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Chris Cue, resident and co runner of SAMPLE events in Newcastle Upon Tyne, co owner of vinyl imprint Tough Luck Records.
The story behind Chris only dates back to early 2008, when as young Makam lad burst onto the Sunderland scene with sets for local club B.R.A, as well as his own events; Edit: and under100. Here Chris invited the likes of Inxec, Rebekah and Richy Ahmed… and impressed every step of the way.
A season in Ibiza the same year saw him spread his message further with attention-grabbing sets at small parties across the island, leading to regular warm up slots for Ricardo Villalobos, Luciano, Loco Dice, Cassy and more upon his return at Birmingham’s Eclectricity.
What followed were bookings across the country for some of the most exciting names in the scene, from label showcases such as M_nus, Cocoon & Desolat to smaller parties Sonido, Leicester and Ape-x, Newcastle. Feb 2011 arrived and ushered in the birth of brand Sample, alongside friends Fairless and Adrian Fairless. Invitations for many hugh profile artists inc the lieks of Martinez Bros, Okain, Jordan Peak, GUTI, Dyed and Art Department soon followed, raising the profile of his events and his role as an exceptional resident.
The introduction of production to his repertoire, welcomed in a new dawn for, where people could experience the real Chris:Q. A deep affair, that lends itself excellently to big breakdowns, heaps of percussion and a nod to the acid times of yesteryear. EPs for Kaluki Musik and Made Fresh Daily - due for release this year - now sit pretty next to the available ‘Fat Lip’ on Love Not Money’s ‘New Love Volume2’.
A 2012 summer back in Ibiza, and another season of head-turning sets. From Marco Corola’s Music:On boat parties to Official Cocoon and Circoloco Afterparties and his own weekly Sample vs Mute parties…
It’s not difficult to understand why so many people are talking about Chris:Q.
Chris:Q - Dogtown Killer / Freak 'N' Quiche EP [Kaluki Musik]
Dogtown Killer (Original Mix)
Freak 'N' Quiche (Original Mix)
Remixes from H2 and wAFF
Chris:Q - Club Nightmare EP [Made Fresh Daily Records]
Club Nightmare (Original Mix)
Straight Up No Lube (Chris:Q More Beef Mix)
Remixes from wAFF, Freeman & Farrelly and Brett Sinclair
Chris:Q - Fat Lip [Love Not Money Records]