Ochre is Chris Leary, a music graduate currently residing in Birmingham, England. Leary began writing electronic music in 2001, releasing his music directly onto the Internet, getting involved with online electronic music communities, and consequently slowly but surely building a fan base. In 2002, he won a remix contest held by Rephlex artist Global Goon, which helped to further strengthen his reputation as an artist across the net.
Since then, Leary has released his debut EP, Sound System Bangers Volume 1 on the fledgling Repeat Music imprint, which has been well received by music critics and fans alike (the curiously inapt title notwithstanding), and has enjoyed radio exposure on Mary-Ann Hobbs’ ‘Breezeblock’ show on BBC Radio 1, as well airplay on London’s Xfm and Resonance FM stations. Also, he has also provided compilation tracks for UK labels such as Toytronic Records, Rednetic Recordings, Boltfish Recordings, Audiobulb Records and US-based Unschooled Records.