Chris Bangs


Rare Groove… Acid Jazz… Hip House… Talking Loud… The Balearic beat… All influential sounds, scenes and styles that went off with a BANGS!…

No doubt about it, Chris Bangs has been a pioneering & inspirational figure in the British underground dance scene of the 80‘s/90’s & helped to light up the burgeoning black music dance scene. Bangsy became associated with many celebrated events from The Special Branch, Cock HappyDoo’s At The Zoo, to his own Bournemouth Bank Holiday sessions plus the Caister, PrestatynRockley Sands Weekenders & even the original Corfu & Ibiza ‘Summers of Love’.

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Acid Jazz label & Gilles Peterson’s Talkin’ Loud, he produced Galliano‘s celebrated debut album & his international success enabled him to set up his own studio & production company, Thin Air. His talents were soon spotted outside of the acid jazz scene with Paul Weller utilising Bangsy’s production skills. This liaison led to a partnership with Weller’s former Style Council member Mick Talbot as SoundscapeUK, one of a whole range of projects marked by the Bangsy stamp that have secured commercial & critical acclaim around the globe.

Today, Chris can still be found in his studio surrounded by his records & a host of musical collaborators, so don’t be surprised if he’s too busy to talk. He graced the field of dreams @ Summer Soulstice in the early days to deliver an ‘all killers, no fillers’ set!

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