Out now! Chris Venola - Sixteen Miles (Circle Music)
The likeable Italian Chris Venola began his musical journey in the mid 90s. Starting with and inspired by the piano, he began his career in 2005 under the pseudonym Silentalk, when he remixed the French band Curl. Over the years, numerous EPs and remixes were released on various international labels, now Chris is working with Circle Music. Here he was given the opportunity to express his love for music even stronger and to release with “Sixteen Miles” a successful tech-house debut on that German imprint. The album is opened by the relaxed track “I’ll Be There”, which was created in collaboration with Andrea Introvigne & Kira. Slowly building up and providing the vocals of Tania Furia, the breakbeat track “Break U” follows, this lightweight touch of Berlin elektro sound can also be found in the track “Stars”. Actually, the whole album is very diverse in sound. Besides relaxing deephouse tracks like “Illusion” or “You”, there are also some tech-house tracks with a lot of drive like “Mountague Mastermind” right next to melodic house tunes such as “Everytime”. The album is not boring or unbalanced at any time. All tracks have been arranged with passion, refined with vocals and produced with unique emotional and still clubby sounds and grooves. An important role in the production has also been played by his studio partners such as Frank Lee, Vinny Samuels or indeed Tania Furia, Andrea Introvigne or Kira, since with the help of their voices and ideas, they gave the album tracks a strong song-character without loosing the focus on the dancefloor. Chris uses the music as an expression of freedom. With “Sixteen Miles” he now presents a real club-grade release on Circle Music, that also marks the start of a new chapter in the work of Chris Venola.