The Crystal Method was formed in Las Vegas in the early '90s by Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland and almost immediately took flight. The duo began DJing and quickly found their way to the LA underground rave and club scene. They began to create mixes inspired by their feelings and experiences within the world of dance music. They were brash outgoing, and insisted on performing live on a regular basis. They put out their first LP, Vegas in 1997. By the time their second album, Tweekend was released in 2001, Crystal Method was already being hailed as America's masters of big beat music. Their most current LP, Legion of Bloom came out 2004.
Kings of the LA big beat and and backbeat world, Crystal Method has perfected the fusion of laid-back ambient sounds with ferocious beats, and then laid it all over with western rock , hip-hop and funk. Sound difficult? Crystal Method makes it sound easy. Big beat is their forte and they have it down pat. They've been referred to as America's version of the Chemical Brothers. Their sound is made for parties and upbeat dancing, yet also contains elements of relaxation. Their overwhelming ability to find a middle ground in electronica, and bend genres, has caused Hollywood to make them the newest in the line of electronica soundtrack stars. Their music has been used as the theme for the television show Third Watch and appeared in Blade II, Zoolander, XXX just to name a few.