Kris B and Nosmo

Kris B and Nosmo

There are very few producers who managed to put their first production on a track-listing from a Radio 1 Essential Mix. Even fewer can claim that feat after being featured by Sasha, and to top it all off, during the Delta Heavy launch party at the WMC. It was no surprise that this debut production from Nosmo and Kris B "One for the Road" was quickly signed to Hope Recordings, and was followed by the formation of the live electronic group Grayarea. Following a highly regarded guest mix on John Digweed's Kiss FM 100 show, AM Only picked up the rights to represent the group in North America, and Grayarea took to the road for several headlining US tours. 

A few years and several number one chart singles later, Nosmo and Kris B are back in Chicago, shacked up in the studio and aggressively pushing their agenda of on the edge, quality productions. osmo and Kris B were able to achieve success from their first production to their most recent, through a simple philosophy of working smart. "One for the Road" was initially a self released, single sided white label record. This first release topped the UK Buzz Chart and Balance Promote Record Pool chart, and received support from Sasha, John Digweed, Pete Tong, Paul Van Dyk, Dave Seaman, Timo Maas and Hernan Cattaneo. Nosmo and Grayarea went on to release tracks and remixes on labels including Bedrock, Global Underground, Silver Planet, Distinct'ive, and remixed artists Hybrid, Steve Porter, Bedrock & Thrill Kill Kult. Kris B found solo success in his new home of Los Angeles, quickly becoming a resident for Spundae and later Godskitchen, with his first solo production "Last Minute Flight" reaching number one on the Balance Record Pool chart, and being featured (alongside Grayarea) on Nick Warren's Global Underground 024: Reykjavik. 

Perhaps the most refreshing part of their recent success is the dedication they have shown to their vision of artistic future in their personal lives. It is a never-ending story of young artists making it big and slowly fading away into our residual consciousness, and finally disappearing forever to some cubicle shaped reality that some insist on calling "real life." Nosmo and Kris B have shed all the artificial life ideas that our society drills into us every day. "Cold turkey" is the best way to get it done and after launching Nightshade Music in February 2008 the guys have never looked back. They have dedicated all their time to studio work, managing and promoting the label, and extensive touring both as DJs and with their unique live performance.