( FR )

Chords est originaire du sud de Londres, il fait ses premiers pas dans la musique au conservatoire en tant que pianiste classique, loin des beats et des breaks Drum&Bass. Il fut par la suite, et malgré son jeune âge, initié à la D&B grâce à son grand frère, ce qui l’a inévitablement conduit à la production assistée par ordinateur. Il utilise une multitude d’influences venant de son père comme le Jazz ou le funk combiné à l’amour de son frère pour la Jungle ou encore le Garage, ce qui lui donne une musicalité unique et un son bien à lui. Quelques années de travail acharnée plus tard, Chris Aka Chords est prêt à montrer au monde de la Drum&Bass de quoi il est capable. Il est très rapidement playlisté par de nombreuses radios et autres prestigieux labels et/ou channel youtube comme BBC Radio 1xtra, Viper recordings, Hospital records ou encore UKF. Après quelques sorties sur regal Records (label de Skankandbass et Dimension), Metro recordings (petite soeur de Viper) ou encore Hospital records, c’est la consécration puisqu’il signe exclusivement sur le légendaire label d’Andy C: Ram Records. Depuis les sorties et remixes s’enchainent, on pense notamment à « Bitting point » qui est un véritable bijou de production, qui nous rappelle un certain Culture Shock.

( EN )

Chords who hails from South London, first trained as a classical pianist and was more used to scores and orchestras than beats and breaks. He was weaned onto drum and bass by his older brother in his early years, which inevitably lead to him trying his own hand at music production. Using a myriad of influences from his fathers jazz and funk collection, right down to his brothers love of jungle and garage music, Chords brings a unique balance of musicality and soul to the realm of drum and bass. After years of underground cultivation, honing his production skills and working with some of the biggest acts in Drum and Bass, Chords is ready to show the world his musical capability. Chords has already made a stir, with tracks featuring on The Essential Mix (BBC Radio 1) courtesy of Netsky, the Crissy Criss show, continuous Viper podcasts, Hospitals MoS mix, and the ubiquitous UKF mix collaborating with dnb legend Matrix. With the likes of Andy C, High Contrast, Futurebound, Brookes Brothers, Sigma and Moving Fusion heavily endorsing his sound, Chords is on his way up in 2013.

 

Guest mix : 

 

Tracklist : 

The Prototypes feat. Mad Hed City – Pop It Off [Viper]
Chords – Come Correct [Ram]
Frankee – Black Heart [Ram]
Emperor – SMPL [Critical]
Commix – Satellite Type II [Metalheadz]
Inside Info & Prolix – Transposed [Viper]
Culture Shock – Protection [Ram]
Calyx & Teebee – Elevate This Sound [Ram]
Wilkinson feat. Talay Riley – Dirty Love [Ram]
Sub Focus – Druggy [Ram]
Culture Shock feat. Bryn Christopher – City Lights [Ram]
Break – Dulcid Tones [Playaz]
Xtrah – The Base [Ram]
Ivy Lab – Gomeisa [Critical]
Legion & Logam – House of Cards [Program]
Wilkinson & TC – Hit The Floor [Ram]
Frankee – Flim Flam [Ram]
Spectrasoul – The Tube VIP [Shogun]
Chords – Red Rings [Ram]
Culture Shock feat. Furlonge – Surprise [Ram]
Mind Vortex – Overture [Ram]
Dillinja – I Wanna Know [Valve]
Chase & Status – Music Club [Ram]
B Motion – Bear Hug [Viper]
Culture Shock & Brookes Brothers – Rework [Ram]
Noisia, Calyx & Teebee – Hyenas [Vision]
Phace & Misanthrop – Non Human [Neosignal]
Hazard – Death Sport [Playaz]
Chords – Least Resistance [Ram]
Brookes Brothers & Danny Byrd – Gold Rush [Hospital]
Fink – Looking Too Closely (Chords Bootleg) [Dub]

 

Infos & Booking :

https://www.facebook.com/officialchords
https://soundcloud.com/chords