Here we go, the 8th most listened to mix on Sweatlodge Radio this month, and now available for your downloading pleasure.
Chris James, the darling of Dubnoir, Artform, Anabatic, and other cool indie labels AND some large ones (cough, Potty Mouth, cough) dropped this beauty in for us.
1. CHRIS JAMES & LEE DEARN - CARTAGENA (DUBNOIR)
2. J.PHLIP & JULIO BASHMORE - MIDNIGHT AT THE AQUARIUM (DIRTYBIRD)
3. JOY ORBISON - LADYWELL (DOLDRUMS)
4. DAPAYK SOLO - 50 MANN 50 HZ (UNFOUND SOUND)
5. JAMES BRAUN - SYMPHONIA (CLAUDE VON STROKE REMIX) (TARTELET)
6. HEADSHOTBOYZ - ORION DELTA (MP3)
7. JULIO BASHMORE - BATAK GROOVE (SOUL MOTIVE)
8. CHRIS JAMES - BERMUDA (MP3)
9. WORTHY & YANKEE ZULU - HUMBLE MUMBLE (DIRTYBIRD)
10. JULIO BASHMORE - THE BATTLE FOR MIDDLE YOU (PMR)
11. CHRIS JAMES - GOLD RUSH (MP3)
Chris James is a DJ and Producer based in Birmingham, UK.
Emerging from obscurity in early 2005, Chris hit the UK club scene after several years successfully pioneering popular regional radio shows; his skill as DJ and selector quickly earned him residencies at some of Birmingham's most important House nights.
With his recognition swiftly snowballing, it wasn't long before Chris was hitting the decks around the nation, and even as far afield as Ibiza and Australia. His exploits have earned him sets at clubs such as Ministry of Sound, Turnmills, Empire and Monastery to name but a few.
Having been a hobby producer for some time, Chris began to focus seriously on his production in early 2008, and his tracks can now be found in the CD wallets of DJs such as Claude VonStroke, Jesse Rose, Derrick Carter, Justin Martin, Jamie Anderson, Riva Starr, Renaissance Man, Mark Knight, Laidback Luke, Tom Flynn, Round Table Knights, Worthy, Saeed Younan, Nic Fanciulli, Catz N Dogz, Jet Project, Daniel Haaksman, Brodinski, Wolfgang Gartner, Camel, Solo, Hannah Holland and many, many more.
With releases on labels including; Potty Mouth Music, Anabatic, Artform, and Dubnoir (his own imprint), Chris James is proving to be a heavy hitter in the realm of the up and coming DJ/Producer, and is propped by many to be one to watch.
With so many contacts made along the swift route Chris took to becoming a known name in the House circuit, he found no trouble collecting contributors for his own brand; DubNoir Music.
The label has been gaining considerable steam over the last few years, and with support from aforementioned names above aswell as the likes of Annie Mac (Radio 1), Kissy Sellout (Radio 1), Dj Zinc, Oliver $, Sinden and releases from artists such as Tom Flynn & Edu K, it certainly is an imprint set to be a powerful player in the scene.
Chris James is set to have a busy 2011; with several residencies under his belt, playing with the likes of Jesse Rose, Justin Martin and others, increasing his demand both nationally as well as across the globe, and with DubNoir showing no signs of slowing it's assault of celebrated output, it is time to take note.
We also had a little interview with the man himself..:
Who are you?
What do you do?
I'm a DJ firstly, and secondly I produce house music.
Where are you from?
What is your New Year's resolution?
It was to get fit again, but it's 20 days into the new year and I still havent started. I definitely will soooooon :)
What do you hope to achieve this year?
To continue to make the music I really like, and continue to get support from my favourite artists. I would love to be able to dedicate my full time to music in 2011, so I'm going to make a big effort to make sure that happens.
What has been the best moment in your career so far?
Hmmm, there have been a few surprising moments, I think someone posting on youtube my remix of Riva Starr's - I Was Drunk Remix, and it was Derrick Carter playing it in a packed club in Belgium, last year. It kind of put things into perspective.
What are your top tips for 2011 artist-wise?
Maya Jane Coles
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