Enchanted Forest / THU: 22.00-23.00
Kristian Craig Robinson, a.k.a Capitol K, is a highly respected musician, producer, recording engineer and label manager, based in London, where he runs the celebrated Total Refreshment Studio. Born in Malta and raised in various places such as Arabia, Brunei and England, Kristian channels his respect for and experience of different musical traditions into the creation of a unique hybrid of electronica, lo-fi and pop. Along with everything from Chinese Pop to the Marching Band music of the United Arab Emirates in his early musical vocabulary, the influence of rave, new wave, grunge, and noise-core would collide to create a bold new sound.
The last seven years have seen Capitol K’s stature as a producer elevated with his establishment of the renowned Total Refreshment Studio and recording work with musicians such as the Mercury Music prize nominated The Comet Is Coming, global dance act Ibibio Sound Machine (Merge), the pan-Arabic Flamingods (Moshi Moshi), Serafina Steer and her BAS JAN project, and contemporary folk artist Rozi Plain, among many more.
Outside of studio production and his solo repertoire as Capitol K, Kristian has toured as guest musician with multiple bands over the last 15 years, including Brazil’s Cibelle (Crammed Discs), Archie Bronson Outfit (Domino) (whom he also co-produced), and recently Du Blonde (Mute Records).