Birmingham born and London based producer Christian Campbell made a significant impact in over the last two years, with his killer productions making both 2020 and 2021 best of lists in both the press and the worlds most respected DJs. And now his live show is available for booking!
Heading up underground house collective Bruise, the piano pounding anthemic ‘Grand Hi’ exploded in 2020 and featured in many DJs end-of-year charts and The Guardians best of 2020 list, plus was synched in GTA 5.
The subsequent remix of Lady Blackbird’s ‘Collage’ continued this upwards trajectory receiving Radio 1 support from Annie Mac and landing second place in Pete Tong’s Essential New Tunes of 2020.
Now signed to Ross Allen’s label Foundation Music, Bruise continue to inject a healthy dose of Detroit DNA into their output with single ‘Joy’ receiving yet another ‘Essential New Tune’ award from Mr Tong in July 2021. This was followed up at the close of the year with the wondrous ‘When Pianos Attack’. Both of these tracks are all over the end of year charts with The Blessed Madonna, DJ Mag and Faith amongst others picking one or the other for their lists.
Christian’s journey into electronic music’s began when his ears first twitched to the sound of Steve “Silk” Hurley’s seminal ‘Jack Your Body’. Many years later and following a stint DJing on legendary Leeds based pirate station Dream FM, Christian released his own music as ‘Sona Vabos’ on Norman Cook’s Southern Fried Records.
Those early tracks and remixes together with the Bruise releases has created an impressive legacy of varying musical output. From King Tubby style dub remixes, deep Detroit-leaning House cuts toacid-soaked techno workouts.
DJ support has been impressive with Bruise tunes supported by DJ’s as varied as A-Trax, Shadow Child, Carl Craig, Laurent Garnier, The Blessed Madonna, Claptone, Jimpster, James Zabiela, Fatboy Slim, Joachim Garraud, Sasha & Digweed, Groove Armada, The Reflex, Terry Farley, Laurence Guy, Horse Meat Disco and many more. Even 2021 Mercury Music award winner Arlo Parks is a fan, playing ‘Joy’ on her guest slot for Radio 1.
With such a discography taking shape, Bruise Live was created to deliver a live set of some class. His first appearance at Faith’s birthday in October took the roof off as he dropped on the fly versions of his dance floor heavy productions, and has started a journey that will see him destroy many clubs in coming months.
Take a listen to his most recent releases below and you can book Bruise Live through LHM Artists by contacting Barry on [email protected]. Please offer as much information on your party/event/night and contact name and details and we will come back to you to discuss further.