Chrissy is a genre-bending DJ and producer with releases on Hooversound Recordings,Sorry Records, Classic Music Company, 17 Steps, Dansu Discs, Pets Recordings, and more. He’s known for his friendly demeanor and unwavering support for new artists and marginalized communities in our scene which shines through in his expansive, multi-genre DJ sets. His selections often center on rave music, Chicago house, and disco, but his multi-decade career has ranged from jungle to footwork to freestyle. This unique form of story-telling has brought him to venues such as Panorama Bar, Smartbar (where he held a residency from 2015 to 2018), and his residency at San Francisco’s oldest and most storied queer club, The Stud.
Also known as a well-regarded voice on dance music history, Chrissy ran the popular “My Year of Mixtapes” blog posting original genre-focused DJ mixes every week for a year. He also wrote the liner notes for Hardcore Traxx: Dance Mania Records 1986-1997 and has written on dance music history, queer history, and advice for young musicians in Mixmag, Beatportal, DJ Mag, Red Bull Music Academy, XLR8R,and Electronic Beats.
His latest release is a freestyle/hi-NRG project with Maria Amor (as Community Theatre) this EP oozes with the energy and feeling of 1980s New York dancefloors, and has gained attention from the likes of Tom Ravenscroft and Gerd Janson. This follows Chrissy’s recent Physical Release LP, on Sherelle & Naina’s Hooversound Recordings imprint: an eleven-track sonic odyssey spanning the past three decades of Chrissy’s club influences and moods.