Decoded Residents Radio with October Mix of the Month Winner – Chris Nord

Chris Nord was born in Salzburg, Austria. He describes his style as Deep, Tech House and Techno all spiced with an organic and dirty touch. Chris’s early passion for music started with little CASIO and Yamaha keyboards as a child and later on was fascinated playing the drums of his older brother. This was not the best instrument for family-harmony but brought the groove into his life.

Chris regularly attended clubs and rave parties around Austria and Germany in 93/94 and from that moment knew he wanted to get in touch with house and techno music. In 94 he got his first couple of records, two plastic belt driven turntables and a cheap Numark mixer just to start fooling around at home and made a bunch of more or less cool mixtapes and organised his first small parties in a venue around the corner. Style was mostly a mix of house, acid and techno. From then on he organised a series of parties in some of Salzburg’s most legendary venues (f.ex. Cave Club) also turning his hand to making his first beats in Fruity Loops in the later 90s.

From the late 90’s he took a long break from music and returned around 2006. At this time, the digital alternative CDJ’s took over more and more in Clubs. He was really curious and started to buy music again, returning to play in some smaller venues and bars around Austria with vinyl and CD’s combined. There was a change within scene at these times in Austria (as well as most of Europe) – mainstream house and electro took over more and more, resulting in EDM the last years. Underground got smaller and smaller … But never died. Deciding to get back to producing his own music around 2009 he set up a nice little studio which is always extending. It definitely became way easier than back in the Fruity Loops days.

Last year Chris confirmed a little summer residency at the Klangkörper Club Lounge Venue with a highlight playing a quite early slot at one of Austria’s uprising festivals (Electic Love) on the Techno stage.



01. DkA – Roller Coaster
02. Andre Crom – Estiu
03. Marco Resmann – Sun
04. Martin Landsky – Under The Bridge
05. Ray Kajioka – Strike
06. Christian Nielsen – On My Mind
07. Matador – Back To Bass (Paco Osuna Remix)
08. Johannes Heil – By Night Part Four
09. dubspeeka – Pretty Liar
10. Christian Smith – Turn The Lights (Nick Curly Remix)
11. Moonwalk – Meteora
12. Manuel Tur – Lagunesie

Listen Via:

Thursday / 9pm EST (2am GMT)
Thursday / 10pm BST (Tempoarily unavailable)
Friday / 7pm ART (11pm GMT)
Saturday / 4pm ART (8pm GMT)
Saturday / 8pm UTC (9pm GMT)
Monday / 3pm CET (2pm GMT)

About the Author

UK based former DJ and promoter, co-owner, director, writer & creative at Decoded Magazine. Studied at the University of Wolverhampton graduating in Graphic Communication & Typography (BA Hons). In house video editor and avid MMA follower with a keen ear for dark, twisted, hypnotic, tribal progressive house and techno.