Chris Lum is a DJ and house music producer in San Francisco (US). He has lived deeply in the house music culture and industry for 2 decades now. Starting in 1990 as DJ in the underground rave scene in LA, Lum moved to San Francisco and planted deep roo..
Chris Lum is the man behind the Moulton Media operation and a mainstay of the San Francisco dance music scene for the last 2 decades. Lum moved to the city in 1993 after three years of moving and shaking in Los Angeles, his home city, where he dj’ed and helped open and run the famous Beat Non Stop store there. His first port of call in SF was at the counter of the famous, and sadly missed, BPM Records on Polk and Post, a marble’s throw from the Moulton complex. At BPM Chris slung records, ordered the cream of domestic dance music of that era, and advised fledgling djs and newcomers to the scene and the city about what to spin and how to spin it.
Ever the gracious assistant, Chris was never one to play politics as he was always too busy playing music. This is the most refreshing thing about a man who continues to ponder and strategize the best route for Moulton Media and for San Francisco’s music scene in general. Though his capacity for being a consultant is significant, his capabilities as a dj, producer, remixer and teacher are formidable also and these have led him to collaborate with the likes of world-renowned house music producer Jay-J Hernandez, to have his productions released on labels like Defected, Strictly Rhythm, Tango and Mastercuts among many, many others. First and foremost a dj, Lum’s production success has allowed him to DJ all over the globe in clubs like Ministry of Sound, Pacha and large festivals like The Southport Weekender (UK) and Field Day (Australia). Lastly, his proficiency in the studio has made possible a vibrant remix resume including his Grammy Nominated remix for Jill Scott, as well as others like Luther Vandross, Kathy Brown, Aretha Franklin, Jamie Fox and Alicia Keys. On top of all this he is also the owner of Moulton Media (M2), has taught music production technique in both San Francisco and Australia, has been a mix and editing engineer for artists like Kaskade, Halo and Miguel Migs. His current project has him set to launch a new imprint, Harlum Muziq, with prolific SF dj/producer David Harness. Chris has always been a doyen of humility, humor and wit, and though he winces at the accolades he receives, nothing can negate the fact that he is deserving of them and that he will continue to use his talents not only for his own benefit but for the betterment of the music scene in San Francisco and beyond. -Written by Chris Orr
Selected discography Chris Lum
Partial Discography provided below. A complete and accurate list will be up in early 2011.
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Other production, engineering and collaboration credits.