Chymera (real name Brendan Gregoriy) hails originally from Cork, Ireland. Throughout his teenage years he was heavily immersed in various forms of guitar based music, from metal to folk. After moving to Limerick for a year at the turn of the century to attend college he was first exposed to electronic music. Upon his subsequent move to Dublin he had thrown himself headfirst into DJing, quickly latching onto the various sounds of techno. In 2002 he made his first steps into production and over the following years progressed through electronica and electro to more dance-floor friendly techno and house.
In late 2006 and early 2007 he had his first international releases on labels Urban Torque (As I Am An Exit), Supreme Entertainment and Mezzotinto, the latter of which; “Midnight at the Aquarium”, swiftly brought him to the attention of many house and techno luminaries. He followed those up with key releases on labels like Ovum, NRK and Delsin, further cementing his trademark melodic sound in the minds of DJs and music aficionados alike. “Arabesque” released on Tishomingo became possibly his most popular track when Luciano used it as his finale at many gigs. It was also licensed to several high profile mixes on Global Underground (by Felix Da Housecat), Renaissance (by Sander Kleinenberg) and Fabric (by Luciano). As a result of the success of the beatless mix of “Umbrella” (Ovum), he was voted third best chillout artist in the 2007 Beatport awards.
2008 has seen him relocate to Barcelona in Spain, and also adopt a more considered approach to releases, with tracks on Connaisseur and Figure which have won him more acclaim and broader critical recognition. His DJ and live schedule is also booming and has taken him from Russia to Japan and all throughout Europe.
Chymera – DJ Set at Dance Department 28-03-2009
Chymera – Live at Barcelona a Brand new Vibe on Proton Radio 10-03-2009
Chymera – Live at Barcelona Club Spain 00-02-2009
Chymera – Studio Set for Electronic Directory Podcast 00-01-2009
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