What a year it’s been so far for the one they call Cristoph. This Geordie lad is one of a group of young UK producers hailing from the North East Of England that are making waves worldwide with their next generation brand of British House Music.
Following in the footsteps of the likes of Hot Since 82, Patrick Topping and wAFF, Cristoph was singled out as a ‘Future Star’ by no less an authority than Pete Tong late last year and has since raised expectations further with a series of hot productions and remixes this year for such mighty labels as Defected, Noir, Material & Viva.
And now it’s Selador’s turn to bask in his reflected glory, welcoming him back into the fold following his highly impressive remix for Dave Seaman’s ‘Justified Replacement Of Lulu’ release, with a superb new 4-track EP that will only add weight to his growing stature.
First up, the title track moves in a slightly different direction than you’d normally be accustomed to from Cristoph – a tougher, more fulsome, more melodic styled techno – this is peak time, heads down material, so hold tight!
Next up to the plate is ‘Diggin In’ with its assured groove and slowly building dynamics, leading to a classic crescendo and joyous pay-off. This was one of the big tunes at Selador’s recent label night at Watergate in Berlin and on listening you’ll understand why!
Third in line to the throne is ‘Moments’, another subterranean adventure underpinned by a robust bass and incessant synth lines rising and falling throughout – it’s got more drama than a Colombian soap opera…
And finally, a fitting climax comes in the shape of ‘Time For Change’, a huge melodic gem that unfolds into the kind of breakdown that takes you to places where anthems are made – heaven sent J