Andrew Moore’s life is a lot like yours. For instance, the other day, he was sitting on the couch when his old friend Paris Hilton texted.
“Can you come to L.A. tomorrow? I’m doing a music video with Afrojack and Lil Wayne,” Paris asked Moore.
“Sure why not,” Moore replied.
So he jumped on a flight from Miami, and three hours later, he was up in the hills of Malibu.
Once he was on set there, Moore went to work under his stage name, Kryoman — a 10-foot-tall flashing robot-suit man covered in 2,400 watts of electricity, powered by 10,000 per square inch of gas.
The day after the Paris shoot, Akon rolled into L.A. to film a post-apocalyptic music video with exploding barrels of oil, tanks and helicopters. It was very video game-y.
“It’s so (expletive) cool,” Moore says of the Akon video.
This week, Kryoman will be DJing at competing Vegas clubs — on the same nights.
Tonight Kryoman performs at MGM club Hakkasan with Steve Aoki — and at Aria’s club Haze with DJ Stellar.
On Friday, he is playing at Mirage’s 1 Oak nightclub with Stellar and Major Lazer — but also at Haze with DJ Loczi.
And on Saturday night, he is at Haze with Flo Rida.
Kryoman sometimes performs as a robot (which could be a 10- or 15-minute gig) and sometimes as a DJ (which could last two hours). And he has a team of robot suits that can be deployed worldwide by different robot guys.
During gigs, Kryoman’s LED helmet may flash messages while he fires CO2 at the crowd with his CO2 gun hands, or squirts you with gold AK-47s.
“I end up changing what I’m wearing at least six times. So it’s like: Duck behind the decks, pop up, and people are like, ‘Holy (expletive), what just happened?!’ ”
He does all this on stilts in nightclubs packed with booze-happy fans.
“To walk in that suit with swagger — and power up (the electricity) on those stilts — is an extremely, extremely difficult thing to do,” Moore says.
“Imagine if you threw some tequila on the floor, turned off the lights and threw a couple of thousand people around you, and some smoke.”
His fiance, Carly Christine, has been his “right-hand girl” since he started building Kryoman suits in 2005.
“She’s dealing with all the behind-the-scenes stuff, like plugging in the gas and turning on the lights — everything from the ground operation of the show. It’s intense. It’s a lot of organizing.”
You can keep up with his dance music at Facebook.com/KryomanTheRobot. He has been in the studio with DJ Stellar, singer Emma Hewitt and Rob Holliday from The Prodigy.
Can you buy his suits somewhere?
“No. I build them myself,” Moore says. “Tell me a company that could have built them five years ago, and I would have bought them off of them just to save myself the trouble.”
Doug Elfman’s column appears on Page 3A in the main section on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. He also writes for Neon on Fridays. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.