Keen to build the production side of his career, Chris started Fade Records in 1995 and released his first double A sided single “For All the People/ All I Got” under the production name of Fade with his one time surf competitor, Neil Kolo. The Fade sound quickly defined the era and the fashionable progressive Orlando sound. A long-term record deal from the UK and remixes for BT, Sam Mollison, Space Brothers, and Future Force followed over the next few years.
In 1998 while submitting a Sarah Mclachlan bootleg of “Plenty” (which was subsequently released in 2001) to her record label, Chris was offered a remix of a Delerium track called “Silence”. The remix created a frenzy with such limited quantities being pressed by the label. Eventually succumbing to the demands of the general public after it’s inclusion on Northern Exposure 3, and the buzz it created with DJs like Dave Seaman and Sasha opening and closing their sets with it, the label released it to discover a worldwide chart hit, with it hitting number one in four countries including Australia.