Solidifying his place among the ranks of respected producers, Sheffield native Curtis Gabriel has burst onto the scene in recent years with breakthrough records such as his acclaimed remix of Sweet Female Attitude’s ‘Flowers’; the second collaboration with industry golden girl Sam Divine that reached a Traxsource #1 and fast became a defining track of Ibiza and Croatia 2015 with All Around The World Recordings.
2016 has since seen Curtis enter the Traxsource Top House Producers of 2016 at #23, as well as racking up releases with a range of respected labels including Simma Black, Ministry Of Sound, D-Vine Sounds, Selected, Love Harder, Glyph and CR2, with which ‘If You Can’ (originally signed to D-Vine Sounds) featured on their Ibiza 2015 Compilation.
It was a chance find of a Richer Sounds catalogue on the floor of his hometown of Sheffield that kick-started the DJ journey of a 13 year old Curtis Gabriel. After winning around his parents who had never seen him so passionate about a hobby, Curtis’s music soon became the only extra-curricular activity he needed. Practising after school every day, within a year Curtis landed his first gig at a popular bar in Leeds.
His first breakthrough was having one of his early releases ‘Some People Say’ (Alongside Semedo) featured on credible YouTube source ‘Selected’ which garnered over 3 millions views to date, and his infectious melody laden groover ’True’ which set Soundcloud a buzz with over a million plays. Gabriel’s Clueless Records debut; ‘Sexual’ reached #3 in the Traxsource chart and stuck around in the top 10 for a month afterwards, ‘Everywhere You Go’ (D-Vine Sounds) climbed to #2 ending up the Traxource #10 Top House Record of 2016.
Summer & Autumn 2016 also saw Curtis release three tracks with the mighty Defected; ‘Confessions’ a further collab with Sam Divine which hit #4 in the Beatport House Chart. Two more of Curtis’ tracks; an official remix of Mowgli - Back In The Day and dance floor roller ‘Flashing Lights’ were selected for the esteemed Defected In The House compilation 2016. Since his career accelerated, Curtis has graced the decks at Egg, the Qube and SIN in Dublin, plus Ministry of Sound and Circle Festival in Sheffield. Having clearly developed a sound that fuses old school house elements together with powerful bass, soulful keys and riffs to devastating effect, Curtis is fast becoming a force to be reckoned with.