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Chris.SU – Without You EP – FATE Recordings

CHRIS.SU makes a return to his own FATE RECORDINGS imprint with his WITHOUT YOU EP, a four track effort that sees him cover soaring melodics, hard edged sonics & deep rolling basslines with equal precision. As a 20 year veteran of the drum & bass scene CHRIS.SU is no stranger to such wide ranging sonic output, and such has been the focus of his FATE RECORDINGS imprint since its launch in 2013. The WITHOUT YOU EP marks CHRIS.SU’s first solo release since his Solar Eclipse EP released on 2016, and its clear that these tracks have been crafted with meticulous dedication to his diverse style.

WITHOUT YOU opens the EP alongside the lovelorn vocals of FEDORA which glide effortlessly over a driving beat, creating an experience of cathartic harmony as their sonant cries ring out at the track’s peak. TENSION carries with it a harsher attitude whilst still immersed in a sea of harmonic pads, the graceful undulations of which give way to the shifting movements of a fierce bassline that winds its way through the track’s sonic mileu. RAINDUST, the EP’s collaborative effort with NYMFO, tracks a course between the poles of the previous tracks. Herein, cascades of ephemeral vocals pervade the spaces between a deep rolling bassline as it moves through the track’s spacious sonic environment. The EP is then closed by the liquid mix of the titular WITHOUT YOU, amplifying the track’s emotive atmosphere atop the steady pulses of its refashioned bassline.

With the WITHOUT YOU EP, CHRIS.SU returns with a dynamic flourish of his musical ability, touching on multiple styles of drum and bass while crafting them to fit his signature sound. Featuring vocals from longtime collaborator FEDORA, as well as bassline rollers courtesy of NYMFO, WITHOUT you encapsulates CHRIS.SU’s sonic mastery for delivery via his FATE RECORDINGS imprint.

Chris.SU is one of the commanding producers and DJs of the Hungarian scene, among others he has helped to put his country on the map of drum’n’bass. Since his breaktrough track “Astro-Sine”, released on DJ Trace‘s label DSCI4 in 2002, his tunes have been in rotation from drum’n’bass’ finest. He was also voted as producer and DJ of the year multiple times by the readers of Impulsecreator (drumandbass.hu) and was nominated as best „tech” DJ on the Drum&Bass Arena awards.

Chris’ musical career started early, as a cellist he had classical music training since the age of 7. He began producing electronic music in 1996 experimenting with various genres such as hardcore techno, breakbeat and house. His first drum’n’bass 12″ has been released in 2000 on Hungarian based Subscope records (“Time Warp” b/w “Angel”).

In 2001 he decided to buy a pair of turntables and a mixer and he started DJing. Since then he already had gigs in the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand and numerous European countries. His DJ sets are known of combining the various subgenres of d’n’b and presenting it with good mixing technique.

Besides his solo material Chris was involved in various collaboration projects with Concord Dawn, Ill.Skillz, Black Sun Empire and SKC, to name a few, achieving primetime DJ support with the tracks like Desert Siege/Crash (Commercial Suicide), What’s Happening (Hospital Records) and more. He was also member of a group called Tactile consisting of five people, Chris.SU, SKC, Longman, Bratwa and Safair. Shortly after their successful debut album SUPER SYSTEM LP they decided to launch their own imprint Tactile Vinyl / Tactile Digital.

After the critically acclaimed FATE EP on Subtitles Music UK he launched his own imprint FATE Recordings in 2013.

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