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The Sexy Krew feat. Levi
One of the world's most acclaimed DJs and producers returns to Portland to mix a banging 3 hour set.
Carl Craig, Funk DïVoid or Dave Clarke might not be the first three names to come to mind when you mention the name Chris Fortier. However, these are the last three records that close his recent 3 hr set for Bedrock in the U.K
In a time when the words progressive house are no longer as chic as they once were, it is artists such as Chris Fortier who are inextricably linked to the scene that are the genuinely pushing the sound forward. No greater example would be Chris' Bedrock compilation mix CD from 2002. Rather than taking the obvious route of including big names, he chose to create a platform for artists such as Meat Katie , Jay Tripwire, and Randall Jones before they went on to greater success. Reviews of the CD were glowing both from the press and the general public, with the mix remaining a favourite for months, factoring in the polls for compilation of the year.
Chris' determination to continue to push the envelope can be seen in all aspects of his career. Whether itis behind the decks, or in his recent solo production work such as the aptly titled Whateveritis and current single Despegue' as two genre defying soundtracks or as head of Fade Records where despite 40 releases down, he continues to receive praise for keeping it as one of the most respected underground labels in the U.S. which is currently represented in the Fade Audio Tour CD mixes by Fortier.
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