Chris Joss

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Chris Joss
Chris Joss Nov2004.jpg
Background information
Also known as Chris Josse,
Origin France
Genres Funk, Electronica
Acid Jazz, Lounge, Jazz Funk
Occupation(s) Musician, Producer, composer
Instruments Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboards, Percussions, Sitar, Flute
Years active 1998–present
Labels ESL Music, Irma Records, Pulp Flavor
Website Official website

Chris Joss is a French multi-instrumentalist and record producer,[1] who has released seven solo albums; five of them by ESL Music.[2] His music ranges from funk to electronica, and tracks excerpted from his releases are featured in movie trailers such as Accepted (2006), Argo (2012), Hotel for Dogs (2009), Inside Deep Throat (2005), Ocean's Thirteen (2007), and Role Models (2008),[3] and the television shows Six Feet Under[4] and Better Call Saul.[5]

His track "I want Freedom", taken from his fourth album, is part of Apple Inc.'s iPhoto 10 and iPhoto 11 software.[6]

His album The Man with a Suitcase (1999) was part of a trend in the late 1990s of "imaginary soundtracks", compositions created to accompany films that did not actually exist.[7] In the soundtrack, he attempted to pay homage to works of the 1960s and 1970s such as The Avengers and Mission Impossible, with a mixture of jazz, pop, rock, and funk.[7]




  • Bombay By Bus 12 inch (1999 Pulp Flavor)
  • The Gnomes 12 inch (2002 Irma)
  • Discotheque Dancing 12 inch (2005 ESL Music)
  • A Part In That Show 12 inch (2006 ESL Music)
  • Brilliantine a gogo 12 inch (2006 Boutique Chic)
  • Superman 12 inch (2007 ESL Music)
  • I Want Freedom 12 inch (2008 ESL Music)
  • Toxic Smoke/Sequence of Spectators 7 inch (2012 ESL Music)



Other releases[edit]

  • Inside Deep Throat Original Soundtrack CD (2006 Koch Records)[17]
  • Stereoscope Jerk Explosion - La Panthere Pop (2008 Cosmic Groove) Sitar on 2 tracks
  • Atfunk - Rewire Walks (2008 Extremely House Music) keyboard on 3 tracks
  • Atfunk - Soundprism (2012 Plugtone records) keyboards on Restart and Tranquilito

External links[edit]


  1. ^ David Jeffreys. "Chris Joss biography on". Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Chris Joss Discography on". All Music. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Chris Joss Interview". Gforce software. 
  4. ^ ""You've been spiked" in episode 51". HBO. 
  5. ^ "Tune Down in episode 7 of season 1 (Bingo)". WSJ. 
  6. ^ Giesbert Damaschke. iLife '09. Markt+Technik. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Spencer, Kristopher (2008). Film and Television Scores, 1950-1979: A Critical Survey by Genre. McFarland. pp. 333–. ISBN 9780786452286. Retrieved 21 November 2013. 
  8. ^ Kristopher Spencer. "Chris Joss reference". Film and Television Scores, 1950-1979: A Critical Survey by Genre. McFarland & Company, inc. 
  9. ^ "You've Been Spiked review". Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "Spiked review". CMJ new music report. 
  11. ^ "Teraphonic Overdubs review". 
  12. ^ "Sticks review". Archived from the original on 2013-11-03. 
  13. ^ "Monomaniacs Vol1 review". Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
  14. ^ "No Play No Work". Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
  15. ^ "Soundtrack details". Soundtrack Collector. 
  16. ^ "Joe Bataan review". Quickcrit. 
  17. ^ "Inside Deep Throat soundtrack Overview". All Music Guide.