EDM

Crizzly on How He Hates Subgenres, Doesn't Do Drugs, and Loves "Big Booty Bitchezz"

Christopher Lee Marshall admits he's been more than a little tired lately, which isn't surprising, considering the EDM artist's busy tour schedule. In the past year alone he's crisscrossed the country, toured with influential dubstep producer 12th Planet, and played some of the biggest festivals in North America - including Electric Daisy Carnival (natch) and Electric Forrest.

Tonight, the artist known as Crizzly will add Sound Wave to his ever-growing resume of festival appearances, as he's scheduled to perform on the Wakiki Beach stage at 7:30 p.m. He'll be sure to dial up the energy for his gig, Marshall admits, since he digs causing a big reaction from his crowds and feeding off their energy.

Marshall was plenty exhausted when Up on the Sun spoke with him by telephone earlier this week, which allowed him to be quite candid about his career, people's perceptions about him, and why he hates subgenres or doesn't do drugs.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.