Chris Lorenzo’s rise to the upper echelons of the house and bass scene is one of electronic music’s more notable success stories. Widely acknowledged for pioneering a sound that has become increasingly prominent throughout the UK, US and many other parts of the world, Lorenzo’s flawless production and high-octane DJ sets have earned him a fanatical and ever-growing global following.
Recent successes include the release of his debut album Destroy The Image which hit #30 in the iTunes chart, along with the sold-out UK and US tours that followed. 2017 also saw Lorenzo launching his Bass Mentality brand, hosting a stage at MADE Festival with set from The Streets’ Mike Skinner, Cause & Affect and Lorenzo himself. The Bass Mentality concept will be further realised with the release of several EPs and a huge UK tour in 2018.
Other key 2017 festival appearances included Reading, Leeds, SW4 in the UK, Amnesia Ibiza, Shambala (Canada), Hard Summer and Dirtybird Campout (USA) with Lorenzo further stamping his authority as one of the key proponents of North American’s bass house revolution. Further success came in the shape of his collaboration with Chris Lake, Nothing Better, which stormed to over 1 million streams in the first month of release after heavy rotation from Annie Mac on her BBC Radio 1 show.
Lorenzo’s reputation as a master craftsman in the studio has made him one of the most in-demand producers currently working today. In the last few years he’s collaborated with the likes of Skrillex (Come Again), Steve Aoki (Delirious), Chris Lake (Nothing Better, The Calling) and Katy B (I Wanna Be), with his 2015 collab with Hannah Wants reaching #13 in the UK singles chart, and clocking up over 20 millions streams in the process.
Born and raised in Birmingham, it was here that Lorenzo honed his sound before a slew of club hits made him a breakout star in 2013. But it wasn’t long before he stepped out of Europe to become one of leaders of the house and bass movement in the US. 2015 saw Billboard pick him as one of the highlights of EDC Las Vegas alongside shows at the Mad Decent Boat Party, Shambala and Nocturnal Wonderland.
Having built up specialist support with releases on a plethora of tastemaker labels, including Claude Von Stroke’s Dirtybird label, Shadow Child & Kry Wolf’s lauded Food Music and AC Slater’s Night Bass, Lorenzo has also become prolific on the remix front, putting his trademark spin on cuts from of Disclosure, Ed Sheeran, Rudimental, 99 Souls and A Trak.
One of the most prolific and acclaimed producers of the last few years, Lorenzo continues champion a sound he was instrumental in popularising, and remains at the very top of his game.