For those of you well acquainted with the Australian dance music scene, you’d know Chris Arnott for his consistent ability to produce &/or write an ARIA Club charting hit.
For those uninitiated, please read on and meet the newest addition to our Studios 301 producer roster.
Chris is one of Australia’s most formidable electronic producers and songwriters, recently returning from LA where he was working on new music with Tommy Trash. He joins the Studios 301 team with a wealth of knowledge and experience, and a multitude of electronic releases under his belt both in Australia and internationally.
Working with labels including Ministry Of Sound, EMI, Sony, Universal Music, Armada, Spinnin’ Records, Dim Mak, Ultra Music, One Love, Vicious, and Toolroom, Chris’ work has gained a monumental 2 x Aria Club #1’s, 24 x Aria Club top 10’s and 14 x Aria Club top 20’s in the last few years.
On top of this he played a featuring role in the success of our 2016 ‘Is It A Banger’ Electronic Music Competition, working with winners Polarheart who were signed to Sony shortly after.
To celebrate Chris joining the 301 team, we caught up with him between sessions, to get his thoughts on what’s ahead in 2017.
How does it feel to be part of the Studios 301 team?
It’s an honor! To be able to realise my creative visions in world class facilities surrounded by such a formidable team is amazing; it’s quite a privilege.
How was being a part of last year’s electronic music comp?
It was a great experience. There was so much amazing talent it was really hard to narrow the field down.
What was it like working with the winners?
I think the fact that the Polarheart guys got signed to Sony was wonderful news! The guys are super talented and have a great career ahead of them.
What have you been working on recently?
I’ve been working on several of my own musical projects on top of my freelancing production and songwriting work. I’ve also been involved in developing 2 particularly exciting young acts that I can’t really go into too much detail about just yet, but it’s very exciting stuff. I’ve also been exploring some great opportunities abroad in the US and the UK.
What are you looking forward to this year?
Apart from continuing the above, I’m really looking forward to sinking my teeth into work with 301, and helping to develop a mentorship program. I’m also launching my label and artist collective called No Winter.
No sleep for you this year! What’s your approach when working with new artists?
That’s a tough question. It all depends on the individual artist(s). I always go into any new project with a totally open mind and just see where the music takes us.
How does working with artists differ from working on your own music?
I LOVE working with artists. It’s so nice to be able to have other creative minds to bounce ideas off and create some magic. Sometimes working alone for too long can end up like a scene from The Shining.
What do you have coming out this year you’ve been working on?
There’s about 7 cuts lined up for release at the moment including my own 2 projects.
You can find Chris’ full profile on our website here:
Chris Arnott is our in-house recording engineer at Studios 301
For all recording enquiries please call 02 9698 5888 contact Abbey@studios301.com