Crissy Criss

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Chris Williamson (born 6 May 1987), better known by his stage name Crissy Criss is a British DJ, Producer & Presenter who was part of the BBC Radio network BBC Radio 1Xtra.[1] He also works under the alias Dead Exit

Crissy Criss is the stepson of Kenny Ken and was born in Newmarket, Suffolk and raised in Leytonstone. [2] [3]

Career[edit]

The youngest DJ/Presenter at present to broadcast on BBC Radio 1Xtra. Introduced to a set of decks aged 5 by his stepfather Kenny Ken, he then started to teach himself to mix aged 9.[4] The following year, Crissy covered for Kenny Ken at a festival in Essex. At age 11 he joined drum & bass pirate station Kool FM and played his first club set at The End in London thanks to DJ Zinc who requested Crissy to play. Crissy has played at major drum & bass nights across the UK and elsewhere such as New York, Toronto, Norway, Switzerland, France, and Germany. Crissy started production work from the age of 12 making music on a gaming console then moved up to much larger programmes and hardware equipment. He released his first track on Back2Basics recordings in 2004. Since then Crissy has signed to Back2Basics Records and Mix 'n' Blen Records.[5]

He presented a regular show on BBC 1Xtra from 2007 which was axed as part of the station's budget cuts in June 2014; An online petition was launched to save the show.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Crissy Criss's BBC 1Xtra profile page
  2. ^ "Crissy Criss". www.ukfestivalguides.com. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Shotta, Harry (2014) Twelve Months, Acorn Books, ISBN 978-1783337996, p. 21
  4. ^ IMO Records "Crissy Criss Biography", IMO Records, London, 17 October 2011. Retrieved on 23 November 2011.[dead link]
  5. ^ http://www.discogs.com/artist/Crissy+Criss
  6. ^ "PETITION LAUNCHED TO SAVE CRISSY CRISS' D&B SHOW ON BBC 1XTRA", Mixmag, 11 June 2014. Retrieved 10 November 2014
  7. ^ Sweney, Mark (2014) "BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra axe DJs and shake up schedule to cut costs", The Guardian, 5 June 2014. Retrieved 10 November 2014

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