- Release Date 2011-04-25
- Label Beretta Grey
- Catalog BMG08
Christina Chatfield was raised in a family of classical musicians, geographically and culturally located between the warm jacking beats of Chicago house and cool soulful stabs of Detroit techno. Espousing her genetically rooted appreciation for music, Christina attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston where she quickly absorbed every detail of electronic synthesis and began her analog hardware and studio gear addiction.
Flash-forward to San Francisco where Chatfield and fellow alumni, Danny Patterson, have taken the local scene by storm performing together as the live act Monocle and releasing original productions and remixes in the process on NLMX and Race Car Productions. Exploring a different side of her sound, Christina began to play as solo live act in the fall of 2009 and has already gained the kind of notoriety that has landed her well received slots at the internationally acclaimed monthly [KONTROL] and As You Like It.
With the Finite EP on Beretta Grey, Christina has created two timeless pieces of music that are sure to please intelligent dance floor goers around the planet. The record commences with the groovy, yet lush sounds of Finite on the A-side. Finite gets it started right with a sneaky, yet funky bassline on top of a solid four-to-the-floor kick with added percolating percussion elements. The groove starts to really take shape when classic synth stabs are subtly added to the mix and proceed to march to the same cadence of the ass-movin bassline. For the breakdown, Chatfield introduces a simple but beautiful Detroit-inspired string arrangement right before the climax that ties the melodic elements together nicely. The beat drops back in with all the elements playing in perfect harmony for a classic dance floor jam that will have even the most jaded club-goer smiling & dancing.
On the flip side, Christina continues her journey through sound with Hands. Chatfield begins Hands like Finite with a big dub bassline & crafty percussion combination that is sure to please. Things get super interesting when random modulated percussion elements form together quickly for a devastating crescendo. Following this early culmination, bigger-than-life Basic Channel like dub chords are introduced along with humongous HAND-claps that will slap you right in your grill. Hands is a perfect b-side groovier that many DJs can reach for to keep the party pumpin through the late night hours.
Recently releasing a huge EP for Carl Craigs Planet-E label, the dynamic Detroit duo known as Reference (Luke Hess & Brian Kage) come together for remix duties on the Finite EP. With Hands, Reference proceeds to take the song into a deeper direction. Employing classic 909-style percussion, Juno strings & pads, Space Echo delay lines, huge Lexicon reverb tails, and rounding everything out with a good ole minimoog bass hit, Reference keeps it simple, groovy, and classic for this remix.
Feedback:Seth Troxler - bomb will definatly play. Greg Gow - reference mix is sickkkkk!! thx Taho - Reference Remix is dope! Adi Dumitra - Reference mix is huge! i love it! another Beretta gem ... way to go Brian! keep them coming.....Marko Furstenberg - reference rmx is the one for me!Claude Young - Solid Release - Hands (Reference Remix) is HOT!Danny Tenaglia - thanx!! all good!!DJ Spinoza - great EP as usual from Beretta.Todd Burns - thanksAdam Jay - "Hands" original and Reference Remix are the ones for me. Very sleek, raw stuff. Keep it up.Jamie Kidd - 'Hands' is the bsuiness! thanks.Alland Byallo - Finite is HUGE! Christina's amazing. Definitely one to watch for 2010 and beyond! Her live sets are mind blowing and she's a swell gal. Big ups! Will support and chart for sure.Richie Hawtin - downloaded for r hawtinPheek - really cool ep!Tim Baker - DeepnessDJINXX - i'll try the Reference remix..thanksSatoshi Fumi - deep tech!love all trax:)technasia - finite & reference remix are my favourites