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DJ / Writer / Producer Chris Dececio created the Bellatrax project in the summer of 2006 after being asked to do a credible UK house remix of “Whatever” by Ferry Corsten. The track was supported by many key DJs around Europe including Judge Jules who supported the track on his BBC Radio 1 show.
Chris then decided to take Bellatrax to the next level and produce the first single “I Can’t Help Myself”. The track was signed to Oxyd Records, was remixed by Laidback Luke, Sunfreakz, Henry John Morgan, and was further licensed around the world to Nervous Records US, Spinnin Records Benelux, and Blanco y Negro Spain. The record became an international hit with support from radio and club DJs including Pete Tong & Judge Jules on BBC Radio 1, Tom Novy, Eddie Thoneick, Michael Grey, Graham Gold, XM Radio, Kiss FM, Hed Kandi, Radio 538 Holland etc. The track took US radio by storm and held the No.1 spot of the Billboard Dance Airplay Chart for 3 consecutive weeks. Bellatrax was the second most played dance artist in the US in 2008. The single was also featured on prestigious compilations such as Ministry of Sound’s Clubbers Guide 2008, Ministry Sessions, Ministry’s Summer 2008, and Hed Kandi’s World Series amongst others.
Since the success of the first Bellatrax single, Chris’ production skills have been in demand throughout 2009 and he has consistently featured in the top 10 of the Billboard Dance Airplay Chart as well as the UK DMC Buzz Chart with remixes for the likes of Ultra Records, Strictly Rhythm, Oxyd, Nervous, Island Records, Hed Kandi etc. The follow-up single featuring Tina Cousins “Can’t Hold Back” has had great support in clubland and radio, including over 3 months of plays on both Kiss FM & Radio 538 Holland.
Chris has also found time to get out into the world of DJ’ing with gig highlights including the Miami Winter Music Conference, San Francisco Pride launch party, and various slots around the UK including Pacha, Ministry of Sound & Glastonbury Festival. Chris has also done guest radio mixes for XM Satellite Radio & Radio 538 Holland amongst others. The Bellatrax podcast which showcases the best new house music can be downloaded from the iTunes store for free, or from www.housemusicpodcasts.co.uk/category/bellatrax