartz, and many others. A restless spirit, Iñaki Kreator a.k.a. Chit Chat continues to evolve as both producer and DJ in the two predominant musical styles that have defined his career to date: electronica (Illbient, Down-tempo, Trip-hop etc.) and electro-techno. These two distinct lines have merged in his latest live-music project, The Chit Chat Sex Band



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