Chris is a house music dj that found the love for the music back in 1994. “I was blessed to attend parties like toon town, flammable liquid, and spundae”.
During this time he discovered the West coast House music vibe that he has stayed true to over the years. He started mixing around the same time and in the late 90s he had the honor of mixing with some of my hero’s that helped make the House scene. He has continued to mix and develop his sound over the years and now has developed a vibe that pays homage to his roots while being innovative.
“I hope my vibe will take you on a blissful journey from my version of West coast house music. So it’s time to hit the dance floor, feel the bass and enjoy the sounds that you can feel”.
You can catch Chris live in the mix each week as he presents the West Coast Sessions.
The HMR Q&A
1. What made you start DJing?
I was introduced to the west coast house scene during the mid ninties and with the feelings, sounds and vibes I experienced, it made me want to spread thie west coast house vibe worldwide and help others experience this time in space like I did.
2. Who would you say was your biggest influence on the dance scene and why?
I would say Doc Martin has been my biggest influence due to his style, the love for the music and the inspiration he brings through his sets. He is a true godfather of west coast house music.
3. Compare the scene now to how it was when you first started spinning. What differences, good or and bad, do you see. What do you see for the future of the DJ?
When I started spinning it wasn’t about anything but the love of the music. We would go to different parties every night, when we could, just to hear what different djs were bringing to the tables. I feel we habe lost the underground warehouse feeling that I loved being a part of.
For the future I believe we need to take the scene back to the roots of what made house music great, the love of the music. It’s not about being a part of the dj fad, it’s not about what festival you attended, it’s about mixing the night away and bringing everyone from all walks of life together through your music.
4. Favourite label, Favourite artist, Favourite track?
Favorite label: It’s a toss up between Robsoul, Classic Music Company and Cajual
Favorite Artist: Doc Martin, Derrick Carter, Green Velvet/Cajmere, Mark Farina
Favorite Track: Chez Damier – close (Derrick Carter remix) and KOT- ancestors remix
5. To date what has been the best experience you have had as a DJ?
After about a 5 hour set, I had numerous people come up to me and thank me for taking them on a journey through sound that they have never experienced before.
6. If you could play anywhere, where would it be?
I don’t really have a preference, just where the people would love to hear house music.
7. Your favourite Housemasters DJ and why?
I like the wide variety of music that all the djs bring from all around the world. It’s cool to hear different influences from different areas.
8. Biggest mistake, biggest fail, most embarrassing moment as a DJ at a gig?
This will only be told once and I will deny it after this. Once I bent down to get a record and my pants split so I mixed the rest of the set with a cool breeze.
9. How do you keep check of ego?
You have to stay humble and grateful for the gift that has been given.
10. How do you find Housemasters, we like to call it your home of house music, do you see it like that and if not, how do we change that?
I found Housemasters online while looking for some house music. I contacted them and now I am part of the greatest collective of djs throughout the world.