The Plum Projects label, formed with his partner late 1998, initially promoted and sold Chiller Twist's music exclusively on the internet. Giving away special mp3 mixes of tracks for sale on CD it proved successful as a way of building a network of interested parties. This was thought a fair way of introducing Chiller Twist's music to whoever was interested AND a way of allowing fans to show their appreciation, compensating Sl!m to produce more music full time.
In 1999 it was decided to try and take the label up a level by also working in the more traditional "distributor to retail" way.
Plum Projects released two 12" Chiller Twist singles via Unique Distribution in 1999. "Banshee" (with a Jon The Dentist remix) sold out of its first two pressings and was played at many UK clubs including Peach and Gatecrasher. "Timebomb" (Skynet UK T minus 6.58 remix) followed along a similar path and was even supported by Pete Tong on his highly influencial Essential Selection show on BBC Radio 1.
The year 2000 was quiet release wise as Sl!m single handedly and on a shoestring budget went about making business affiliations to present the label professionally to both public and music industry. The label changed distributors to Pinnacle and Chiller Twist recorded many new tracks. Offers of remix work began and this momentously led up to Paul Oakenfold choosing the "Chiller Twist Cosmosis Remix" of Velvet Girl - "Velvet" as the first track on his "Travelling" compilation.
2001 saw three further Chiller Twist 12" singles released. "Driverz Of The Deep" was greatly acclaimed, receiving excellent reviews. The original mix was again played by Pete Tong and was later licensed to the compilation "Interpretations II" mixed by Jerry Bonham. The "senna summer mix" meanwhile was licensed to "Progressive Euphoria", mixed by John 00 Fleming and "Way Out There" mixed by Jody Wisternoff.
"Do You Hear It ?", also released as a ltd.edition enhanced cd, was also very well reviewed gaining 5 stars in DJ magazine. The original mix, described as "a future balearic classic", was well supported by cafe Djs in Ibiza while the "bet two for good" mix did damage on the more progressive dancefloors and later was on Sandra Collins' Cream compilation.
"Stringz Ultd." (shelley mix) was the best received 12" yet appearing on a Mixmag covermount CD in the UK. It was also licensed to compilations in Asia, Europe and Australasia and is a favourite with DJ Tiesto.
2002 saw Chiller Twist make further friends with remixes for Solid Sessions, Jan Johnston and Insigma.
Sl!m worked with vocalist Ra Khahn for an album which has yet to be released. Tentatively called "Myriad Soul" the whole project morphed into a Alternative Rock band called Nerve which gigged in 2004 and 2005 in London, UK. Nerve split at the end of 2005.
Chiller Twist appeals equally to progressive, trance and house DJs, has been supported by such well known DJ luminaries as Paul Oakenfold, Pete Tong, Tiesto, John Digweed and Armin, to name but four.
The MySpace site is still active and on it there are intimations of forthcoming new mixes and material.
|Chiller Twist||The Way (Album)||Plum Projects||UK||2001||Sell This Version|
|AplumDD006||Chiller Twist||Sampla (7xFile, MP3, Album, 320)||Plum Projects||AplumDD006||UK||2010|
Singles & EPs
|Chiller Twist||Banshee||Plum Projects||UK||1999||Sell This Version|
|SplumT002||Chiller Twist||Timebomb (12")||Plum Projects||SplumT002||UK||1999||Sell This Version|
|Chiller Twist||Stringz Ultd.||Plum Projects||UK||2001||Sell This Version|
|Chiller Twist||Do You Hear It? (Maxi)||Plum Projects||UK||2001||Sell This Version|
|SplumT003||Chiller Twist||Driverz Of The Deep (12")||Plum Projects||SplumT003||UK||2001||Sell This Version|
|Aplum CD 001||Chiller Twist||Head For The Horizon (CDr, Ltd, Mad)||Plum Projects||Aplum CD 001||UK||1998||Sell This Version|
|SplumDX006||Chiller Twist||Banshee (2011 mixes) Special Edition (5xFile, FLAC + 5xFile, MP3 + 5xFile, ogg + 5xFile,)||Plum Projects||SplumDX006||UK||2011|