Endorphin

Endorphin

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Endorphin weaves Together an eclectic array of visual imagery and music to create a live production that explodes with an energy that seduces all the senses. It is theatre for the Dance floor and art for the ears. “THE BEST DANCE SHOW IN THE COUNTRY” .Sydney Morning Herald 19/03/05.

Biography

FAST FACTS:
1996 Unearthed by Triple JJJ in Cairns Australia, (National Broadcast Radio).
1998 Debut album “Embrace” signed to SONY MUSIC worldwide.
1998 ARIA (Australian record Industry Assn.) Nominated “BEST DANCE RELEASE” for “Embrace”.
1999 Second Album “Skin” (SONY) released.
1999 WORLD WIDE HIT “Café Del Mar 6” includes endorphin’s song “Satie 1”.
2000 “Skin” wins the “2000 DANCE MUSIC AWARD” for best album.
2000 ARIA nominated for “BEST MALE ARTIST”.
2000 Three tracks on the Box Office Hit feature “Looking for Alibrandi”.
2001-02 composes Soundtracks for 26 episodes for the National Geographical Channel USA.
2002 Third album “AM PM” (SONY) released.
2002 Endorphin tours Mexico and Venezuela to rave reviews.
2002 Eric Chapus wins “ Outstanding Achievement for Best Self managed Artist”
2003 Composes one hour doco for The Discovery channel.
2003 Release of Album “Seduction”. (SEDUCTION RECORDS)
2003 National Tour “Are we there yet” takes in 67 gigs around the nation.
2004 Composes Music for “Blue Horizon” a Feature Film by Jack McCoy.
2004 New Album “Shake It” licensed to Fly music/UMA.

TOURS:
1998 Portishead support, Massive Attack support, Homebake festival, Livid festival.
1999 Faithless support, two endorphin national tours, Vibes on a Summers day festival nationally.
2000 Moby support, Hemispheres, Offshore festival, Homebake festival, Turn up your radio tour JJJ.
2001 St Germain support, Gatecrasher tour, Homebake festival.
2002 International tour of Mexico and Venezuela, Moonlight sounds, Delirium festival, Adelaide fringe.
2003 National Tour “Are we there yet” takes in 67 gigs around the nation.
2005 National tour for “Shake it” includes Shelley Rosenberg as lead singer
2005 Invited to perform at World Expo Japan for 3 performances August 12/13/14. To rave reviews.
2006 endorphin has just been invited to showcase at the Canadian Music week in March 2006.

BIOGRAPHY:

Endorphin (aka Eric Chapus) has had a prodigious career to date. Since arriving in Australia in 1984 from France he has had several musical incarnations. Coming into the spotlight after being unearthed by JJJ in 1996 and delivering an impressive debut album “Embrace”, he has been dazzling his audiences with a live electronic show that weaves together an eclectic array of visual imagery and music to create a live production that explodes with an energy that seduces all the senses. It is theatre for the dance floor and art for the ears. Endorphin tours include Gatecrasher, Moby, Massive Attack, Portishead, Faithless, Homebake and many more nationally.

After leaving his rainforest home in Kuranda for the urban interior of Sydney, his second album “Skin” reflected a more gritty musical landscape. “Skin” drew accolades from both the dance music and mainstream media and won 'Album of the Year' at the inaugural Australian Dance Music Awards. He was also nominated for Best Male Artist at the 2000 ARIA Awards.

Endorphins third album, a double CD "AM/PM" bought together the two edges to endorphin’s sword. A fusion of ambient sounds found on "Embrace" to the robust edginess of "Skin", AM/PM delivered the fusion of the chilled out lounge room experience with the four on the floor of the live dance performance. With new audiences now converted, endorphin was invited to play in Mexico City for the World Apec meeting and the Venezuela Arts Festival in 2002.

Endorphin was also commissioned to score the music for a new National Geographic series of 26 episodes.

His fourth Album "Seduction" expanded his musical repertoire combining rhythmic dance textures with translucent layers of haunting melodies and new jazz influences.

A huge and gruelling National tour in 2003 called the "Are we there yet" tour took in 67 gigs that swept through every city and state and many regional towns.

Throughout the years, Endorphins music has been incorporated onto numerous Australian and International compilations including Ibiza’s DJ Jose Padilla’s chilled out Café Del Mar series with his classic track "Satie". He has also remixed other artists work such as Icehouse, Spiderbait, Paul Kelly, Sonic Animation, Sunk Loto, Men at Work, Jimmy Little and Tina Arena.

2004 began with Endorphin scoring music for Jack McCoy’s Feature Surf film called "Blue Horizon".

With finally time off the road, Endorphin started collaborating with signer/songwriters to produce his latest and greatest Album so far called "Shake It". Producing an impressive mixture of Middle Eastern sounds, break beats, retro pop, seasoned by soaring female vocals and strong and driving male vocals. The result being a very tasteful and spicy dish.

Endorphin is fast establishing himself overseas:

-2002 World Apec meeting Mexico city
-2002 Festival del Artes Venezuela
-2005 World Expo Japan
-2006 Canadian Music Week
-2006 Chinese Tour TBC
-2006 Brazil Tour

Discography

"Embrace" LP 1998 (Sony Music)
"Skin" LP 1999 (Sony Music)
"AM/PM" LP 2001 (Sony Music)
"Seduction" LP 2003 (Seduction Records)
"Shake It" LP 2004 (Fly Music/ Warner Music)

Tracks on Compilations:

Café del Mar 6 (1999 Worlwide)
Nightripping (1999 Greece)
Recaffeinated Iced (2001NZ)
The Classic Chillout (2002 USA)
Electronoize (2002 Mexico)
Homebake 2 & 4 (2000 Australia)
Late Nite Chill (2002 Singapore)
Moods (2002 Singapore)
Triple J Hottest Hits (2002 Australia)
DJ Iains electronic revolution(1997 Canada)
Super Surf (2004 Brazil)
Great Southern Jam (1999 NZ)
Sydney The Sex The City The Music (2003 Worldwide)
Triple J's Groove Train(2004 Australia)

and other 30 Australian compilations.