Chris Cowie

Real Name:
Chris Cowie
Chris Cowie has recorded and released around 150 12" solo releases under many aliases during his career and continues to release quality productions on many labels.
Described as "The Master Of Funk Techno" by Carl Cox, Chris has now dropped all his aliases and exclusively DJ's and produces under his own name, pushing his sound around the globe. He has performed around the world from Russia and China to Australia and the US.
Two of his solo albums, 'Best Behaviour' and Vegas Soul 'Pure' were voted best albums of the year in many UK magazines. His 'Pure' Album came 6th place out of 100 in the Highly Acclaimed UK Dance Muzik Magazine Awards.
He was also nominated for the highly prized BBC 'Radio One Essential Mix' of the year along with 5 other DJ's all of which are massive names in the dance scene. "I didn't win, the honors went to a joint back to back DJ set with Sasha and Darren Emerson which is hard tag team to beat. But I was very happy to be nominated".
DJ's from all genres of dance music have used his tracks on their mix CDs. From Jeff Mills and Laurent Garnier to Danny Tenaglia, Carl Cox, Nick Warren and Paul Oakenfold.
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BLDV51 Chris Cowie - Best Behaviour album art Chris Cowie Best Behaviour (Album, Comp) Bellboy Records BLDV51 UK 2001 Sell This Version
none Chris Cowie - Best Behaviour Sampler album art Chris Cowie Best Behaviour Sampler(CD, Album, Promo, Smplr) Freeze (Magazine), Bellboy Records none Greece 2001 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

HK 054 Chris Cowie - Habana album art Chris Cowie Habana Hook Recordings HK 054 UK 2000 Sell This Version
BL 046 Chris Cowie - Therapy album art Chris Cowie Therapy Bellboy Records BL 046 UK 2000 Sell This Version
BL049 Chris Cowie - Frisky / Silver album art Chris Cowie Frisky / Silver Bellboy Records BL049 UK 2001 Sell This Version
HK057 Chris Cowie - Direct Connect EP album art Chris Cowie Direct Connect EP(2x12", EP) Hook Recordings HK057 UK 2001 Sell This Version
PANTH09 Chris Cowie - Deep Within (Ewan Pearson Remix) album art Chris Cowie Deep Within (Ewan Pearson Remix) Panther Records PANTH09 UK 2002 Sell This Version
HK 065 Chris Cowie - Direct Connect II EP album art Chris Cowie Direct Connect II EP (EP) Hook Recordings HK 065 UK 2002 Sell This Version
BL054 Chris Cowie - Russia / Burner album art Chris Cowie Russia / Burner Bellboy Records BL054 UK 2002 Sell This Version
BL 058 Chris Cowie - Nostra album art Chris Cowie Nostra Bellboy Records BL 058 UK 2003 Sell This Version
BL060 Chris Cowie - Discotek / Lifter album art Chris Cowie Discotek / Lifter(12") Bellboy Records BL060 UK 2003 Sell This Version
F1001 Chris Cowie - New Life EP album art Chris Cowie New Life EP (EP) F1 Recordings F1001 Netherlands 2004 Sell This Version
F1 002 Chris Cowie - Pusher / Spank album art Chris Cowie Pusher / Spank(12") F1 Recordings F1 002 UK 2004 Sell This Version
F1 003 Chris Cowie - Latimes / Stealth album art Chris Cowie Latimes / Stealth(12") F1 Recordings F1 003 UK 2005 Sell This Version
BL063 Chris Cowie - Closer album art Chris Cowie Feat. Rai Chris Cowie Feat. Rai - Closer (EP) Bellboy Records BL063 UK 2009
BL068 Chris Cowie - X3 EP album art Chris Cowie X3 EP (EP) Bellboy Records BL068 UK 2010

DJ Mixes

HKCDXY51 Chris Cowie - Exposure II album art Chris Cowie Exposure II (Comp) Hook Recordings HKCDXY51 UK 2000 Sell This Version
none Chris Cowie - Radio One Essential Mix - Part Two album art Chris Cowie Radio One Essential Mix - Part Two(CDr, Comp, Mixed) BBC none UK 2002 Sell This Version


none Chris Cowie - Techhhouse&Trance album art Chris Cowie Techhhouse&Trance(File, WAV, RX2) Loopmasters none UK 2008
BL067 Chris Cowie - Absconder album art Chris Cowie Absconder(2xFile, MP3, 320) Bellboy Records BL067 UK 2010
BL074 Chris Cowie - Shush album art Chris Cowie Shush Bellboy Records BL074 UK 2011

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August 24, 2012
I'd agree with what the others have said about Chris being under-rated, but the works speak for themselves.

Neuro by X-Cabs will always be an all time club classic, it had a unique sound at the time.

He produced a lot of hard trance, that sounded a lot like techno. The rhythm sounds were hard and unrelenting, with amazing sculptured sounds over the top and really driving basslines. Personally, I think this era was the best trance had, and Chris was undoubtedly one of the stars in the studio. My favourite track he produced has to be Planet Hunters by Third never left my record bag for years!


February 20, 2006
edited over 15 years ago
Only a thing comes to my mind, as a possible explanation of the "relative" unpopularity of Chris Cowie, which he definitely does not deserve. I agree that he's a fantastic producer and remixer, his works as DeNiro, X-cabs and Landlord are just examples of his natural talent.

However, as an artist, if you look for public recognition the worst thing you can do is recording under SIXTEEN different aliases. No wonder why anyone seems to ignore Chris, but not his work. When Jeff Mills, or Dave Clarke, or Dave Angel do something, we actually KNOW it's them. In this case, having so many aliases goes proportionally against the artist's popularity.

But I have to agree, his volume of work is MASSIVE.


September 25, 2003
In my opinion, Chris Cowie is one of the most underated artists in electronic music industry. For his effort produced/remix more than 100 tracks over the past 10 years, covering so many generes:prog/trance/techhouse/techno/house, he already deserves much more attention than what he's getting. He's also the owner of 3 quality labels: hook/bellboy/panther, and the man behind the success of Danny Tenaglia, Helden etc..
And not only he's a good producer, Cowie's dj skill is just great. I recommend all you techhouse heads give it try to his cd: Best Behaviour.

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