OFF RECORDINGS PODCAST EPISODE #63, MIXED BY CHRIS JAMES: (Promo)
Chris James is a DJ and Producer based in Birmingham, UK.
Emerging from obscurity in early 2005, Chris hit the UK club scene after several years successfully pioneering popular regional radio shows; his skill as DJ and selector quickly earned him residencies at some of Birmingham’s most important House nights.
With his recognition swiftly snowballing, it wasn’t long before Chris was hitting the decks around the nation, and even as far afield as Ibiza and Australia. His exploits have earned him sets at clubs such as Ministry of Sound, Turnmills, Empire and Monastery to name but a few.
Having been a hobby producer for some time, Chris began to focus seriously on his production in early 2008, and his tracks can now be found in the CD wallets of DJs such as Claude VonStroke, Jesse Rose, Derrick Carter, Justin Martin, Jamie Anderson, Riva Starr, Renaissance Man, Mark Knight, Laidback Luke, Tom Flynn, Round Table Knights, Worthy, Saeed Younan, Nic Fanciulli, Catz N Dogz, Jet Project, Daniel Haaksman, Brodinski, Wolfgang Gartner, Camel, Solo, Hannah Holland and many, many more.
With releases on labels including; Semester, Anabatic, Artform, and DubNoir (his own imprint), Chris James is proving to be a heavy hitter in the realm of the up and coming DJ/Producer, and is propped by many to be one to watch.
With so many contacts made along the swift route Chris took to becoming a known name in the House circuit, he found no trouble collecting contributors for his own brand; DubNoir Music.
The label has been gaining considerable steam over the last few years, and with support from aforementioned names above aswell as the likes of Annie Mac (Radio 1), Kissy Sellout (Radio 1), Dj Zinc, Oliver $, Sinden and releases from artists such as Tom Flynn & Edu K, it certainly is an imprint set to be a powerful player in the scene.
Chris James is set to have a busy 2011; with several residencies under his belt, playing with the likes of Jesse Rose, Justin Martin, Zombie Disco Squad, Burnski, Robert James, Roska, Mary Anne Hobbs and others, increasing his demand both nationally as well as across the globe, and with DubNoir showing no signs of slowing it’s assault of celebrated output, it is time to take note.