Chris Cowie

Showcase In the early 90′s underground producer and DJ Chris Cowie launched the highly acclaimed and influential record labels Hook Records and Bellboy Records and went on to gather mainstream success working under numerous aliases. Since his first dance release “Rise’ in 1992 on ZTT, Cowie now has over 180 separate releases under his belt and his records have been played by just about any major DJ you can think of and not just from the dance genre.

The labels he launched became one of the most licensed indie dance labels to emerge from the UK, securing in the region of 700 separate licenses. In 2009 he re-launched the labels after a five year break beginning with a series of four compilations highlighting some of the labels releases. Cowie had a major hand in almost all of the labels releases using up to twenty aliases including, X Cabs, Vegas Soul, Deniro, Canyon, Scan Carriers, Third man, and Dawn Treader. He only began using his own name when he released his critically acclaimed Best Behaviour album, voted as Muzik magazine’s sixth best album of the year sitting in the top ten next to such luminaries as the Chemical Brothers and Daft Punk. His DJ career has seen him perform around the world and receive a nomination for a BBC essential mix of the year.