Kris Bones - Music Direction for Fashion and Luxury Brands
Music director, composer and consultant Kris Bones is renowned for his forward-thinking musical style and sought after for his multifarious musical and production talents. With over two decades of experience at the world’s most innovative venues and highest-profile events, and with an impressive international clientele and roster of collaborative partners, he has unparalleled creativity and depth of knowledge.
Kris provides a unique one-stop shop for all musical components of events and campaigns, on- and off-line, specializing in fashion and luxury brands and operating internationally, with recent events in London, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, Moscow, Paris and Milan. Capabilities include:
- Music direction
- Original composition
- Cutting-edge visual-audio construction
- Bespoke tailoring/remixing of existing music
- Technical coordination with production companies
- Liaising with talent
By blending fearless innovation with business savvy, Kris enables his clients to convey and amplify their brand message through that most powerful of mediums: sound.
Kris’s expertise at bringing together new sounds and old favourites has its roots in South London, where he grew up and left school at a young age to pursue his musical interests. He started out playing underground warehouse parties and on the pirate radio stations Horizon and Energy FM, but it wasn't long before he’d made a name for himself as a warehouse grooves DJ at the infamous Soul II Soul parties at the Fridge in Brixton.
As his talents caught the ear of the some of the best in the business, Kris transitioned into music production, producing and remixing tracks for artists such as The Wu Tang Clan, Soul II Soul, New Power Generation, Eeka Mouse and Teddy Riley, in addition to making three landmark albums as Genaside II. The Prodigy dubbed him a foremost innovator of the early nineties jungle movement. A maverick with diverse musical tastes, he then composed an original opera and, in 1996, enlisted the London Philharmonic to play the score.
By the late nineties, Kris was touring the globe with The Prodigy, performing for a quarter of a million people in Moscow’s Red Square. Next came a tour with Tricky and production work for his pioneering Durban Poison label. He then joined forces with dance heavyweights Kemical Equation to stage massive warehouse parties alongside the likes of Todd Terry and Josh Wink. Deploying a broad knowledge of genres and an eclectic musical aesthetic, Kris went on to DJ in many of the world’s biggest clubs, including Ministry of Sound in London, Pacha in Ibiiza, Limelight in New York and Womb in Tokyo. His constant need to push boundaries and perceptions led him to experiment with cutting-edge audio-visual combinations at some of the UK's most important dance festivals.
In the early noughties, after playing with David Visan of Buddha Bar at the launch of DKNY Jeans in Milan, Kris set out to fill a void in the world of fashion event production and campaigns. Since then, the leading names in design and luxury have come to rely on his inventive fusion of sounds, discerning taste and bold ingenuity.