Glimpse (live), Stefano Testa, Max Scoppetta
2009 has been a fantactic year for Glimpse. Nominated for producer of the year in DJ magazine and player of the year in IDJ. The last few months have seen him release the 'Drifting E.P. on Carl Craig’s Planet E Label, E.P.s on Cadenza, Get Physical/Kindisch, Buzzin Fly and a release on his own Glimpse Recordings imprint with Kompakt. Throughout 2009, he has also been composing his debut studio album on Cross Town Rebels entitled, 'Runner' which is due out in Feb 2010, as well as touring relentlessly with his live show in Japan, Australia, North/South America and Europe.' Christopher's sound is hugely influenced by his early obsessions with blues and jazz music, represented by the soulful essence captured in his music. Preferring more traditional production techniques, he uses only analogue equipment and records most of his tracks live, editing only afterwards, thus giving his music a more improvised quality. From an early age, Christopher had an interest in jazz, blues and techno, performing in several bands and releasing electronic music on various U.K. based labels under different aliases (Attic, Olek, and Spero). He then studied sculpture at Central Saint Martin’s art college until 2000, after which he started up Glimpse Recordings with Kompakt. Glimpse is one of a few UK labels to be distributed through the Cologne-based company.
Glimpse’s records have been regular fixtures in the boxes of : Ricardo Villalobos, Carl Craig, Francois K, Laurent Garnier, Derrick May, Jeff Mills, Sven Vaith, Richie Hawtin, Marco Carola, Luciano, Dj Sneak, Loco Dice, Magda, Craig Richards, Sasha, Ben Watt, Robert Hood, Mathew Dear, Steve Bug, Slam, Jay Haze, John Digweed, Troy Pierce, Anja Schneider, Konrad Black and Adam Beyer amongst many others.