Just a month after signing his first record deal in 2003, Chris kicked off an international DJ career with a high-profile set, playing the first Saturday night at a new prestigious club in the heart of Shibuya, Tokyo. The night before, Chris had handed a white-label promo of ‘Dub Sonar’ to none other than renowned house DJ Satoshi Tomiie. Taking place on Chris’ 23rd birthday, his set was so well received that the promoters rebooked him two months later.
Back home, the hype surrounding Chris’ productions and projects continued to grow. ‘Dub Sonar’ had received high profile DJ support from Sasha, Quivver, Nick Warren, Sander Kleinenberg, Slacker and Jonathan Lisle, and the dance press sat up and took notice. The first single received great reviews in DJ mag, IDJ, DMC Update and M8 magazine, and a full-page feature in M8 magazine followed soon after.
Chris’ growing reputation as a prominent producer was solidified further with his remix of Flash Brothers’ ‘Ways’, which again received high profile DJ support from Sasha and further good press in DJ mag and M8 magazine, and the remix even topped the influential Hooj.com weekly chart. By this stage Silver Planet had asked Chris to compile and mix their third installment of the Fear series, following in the footsteps of James Holden and the Flash Brothers.
The Fear 3 mix compilation was released on the anniversary of his first gig in Tokyo, achieving critical acclaim with the dance press declaring it an outstanding achievement and the best in the series. This also coincided with Silver Planet’s 50th release, which featured the Luke Chable remix of ‘Dub Sonar’ and Chris’ remix of Main Element’s ‘Delta Of Venus’. DJ support came from John Digweed and Steve Smart on Kiss FM, and from Nick Warren who charted it at number two. Chris’ second single, ‘Atmospheric Graffiti’ (debuted at his first gig in Tokyo), was picked up by Anthony Pappa for his Balance 006 compilation. Nick Warren declared it his tune of 2004 and Paul Van Dyk also played it.
Having played alongside Hybrid, Phil K, Futureshock, Phil Kieran, Slacker, Andy Moor, Ashley Casselle, Jody Wisternoff and Lexicon Avenue, with headline DJ sets in nine different countries and a 3 year DJ residency at London’s Electronic Sessions, Chris is now focusing back on his production career with several new signings in 2018.