Chris Bangs (aka Bangs A Bongo, The Chris Bangs Project and Mr. Electric Triangle), is a UK DJ / producer / remixer / artist, who has been a pioneering and inspirational figure in the British underground dance scene, since the 80's, and helped to inject life into the burgeoning black music dance scene of the early eighties. Bangs was first to use the phrase 'acid jazz'.
Bangs name became associated with many celebrated events - including, Nicky Holloway's, The Special Branch / Cock Happy / Doo(s) At The Zoo and Corfu / Ibiza 'summers of love' - as well as his Bournemouth Bank Holiday weekenders, co-hosted with Bob Masters, and his regular sessions at Caister, Prestatyn and Rockley Sands weekenders.
Towards the end of the 1980's, Bangs hit pay dirt as a musical trend-setter, with the birth of acid jazz, as a producer and artist responsible for many early recordings, on Eddie Piller's Acid Jazz label and Gilles Peterson's Talkin' Loud (producing Galliano's celebrated début album, "In Pursuit Of The 13th Note", 1991). Internationally success enabled him to set up his own studio and production company, Thin Air. His talents were soon spotted outside of the acid jazz scene, with Paul Weller utilising Bangs' production skills. This liaison led to a partnership with, Weller's former Style Council-er, Mick Talbot, as Soundscape UK - one of a whole range of projects, marked by the Bangs stamp, that have secured commercial and critical acclaim from the USA, Japan, Europe and Australia.
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