DJ Chris Tisdell

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CHRIS TISDELL bio May 2001

Music With Emotion; Progressive House and Trance for the Advanced

"A forefather of the progressive scene in South-East Queensland"
......... Passion Promotional Flyer

"Brisbane's most respected progressive Dj"
......... Time Off Magazine

"Phenomenal Dj"
......... Scene Magazine

"A mixing style which has been described as seamless"
......... Rave Magazine

"Technically brilliant"
......... DC Magazine

......... Reddog Live Reporting, Firehorse Publications

"His regularly published charts are somewhat of a bible"

"A local progressive house superstar"

Chris Tisdell is one of Brisbane's most respected, successful and versatile talents and has been involved in the dance music scene for the best part of a decade; from Djing through to organising and running club nights and distributing dance music throughout Australia.

Technically brilliant and with "a mixing style which has been described as seamless" (Rave Magazine #169), Chris regularly Djs at many of South-East Queensland's top clubs where he dishes up some of the hottest vinyl to the masses, and is best known for his epic three hour sets consisting of pumping progressive house / trance. Moreover, Chris has been one of the pioneers in actively pushing this energetic and emotional style of music throughout Australia.

Chris has supported such artists as Chicane, Dave Seaman, Timo Maas, Danny Howells, Ferry Corsten, Fatboy Slim, Binary Finary, Robert Miles, Colin Tevendale, Art of Trance, Anne Savage, Roger Sanchez, Terra Ferma, Baby Doc, Union Jack, Andy Passman, S-J, DJ Patrick Reid, Highland, Pee Wee Ferris, Sean Quinn and Kasey Taylor to name just a few.

In The Groove Imports was set up by Chris five years ago. In the Groove offers a vinyl service for the discerning Dj as well as distributing records and Dj equipment throughout the country. Some labels
which are distributed through In The Groove are; Strictly Rhythm, Stress Records and Cleveland City as well as local label Liquid Motion Records.

Deeply involved in dance music marketing and promotions, Chris has successfully organised parties and promotions for such companies as Stress Records (UK), Mixmag, DMC, Dancenet, Crash Bang! Records, Hooj Choons (UK), MDS (Mushroom Records), Strictly Rhythm (USA), Cheeky Records (UK) and Platipus Records (UK). Chris has also promoted for the likes of Ultra Nate and Faithless plus a host of interstate Djs such as Phil K (DMC Melb), Mark Dynamix (Syd) and Christian Barker (Syd).

On a more local scene, Chris is currently running the highly acclaimed "Progression" nights which have resided at various clubs throughout Brisbane over the past four years including The Tube and The
Arena. Progression is Qld's only regular night dedicated to trance and progressive house. Most recently, Progression enjoyed its most successful night in history as 1600 punters crammed in to see the Platipus Sound System perform live.

Chris' friendly nature, good ear for music and ability to harmonize with the crowd both on and off the decks, combined with his professionalism, attention to detail, experience and industry knowledge make him one of Brisbane's most highly regarded talents.

Chris' newly created, much-publicised website, is launching soon. Moreover, Chris is the only Australian Dj and one of only four in the world to have his website featured on back-cover of the 2001 DMC / Technics World Catalogue (along with Paul Oakenfold).


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