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Chris Gray

Christopher Leon Gray

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Discography of Chris Gray:

# Dwnld Release title Total tracks Type Imprint date Label
1 Sweetness You Bring 3 Track list 2000-00-00 Deep4Life
2 Tried To Be Good 7 Track list 2001-00-00 Deep4Life
3 Probe Of The Outermental EP 4 Track list 1998-00-00 Fragmented Records
4 Emotional Distortion 14 Track list 1999-00-00 Deep4Life
5 Fish & Luvconfushun 12 Track list 1998-00-00 Fragmented Records
6 Intelligent Emotions EP 4 Track list 1997 Fragmented Records
7 Trippy Fingers EP 3 Track list 1999-00-00 Track Mode
8 Tranquil Solutions EP 6 Track list 1998 Music Is...
9 Very Moody EP 6 Track list 1996-00-00 Subwoofer
10 The Moonchildren EP 7 Track list 1995-00-00 Subwoofer
11 Emotional Distortion 8 Track list 1999-00-00 Track Mode
12 LP Sampler 1 2 Track list 1998 Fragmented Records
13 Deeper Level Of Understanding 8 Track list 1997 Music Is...
14 Mental Patient 4 Track list 2002 Deep4Life
15 Fish & Luvconfushun 8 Track list 1998 Fragmented Records
16 Party Flava E.P. 4 Track list 1996 DC 10 Records & Soundworks
17 Mysteries Of The Ampalaya 4 Track list 2010-04-30 Altered Moods Recordings
18 Deeper Level Of Understanding 8 Track list 1997 Music Is...
19 Fragmented Records Compilation Volume 1 2 Track list 1998-01-05 Fragmented Records
20 FMlk3 EP 3 Track list 2011-04-00 Freebeat
21 Dark City Ensemble 9 Track list 2013-02-05 Freebeat
22 The Moonchildren EP 5 Track list 1995-00-00 Subwoofer
23 I'm Through Waiting 12 Track list 2013-05-00 Deep4Life
24 Intelligent Emotions EP 4 Track list 1997 Fragmented Records
25 Party Flava E.P. 4 Track list 1996 DC 10 Records & Soundworks
26 When Hoes Get Religion 19 Track list 2014-04-20 Deep4Life
27 Emotional Distortion 8 Track list 1999 Track Mode

Chris Gray is a Chicago-based artist and writer who was born and raised in the Mississippi Delta. He relocated to Chicago after earning his Bachelors of Arts degree in Broadcast News from Mississippi State University in 1992. A few short years later he launched his successful record label Deep4Life, which concentrates on deep, tranquil, melodic house music, techno and downbeat styles. Chris also wrote an autobiographical book entitled Mechanics Of Me. Chris' house music journey began Spring of 1986 when a poorly-recorded mixtape from WKKC 89.3 FM fell into his possession. A close cousin provided him with what was a new style of music at that time, and it would change his life forever. Although the seeds of house music were planted in Chicago's culture rich pockets during the late 1970's and early 80's, its presence had yet to be felt in the fertile farmlands of the Mississippi Delta. ||||| But down deep in Greenwood, Mississippi that spring, a new disciple of underground ambience was baptized. It's a fact that Chris experienced a bad reaction to house music while listening to it for the first time. But just as time is needed to acquire a proper palette for drinking fine wine and eating exotic cuisine, Chris eventually developed a taste for the essence of life that many crave. He began devouring the new house ambrosia with uncontrollable addiction. Over the years he collected a wide variety of house mixtapes from all over the globe. This hobby would ultimately inspire him to develop The Deephouse Projekt in 1990. This project is Chris' ongoing search to explore and understand the roots of house music and its perpetual migrations. Phone and the internet research produced many credible sources who taught him about house music's controversial history. Sources include those pioneers who were present at the original Warehouse club, Bismark and other legendary Chicago nightspots that served as shelters for the house music community. So motivated and eager, he embarked upon his own pilgrimage by blindly relocating to Chicago. The year was 1992 and he felt it was time to chase yet another dream after he finished university. ||||| There isn't tangible evidence per se that it was Chris' destiny to make a mark in Chicago, but he quickly settled in and continued his work anyway. And to note, he'd never visited the city before relocating. Chris quickly learned that politics and greed were present in many facets of Chicago life and unfortunately the house scene wasn't exempt. But he refused to get involved with negative fraternization and allowed an ancient spirit to be resurrected though his music instead. It is this very spirit that helps him and other devoted followers to continue uplifting and exploring this unique music form. Note: Kennedy-King College's WKKC 89.3 FM is a university radio station located on the south side of Chicago. It was an early supporter of the house community and developed a number of artists over a 20 year span.

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