Crossfade: a big chill anthology

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Serpent's Tail, Nov 15, 2004 - Music - 218 pages
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"This ambient event has become a cherished window of tranquility in the diaries of overworked thirtysomethings."-The Sunday Times

From humble beginnings as a Sunday all-day multimedia event, The Big Chill kick-started the whole 'chill out' genre, whilst steadfastly remaining far reaching in its musical remit. Now respected as a trendsetter and tastemaker, its annual festival has quickly grown to a capacity of 20,000. "Crossfade" addresses the notion of musical genres and the way in which they have influenced key musicians, DJs and Big Chillers' lives.

Pete Lawrence, co-founder of The Big Chill, has been immersed in music since day one. He is currently living in North London and working on his "Chilled by Nature" album project and the next Big Chill festival. Vicki Howard was born in 1975. She also lives in North London and is currently writing her first novel.

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words in motion
a defence of chillout
the tide flows in the tide flows out

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Pete Lawrence, co-founder and director of The Big Chill, has been immersed in music since day one. After setting up the Cooking Vinyl label in the 80s, he moved on to publish and edit On magazine, a catalyst for the emergent chill out scene, and has taken his music worldwide, from Brazil to Siberia (where he was the first western DJ to play in Yakutsk in 1996). With The Big Chill, he has worked with Talvin Singh, Hexstatic, RAyksopp, Zero 7, Lemon Jelly and many others.

Vicky Howard lives with her artist husband and their two cats in a Victorian home in the Midwest. She licenses her work to Creative Papers by C.R. Gibson, Dimensions, Manual Woodworkers and Weavers, RAZ Imports, and many others.

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