Citizen Kain (Bruno.D and Chris Dudzinski) is a French duo born in 2005 in Montpellier. Their cooperation is the result of a 10 year friendship, very rich in terms of musical experiences. Bruno proved himself as a Punk and Hardcore guitar player and singer, before getting involved in the French electronic scene. DJing and working on numerous musical associations, he ended up creating his own label, Neverending. Today, he uses his “dance floor” experience and his New Wave universe to compose the tracks of CK and contribute his vocals. Chris is a specialist of the synthesizers. He helps Bruno translate his composition ideas in the studio and live shows, and contributes vocals as well.
Citizen Kain developed a very personal vision of electro and minimal techno. Their music is an explosive cocktail of aggressive and energetic sounds, at times sensual and erotic, but always fat, hypnotic and powerfully rhythmic.
In 2005, their first EP “Sex Feet Under” was released on Neverending, which led to a new live show. In 2006, they decided to add to their performances and compositions the voice of Elle K. Brown, with whom they released several EPs on French and German labels like “Magnetic Disorder” and “Danced”. Later came two EPs: “Kiss Me & Kill Me” and “Above the Influence” (Inc Oliver Koletzki’s remix), as well as the album “Body Bombshell” on the Spanish label “Regular”.
None of us know what Bruno retains from Orson Wells or Kane, and surely we could relate his music to the timeless apologues of the american director and to God's cursed son but Citizen Kain has now became a proper name around the techno scene and one of his main actor, almost relegating these mythical references to mere anecdotes.
It didn't take millenaries, nor one century but only half a decade for the french DJ to divert us from it and to demonstrate the evenly universality of his compositions. Escaped from his juvenile punk times, survivor of the nineties's rave ambient, he, from 2005 and now on, eagerly produce a sharp techno, invariably wavy and contemporary, adapting with his personality what goes trough and agitate it. It's barely impossible to define Citizen Kain's style without getting lost with tortuous adjectives. Prolific author, either compulsive, he takes on every techno genders smoothly with an experienced technique: he combines a rhythm efficiency, an undisputed go with a varied melodious sensibility. He refines all the themes he uses in his music, conserving the very essential, the few notes and sounds that reveal its power. He pushes his effort toward the public, craving for its immediate pleasures. He builds each of his sets with the same and constant preoccupation: get the audience involved with his music, unanimously clasped by its twisted energy and surrounded by the mere and heavy emotion resulting.
Thus it's not surprising to see the variety, as his talents are that polyvalent, of the personalities gaging his production: Richie Hawtin, Dubfire, Slam, Martin Eyerer, Agoria, Tomcraft, Len Faki, Maetrik, Monika Kruse, Dave Clarke, John Acquaviva, Joseph Capriati, Mihalis Safras ... so many monuments of the electronic music who also back his own label established in 2009: Neverending. Not only an usual stage in a successful career, its the occasion for him to spread further his creativity and narrow his scope too. The label communicate discreetly, concentrating all its energies in the work of sound, keeping away all the superficial aspects of the industry to produce the sound that bustles the clubs. The french label will celebrate its third year of passionate dedication to dance floors soon.