Exposed to the genre at a young age, it was a mixture of his elder brothers Chicago and Detroit House cassettes and listening to the likes of Masters at Work and Marc Kinchen that inspired Cristoph to pursue producing and DJing. Some years down the line and Cristoph now boasts international bookings, releases on labels such as Blue Dye and Relux Underground, as well as his tunes being played by some of today's most established artists, including the progressively popular Hot Since 82, in what has been an exceptional year for the North England newcomer. Released on Defected's sub-imprint DFTD, the three tracks that make up the release all exemplify his ability to create energizing dancefloor anthems. 'Guffaz' itself pays tribute to the darker corner of deep house with its intense rumbling bassline and industrial synth stabs that together institute a heads down and no nonsense attitude to immense effect. 'Surprised You' incorporates a gradual build up into some serious thud and some sultry bass, whilst 'Dunka' sticks to the dark and sullen vibes signature to Cristoph whilst incorporating a more techy and ultramodern twist.
Cristoph 'Guffaz EP'
2. Surprised You
Written & Produced by Chris Costigan (Cristoph)
Published by Defected Music
P&C 2013 Defected Records Limited dba DFTD