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Chris Price


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"Emerging: Chris Price"

"Usually (and this is true), if you happen to have ever made music for the porn industry, we here at the culture of me will not make nice with you. It's not that we hate on porn (believe me, we don't), it's just, the music is, well, terrible with a capital "t". Not to mention the fact that the proprietors of said sounds are not usually the best musicians or songwriters. It's more often than not the opposite.

For Chris Price, a DJ and musician from Washington, D.C., this is merely a footnote in his impressively weird musical evolution. Not only did he do the above (not the porn, just the soundtracks), but he also helped to write music for local weather forecasts and (seriously, we're not joking) religious film soundtracks.

All of this would be somewhat strikes against the guy at first, but once you hear some of the tracks from his impressively electro pop debut, Post Pop Parade (clever!), you'll be turned into a fan. Mixing the glitch and bomp of German electro and synths (think Ellen Allien) and the pop of the 80s (Human League, Telex), Price adds his own vocal styles to the potion, therein creating something wild..." -

"Chris Price"

You might have guessed from previous blog postings that I’m a sucker for a killer pop song. I’m also a slut for a synth-pop beat that shakes your hips and shuffles your feet. How nice it was earlier this week when Chris Price introduced himself to me and “And She Was”, his self-described homage to the Pet Shop Boys and New Order. You can hear the New Order influences in the Peter Hook-like melodic bass line, and there’s traces of early Pet Shop Boys (which is really the same as more recent Pet Shop Boys, isn’t it?) in the beats and sequencers, but Price isn’t an imitator. The beats are definitely old school techno, but that’s part of the charm here. -


"Post Pop Parade" LP (Future Forward Records)

Single "Heat Up" from the LP has recently been added to 40+ satellite, college, independent, and internet radio stations. Additionally, the album is streaming and available for purchase (in physical or digital form) on iTunes, CD Baby, Rhapsody, Napster, Amazon, Wal-Mart, and nearly every other reputable digital music retail website.



In the mid-to-late 1980's, Chris Price's music gained popularity, particularly in the world of adult entertainment. Recording under the pseudonym D'Crescendo, his original compositions quickly became a mainstay -- oftentimes overshadowing even the actors and storylines of the films themselves.

During this experimental time period, Chris's unique combination of synth-pop, new wave, and electro musical stylings unquestionably contributed to the dramatic increase in video sales. In fact, it soon became common knowledge among industry insiders that many consumers were purchasing and viewing films strictly "for the music."

Astoundingly, during these creative years, Chris -- still not yet old enough to legally purchase and/or view said movies -- was oblivious to the recognition he was receiving for his hard work. Fame (realized or not), however, came with a price. Royalty checks were often wholly distributed to managers and agents, or simply "lost in the mail."

Just as Chris was coming into majority age, the adult entertainment industry was moving on to a new era of background music -- copycat producers simply mimicking top 40 radio in an attempt to appeal to the commercial tastes of the general population. With no interest in sacrificing his creative principles, or keeping such company simply for the almighty dollar, Chris shed his D'Crescendo identity.

Now, without his primary source of revenue, Chris entered a particularly low period, producing background instrumental tracks for The Weather Channel (during local forecast segments) as well as several Washington, D.C. area cable pay-per-view "previews" stations. Even in these lowly forums, Chris's work did not go unnoticed. One viewer -- a prominent (religious-themed) film director -- took notice and signed Chris to compose soundtracks for a series of straight-to-video productions. While seemingly unfamiliar territory, these films essentially embodied the bad acting of adult video -- minus the sex scenes. Chris brought a sound to these films never heard before. Noted underground GXN ("Gangsta Christian") rapper Geto Deacon was inspired to the point that he constructed his debut solo album almost entirely on a foundation of (unauthorized) Chris Price samples.

Recently, while re-visiting his 80's-90's original D'Crescendo master tapes, Chris was inspired to produce an album of original material...paying homage to the music he loved -- this time with vocals. Now, having meticulously crafted 12 tracks of "post-pop," Chris Price embarks on a new stage in his music career with the release of "Post Pop Parade".