One of Drum and Bass’ most important ambassadors, Crissy Criss has become an established force both in the studio and the DJ booth. A versatile leader for the genre as a whole, Crissy is now a household name in broadcasting, DJing and production.
As well as delighting crowds in live events, Crissy began to use his ear to play the best tunes on the airwaves. Getting his first break on the legendary Kool FM at 10 years old, Crissy took his first steps to becoming one of DnB’s most important broadcasters. Regularly playing with Logan D at the age of 15, Crissy soon graduated from Kool FM, stepping up to BBC’s national Radio 1. The youngest DJ presenter to ever grace the BBC’s flagship station, Crissy Criss first started on ‘The Residency’, An idea championed by Pete Tong. the Residency saw the likes of Eddie Halliwell, Nic Fanciulli & Kutski share a weekly radio slot. After three years, Radio 1Xtra bosses realized what the likes of Kenny Ken and Kool FM already knew, and gave Crissy his own permanent show in 2007.
Keeping the BBC’s flagship urban station on the pulse of underground music, Crissy led 1Xtra to 4 Best Radio Station awards at the prestigious Drum&Bass Awards in 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014. Using his undeniable mixing talent and respected position, Crissy Criss has become an ambassador for D&B – representing the genre at numerous 1Xtra Live gigs alongside the likes of Alesha Keys, Disclosure, Chase & Status and more.