Chris Stanford

Posted on: September 1st, 2011 by Ultraplay

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Chris Stanford

Chris visited his first illegal raves in the late 90’s aged just 16, since then he has witnessed scenes change and music change many times. New styles have kept him in a consistent desire to discover fresh music. It was over 10 years ago he began to experiment mixing vinyl and many of those years were spent in underground record shops in East London.
It is East London that has been a big part of being a respected DJ. He’s performed at a vast number of warehouse parties, night clubs with some of the biggest names in the industry you might recognise, Sven Vath, Richie Hawtin, Carl Craig, Josh Wink, Loco Dice, Adam Beyer, Sandwell District, Par Grindvik, Peter Van Hoesen... Probably best known his now notorious Lost Souls parties which ran for 5 years at the infamous former public toilet, Public Life which saw him spin alongside legends like Chris Liebing, A Guy Called Gerald, Mark Broom and James Ruskin. Great times and memorable moments have seen Chris become an experienced entertainer behind the turntables, not through any fancy showmanship but just through confidence in his mixing ability and great selection. A strong believer that all music has a time and a place shows good reason for his impressive performance anywhere from large events of 2,000 people to after parties or intimate daytime parties.

Chris Stanford

As a DJ in London he’s played pretty much everywhere worth playing that caters for underground house & techno. In recent times Chris, makes appearances for big venues and parties like Fabric’s weekly Sunday night at WetYourSelf, Corsica Studios, East Village, Cafe 1001, Ewer Street Car Park and more. He is also one of the residents for weekly Sunday morning after hours Jaded @Cable where he supports some of very special guests that swing by from time to time such as DJ. T, Mark Henning, Konrad Black, Pan-Pot. He also has his very own party Quantize, which started just over a year ago at Public Life and has now moved to new Shoreditch club Basing House. Quantize has a taste for sounds from Berlin’s underground movement’s and is known for flying in talents like Berghain & Panorama Bar regular’s Oliver Deutcshmann, Ed Davenport and CLR’s Tommy Four Seven.
Last but by no means least, alongside partner Gareth Wild, he runs as promoter London’s hottest new techno brand EarToGround. Already they have organised label showcases with CLR and Stroboscopic Artefacts. Presenting guests like Lucy, Mike Denhert, Heinrich & Hirtenfellner, Xhin, Brian Sanhaji, Monoloc, James Ruskin, Shifted, Truss, Hans Bouffmyhre, Dario & Marco Zenker. Now just about to launch the brand as a record label, Chris has produced the first release “Programm E.P.” with his studio partner Dax J coming out Summer 2011 on EarToGround Records with remixes from Shifted and Truss. This deep techno 4 track vinyl will be coming out on white label vinyl only in top record shops across Europe. This E.P is looking to set the mark for new things for Chris, beginning his journey as an underground label artist & manager, still just 27 years old, who knows what 2012 and beyond will hold for him...

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