The Glitch Mob is a legend of the LA beat scene, and the band I tour with as Front of House – and archive our time together through this blog! Here’s a bit of their history:
“The Glitch Mob, originally a five-piece including Kraddy and Kitty-D, was formed in 2006 within the burgeoning Los Angeles bass-driven ‘beat’ scene. The group made a name for themselves playing live, choosing to perform with laptops and MIDI controllers like the Lemur. They won fans through showcasing their chosen technology during solo performances, and after gaining attention in Los Angeles and San Francisco, the group eventually toured more widely along the West Coast and then to various festivals worldwide. After citing “creative differences,” founding member Kraddy left the group in 2009.
The Glitch Mob’s first album Drink the Sea peaked at number 57 on the CMJ Top 200 Chart for College Radio. The album’s debut led Electronic Musician to run a cover story on the trio. Their single “Drive It Like You Stole It” was number 2 on XLR8R‘s Top Downloads of 2010 list. The sophomore Glitch Mob album Love Death Immortality debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Songs chart.”