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Kris Menace (born Christophe Hoeffel) is an electronic musician.
Christophe Hoeffel began to work as a producer and writer in the mid 1990s for different projects and started using the pseudonym "Kris Menace" in 2005. Menace is the owner of the house label "Work It Baby" where he nurtured artists such as Patrick Alavi, Lifelike, Fred Falke, Serge Santiago and others.
Menace's debut single (in collaboration with Lifelike), Discopolis, was released on Vulture Music in 2005 and was one of the most anticipated house tracks and an Ibiza anthem within the same year. Discopolis was later picked up by Defected Records and re-released with various remixes and a video directed by Seb Janiak. Discopolis created a very unique soundpicture which many people such as Eric Prydz or Deadmau5 later took as their source of inspiration to develope a "new" house sound.
Menace later formed the label "Compuphonic" and continued to release singles under its imprint, such as Voyage, "Fairlight (feat. Fred Falke)", Steamroller and Jupiter. The latter became one of the most downloaded tracks in 2006 on the Electronic Music Download Platform "Beatport". In 2006, Kris started DJing with Alan Braxe and together they released the single Lumberjack in June 2007 on Vulture Music. in 2008 he teamed up with the UK band Spooky to release the track "Stereophonic", which became UK's buzz charts nr.1 during the WMC and voted for being one of the hottest records of 2008 for DMC as well as with Felix da Housecat to produce "artificial".
Kris Menace also became a highly in demand remixer, contributing remixes for Robbie Williams (EMI), LCD Soundsystem (DFA), Royksopp (EMI), Underworld (Pias), AIR (Virgin), Felix da Housecat (Rude Photo/Wall of Sound), The Presets (Modular), Metronomy (Because), Moby (Mute), Róisín Murphy (Moloko/EMI), Tracey Thorn (Virgin), Princess Superstar, Martin Solveig, and The Infadels (Wall of Sound). Most of his Remixes like LCD Soundsystem or Tracey Thorn went Number 1 across the European Dance Charts. His Metronomy "Heartbreaker" Remix became Number 1 most popular track on Hype Machine and therefore the most played track across all blogs in July 2008.
As a DJ he played all across the world for clubs like Fabric London, Razzmatazz Barcelona, Amnesia, Pache, Space and many other clubs... In July 2008 he was asked to do an Essential Mix on Radio1, which received an outstanding Feedback.
In December 2008, Kris started to promote his track "Scaler" without mentioning his artist name and which became one of the most anticipated techno tracks beginning 2009. Scaler is the first track in electronic music history which created a psychoacoustics-never-ending-build-up soundeffect.
Kris Menace will release his Debut Album "Idiosyncrasies" in April/May 2009 followed by the Single "Metropolis".
Kris Menace - Idiosyncrasies (3CD Box) (April 2009) Singles
Kris Menace - Metropolis (2009)
Kris Menace – Scaler (2009)
Kris Menace & Felix da Housecat - Artificial (2008)
Kris Menace & Spooky – Stereophonic (2008)
Kris Menace – Steamroller (2008)
Alan Braxe & Kris Menace – Lumberjack (2007)
Kris Menace feat. Fred Falke – Fairlight (Compuphonic / 2007)
Kris Menace – Jupiter (Compuphonic / 2006)
Lifelike & Kris Menace – Discopolis *Remixes (Defected / 2006)
Kris Menace – Voyage (Compuphonic / 2005)
Lifelike & Kris Menace – Discopolis (Vulture / 2005) Remixes & Productions
The Presets – My People (Modular / Universal 2008)
Felix da Housecat – Something for Porno (Pias, Wall of Sound 2007)
King Creosote – No clue (679/Warner 2007)
Air – Mer du Japon (Virgin Fr / 2007)
Yuksek – Together (Universal Fr/ 2008)
Moby – Ohh Yeahh (Mute / 2008)
Underworld – Ring Road (Pias / 2008)
Metronomy – Heartbreaker (Because / 2008)
The Infadels – I can't get now (Wall of Sound / 2008)
Robbie Williams – She's Madonna (EMI / 2006)
Tracey Thorn – Its all true (Virgin / 2006)
LCD Soundsystem – North American Scum (DFA, Virgin / 2006)
Róisín Murphy – Overpowered (EMI / 2007)
Midnight Juggernauts – Out Of The Storm (Institubes / 2007)
Cagedbaby – Starr (Southern Fried / 2007)
Bodyrox – Yeah Yeah (Eye Industries / 2006)
Stars on 33 – I feel music in your heart (Vulture, Work it Baby / 1998, 2006)
EVA - Builder (Work it Baby / 2007)
Princess Superstar & Larry Tee – Licky (Holon 2006)
Evermore – It's Too Late (Warner, Superstar / 2006)
Martin Solveig – Somethings better (Mixture, Defected / 2007)
Belle – What the hell (Universal / 2006)
O.T. Quartet – Hold that sucker down (Champion / 2006) with Lifelike