Jaz The Iconic British Brother Of Kraytwinz Demises
The KrayTwinz were iconic British brothers of the scene. The whole British Asian scene was in shock today due to the passing of singer Jaz.
The Kray Twinz has amassed a shed load of accolades in their professional career. Having gained international smash hits, produced award-winning music for TV shows, movie soundtracks, video games, House Bhangra, Hip Hop, and R&B bangers… Their Midas touch is still intact. The experimental hitmakers are a brand that has loyal and fierce supporters, media champions and is constantly watched for their next move.
Their musical education began early and in contradiction was born out of classroom boredom. When most kids were obsessed with Tekken and Street Fighter at the arcades, they were strategically mixing techniques and buying up records. Today their collection of vinyl alone takes up the majority of the ground floor of their studio.
Their debut into the world of music and production came at the age of 13 when their mixing skills were put to the test live for a family party. The reactions only proved what they believed themselves and encouraged them even more to achieve stardom. The first time they played out to a club crowd was in Coventry and was the genre of house music, a world away from what their tastes have evolved to reveal today, but won them scores of fans. From funky to dirty, commercial to electro, the house was the game and they were making a name for themselves.
After mastering this and becoming synonymous amongst promoters as well as crowd fanatics, they turned their attention to creating their own music and production. Their first big production was for Punjabi MC where the entirely non-English language track turned into a groundbreaking cross anthem that hit number 1 spots in Europe and around the world. Their debut solo release was another global smash hit, the experimental nature of it paired British master of Grime Lethal Bizzle with US heavyweight Twista was a recipe for success.
Since then the Coventry-born twins have steadily moved onwards and upwards creating a song in the highly acclaimed EA sports game Fight Night, which was nominated for Best Video Game Soundtrack at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards. In an effort to keep creating experimental music for the masses they teamed up with Jamaican superstar Elephant Man and created the song Indian Dance which rocked dance floors around the world with their signature hard-hitting bass.
Their remix portfolio includes platinum artists Mark Morrison and Keyshia Cole to name a few. Today the Twinz have checked most of the boxes that they had dreamt of including working with some of their own champions the legendary Sting, DMX, Jay-Z, Ray J, Truth Hurts, Lee Ryan, Mr Vegas, Cecile, and Pharcyde being a few out of many to name.