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CJ Styles has developed a strong following for his fresh approach to production and his liquid, soulful tracks. With influences running from funk and jazz all the way through to house and classical his production is ultimately fuelled by his goal to create music that gets people’s feet tapping and brings a smile to their face.
CJ’s love for all things musical started at an early age after being exposed to a wide range of music by his father. He took piano lessons, studied music theory and played bass guitar in number of bands. After hearing Roni Size’s seminal hit “Brown Paper Bag” CJ’s love for DnB was ignited which was quickly followed by a desire to start creating his own Drum and Bass. CJ experimented with both the light and dark sides but as time progressed it was the soulful beats of calibre, DJ Marky and D-bridge that would win out and come to form the basis for CJ’s staple sound.
CJ began to gain a lot of praise for his creative approach to production and it was clear that people were starting to take notice when in 2009 www.internetdj.com voted him as DJ of the month, describing him as an “exceptionally talented producer” . Then in the summer of 2010 came CJ’s breakthrough release with the Vinyl smash “Morning Light” on NexGen. This was followed by an EP on Nexgen and releases on Liquid Brilliants, Plush and Celsius. For 2012 and beyond there are a raft of forthcoming digital, 12' vinyl releases and remixes in the pipeline on NexGen, Emcee, LDNBmusic and Ambra - the future is certainly looking bright for this young producer.
Support by :
Crissy Criss (BBC 1xtra), Stunna, Bexxie, Phil Tangent, Komatic, Technicolour, LSB,
Mr Joseph, MsDos, Qumulus, Clart, LM1, Overfiend, Subject 13, Broken Drum, DJ Cell, Reflect, Dfunk, Jaybee, Typecell, Kasio, LJHigh, ACG, Spacefunk and Parallax, DJ Spim, Indentation, Radical and thanks to all the support from the www.Bassdrive.com and www.liquiddnb.com crew .
12' Vinyl Releases
CJ Styles/ Intelligent Manners - ‘Morning Light’/”Superbad” out now on NexGen records (NXG006)
CJ Styles - “Maze”(2 x 12’ Vinyl EP Forthcoming on NexGen Summer 2012)
CJ Styles and Kyro - Vertigo (Forthcoming Emcee Recordings)
CJ Styles E.P (out now on NexGen records (NXG014D))
"Survive" - out now on Liquid Brilliants)
"Lost Love" - Out now on Plush Recordings
“Phase Shift”/"Looking for a Prince" (forthcoming LDNBMusic Summer 2012)
"Paul SG - Hidden Smile (CJ Styles Remix)/ TBC" - (Forthcoming on Ambra 2012)