Today I launched my new Ghostbusters centric website ectocrank.com. It celebrates my 25+ year love affair with all things Ghostbusters. Its fairy sparse in terms of content right now but eventually it'll be filled to the brim with news, artwork and a ton of free downloads. I'm launching it today because on this day back in 1989 Ghostbusters II (aka my all-time favourite movie) was released.
Oh yeah, I also dropped the Volume II of my Ghostbusters Mixtape today, so if you dig Volume I def give it a listen.
There’s no denying that Ghostbusters is a movie packed full of iconic imagery, memorable quotes, legendary actors and a stellar soundtrack.
I’ve gotta believe I’m not the only one who can’t listen to the ‘Savin’ the Day’ without hearing Venkman shout “C’mon, let’s run some red lights” or hears Louis Tully discussing the correct serving temperature for Brie during The Tammps ‘Disco Inferno’.
Whether I’m listening to the OST or the score I’m taken on a journey back through the movie, recounting scenes and quoting lines at just the right moment, culminating in an album experience like no other. My aim with this mixtape series is to bring you along on that journey; combining the soundtrack, score and the movie itself to (hopefully) give you that same feeling I get every thime I listen.
I really hope y’all dig this project; it comes from a place of real love for the Ghostbusters franchise and the awesome community that surrounds it.
Had the honour of meeting movie star and vodka aficionado, Mr Dan Aykroyd today at his Crystal Head signing event in London. Dan was polite, humble and more than lived up to his reputation of being a truly stand up guy.
Armed with a Crystal Head full of slime, we talked tattoos and slime; yeah that's right, I talked slime with Dr Raymond Stantz of the Ghostbusters, someone I have looked up to since I was maybe 3 or 4. Today was one of those bucket list check offs you never think will happen, feeling truly blessed.
Who is Crank?
Crank is an award winning comedian and chart topping DJ. An accomplished Producer, Graphic Designer, Videographer & Photographer. Starring in a number of Web & TV shows, viral videos and two best selling apps, he is perhaps best known as the host of Hip-Hop radio show 'The Platform' and co-creator/star of the award winning reality series 'CrankItUp!'.