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 prestigious new 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, Nick Warren, Quivver, 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 instalment of the Fear series, following in the footsteps of James Holden and the Flash Brothers.
Following the Fear 3 compilation and his Future House mix CD on Kickin' Records, Chris' artist album, ‘No Surrender’, was released and received strong support from the UK dance press, with DMC Update giving the album and singles 4/5 and good coverage in DJ Mag. Having played alongside Jody Wisternoff, Hybrid, Phil K, Slacker, Andy Moor, Futureshock and Lexicon Avenue, with headline DJ sets in nine different countries and a 3 year DJ residency at London’s renowned Electronic Sessions, Chris is now making a welcome return to the scene, with tracks on Precinct and Lost Language, a remix of Jan Johnston’s Flesh and a new record label – Vector Space Recordings.