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Kristopher Trindl
Rainman
Name Kristopher Trindl
Birth date December 16th, 1987
Birthplace Chicago, Illinois
Genres EDM, Dance Music, Metal
Occupations

Rapper
Singer-songwriter
Cover Artist

Years Active 2007–present
Labels Columbia Records, Krewella Music LLC
Associate Acts

Adventure Club
Candyland
Evan Duffy
Gareth Emery
Pegboard Nerds
Seven Lions

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Kris Trindl (born Dec 16th, 1987) better known by his stage name "Rain Man", is an American electronic dance music producer and former member of Krewella from Chicago, Illinois.

Rain Man was the lead producer of the electric dance music and the overall production of Krewella's musical side. He got a start in musical performance in Glenbrook North High School in Northbrook, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, where Kris was performing in a local metal band. Kris had been programming guitar and drum parts for his bandmates, and the band would try to perform shows in surrounding suburbs each weekend, and where ever they could, from VFW halls and libraries to basements.

Rain Man was looking to do something beyond metal, and became heavily influenced and fascinated with the work of hip-hop producer Timbaland, on albums by Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake. He began creating his own impressions of Timbaland's beats and was eventually introduced to electronic dance music. Through Skrillex, deadmau5 and many underground music on the scene, he decided to replicate and reform his own style of the genre and distribute it into his new tracks as a member of Krewella. He is also influenced by The Doors, mostly Jim Morrison's attitude towards his music, and the easy listening vibe Kris felt from their music.

He felt as though the EDM community had “pigeonholed” Krewella with their generic classification asDubstep musicians. Kris said that “people like to put us in a box, but we just like good music… if it’s between 100 BPM to 170 BPM, we’ll figure out a way to make it work and have a good time with it.”

(NEEDS REVISION ->) He first met Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf at a frat party, and then decided to link and create a few sounds.

"Okay, so back in the day, I was makin' hip-hop beats; I was at a 'beat battle'. It was like a judged thing, like it was a winner. And I came in second place: there were like three industry judges. And the judge that picked me; two of 'em chose the other guy, one of 'em chose me, he was like "What's your name?" I was like "Blah-blah-blah..." He was like "No, your Rain Man because you got money raining down on you one day" I was like "Cool" But I kinda just liked that somebody in the industry like, noticed me, liked my stuff and gave me a Nick-Name. I always wanted to have something that... A name someone gave me, not one I made up myself"

-When questioned about how he acquired his Nick-Name


"I'm a no-spoon, so just don't touch me."

-When questioned what his favorite cuddling position was.


"6.8.10 is...the day we all, collectively like, quit life except for music. Like jobs...and school"

-When he defined 6.8.10 to the Krewmunity


"I actually like the really mean ones, like the kinda morbid ones who are gonna send you texts like "F*ck You" or somethin' like that... A little bit."

-When he was asked what type of women he was into.


"So I think that people save their real desires for the internet."

-How many times does Rain Man get hit on?

  • Rain Man Tattoo
    He has a tattoo on the inside of his bottom lip which reads "RAIN MAN" with a reversed R when folded outwards.
  • Rain Man popularized a signature drinking game called the 'Sock-Shot' in which you dunk a clean sock into a cup of Jameson, then proceed to suck on it.
  • Kris was dared to face his fear of performing in front of crowds by AskMen.com. He stood on stage and drunkenly sung a karaoke version of Alive.

Krewella
Jahan Yousaf, Kris Trindl, Yasmine Yousaf

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