KRAZ steps into the mixtape game to present “The Funky President” where he mixes and remixes everything from James Brown (title track) and rare soul cuts to Jay Z and The Black Keys while throwing in exclusive original tracks from Fyre Dept and Lettuce to create an ultra funky soundtrack.
Founding member and guitarist of beloved bands Soulive and Lettuce, Eric Krasno aka KRAZ is taking his fifteen plus year career in a new direction with this viral DJ set. With over 10,000 plays and 1,500 full album downloads in under twenty-four hours (all with no publicity and nothing but word of mouth) KRAZ will be taking this dance party on the road.
Since forming Soulive in 1999, KRAZ has toured the globe spanning small rock clubs to major festivals, in Africa, Japan, Russia, Brazil, and more. With releases on Velour Recordings, Blue Note, Stax and their own Royal Family Records, and a resume that includes opening spots for the Rolling Stones and Dave Matthews Band, it’s little wonder that KRAZ has developed a reputation as one of the most celebrated soul-funk artists in the world.
Known throughout jazz, funk, and hip-hop circles, KRAZ has the opportunity to work with jazz icons Joshua Redman, Dr. Lonnie Smith and Chaka Khan as well as hip-hop visionaries 50-Cent, GZA and Talib Kweli. Now in his eleventh year performing with Soulive, the studio and record label owner, and sought after producer (Ledisi, Matisyahu, 50-Cent), has distilled years of musical experience and influence into a an undeniable party starting DJ set.
- KRAZ is a founding member of funk outfits Soulive and Lettuce
- 2011 Festival schedule includes Bonnaroo, Camp Bisco, and Electric Forest Festival
- On the Boat for Jam Cruise 10, January 2012