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Chris James (Coat Of Arms/ Purple Velvet) is a DJ and Producer based in Birmingham, UK.

Emerging from obscurity in early 2005, Chris hit the UK club scene after several years successfully pioneering popular regional radio shows; his skill as DJ and selector quickly earned him residencies at some of Birmingham's most important House nights.

With his recognition swiftly snowballing, it wasn't long before Chris was hitting the decks around the nation, and even as far afield as Ibiza and Australia. His exploits have earned him sets at clubs such as Ministry of Sound, Turnmills, Face, Empire and Monastery to name but a few.

Having been a hobby producer for some time, Chris began to focus seriously on his production in early 2008, and his tracks can now be found in the CD wallets of DJs such as Claude VonStroke, Jesse Rose, Derrick Carter, Justin Martin, Steve Bug, Seth Troxler, Tiefschwarz, Ellen Allien, Lee Curtiss, Richy Ahmed, Andre Crom, Dj T, Jamie Anderson, Robert Dietz, Riva Starr, Round Table Knights, Worthy, Nic Fanciulli, Catz N Dogz and many, many more.

With releases on labels including; Off Recordings, Get Physical, Gruuv, Anabatic and ALiVE, Chris James is proving to be a heavy hitter in the realm of the up and coming DJ/Producer, and is propped by many to be one to watch.

Chris's Off EP stormed the house charts & "On & On" the A-side managed to climb to 11th spot on the Beatport Deep House Chart. This release also helped Off Recordings maintain their position within the Top 20 Charted Labels for March 2012 on Resident Advisor. The record also came in the Top 50 Charted House Records for March 2012 In At Position 24. This was on the back of his Semester EP release featuring the legendary; Egyptian Lover.

Chris joined forces with Bristol heavy-weight Eats Everything early 2011 with their ‘Coat Of Arms’ side project gaining widespread praise with ‘Is This Something’ signed to Jamie Jones’ Fabric Mix Compilation from Bristol’s fledgling Futureboogie label. This along with a number of tracks including Top 5 Hit "What You Need" on Pets Recordings and their epic take on Viadrina's - Luna for Your Mama's Friend, had left these guys with a project that can take them into the realms of the unknown and beyond. Chris has taken the project on solo going into 2013, hoping to deliver the same output that has seen the Coat Of Arms project thrust into the spotlight.

Chris doesn't stop there, deciding to take on another alias with long time friend Lee Dearn, under the guise ‘Purple Velvet’, which has so far showed promise with releases out on Exploited and more to come on Dirt Crew & Kindisch.

Chris James is set to have a busy 2012/ 2013; with several residencies under his belt, playing with the likes of Jesse Rose, Justin Martin, Eats Everything, Julio Bashmore, Huxley, Zombie Disco Squad, Mary Anne Hobbs, Roska, Ramadanman, Burnski and others, increasing his demand both nationally as well as across the globe, it is time to take note.

Chris James Chris James, Birmingham, Britain (UK)

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    1. 1. Chris James ft Ria Moran - Song For Her (Original) (Gruuv) 3.52 6072 plays
    2. 2. Chris James ft Ria Moran - Song For Her (Dub) (Gruuv) 3.21 2225 plays
    3. 3. Chris James - And I Fought (Original) (Gruuv) 3.54 2702 plays
    4. 4. Chris James - Break Ups No Make Ups (Original) (Gruuv) 3.40 3464 plays
  • OFF029 Chris James - On & On EP (Off Recordings) 2 tracks, 7.08 Chris James on March 06, 2012 23:22

    1. 1. Chris James - On & On (Off Recordings) 3.28 7739 plays
    2. 2. Chris James - Nothing Else Matters (Off Recordings) 3.40 6122 plays
  • Chris James Tracks (Originals / Remixes) 23 tracks, 1.29.35 Chris James on February 25, 2011 11:53

    1. 1. Chris James - Bring Me Down (Free Download) 6.34 3842 plays
    2. 2. Laberge - Falling Away (Chris James Re-Dream) (Homebreakin Records) 3.56 4089 plays
    3. 3. Chris James - My Love (Get Physical) 4.02 8710 plays
    4. 4. Chris James - Kind Of Heavy (Klangkultur Schallplatten) 4.15 3577 plays
    5. 5. Keydin - Remember (Chris James Rethink) (Sideways) 3.44 1553 plays
    6. 6. Chris James ft Ria Moran - Song For Her (Original) (Gruuv) 3.52 6072 plays
    7. 7. Chris James ft Ria Moran - Song For Her (Dub) (Gruuv) 3.21 2225 plays
    8. 8. Chris James - And I Fought (Original) (Gruuv) 3.54 2702 plays
    9. 9. Chris James - Break Ups No Make Ups (Original) (Gruuv) 3.40 3464 plays
    10. 10. Lee Webster - Drinkin & Pimpin (Chris James Remix) (Runnin Wild) (BBC Radio 1: Heidi) Sep 14th 2012 4.17 1147 plays
    11. 11. Lee Webster - Drinkin & Pimpin (Chris James Redrink) (Runnin Wild) 4.00 2278 plays
    12. 12. Ardalan - The Sea (Chris James Pacific State Resplash) (Chillin Music) 3.54 2317 plays
    13. 13. Chris James - On & On (Off Recordings) 3.28 7739 plays
    14. 14. Chris James - Nothing Else Matters (Off Recordings) 3.40 6122 plays
    15. 15. Chris James - Break Ups No Make Ups (Gruuv) (BBC Radio 1: Jaymo & Andy George Show) Feb 24th 2012 4.00 2518 plays
    16. 16. Chris James - Gold Rush (ALiVE) 3.50 2613 plays
    17. 17. Chris James - Play With Me (Anabatic) 3.05 3556 plays
    18. 18. Chris James - No More Secrets (Anabatic) 3.30 3270 plays
    19. 19. Chris James & Lee Dearn - Oh Boi (Extended Play) 3.06 2477 plays
    20. 20. Tapesh - Movin (Chris James Refix) (ALiVE) 3.56 2895 plays
    21. 21. Markus Anthony - Distant Memory (Chris James Retwist) (DubNoir Music) 3.48 2499 plays
    22. 22. Chris James ft The Egyptian Lover - Just For You (Semester Musik) 3.52 2573 plays
    23. 23. Chris James - Lets Get Intimate (Semester Musik) 3.43 2301 plays

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