Cris Jarvis (Born December 13th 1989) is an English electronic dance music producer and DJ based in London.
Originally hailing from Colchester, Essex, he was a drummer and guitarist in many heavy metal bands throughout his childhood and teens before leaving to pursue a solo career. He has been producing music since the summer of 2011. He quickly put himself on the radar of the entire Bass music scene with a slew of bootleg remixes, building up his signature sound of heavy yet melodic, high energy bass music. His music draws influence from the LA Dubstep movement as well as from Drum & Bass, Heavy Metal and Trance. He released his first single ‘Whiteout’ with Heavy Artillery Recordings, which put him firmly into place within the scene.
Jarvis also began making a name for himself as a remixer receiving official remix requests from Heavy Artillery Recordings artists and producing further bootleg remixes, along with a range of very successful remix competition entries. He came in 1st place winning ‘Dub All Or Nothing Remix Competition No. 8’ with his signature high energy drum & bass remix of a dubstep track. His entry to the remix competition for ‘Bourke & Vegas – I’m Alive’ was a runner up, receiving the support of EDM giants Adventure Club, who included it in their ‘Superheroes Anonymous’ mix as well as in their live set. The track also made its way into the live sets of other Dubstep acts such as BAR9, Must Die!, Mutrix among others. The track was even used by Barcelona Football Club in a promotional YouTube video for Neymar’s first game and is still one of Jarvis’ most successful tracks to date.
He was also a runner up in the remix competition for ‘Maurizio Inzaghi & Fine Touch – We Gotta Rage ft. Jonny Rose’ securing him the prize of inclusion on the official remixes release, which was released on the legendary Trance label Kontor Records. After showing his remix of ‘DNNYD – Don’t Hold Me Back ft. DyCy’ to the original producer and record label manager, he was asked to sign it to Deorro’s Panda Funk records to be included in the official remix package. After building up this prolific reputation as a remixer, he has since been approached to produce official remixes for RoughMath ‐ Buzzkill and Rob Gasser – Speed Limit, as well as a forthcoming release by Tuff Touch featuring Tasha Baxter entitled ‘Falling’.
Recently he has become well established in the Bass music scene spanning genres such as Dubstep, Breakbeat, Drum & Bass, 2 step/Garage, Trance and Trap, all the while retaining his trademark gritty yet melodic sound. This rise to success brought him to the attention of one of the most sought after labels in the US scene: Play Me Records. In order to boost his fan‐base he has made a point of releasing a catalogue of free download singles, as well as a free EP and 2 officially released singles, with a remix EP on the way for his most recent single ‘Set Me Free ft. Harvey’.
Jarvis also enlisted a film company to produce an official music video for ‘Set Me Free’, dedicating his own time and finances to the project, which is due to premiere on January 5th 2015 and can be viewed here.
Over the years Jarvis has performed many DJ sets consisting mostly of his own original productions. During the summer of 2014 he was invited on tour in France alongside Sadhu and Tisoki. He has also shared the stage with the likes of Excision, Getter, Funtcase, Brown & Gammon and Crissy Criss.