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Chris Read

A collector of hip hop, funk, soul, boogie and related beats and jazz based music for more than 20 years, Chris came to prominence as a club DJ through his 10 year role as resident DJ and promoter of Substance (one of the UK's largest and longest running hip hop and funk nights) and his 2 year spell as mix DJ on BBC Radio 1Xtra.



Enjoying a cult following for his own unique brand of highly crafted DJ mixes, Chris has produced mixtapes for and in collaboration with a variety of respected and well known artists, labels, music resources and brands including Delicious Vinyl, Wax Poetics, WhoSampled and Adidas Originals.



In 2010, Chris was named as one of nine 'Stars of the Future' by Mixcloud and ranked a respectable #17 in the site's Top 100 DJs that year. In 2013 Chris stole no fewer than 3 places in Mixcloud's Top 100 DJ mixes, placing at #7, #18 and #43.


Check more from Chris Read on the Music of Substance website.

Latest Release

[BNB 086] Chris Read - Small Steps

Chris Read delivers his debut album for Breakin Bread touching on all the cornerstones of the label's sound: Soul, Funk, Hip Hop, Disco and Tropical flavours.

Released: 3rd March 2014

"Small Steps" rounds up the best tracks from Chris's many popular 7-inch releases for the label, placing them alongside new alternate versions and previously unreleased tracks. [...]


Listen to Chris Read Small Steps Album Mini mix on SoundCloud.

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