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Biography of Chris Carrier
Chris Carrier is one of those rare kinds of artists that have an omnipresent quality and yet do not seek to make their name bigger than the music itself. You may not even know it but there is a 99% chance you have experienced some dancefloor-based elation at the hands of the Parisian maestro. With over 100 production credits under his belt, he’s been an underground icon for the past decade. Never chasing the limelight, almost darting around it in all manner of guises and musical styles, Carrier is nevertheless revered today as one of the most prolific and gifted producers on the dance scene today.
With output as diverse as they come, Carrier has dabbled freely in everything from house to hip-hop, drum n bass to minimal to techno and electro, funk and disco, founding a whole fistful of highly regarded labels in the industry. Over the course of his career he has established the renowned Adult Only imprint, Chronobrain, Combustible, Taka, X86 and Direct Art and worked under a variety of aliases.
Around 2003 he started attracting label heavyweights Get Physical, Crack & Speed, Brique Rouge, Robsoul, Kill Brique, and Freak n’ Chic bringing to each of them a version of his own musical vision and putting the underground star firmly in the forefront of the new French electronic movement. Becoming more sought-after than ever for his DJ skill, he managed to permeate the?notorious US market with gigs in Georgia, San Francisco, Denver, Las Vegas and Miami and still regularly plays in Europe’s clubbing capitals: London, Paris, Madrid, Amsterdam and Milan, to name a few.
His impact on the industry ever growing, Carrier tirelessly created and remixed tracks for a diverse selection of labels over the next few years. In 2008 as well as original solo and collaborative productions he remixed Matthew Dear’s ‘Dog Days’on Spectral and Kris Wadsworth’s ‘Keep Pushin’ on Adult Only. 2009 saw Carrier connect with Jef K’s Silver Network imprint and a string of hit EPs followed including ‘Morning’ with the disco house anthem ‘I’m In Love Today‘ and ‘Chaka’, a tribute to the Disco queen herself and dripping with old school funk.
As well as lending his cosmic touch to numerous remix projects including Ralph Falcon’s ‘Every Now And Then’ on Nervous Records in 2009, the original productions continued to flourish in 2010. Joining forces with Jef K and Chicago legend Chez Damier to form The Gathering, together they were responsible for a track that epitomized the summer. ‘In My System’ garnered huge support from all major house DJs, and invaded dancefloors worldwide – ultimately charting at no.7 in Resident Advisor’s Top 50 tracks of the year.
Not one to rush things, Chris Carrier, only released his debut artist album on faithful label Robsoul in April 2010. An ode to his home city and homage to his early influences, the ‘Gosse De Paris’ LP is classic Carrier – a collection of essential house cuts infused with plenty of Disco, Funk and Soul. 2011 is already shaping up to be yet another eventful year with a slew of new productions in the pipeline for Soweso, Landed Records and Catwash, a remix for regular cohort Phil Weeks’s new album and the second release from his freshly launched label Soundcarrier – a more techno orientated vinyl only imprint. Whatever the adopted style, Carrier’s intrinsically free musical spirit will always aspire to mix it up and above all else keep the dancefloor brigade happy and grooving.
Selected discography of Chris Carrier
Robsoul / Motel connection, P-weeks.
Robsoul /Album Gosse de Paris
OFF / Jeudi EP
All inn / Rills
Thirty one Tweenty / Gavin Herlihy
Catwash Hors Serie 01 / Pixie in the Fridge / Miss Jools
Objazz 02 / Butangoy / Felipe Venegas
Bass Culture 02 / Mon Amour / Alex Picone
OFF 09 / Snake Seven / Luca Doobie, Andre Crom
Readymade Digi 01 / Chord Wave / Vernon
Polyphonics / Animal House / C-Rock
Esperanza / Soul Central 1 / Kasper
Nervous records / Every Now And Then / Ralph Falcon
Hypercolour Digi 04 / Caballo / Mirco Violi
Silver Network / Chakka "Jef K"
Silver Network / I'm in Love Today , Morning "Jef.k"
Kallash 18 / The Diagonal Infinity EP
Robsoul 74 / Harlem Square Club EP
Sushitech Purple 10 / Mirage
Eklo 07.2 / Hooosss
Robsoul 69 / Living Here EP
-Robsoul 51 : Saudade EP
-Kill Brique : Rambling House Remix by Mazzi
-Adult Only 28 : New Phase
-Freak N' Chic : A Flauta Encantada
-Remix Minority Music
-Adult Only 29 : Super Body "Catwash"
-Adult Only 30 : Tumble Blur "Dan Ghenacia"
-Felinephonix Music : On My Knees
-Missive 032 : My Body's Burnin' up Remix
-Fcommunications : Sao Paris Ria Remix
-Hypnotic : Black Flag
-Adult Only 27 : The Incredible Edible
-Adult Only 26 : Kunf Fu Grip
-Robsoul 45 : Sorry James
-Crack&Speed 16 : Robots 2006 EP
-Crack&Speed 15 : Perversions EP "Catwash"
-HY:BR 1 : Tendo "Catwash"
-Catwash 06 : Lipstick "Catwash"
-Catwash 04 : Touch me "Catwash"
-Utensil : Masterbeater tripwire Remix
-Brique Rouge 51 : Shake it Again Remix "catwash"
-Robsoul 35 : Toe Jam Feat Rachel Modest Waiting Remix
-Promo Limited : Marmion Schoneberg 2005 remix
-Robsoul 31 : Klub Connection Hazel Remix "Fries&Bridges"
-Adult Only 25 : Help Yourself Vol 3 "E-Troneek Funk"
-Robsoul 32 : Real Juice EP "with Hector Moralez"
-Robsoul 36 : Words of Wisdom EP
-Br Traxx : Petites bières entre amis EP
-Robsoul LTD 02 : Acid Anonymous vol 1
-E-Troneek Music 03 : Help yourself Vol2 "E-Troneek Funk"
-Adult Only 24 : Method to the Madness "Phil Weeks"
-Adult Only 23 : Easy Download
-Crack&Speed 11 : The Fly in the Machine EP "Silver Haze"
-Catwash 03 : Mohake Dreams " Catwash"
-Catwash 02 : Acid Enema "Catwash"
-Catwash 01 : Pep a cat up
-Crack&Speed 10 : The Paris EP Vol2
-Detour 021 : Sugafoot "Tony Hewitt, Hector Moralez",Remix by Hipp-e
-LowDown 027 : The Truth Remix "Hector Moralez"
-Minority Music 003 : Latin Balance
-Adult Only 22 : Marches, "Guillaume la Tortue/ We don't play "Phil Weeks" and Catwash "catwash".
-Get Physical : Full Body Workout "Catwash"
-Crack &Speed 05 : The Paris EP " Guillaume la Tortue"
-Nightshift 021 : Who is this "Hector Moralez"
-Robsoul 21 : School of Acid "Hector Moralez"
-Detour : Kiko EP "Catwash"
-Lord of Sound : Stark Miller "Silver Haze " Remix