Chris’ love for electronic dance music first started in the early 90’s when he was enticed by UK underground rave/club scene. After many nights out he was hooked on the music, which led him to start learning how to mix. Soon after he started working during the weekends in a record shop based in Kingston-upon-Thames (UK) called Slamming Vinyl. Hanging out with the experienced DJs that visited the shop he was encouraged to start producing his own music. Chris went on to produce a number of tracks and put them out on his own record labels (First Contact & 21st Century Recordings). He also had the chance to play out in countless clubs and underground rave parties. A turn of events meant that Chris had to concentrate on other projects and due to the fact that he could not dedicate enough time to his craft he made the difficult decision to bid farewell to music production and djing with a hope that one day he would return to the one thing that he was most enthusiastic about…..
Chris continued his interest in dance music, he went out clubbing whenever possible and religiously paid an annual visit to the party island IBIZA. After experiencing many of the dance music genres over the years he was most drawn to Trance and he closely followed the rise of today’s trance stars such as Armin Van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Paul van Dyk to name but a few.
After a ten-year break, in January 2009, it all kicked off again when he resurrected his producing/djing career. Since then he has seen his productions go from strength to strength and has moved forward with the ever-developing trance music scene. After teaming up with veteran producer Nat Clarkson he has produced an impressive catalogue of tracks, which he released on his homegrown UK dance label “Dance Regime” (Also co-owned by Clarkson). He has gone on to collaborate with a number of talented singer/songwriters & vocalists such as Christina Nicola, Mr Lee, Raechel Waldon, Roza Smart, James Stock and Phillip Browne.
Chris’ major achievement of 2011 was releasing his debut artist album “Pride and Honour” (Released in April). Following the success of Pride and Honour Chris is now in deep production on his second artist album. Album 2 is promising to be his finest production to date. Chris has decided on a fresh approach by co-writing it with the stunning singer/ songwriter and musician, Sarah-Jayne Newton.
Its 3 years since his comeback and Chris continues his journey delving into the sound of uplifting and melodic trance, honing into new techniques and styles of production and has carved his own fresh and individual sound. He focuses on the highest quality production with meticulous detail and this shines through with each track. He is on a course to make a massive impact in the trance music scene and he could not be happier, doing what he loves best and achieving his dreams through his musical journey.
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