Chrissy is a genre-bending DJ/producer with productions on esteemed labels like Classic, Freerange, Razor N Tape, and Hypercolour. He specializes in Chicago house, disco, and rave-influenced sounds, but his 20-year career has ranged from jungle to garage to footwork to freestyle, including a residency at legendary Chicago nightclub Smart Bar.
Chrissy is also a well-regarded voice on dance music history—he ran the popular “My Year of Mixtapes” and “My Year of Edits” blogs, where he posted original genre-focused DJ mixes and disco re-edits every week for a year. He wrote the liner notes for “Hardcore Traxx: Dance Mania Records 1986-1997”, a compilation of classic Chicago ghetto house on Strut Records, and is a go-to historical source for numerous dance music journalists.
In his previous incarnation as Chrissy Murderbot, he helped introduce the world to footwork music through DJ gigs and releases on Planet Mu, Hyperboloid, and others. As Resident Advisor put it, “he provides a unique perspective as one of the earliest people to connect the dots, laying the groundwork for the explosion of interest in juke and footwork by the UK bass community and beyond.” He organized the first international tour of footwork dancers, and ran the acclaimed juke/footwork label Loose Squares.
Chrissy currently runs a house music label called The Nite Owl Diner, and its new sister label, Cool Ranch, which releases limited, hand-stamped runs of jacking, disco-inspired Chicago house.
“Chrissy is one of the best DJs to ever walk the earth and I am just going to keep saying it until everyone agrees with me.”
— The Black Madonna
“An authority on genres as disparate as footwork, disco and ghetto house.”
— Red Bull Music Academy
“A virtual walking encyclopedia of the last 30 years of dance music.”
XLR8R “Real Talk” Feature
DJ mix for Groove Mag
Live mix from Boiler Room Berlin 6th Birthday Party
Interview with Ransom Note
DJ mix for Classic Music Company
Ransom Note: Hot Air Episode #18 -Chrissy Talks to Joe Europe
DJ mix for Thump
Ransom Note – 8 tracks of Midwest Rave