A.MADMAN - BIO

absolute madman (born Christopher Gavin Darrell) was created in Dayton, Ohio by a fighter pilot and a bartender. Living in Alaska and Virginia he finally resided in Tacompton, Washington. In junior high he grew a dislike for the normal social activities that other kids were involved in, and obsessively started tinkering with a keyboard and used drum set. In high school, after seeing DJ Premier scratching in a Gangstarr video, he purchased turntables and started to practice sqwaatching. Shortly after, he got a computer, tostadas, and a DR-5 drum machine to start sequencing phat hiphop beats. Now, he rolls deep with a full recording studio that includes 3 desktop computers, 3 laptop computers, lots of records, bongos, a wooden block, and miscellaneous sound making devices. His production styles are an influence taken from 80's cartoons, 90's hiphop, and electronic music from the UK. In '03 he participated in the first ever Laptop Battle in Seattle, Washington. Then became a member of the Fourthcity art crew and toured the mid west and west coast as the Fourthcity fight club leader. He's been a deejay at StopBiting (one of Seattles longest running hiphop nights) for 6 years, and coordinated a live electronic music monthly in San Francisco called Musique Concrete. A few of his tracks have been released through Fourthcity and Trout records, and have been licensed for ringtones in cell phones. He is now locked up at The Institute of SoundTricknology and spends his time watching Seinfeld reruns and grooming his powdered wig collection.


MUSIC

FCT023
Absolute Madman + Zac Hendrix - Headstones in Leeds b/w Missing Piece
Format: 7inch
*2 tracks
Release date:
2007


FCT022
V/A - Butter
Format: CD
*15 tracks
Release date:
2007


FCT014
V/A - Fourthcity Compilation 2004
Format: CD
*18 tracks
Release date:
2004


UPCOMING SHOWS

EVERY TUESDAY
@ LOFI
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WEBSITE
http://www.myspace.com/absolutemadman