Chris Durkin has been captivating audiences since 2015, whether it’s through the compelling musical journeys in his DJ sets or his electrifying tracks, Chris always pursues to create something illustrative.
As a young teen, born and raised in Manchester, UK, Chris was listening to the likes of ACDC and Guns N Roses. He was set to join a band playing the guitar and fulfil his rock fantasies, however this all changed when he began recording his music on his hand-me-down laptop and was lured to the electronic music scene. After years of producing different styles to no avail, Chris finally stumbled across his sound. A fusion of moody, organic, emotional harmonies and exhilarating, electronica bass lines that set alight the fire within.
His track ‘Blame It On Me (feat. Bella Grace Ellis)’, released in 2015, was at the forefront of his ascent into the electronic music scene. Having been played multiple times on BBC Introducing Manchester and scoring him the number 1 spot in the electronic charts on Tradiio with worldwide interest, the stage was set for his unique style to be propelled onto the electronic listener. Further releasing three more productions with thumping bass lines under the label Atoma records, his popularity continued to grow.
Though never content with his ability, Chris decided to take a break from releasing music so that he could evolve as a producer and DJ, building an arsenal of new music ready for release. Although this doesn’t mean he disappeared from the scene, DJing at a festival and clubs around Manchester, Chris kept people interested in his sound. One notable interest was from Vodafone big top 40, who decided Chris was worthy of the title Vodafone Future Breaker, which was announced, by Marvin Humes, across many national radio stations including Capital FM, Heart and Smooth FM to over 2.9 million listeners.
With plans to release new music in early 2017 and hit the gigging scene regularly, Chris is sure to become a familiar face in the electronic music scene.