Chris Liebing started Djing in the area of Giessen / Germany in the year 1990 and became resident of the local club “Red Brick” a year later. At that time he was mainly playing Hip Hop, Pop and House.
1993 he started getting more and more into electronic music. Consequential to this development, and to be able to Dj on a regular basis, he opened the “Spinclub” in the beginning of 1994 in Giessen. And there were more changes. Together with his friend André Walter he started getting into music production, and later in the year they had their first release on “Global Ambition”. The label “Soap Records” was founded, alongside Toni Rios and Tommy Bingel from “Downtown Records”.
In 1995 the “Spinclub” closed down. Chris studied business administration for one day and took a job at “Eye Q Records” in Frankfurt, where he took care of the royalty accountings and the vinyl production. The contacts in the Techno scene he made in those days would help him later in his Dj career.
When Pauli Steinbach, resident at the legendary “Omen” club in Frankfurt could not play one night, Chris was called to fill in at short notice and took his chance. From this booking on, until the club´s closing in fall 1998, Chris became a resident, playing alongside many international guests.
In 1996 Chris left “Eye Q” and founded his first own label called “Fine Audio Recordings” at the ”Under Cover Music Group”. Before the label´s closure in spring 1999, they released 17 tracks. Amongst them “Audio 07” and “Audio 11” which received worldwide recognition.
At the same time Chris developed a new passion by presenting his first radio show “Evosonic Update” which supplied the party crowd every friday afternoon with party tips and vinyl critics on the radio station “Evosonic”.
1999 the frequency of “Evosonic” was canceled, which also meant the end of the radio show. At the same time Chris separated from UCMG and had to leave his label “Fine Audio Recordings” with them for legal reasons. Parallel he also changed his booking agency from UCMG to Cocoon booking in Frankfurt.
To be able to go on releasing his own music, in the same year Chris founded the labels “CLR” and “CLAU” and together with André Walter “Stigmata”, which were distributed by “Prime Distribution” in England. The labels quickly established a worldwide standing and remix- as well as booking-requests started coming in from all over the planet.
After the closure of the “Omen” and the consequential end of this residency, Chris played the “U60311” for the first time in spring 1999 and his new residency was born. From November 1999 on he started hosting his own night there, each first friday of the month. The party was called “Es Ist Freitagaaabend”, meaning “it´s friday niiight”, a popular phrase Chris used to shout on his radio show.
In the much respected reader´s poll of “Groove Magazine”, Chris won a third rank in the category “national Dj”, right behind Sven Väth and Dj Hell. In the following reader´s poll of 2000 you could find Chris on rank 2 in the categories “national Dj” and “producer”.
After the millenium Chris went “on air” again. On the 03rd of August 2000, Pauli Steinbach and Chris Liebing started the radio show “Pitch Control” which has been broadcasted from then on every thursday night between 10 pm and 12 pm on “HR XXL”.
In the beginning of 2001 he founded “CLRetry”, a pure remix label. Gaetano Parisio, Adam Beyer, Steve Rachmad and Speedy J. released their versions of Chris´s “CLR 07” on three publications in a row. Release number 04 followed in the beginning of 2002 with remixes of CLR 08 and CLAU 06 by Chris Mc Cormack and Dj Rush. CLRetry 05 came by the end of summer 2002 with remixes of Ian J. Richardson and Ben Sims.
In the reader´s polls 2001 of “Groove Magazine” and “Raveline”, Chris was still on rank 2 in the category “national Dj”, but acquired position 1 as “best producer” in both magazines.
In the end of 2001, Chris got nominated in four categories at the “German Dance Awards” and won the award for “best producer” and “best Dj mix compilation”.
Since middle of 2002 the CLR office is taking care of all of the labels, the promotion and the exclusive booking of Chris Liebing. Since then CLR is also available online under www.cl-rec.com.
In 2002 Chris worked on his first album “Evolution” which was released on the 10th of June 2003. The dark but concise debut continued with Chris´s typical production style and created massive media attention. Again, in the important magazines you could find Chris on the first ranks in several categories of this year´s reader´s polls (best Dj, best producer, best label).
In June 2003 he got nominated for the German Dance Award alongside with Paul van Dyk, Sven Väth and Westbam, and one month later surprisingly won in the category “best national Dj”.
In the reader´s poll of “Raveline”, Chris got elected as “best remixer”, in the categories “best Dj” and “best producer” he achieved rank 2.
In May 2004, Chris´s second double mix CD for U60311 named “Techno Division Vol.4” was released. It was his first mix CD after adding “Final Scratch”, “Air FX” and the “Fader Fox” to his Dj sets. This was already indicated on the CD cover which shows his laptop with the “Final Scratch 1” software on the screen.
After playing in the first four seasons of the Cocoon residency on Ibiza, Chris played on Carl Cox´s night on Ibiza in 2003.
In March 2004 Chris received the request to host a night at Privilege, together with Mauro Picotto. Chris agreed and from July until September, each wednesday night the “Meganite” was on.
Together with the Dutch producer legend Speedy J., Chris produced a 12” which was released on the renowned UK label “Novamute” in the Collabs series as “Collabs 300”. The teamwork proved to be fruitful, and both producers decided to go on with the series by releasing two new tracks under the name “Collabs 301” in January 2005.
In November 2004 the internationally renowned reader´s poll of “Dj Magazine” took place. Chris Liebing climbed 65 ranks, up to rank 23 and became the “highest climber” in the magazine´s history of top 100 votings.
Since 08.01.2005 Chris also hosts a 2 times a month residency at “Avalon” in New York. In November 2005 his live mix CD “Live In Beograd” and the studio album “Metalism” which he produced with Speedy J. were released.
Since this year, Chris produces his music in his own studio in Frankfurt and releases his productions on CLR. After two successful seasons with “Meganite”, Chris started his first own night on Ibiza called “Spinclub”, in summer 2006 at “Privilege”. Together with the residents Nick AC, Angel Costa, Benny Rodrigues and special guest and friends, the first season became unforgettable. In summer 2007 “Spinclub” continued on the terrace of “Space” (the legendary Ibiza club which had just won “Best Global Club” at the WMC / Miami).
In November 2006, after seven successful years, Chris ended his party series “Es ist Freitagaaabend” at the U60311 in Frankfurt to be able to completely focus on the “Spinclub” events, his productions and the labels.
In the same month he also released his second live mix CD “[email protected]”, recorded in Tokyo.
After one and a half years of planning and constructing his new studio, it was finally finished in the beginning of 2007. Chris started off producing the EP “CLR 16: A, B, C, D, Part One“, his first proper production in four years, which is available since March 2007. Only shortly after, CLR 17: A, B, C, D Part Two” was released.
Later on in 2007, his third live mix CD “Live In Zürich” was released, and CLR celebrated a little anniversary with the round release number “CLR 20”.
In the beginning of 2008, the new label “Spinclub Recordings” was founded. The first release was the 2CD/DVD package “Chris Liebing presents Spinclub at Space, Season 2 – the complete collection“, a lively sonic and visual impression of what Spinclub at Space 2007 was all about. From May 2008 on, „Spinclub Recordings“ will release a single each month.
Apart from that, CLR released a double CD compilation called “Chris Liebing presents Selected Remixes” in April. With this release, Chris Liebing and CLR are drawing the balance of 10 years of remixing and being remixed
Date: February 2005 (in order of release dates from beginning of '95 on) :
Woodpeckers - The Rage (Global Ambition)
E.H.R. - Seek (SOAP Records)
E.H.R. - The Warning (SOAP Records)
Traveller - One (Harthouse)
E.H.R. - Enrapture (Wax Head Records)
Planet Soul - Set you free (E.H.R. remixes) (Strictly Rhythm)
La Folie - The Plot (Global Ambition)
Crow - Definition (Silvereye Records)
M.O.S.T. - The City at 10 pm (Twenty Three Tribe)
E.H.R. - Simple Thought (SOAP Records)
E-zee Possee - Everything starts with an E (E.H.R. remixes) (UCA)
MIR - Under the Milkyway (E.H.R. remix) (Recycle or Die)
TNT - Dancin' (E.H.R. remix) (Alphabet City)
Space Girl - Hallucinate (E.H.R. remix) (Wax Head Records)
Terry Lee Brown Jr. - Terry's House (Noosa Heads remix) (Plastic City)
Noosa Heads - Basis (SOAP Records)
Noosa Heads - Dongo (Aufschwung Ost Comp.)
Traveller - Two (Harthouse)
Kanzone - (Noosa Heads remix) (SOAP Records)
Chris Liebing & Andrew Wooden (audio 01)
Chris Liebing & Andrew Wooden (audio 04)
E.H.R. - Sexchange (SOAP Records)
Brisbane - Satisfied (Menthol Records)
Chris Liebing (audio 07)
Chris Liebing – no time to waste e.p. (Primate 22)
Ultratubes - Nectar (Liebing & Wooden Rmx) (Planet Vision)
Marshall Jefferson vs. Noosa Heads (SOAP Records)
The weekenders (Turtle Trax)
Chris Liebing remixes (audio 07r)
Daktari - Systemkilla’ (Chris Liebing RMX) (Luxus Records)
Chris Liebing (audio 10)
Gecko Brothers (Energy Industries 01)
Chris Liebing (Energy Industries 03)
Gecko Brothers (SÖK 09)
Rocker’s Hifi - Hello Everybody (Chris Liebing rmx) (WEA)
Genlog - Mockmoon (Chris Liebing rmx) (Alphabet City)
Sven Väth - Breakthrough (Chris Liebing rmx) (Virgin)
Chris Liebing (audio 11)
Hardfloor - Hardfloor will survive (Traveller rmx) (Harthouse)
DJ GFD - Dagobar System (Chris Liebing rmx) (Kennziffer Records)
Thomas Liewood (SOK 12)
Storm 2 (Chris Liebing rmx) (Sony Dancepool / Jam)
Marshall Jefferson vs. Noosa Heads Remixes (SOAP / Airtight UK)
A. Richley & R. Rivera (Chris Liebing rmx) (audio 09r)
Chris Liebing - advanced audio e.p. (Primate 35)
Chris Liebing – The Real Schranz Part one (CLAU 01)
Chris Liebing – new beginnings e.p. (CLR 01)
CL - Koller (Molecular)
CL - Loops (Molecular)
Chris Liebing – Dustmaster (In-Tech)
DJ Basti – Moss Eisley (Chris Liebing rmx) (DJ Beat)
Chris Liebing – The Real Schranz Part two (CLAU 02)
Stigmata 1,2,3,4,5... (Stigmata)
Chris Liebing – dumdumtrack (parasound Comp.)
Chris Liebing – The Real Schranz Part three (CLAU 03)
Chris Liebing – stigmata e.p. (CLR 05)
Chris Liebing & Umek – Downtown E.P. (Primate 41)
Pascal F.E.O.S. – Are U tranquilized (Chris Liebing rmx) (PV)
CL – Two (Molecular)
Chris Liebing – Geushky E.P. (Geushky)
Acresome – Freak (Chris Liebing rmx) (Things to Come Records)
Chris Liebing – seveneleven (Cocoon Comp. Vol.1)
Chris Liebing – Analogon E.P. (CLR 07)
The Horrorist – One Night… (Chris Liebing RMX) (CLR NYC 01)
Psilocybin - Stereoids (Chris Liebing RMX) (Federation of Drums)
Chris Liebing – Call it what you want Part 4 (CLAU 04)
Reck (Stigmata RMX) (Eukatec)
Chris Liebing – Du sollts nicht entehren Deines... (Hörspielmusik)
Chris Liebing – The order of Art (Ground 11)
Stigmata 6 (Stigmata)
Chris Liebing – Analogon Remixes (Beyer/Parisio) (CLRetry 01)
Ignacio – Virton (Chris Liebing RMX) (Music Man)
Chris Liebing – Analogon Remixes (Speedy J/Beyer) (CLRetry 02)
MG – Die Maschienen laufen… (Stigmata RMX) (Highball Music)
Tiga – Sunglasses at night (Chris Liebing RMX) (Int. DJ Gigolos)
Chris Liebing – Es ist Freitagaaabend…. (CLR S 01)
Chris Liebing – The biggest 10” I have ever seen (CLAU 06)
Basic Implant – Revenge of… (Chris Liebing RMX) (Toneman 08)
Chris Liebing – Analogon Remixes (Rachmad/Parisio) (CLRetry 03)
Stigmata 07 (Stigmata)
Loops – Ergonomics Vol. 4 (Ergonomics)
Chris Liebing – Next Try E.P. (CLR 08)
Toni Rios – Sueno (Chris Liebing RMX) (Danca Electronica)
Chris Liebing – The shaker E.P. (Master of Desaster 03)
Stigmata 08 (Stigmata)
DJ Rush – Get on up (Chris Liebing RMX) (Pro Jex)
Chris Liebing – Next Try E.P./The biggest 10”
(Chris McCormac & Major Rush Remixes) (CLRetry 04)
Mateo Murphy – Love Express (Chris Liebing RMX) (Turbo)
Chris McCormac – Sea Level (Chris Liebing RMX) (Materials 05)
Stigmata 09 (Stigmata)
Chris Liebing – October/Gassenhauer
(Ben Sims & Ian Richardson RMX) (CLRetry 05)
Chris Liebing – Goodfellas E.P.
(Kazu Kimura, Sven Dedek & Alex Bau) (CLR 09)
Chris Liebing – Weather E.P. (CLAU 07)
Chris Liebing – No one listens to Techno… (CLR S 02)
Adam Beyer & Henrik B. – DC 25 (Chris Liebing RMX) (Drumcode 25.5)
Stigmata 10 (Stigmata)
The Advent – Motor E.P. (Chris Liebing RMX) (Kombination Research)
Chris Liebing – Weather E.P./Gassenhauer
(Marco Carola & Renato Cohen RMX) (CLRetry 06)
Chris Liebing – Talkshow E.P. (CLAU 08)
Chris Liebing - Dreg (CLR 10)
Chris Liebing – Weather E.P.
(The Advent & Henrik B. RMX) (CL Retry 07)
Chris Liebing (CLR S 03)
Hardcell (CLR 11)
Eric Sneo (CLR 12)
Album by Chris Liebing:
Chris Liebing – Evolution (CLR CD/LP 01)
American Madness Remixes by Alex Bau and Smith & Selway (CLR Evo 02)
String Theory Remix by Mauro Picotto and Disorder and Chaos
Remix by Christian Wünsch (CLR Evo 03)
Disorder and Chaos (Titanium Remix),
Dark Matter (Flash Golden Remix),
Fires of Hell (Aki "Riotbot" Ketunen Remix) and
String Theory (Silvio Marquardt Remix) (CLR Evo 04)
Mixed CDs by Chris Liebing:
Progressive Nation Part 3 (1996) (Intergroove)
Progressive Nation Part 4 (1997) (Intergroove)
Audio mix Compilation Vol.1 (audio)
Audio mix Compilation Vol. 2 (audio)
U60311 Comp. Vol. 1 –Chris Liebing (U60311/V2)
U60311 Comp. Vol. 4 –Chris Liebing (U60311)
Stigmata Chapter One – The Complete Collection
Discographie Labels Chris Liebing Recordings (Date: June 2004)
CLR 01 - Chris Liebing – New Beginnings E.P.
CLR 02 – UMEK – Kilevok E.P.
CLR 03 – Pounding Grooves – Speedbase E.P.
CLR 04 – UMEK – Diflovon E.P.
CLR 05 – Chris Liebing – Stigmate E.P.
CLR 06 – Jamie Bissmire – The wicked switch E.P.
CLR 07 – Chris Liebing – Analogon E.P.
CLR 08 – Chris Liebing – Next Try E.P.
CLR 09 – Kazu Kimura / Sven Dedek & Alex Bau (Goodfellas E.P.)
CLR 10 – Dreg aka Steve Rachmad (Filtermadness)
CLR 11 – Hardcell
CLR 12 Eric Sneo
CLRetry 01 – Chris Liebing – Analogon E.P. (Adam Beyer & Gaetano Parisio Remixes)
CLRetry 02 – Chris Liebing – Analogon E.P. (Speedy J. & Adam Beyer Remixes)
CLRetry 03 – Chris Liebing – Analogon E.P. (Steve Rachmad & Gaetano Parisio Remixes)
CLRetry 04 – Chris Liebing – Next Try E.P./The biggest 10” I have ever seen (Chris McCormac & Major Rush Remixes)
CLRetry 05 - Chris Liebing – Next Try E.P. (Bens Sims & Ian J. Richardson Remixes)
CLRetry 06 - Chris Liebing – Next Try / Weather E.P. (Marco Carola & Renato Cohen Remixes)
CLRetry 07 – Chris Liebing – Weather E.P. (the Advent & Henrik B. Remixes)
CLAU 01 – Chris Liebing – The Real Schranz Part 1
CLAU 02 – Chris Liebing – The Real Schranz Part 2
CLAU 03 – Chris Liebing – The Real Schranz Part 3
CLAU 04 – Chris Liebing – Call it what you want Part 4
CLAU 05 – Sven Dedek – Ohrenbluten
CLAU 06 – Chris Liebing – The biggest 10“ I have ever seen
CLAU 07 – Chris Liebing – Weather E.P.
CLAU 08 – Chris Liebing – Talkshow E.P.
CLAU 09 – Alex Bau
1999: Stigmata 01; Stigmata 02; Stigmata 03
2000: Stigmata 04; Stigmata 05
2001: Stigmata 06; Stigmata 07
2002: Stigmata 08; Stigmata 09
2003: Stigmata 10