Trainspotting with That Kid Chris (aka Staropoli)

Chris Staropoli has produced music under aliases including Hyperdrive, TKC, Be Fly, Electric Mood and Americano X-Press, but arguably he is best known as That Kid Chris. That Kid Chris started his production career in 1992 with ‘Keep On Pressin’, which featured on Sasha and Digweed’s ‘Renaissance: The Mix Collection’. Some of his notable singles to follow include ‘Feel Tha Vibe’ (Manifesto Records), ‘Tonight’ (G2) ‘Come Together’ (Junior Boys Own) along side a massive portfolio of releases on labels including Strictly Rhythm, Henry Street, Yoshitoshi, Nervous, and majors including Arista, Atlantic, Columbia and Jive. Chris has remixed big stars such as Santana, Missy Elliott, Brandy, Chris Brown, Lil Kim and Madonna and is responsible for remixing classics such as Danny Tenaglia’s ‘The Space Dance’, De’lacy’s ‘Hideaway’, Alcatraz’ ‘Give Me Luv’ and Bob Sinclair’s ‘Kiss My Eyes’. Chris launched his ‘TKC Music’ label in 2007, joining the dots between tribal, techno and house, which has featured artists such as Pirupa, Leon, Chus & Ceballos, David Penn, John Creamer & Stephane K. As he reveals his new single under his Staropoli guise, ‘Early In The Morning’, DMCWorld invites That Kid Chris to go Trainspotting…

1 Staropoli – Early In The Morning – Big Speaker Music
I created this alias for the Techno/Soul stuff I like to produce. “Late in the midnight hour”, as she says… Just bringing the energy and keeping it dirty with this one.
Staropoli - Early In The Morning

2 Marco Faraone – Rotaryknobs (Radio Slave Remix) – UNCAGE
Radio Slave hits all the right places on this minimal Techno late night bomb. Rawness is the key.
Marco Faraone - Rotaryknobs (Radio Slave Remix) - Uncage001

3 Carlo Lio – Back 2 Front – EI8HT
That Sleeze that makes the party memorable. It’s right there where it needs to be. Solid.
Carlo Lio - Back 2 Front [EI8HT019]


4 Hassler – Cowbell 3000 – Trick
Something very clever and familiar going on in there, that makes this track go off. Well played.
5 Confidential Recipe – Hold That Jack – RSPX
Another Techno banger. This one gets me moving. Timeless.
6 Martin Landsky – Blue Bar – Rejected
Right there between Techno and House, a great place to be. Jackin’ toms, old school chords and glitched vocals.
7 Cristian Vinci, PAUZA – Sonido De Calle – Stereo Productions
A mood establisher. Tribal chants and subdued rhythms make this one a gem.
8 Erich & Mike Ensastigue + DJ Carlos G – Elegua (That Kid Chris Remix) – Made In Miami
I loved remixing this track. Ritualistic vibes from deep in the jungle with the drums in full focus.
9 Ludo Lacoste – Angela – Glasgow Underground
I’m a sucker for a good sample track. Especially a big soul house groover like this one. The horns, the vocals, everything.
10 That Kid Chris – Bring It Back Again – Nervous Records
I was inspired one night and came up with this funktified house banger for my friends over at Nervous Records NYC.
Staropoli ‘Early In The Morning’ is out now on Traxsource promo / Full release September 24th 2021 on BIG Speaker Music.