Chris Farrell

Most people probably associate Chris Farrell with Idle Hands, the label he started in 2009 while working at Bristol record store Rooted with buddies Peverelist and Kowton. It probably didn’t come as much of a surprise when Chris also opened Idle Hands the record shop in 2011 after Rooted closed. Farrell has been an integral part of the Bristol scene for many years, together with his friends he has helped shape the sound of the city - such as through the label Brstl that he runs with Shanti Celeste since 2011. As far as DJ’ing goes, to say Chris is diverse behind the decks is an understatement; only a strong confident DJ dares to move between house, disco and soul finding a bridge to fragrant dance tracks of the 80’s, going further into UK punk rock heading into techno. Ingredients like one and a half decade of vinyl handling and coming from a musical home clearly shines through. Adding further to his credibility, Chris is also a well-experienced selector in the reggae and dub field. Chris Farrell is available for DJ sets and label showcases with Idle Hands.