For the first Memekast of 2012 we offer up a 22 minute mix from Los Angeles native, ChrisB. We were drawn to the smoother sexier, more melody driven productions that only partly describe Chris's sound. But don't get it twisted, it's not all chocolates and silk panties. There's a mad amount of chopped up West Coast crunkedelic vocals and slick, morphing basslines moving around under his straightforward Hip Hop style beats.
We were lucky enough to catch multiple performances from Chris this Summer. Most notable was his impromptu morning set at Sonic Bloom and his sunrise set at Nexus, with fellow musician Gladkill, playing as More Champagne.
Boldly exploring vast melodic realms full of hypnotic textures and a heavy dose of emotionally-resonant driving bass, his high energy live performances never fail to inspire each person in the audience. Unlike many of his contemporaries, he is utterly unafraid to toss aside the crutch of 'brute-force' sonic assaults and instead relies only on his brilliant melodic compositions. Chris’s sound reflects a developed musicality not often associated with the bulk of contemporary electronic music.
— ChrisB's Bio
From the looks of it 2012 just might be Chris's year, with a stacked touring schedule all the way through March. One that especially caught our eye is The Do Lab Presents on January 14th at King King in Los Angeles. where Chris will be playing with fellow producers Polish Ambassador and another Memekast favorite, Heyoka.
For booking inquiries contact
- Website: chrisbsound.com
- SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/chrisbmusik
- Facebook: facebook.com/ChrisBsound
- Twitter: twitter.com/chrisbcrunk
- 1/12 - Denver, CO - Cervantes
- 1/14 - Los Angeles, CA - The Do LaB Presents: Polish Ambassador, Heyoka, & ChrisB - King King
- 1/24 - Lake Tahoe, NV - Crystal Bay Club
- 1/25 - Lake Tahoe, NV - Opal
- 2/3 - Seattle, WA -Chop Suey
- 2012 WINTER TOUR WITH BOOMBOX AND ILL-ESHA
- 2/18 - Phoenix, AZ - The Compound
- 2/19 - Flagstaff, AZ - Orpheum Theater
- 2/21 - Las Vegas, NV - Hard Rock Café
- 2/22 - Solana Beach (San Diego), CA - Belly Up Tavern
- 2/23 - Los Angeles, CA - Key Club
- 2/24 - San Francisco, CA - Temple
- 2/25 - Reno, NV - CommRow
- 2/26 - Eureka, CA - Red Fox
- 3/1-3/4 - Costa Rica, Envision Festival
memekast mk065 » 8 January 2012 » ChrisB.
- ChrisB. - Be Cool (Unreleased)
- Stephan Jacobs - Izzo (ChrisB remix) (Forthcoming on Simplify)
- ChrisB. - Whats a Halfstep Among Friends (Unreleased)
- ChrisB. - After Dark (Soundcloud)
- Willy Whompa - Juicy (ChrisB & jOBOT remix) (Unreleased)
- ChrisB. - On the Grind (Simplify)
- ChrisB. - Lush (Unreleased)