Seems I should have run this last week: this was posted originally on May 14, 2013.
Chris Standring grew up in Ayleshire, England and moved to Los Angeles in 1991. He met Rodney Lee while backing Lauren Christy, and they released an acid-jazz album, Solar System, in 1996. In 1998, he released his first album, Velvet, and has released seven albums since then.
These two cuts are from his two most recent albums. The first is “Oliver’s Twist,” from his 2012 release Electric Wonderland. Matt Cooper remixed it and choreographed it differently, using skaters from Venice Beach; the result is here. The second is “Bossa Blue,” from 2010’s Blue Bolero. You can find more at his YouTube channel and at his official website.
Chris has issued a few more albums since this was posted: Don’t Talk, Dance! (2014), Ten (2016), Live In London (2017), Sunlight (2018), and this year’s offering, CS Remixed: Best of Chris Standring. All his albums can be heard on Spotify.