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Since 1999 Toronto based DJ & Producer Christopher Lairdriver has been hitting dance floors with his diverse approach to the ever-evolving art of Djing and Live performances. Focusing on blending his unique cutting edge style of hard-hitting floor filling Beats. He has carved a niche out for himself as being a performer that hovered between the mainstream and underground side of Electronic Music events. He played a wide variety of sounds drawing his inspiration from DJs that could create a journey out of sound. For well over a decade, Lairdriver has played for a countless list of promoters all over Ontario and in the US. Highlights include playing at two World Electronic Musical Festival’s (2001 & 2004) as well as appearances at System Sound Bar, Turbo, Limelight, Opera House, and Guvnerment.
In late 2010 Lairdriver after 3 years of producing, his sound found success and signed with 2 Canadian Record Labels, 6N7 Music and Champion Beats. His first Track on 6N7 Music is a Progressive House piece entitled ‘Suppose To ’ The Track performed very well on the Mypromopool.com charts, scoring a impressive #3 for the Techno top 100, #24 for Progressive House and #37 overall out of the top 100. His follow up release Downloadification reached to number 13 on the mypromopool.com charts for the Techno top 100. He has won 2 Remix Contest’s for one of Toronto’s Hottest producers at the moment ‘Joe Ghost’, for the EP’s “ I Just Came” and “ I Hear You Talking”. With both releases penetrating Beatport.com top 100 and top 10 for Electro charts overall.
Lairdriver’s most recent releases reflect his growing popularity. His ‘Red Light District’ EP recently released on Appliqué Music is being supported by none other the iconic DJ & Producer TIESTO, while his ‘Star Trick’ EP is being supported by legendary Toronto DJ Dekoze. His releases have also found support from Aniki, Joe Ghost, Soul Puncherz , Matt Cox, Phatt Stack , Mark Roo, Riggers , Audio Bots and more.
In addition to this he has also garnered an ever increasingly popular reputation as a Remixer. Remixing for Joe Ghost, Matt Gracie, Bobby Savage Lunatics of Sound, Pest Control for 6n7 Music .For Champion Beat’s Artists ‘The Sloppy 5ths release ‘Hug Your Hobo’, Appliqué Music’s artist Tehran Maistry ‘K40 hz’ , and for Capital Boom’s recent release ‘Turbulence”. Currently Lairdriver has releases on 6n7 Music, Champion Beats, GoldNTech Records, Appliqué Music(UK), BomBeatz(USA), Fine Grind Audio and Capital Boom. All releases are featured on Beatport.com.
Lairdriver has a tenacious approach to production. Doing in 2 hours what many producers would take 8 hours to do. His productions are known also for their quality and he has taken great lengths to ensure that anything leaving his studio is club ready. Lair driver’s style would be described as versatile. Producing in the Progressive House, Electro, Tech House, Techno, Deep House and Trance genres. Lairdriver has managed to put out an incredible 30 original productions and remixes over 7 labels in just 10 months. It’s a testament to his ferocious approach.
In the new dominion of digital performance and Dj’ing live, Lairdriver has several approaches planned for the dance floor – as versatile as he is in his productions. He plans to include his original productions and remixes in his sets. Look for traditional Dj’d sets to full out live performances. He is a veteran of Warehouse Party and Club scene as a Promoter, Producer and as a DJ. Lairdriver has several new releases and a slew of remixes out in 2012 as well as a brand new album.
The cornerstone of Lair driver’s production efforts this year entitled is ‘Lairdriver Essentials’. Mixed by Matt Dagenais of Pest CTRL – it contains all original productions and remixes from Lairdriver himself. It is available as a free download. Lairdriver is pushing onward and upward and will continue to produce breakout Music that has garnered ever-increasing popularity. Wherever he is, whether Club or Warehouse- you can guarantee there wont be an empty Dance floor.
Recently Lairdriver has teamed up with VeronicaCarter to create W.E.T. Project!