CANGURU: Reboot for the Saxophone Virtuoso of Alt-Electro-Hop Music.
"...electrifying style that we're sure you'll love"." - this is how Zone Nights already described the electronic artist. CANGURU is the new alias of the multi-talented Colin Crichton: whether as record producer, rapper, saxophonist, or painter: he is the embodiment of the DIY spirit. A canguru with a big bag of surprises!
His single "Party in the Empire" reached over 36,000 listeners on Spotify and in total he collected around 156,000 streams. His music videos also managed to reach 300,576 views on YouTube. Last year, the music video for his single "Winner Today" was also nominated for the Silver Awards at the 2022 Berlin Music Video Awards.
As a producer, singer, rapper and saxophonist, CANGURU serves up an idiosyncratic style that scores equally with 80s grandeur and rave energy. His many experiences, which led him to this project and its DIY implementation, he collected across various formations and bands, and later as a session player on the saxophone - for the latter instrument CANGURU even has a Master of Arts!
Besides releases with various projects, CANGURU is also known for his collaborations with Hayla, Sarah de Warren, as well as session legend Herbie Flowers.
All of this did not come without obstacles, however: During the Corona pandemic, Colin wrote a Conscious Hip Hop album in which he raps about very personal struggles: because he wrote this album while fighting a long battle with alcohol addiction. Colin is now a year sober and very proud of his accomplishment, "It was the best decision I ever made! My life is 100% better now!"
Now Colin aka CANGURU wants to act as a motivator/ role model and encourage other people suffering from depression and alcohol addiction to get their lives back on track - and create a motivational source with his music that can party with or without alcohol!
CANGURU's new single "Silver Screens &Colour Rays" is out now. "...an indietronica style that you won't be able to resist, without a doubt, you have to check it out". (Zone Nights Blog review).
After this release, Colin plans to release new singles monthly and an album of new songs the following year.