Chris Archibald is an artist who walks a passionate line between multiple genres. His style, tone and outlook blend to create an organic reflection of his personality, which moves between heartfelt dance music to guitar driven song writing.
2012 has seen him play his 3rd successive Southbound, including the coveted closing slot of the festival as a solo DJ, as well as sets with 2 Fat DJs and Furismo.
He has played to thousands of people both through his both his DJ and band work. This includes headline slots at Dim Sum London, Exit Nightclub, Bass Boutique and regular shows at Cape Wine Bar Dunsborough.
His work as one half of duo 2 Fat DJs has seen the group achieve success with their debut Heatstroke EP that garnered commercial radio airplay, Rage broadcast, healthy sales and was described by Will Styles and Learned Hand as “pure breakbeat goodness”.
His move from Perth to the South West has seen a further refinement of his style into an organic blend of electronic and analogue elements, combining style and flair into something unique yet accessible at the same time.
This has seen him branch out to create a unique solo persona, as well as form the duo Furismo with local legend Swami Adima. Their first release will be huge funk/breaks remix on Wax Trax slated for release on vinyl and digital.
Whether it be as DJ blending everything from hip hop, dub, funk, house and breaks or as a front man/guitarist expect original groove infused music that will inspire your soul as it moves your body.
Beginning his life as a guitar player and singer with such pivotal 90’s Perth acts such as Diatribe and Fluid Time Carnival, it was then his love of electronic music and that saw him move into becoming a DJ and producer. However, now having come full circle and re-discovering his love of the guitar his drive to create something original, exciting and unique always at the forefront of his musical journey.
He is currently working on his first solo album after the semi-permanent hiatus of his band Aguesso and a new single titled Speed Me Up with 2 Fat DJs.
• Samudra 10/08/12
• Cape Wine Bar 24/08/12
• Soul Project @ Geisha w/ 2 Fat DJs – TBA