A young Dj hailing from the midlands, Chris has never conformed to the commercial music his peers were into and has begun a journey that will take him around the world and back again...
There aren't many people who can say they have DJ'd at Pacha in London, out in Ibiza and at The Egg, much less doing both venues before turning 22. Chris has been into dance music for over 7 years initially being swept up by the euphoria of trance and hand house before moving onto the funky sounds of Defected...
It was at the tender age of 19 that he made his DJing debut upstairs in Pacha, London when he played a forum party for the mighty Defected label with Sandy Rivera and CJ Macintosh playing downstairs. From then on it was over, the future was clear for Chris. Over the last three years he has held residencies in Leicester, Coventry and Luton, with guest spots in London, playing to a wide range of people and age groups. From students in the Coventry University SU, to dedicated techno heads at The Egg in London when Nico de Ceglia, The Fix and Spencer Parker were playing on the same night... The experience he has picked up playing to these people, sometimes until 7am means Chris is ideally suited to any venue anywhere...
Test Lounge @ The Egg, London
No Cheese @ Sumo, Leicester (3 month fortnightly residency before moving to uni)
Kai Zen @ The Attik, Leicester
Casafunk @ The Glasshouse, Coventry
Myplace @ Careys, Coventry
Relief @ Manhattans, Luton (6 monthly residency)
Defected In The House @ Pacha, London
Coventry Students Union, Coventry (4 month weekly residency)
Hustle Daytime @ Itaca, Ibiza
Hustle Nightime @ Cafe Paradis, Ibiza
Soulfriendly @ The Tabernacle, London
Relief @ Manhattan's, April 5th, Luton
Freshers End @ Fabric, June, London
Kai Zen @ Public Life/Fluid
A new series of parties has started in Leicester!
#5 - http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=165042486846530
Kicking the first of 5 parties where we'll be counting down to 1 with the finale being in March we have an excellent line up of local talent from around the Midlands playing the best in new and classic disco, house, techno and a few other bits and bobs thrown in for good measure!
Free before 6pm, £3 entry after...
Martin Red is a legend in the Birmingham area especially from Notes Bar in the early '90s, known for his varied tastes in music across the board we can certainly expect the unexpected when he plays!
Click below for mix:
Jonna is a rising star in especially around the Leicester area where he is part of the Cityfly crew that is responsible for putting on a whole host of A list DJs from Aaron Ross (Defected) to DJ Heather (Om Records) and Kris Wadsworth (NRK)
Click below for the Audiophile podcast for whom Jonna is playing for tonight! (9/10/10)
Dan Shadow Company; Dan says:
'I have been DJing for over 8 years and have played all over the UK and Ibiza.
From daytime gigs to after parties, I always have a vast array of sounds to suit, ranging from throbbing balearic and deep house to 4am banging techno/tech house.
As well as DJing I have a genuine love for music and enjoy going to good events and partying!'
Click below for a summer mix from Dan:
Last but not least (I hope!) I, Chris Wood, will be playing, promoter of this mad scheme and Leicester local. I've been playing for a number of years and have been lucky to play in a variety of places from Pacha in London to Public Life in Shoreditch and beach bars in Ibiza along the way... I'm into my house and disco as shown by the first mix:
So thats us, we'll be on hand from 3pm on November 21st to guide you through your musical journey and beyond! Watch out for the Xmas party coming up in December...
Selected discography Chris Wood (UK)