Frenchman Chris Joss is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist and autonomous studio producer. Having lived in London for most of the 90's, Joss digested the vibrant music scenes of the city playing bass and guitar in various bands while working in his solo projects.
In 1996 Joss recorded his first album The Man With a Suitcase, the soundtrack to an imaginary 60's TV series, released in 1999 on indie label Pulp Flavor with the Bombay By Bus EP.
In 2000 Chris Joss started recording his 2nd LP Dr Rhythm, released in 2002 by Irma. Encompassing electronica, breakbeat, funk and soundtrack music, Dr Rhythm upped the ante for Joss' musical catalogue. Â Remixes by Madrid de los Austrias and Dublex Inc. came out in 2003.
In 2004 Chris Jossâ€™ third LP You've Been Spiked was released by ESL Music. With its thick funky bass lines, wah-wah guitars, Rhodes and Hammond riffs pulsating over live rootsy drums, the album was a vibrant tribute to 60's and 70's dance music. Remixes by Ursula 1000, Fort Knox Five & Kraak & Smaak followed in 05 & 06.
In 2005 Chris contributes to the soundtrack (released on Koch) of the movie "Inside Deep Throat" and begins a series of remixes: Jody Watley, Pirates of the Caribbean, Joe Bataan, Woody Hermann, Bebo Valdes, Thunderball, Frank Sinatra, Yerba Buena, Praful...
Jan 06 injured in an accident leaving his right arm partially paralysed Joss recorded a version of John Williams' â€œSupermanâ€ in between hospital stays. Originally intended for a movie trailer ESL released it in Aug07 alongside remixes by Basement Freaks & Plastilina Mosh and a new track called "Superjam.â€
In February 2008 ESL released 13 new tracks on Teraphonic Overdubs, a collection of grooves influenced by the diversity of Library music, crossing genres that were years apart while staying true to the funk. Remixes of I Want Freedom by Smokey Bandits from Greece, Atfunk from Ibiza and Myagi from Toronto cameout in Aug08.
Chris Jossâ€™ 5th LP, entitled Sticks, will be released on ESL Music in March 2009. Sticks is a smoky sonic journey through the Asian sub-continent. Filled out by a lush tapestry of ethereal sitars, rubber-funk bass, cheeky organ riffs, snappy drum kicks and smoky atmospherics Sticks captures a deep and irresistible vintage groove that defies categorization!