Chris Braun aka Duellist from Edinburgh, UK is one of the best producers in his home town and soon to be further afield as his work is rapidly becoming widely recognised within the techno community for its energetic industrious overtones.
Early inspiration came from his grandparents, hard working people who always did anything they could to help him. This taught him to work hard and treat others with respect and that anything is possible in life, a philosophy he goes by to this day.
Youthful musical devotion was initially bestowed upon Michael Jackson until his auditory path took a vastly different direction after getting heavily into grunge and metal listening to bands like Metallica, Nirvana, Pantera and White Zombie.
Chris started making tracks utilising Ableton as his main tool. However, things progressively became stale for him from relentlessly staring at a screen, constantly editing. Nowadays he incorporates hardware and controllers which integrate with the DAWs to produce a more organic sound. He can now jam much more freely when creating, “it’s became fun again” he says with huge enthusiasm.
This unbounding enthusiasm Duellist exudes has seen him appear on various digital labels including Bulletdodge Records, Labrynth and Panel Trax. His first ever vinyl appearance arrived on our own RIOT Radio Records imprint with his remix of ‘Haste Makes Waste’ by Ingen on our ‘INGENeers’ release.
Patrick Walker, master engineer impresario of Forward Strategy Group has greatly helped Duellist as an artist from working with him on various projects, teaching and mentoring him with intricate skills to achieve the solid techno sound he strives for.
His rampant DJ sets are often heard in underground clubs across Europe but his live Pa’s are rarer in number as he’s been vigorously locking down his set to an intricately fine point to unleash once truly ready …………….. be prepared.
Duellist is constantly creating and future plans are afoot to work with a host of well respected labels and artists. RIOT without hesitation brought him on board for his immense skills and with the following he’s already amassed there’s no doubt he’ll achieve his potential goal.