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London-born DJ Kracked Aktor is based in Los Angeles and was named after a 1970s David Bowie song, “Cracked Actor” (featured on the 1973 Bowie album “Aladdin Sane”); a song set in Hollywood about the sexual desires of a fading movie star. DJ Kracked Aktor’s premiere DJ gig was for an all-night, 8-hour DJ set of all David Bowie music for the official RCA Records Hollywood record release party at Beauty Bar for David’s 2002 album “Heathen.”

DJKA is Influenced by the work of David Bowie and both Bryan Ferry and Brian Eno of the British glam-rock band Roxy Music, as well as the music of the Japanese founder of Yellow Magic Orchestra, Ryuichi Sakamoto and the English artist David Sylvian of the band Japan. Also, Traffic, Cockney Rebel, Gary Numan, John Foxx and the earliest incarnation of Ultravox, Serge Gainsbourg, movie composers John Barry, Ennio Morricone, Nino Rota, Georges Delerue and Angelo Badalamenti; and music artists Max Richter, Harold Budd, Iggy Pop, Chic, DJ Shadow, Andy Warhol’s The Velvet Underground, Kevin Ayers, Robert Wyatt and, of course, Soft Machine.

Other influences include the pioneering German electronic group Kraftwerk, German experimental bands such as Amon Duul, Einst├╝rzende Neubauten and Can from the 1970s. Also, avant garde composers Phillip Glass, Terry Riley and bands King Crimson, Blondie and T. Rex were all inspirations and influences from Rock’s great past. Not to mention Cole Porter, Malcolm Maclaren, Grace Jones and Miles Davis!

More recent musical influences include Saint Etienne, Simple Minds, Cerrone, Bjork, Goldfrapp, Nightmares On Wax, The Black Dog, The Future Sound Of London, Autechre, Madonna, Massive Attack, Redcell, Air, The Knife, Portishead, Moby, Black Box Recorder, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Thievery Corporation, Garbage, PJ Harvey, The Avalanches and The Pet Shop Boys.

DJ Kracked Aktor’s current favorite artists include: DJ Cam, Uffie, Feadz (all from Paris), Apollo Brown (out of Detroit) Notic Nastic, Jamie XX, Lana Del Rey, Kiasmos, Sam Tiba, Com Truise, Ratatat, London Grammar, Disclosure, and, from Los Angeles: Shlohmo, Nosaj Thing, Tokimonsta and Z-Trip. Also, FKA Twigs, Fybe:One, Blood Orange, Chromatics, Tame Impala, Everything But The Girl, Automatik Eden, Lamb, Little Dragon, The National, Lykke Li, Etienne de Crecy and Tempovision, Kid Loco, Sally Shapiro, Metric, Sebastien Tellier, Bertrand Burgalat, The Kills, The Deadly Avenger, James Blake and from Australia, Chet Faker.

There are more; from London: Tourist, Everydays, The Streets, Clark and Mount Kimbie. And the list goes on: Nu-Disco artists Satin Jackets, Blue Six, Ray Mang, Walter Jones, Kitsune Maison, Flight Facilities, Milosh, Appaloosa, 40 Thieves, Kanding Ray, Low Motion Disco and Voyeur.

Other new artists played by DJKA in his sets include: Polica, Jimmy Edgar, Thomas Barford, Jupiter, Thelonious Martin, Lord RAJA, Chilean artist Nicolas Jaar and his new band, Darkside, The Field, Rim Geaper, Ben Watt; from Belgium the amazing Stromae and from Scandinavia the lovely chanteuse El Perro Del Mar. Plus, Anthony & The Johnsons, The Golden Filter, remixers Kris Menace, Hudson Mohawke and Penguin Prison as well as bands Tesla Boy, Letherette, HTRK, Royksopp, DJ Ellen Alien; Erika Spring as well as her band, Au Revoir Simone; the terrific artist known as College and the mysterious chanteuse Dillon and the amazing DJ / artist Miss Kittin, (both ladies from Switzerland…or is it France?)

And there are still more: female artist extraordinaire Mr Little Jeans, plus We Love, experimental artists Fennesz and Alva Noto, plus Gold Panda, Gang Colours, Minilogue, Apparat, Vector Lovers, Pantha Du Prince, Joy Orbison, Loscil, Machine Drum, Autolux, Shigeto, Boards of Canada, Clubroot, Flying Lotus, Chateau Marmont, To Rococo Rot, DJ Koze, Lukid, Valentin Stip, Moderat, Trentmoller, Solar Bears, Four Tet, Interpol, Phantogram, The KDMS, Uh Huh Her, Aeroplane, The Hundred In The Hands, Telefon Tel Aviv, Desire, Glass Candy, Jupiter, Lindstrom, Planning To Rock, Quadron, Sarah Nixey, Zola Jesus, The LA Vampires, Wooden Shjips, Wes Willenberg, Tristesse Contemporaine, Taylor Deupree, Slove, Q&A, Pezzner, Peaking lights, Pariah, Padded Cell, Oxmo Puccino, oOoOO, Oddjob, Nicola Hitchcock, Minitel Rose, Mathew Dear, Metronomy, Martyn, Luomo, Luke Haines, Lapalux, Kreayshawn, Kona Triangle, Scuba, Knxwledge, Keaver and Brause, Junesex, John Lord Fonda, James Pants, J Todd, Ikonica, How To Dress Well, Heralds Of Change, Grouper, Hearts Revolution, Flashworkx, Discodeine, the amazing Digikid 84, Desire, Boris, Beat Torrent, Baths, Anoraak, Andy Stott, Ada, Babymetal RJD2, Solex, Alpine, Samiyam Keep Shelley In Athens, Emiliana Torrini, Hockeysmith and Actress.

DK Kracked Aktor spins a mixture of House, Nu-Disco, Dubstep, Trap, Electronica, Rocktronica, Noise-Collage, Rock Trip-Hop, Pop, Soundtrack, Drum & Bass and Electro-Clash.