Crystal Distortion aka Simon Carter has been at the forefront of live musical experimentation since 1991. With seminal releases under a variety of aliases, he was signed to Rising High records in his teens. As a member of Earth Leakage Trip, he made the first Moving Shadow record ‘Psychotronic’ EP which is an absolute all time classic amongst the techno community.
On joining the Spiral Tribe Sound System, he played a key role in defining its musical direction. Pushing the envelopes of production and performance alike he rapidly became one of the most acclaimed live acts in Europe. He has put a highly individual stamp on almost every electronic style of the last twenty years, and his extraordinary ability to bend technology into new spheres has made him an iconic figure.
With over 80 12” singles, four albums, numerous sample packs and custom sound design projects behind him, he has never stopped, probably will never stop, is always pushing the boundaries to their limits and has always been far in advance sonically than 99% of artists out there.
Crystal Distortion is perhaps best known for his improvised live sets. Systematically side stepping categorisation with flashes of controlled chaos and alchemical spins on stylistic orthodoxy, his sets balance pulsating energy with the surreal. These truly incredible live sets are a spellbindingly unique experience where his trademark moments of mayhem and infectious grooves propel dance floors past the frontiers of regimented normality to explore the sonic spaces beyond. Your legs will pay for it the next day, believe me.