DJ SMALL champion
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DJ SMALL champion

Chicago, Illinois, United States | INDIE

Chicago, Illinois, United States | INDIE
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Nov
24
DJ SMALL champion @ The Rave/Eagles Club

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Sep
10
DJ SMALL champion @ Private Show

None, None, USA

None, None, USA

Aug
12
DJ SMALL champion @ The Rave/Eagles Club

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

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"Rising from the windy city, Chicago’s own Chris Wanta, 22; moniker

Small Champion has a thing or two to teach all you in-the-closet music

heads. Young and fresh, Champion’s signature style consists of

experimental mashes of pop, rap, and techno. Known for his old school

and new school mash ups, Champion reviles in the painstaking

challenge of using vinyl records to mix with digital instrumentals. His

ambitious demeanor takes place at a time when technology and music

are in a co-dependent relationship, a topic that Champion agreed was

vitally important to the future of the music industry. After separating

himself from college, Champion’s decision to stay in Tallahassee, FL to

pursue his passion began with the urge of getting his foot in the door

with seasoned DJ’s at various clubs. Skill, humility, and industry

knowledge are three things that Champion identi?es as the traits that

you need to have if you want to be a part of the music industry. Having

headlined for an independent record label's release party in Florida,

Columbia College, and opening up for Matisyahu and The Flobots at

Milwaukee's venue The Rave, the notches on his belt continue to be

carved. Currently promoting a new track “Give it Here,” from the

spanking new mixtape How to Hustle and Flow: Volume 1 featuring Serpiko

is in rotation including his mash up mixtape Castles and Tears, available

on Amazon & iTunes. "



-Level Up Magazine - Level Up Magazine


"Chicago-based electro-house DJ Small Champion, aka Chris Wanta, has been producing shows and managing talent since age 16. After heading to Columbia College in 2007, Champion began to immerse himself in the college party scene and within two years had opened up for major acts like Matisyahu, The Flobots, Steve Aoki, MSTRKRFT and Basshunter. He proceeded to branch out on international tours, engaging in collaborations with the U.K.'s Eat Static, as well as Italian DJs Monsieur Adi and Jaques Hild. In recent months, Champion has warmed up crowds for H*WOOD and Girl Talk. He'll employ his turntable skills tonight on The Loft Ristobar stage." Tim Sukits, 2011 - Sarasota Herald Tribune


Discography

You Can H8 Me Now - 05/08/2011

(Download link:http://www.datpiff.com/Boy-8-Bit-Hello-You-Can-H8-Me-Now-mixtape.228440.html)

Steal This Mixtape!- TBA (Rayzor Records)

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Bio

Music producer and turntable expert DJ SMALL champion A.K.A. Chris Wanta began his career recording local bands in 2006. Aesthetic production skills learned through Columbia College live band recording sessions helped spill onto gritty vinyl turntables when DJ SMALL champion created his first live mixes of artists such as J.U.S.T.I.C.E., DJ Funk, Green Velvet and Shyne into a live recording demo mix in 2008.

These vinyl recordings earned DJ SMALL champion a spot opening for major recording artists Matisyahu, Chester French and The Flobots at The Rave/Eagles Ballroom in his birthplace of Milwuakee, WI in 2008.

In 2009, mixes by DJ SMALL champion attracted a magazine article from Level Up Magazine from his performance at The Rave. Underground popularity lead to live performance bookings at Columbia College Manifest 2010 (Chicago, IL), Stellar Spark Session (w/Steve Aoki and Basshunter-Milwaukee,WI) and Pancakes and Beer Festival (Atlanta, GA) in front of thousands of eager fans ready to dance!

MSTRKRFT, H*WOOD , Steve Aoki and Basshunter filled SMALL champion's tour schedule for the rest of 2010. International artists Eat Static (U.K), Jaques Hild (Italy) and Monsuier Adi (Italy) collaborated with DJ SMALL champion on remixes gaining new interest from fans outside the United States.

Semifinalist of Do312.com's Lollapalooza Remix Contest DJ SMALL champion produced a remix for DJ legend Tiga. Closing out the year with a bang DJ SMALL champion opened for Girl Talk, DJ Funk, DJ Rozz and Green Velvet on New Year's Eve 2010 at The Rave/Eagles Ballroom in Milwaukee, WI.

SMALL champion was written up in the Sarasota Herald Tribune newspaper when he performed at Loftristobar and Evolution Records in South Florida as a headlining act.

DJ SMALL champion's Myspace.com has over 646,169 views and 340,421 plays. Accomplishing all this at the age of only 24 year's old its no wonder DJ SMALL champion is a name to be recognized, which must be the reason he was selected to be an opening for electronic legend Paul Oakenfold on July 1, 2011 at The Rave/Eagles Ballroom.

In most recent news... DJ SMALL champion has signed a three year non-exclusive distribution deal with Rayzor Records. He has performed in Chicago, IL on September 9, 2011 with other underground DJs including DJ Lady Raven.

Past shows include:

September 10, 2011 @ 2365 S. Damen Chicago, IL
(Chicago Tribe Dance Crew, Jackie Exoh, DJ Lady Raven, Un4bomber, DJ Mega Mike, Clark Kentt, Nice Lab, DJ SMALL champion)

July 1, 2011 @ The Rave/Eagles Ballroom Milwaukee, WI
(Paul Oakenfold, DJ JSLAY, DJ SMALL champion)

April 16, 2011 @ Evolution Records Lakeland, FL
(Amp Decay & DJ SMALL champion)

January 6, 2011 @ The Loftristobar Sarasota, FL
(Only DJ SMALL champion performed)

December 31, 2010 - Jan 1, 201 @ The Rave, Milwaukee, WI
(Girl Talk, DJ FUNK, DJ JSLAY and Green Velvet)

May 15, 2010 @ The Rave, Milwuakee, WI
(DJ ROZZ, Steve Aoki and Basshunter)

May 14, 2010 @ Columbia College Chicago, IL
(Manifest Art Festival 2010)

May 7, 2010 @ The Goat Farm Atlanta, GA
(Beer and Pancakes Art Festival)

September 11, 2010 @ Potbelly's Tallahassee, FL
(H*WOOD)

November 9, 2010 @ Down Below Tallahassee, FL
(KSWOODS)

Nov 7, 2010 @ The Rave, Milwaukee, WI
(MSTRKRFT)

(To name a few)