SATURDAY • MARCH 14TH
MATRIX CREW / FREE RECORDS - AUSTIN, HOUSTON
Our free monthly dance party, E:MERGE, continues:
Saturday March 14th
The SOUL Family and Efusionradio.com present a night of "taking it back" as we proudly welcome a Texas Legend, DJ and Producer Chris Anderson!
::: Chris Anderson :::
::: Matrix Crew, Free Records - Austin/Houston :::
Check out a recent mix here:
Chris has been an ongoing force in dance music for over 20 years. Known as the “Godfather” in town, Chris has left a mark with his love of the underground sound and his determination to stay true to his dream.
After experiencing the heyday of the Houston club scene in the late 80s, the seed was planted that would mature into a lifelong passion. At Houston’s peak, there were several massive nightclubs with thousands of clubbers going crazy to cutting edge music, including New Wave and Acid House. At MegaZone Records, he discovered Techno, and was instantly hooked. Soon after, during a summer break in college, Chris traveled to London to live, work and buy music for a few months. To his surprise, he found an entirely new type of music, UK Hardcore, which would later evolve into Drum and Bass. After slapping down several hundred pounds for a couple hundred records, he packed up to bring the sound back to Houston. Upon his return, he found the beginning of the early rave scene starting.
Together with Andrei Morant and Claudia Suarez, they formed the Matrix Crew, which would go on to be one of the most influential rave promotion crews in Texas. The events grew from humble beginnings of 500 people to upwards of 3,000. In July 1998, Chris started Chemistry Records, a new dance music shop that took Houston by storm. The party scene was growing, and Chemistry was there to provide the best underground dance music for all the new and established DJs.
Recently, Chris has been releasing tracks on labels like Free Records and Bug Eyed out of Toronto. Grains, on Free Records, was charted #3 by Carl Cox on his website. Releases on Bug Eyed include Fragments, a new concept in lock groove tools which was licensed for a Technasia CD, and Chris’ most recent record, U Can’t Stop It, which John Acquaviva charted #7 on Beatport.
Chris has headlined the World Electronic Music Festival (WEMF) in Ontario two years in a row, and also did a tour from coast to coast. He’s played at the Tunnel in NYC, for FreeBass in New Orleans, twice in Cancun and many more places around the world.
His style is hard to define, ranging from house to techno, with a dark, aggressive edge but always funky. Not satisfied with the way a lot of tracks were structured, Chris started editing various songs to his liking. You can expect to hear a lot of surprises and unavailable material during his sets.
::: along w/ residents :::
Patio at 7pm-10pm (inside if weather is inclement)
Inside at 10pm-2am
San Antonio, TX
Drink specials all night as always