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Christian Smith is one of the world’s leading exponents of techno, both as a DJ and producer he is always bold and innovative. With his output in recent years it is hard to imagine a list of prolific producers without his name towards the top. He has been at the top of his game for over a decade with his trademark groovy techno.
Although Swedish by brith, Christian spent most of his childhood years in Frankfurt, Germany which no doubt played an unexpected role in determining his musical tastes from a young age. After spending time in the US studying, Christian moved to Sao Paulo, Brazil playing the best clubs in the city and surrounding regions, where he still loves to play today and continues to have a very big following.
In 1995 he started his label Tronic, since then it has dominated the charts with releases from Christian himself and the likes of ANNA, Paco Osuna, Drunken Kong, Kaiserdisco, Enrico Sangiuliano, Nick Curly and more. The label has been the No.2 top selling techno label in the world according to Beatport, and it has just celebrated its 400th release.
Tronic also has a weekly show which is now syndicated to over 100 stations worldwide, their 400th show was celebrated with special guest Carl Cox and now in 2021, they are already fast approaching the 500th episode.
Christian has dominated the charts and DJ’s playlists with a steady flow of releases on many high profile labels like Drumcode, Cocoon, Plus8/Minus Bedrock, Mobilee and Tronic. His latest EP on Drumcode, was the best selling release on the label of 2020. During the pandemic, Christian started his weekly Tronic Thursday stream which has reached over 10M people, and has become one of the main regular techno streams on the net. On the remix front, Christian has recently reworked a track by UK hip hop superstar “Stormzy”. His music is regularly featured on Spotify’s biggest playlists and Christian is currently enjoying a big boost in his career.
He has released three landmark solo albums; “Omakase” in 2013 which secured worldwide praise with a superb selection of tracks that showcased his versatility as a producer. His follow up was with “Stranger Than Paradise” in 2016 he released the 11 track musical journey “Input-Output”. The album was followed by an extensive album tour in over 20 countries and two extensive remix packages released early 2017 with artists including Pig&Dan, Julian Jeweil and legend Laurent Garnier all on rework duty. Christian has also recently remix UK Hip Hop superstar STORMZY delivering an electro mix which had support on Uk’s Radio 1 National show.
Christian also ventured into his own branded night in Ibiza at mega club Eden. His first season on the Island in 2019 had 15 consecutive weeks of events and was a huge success. Christian was also invited to have Tronic events all over the world from Tokyo, to Los Angeles, and London amongst many others.
So keep your eyes peeled, and if you can’t wait until then, you can always go to Tronic’s Soundcloud for the latest on the radio show.