The history of electronic music holds a special place for this Madrileño artist who has played a crucial role in building the Spanish industry as we know it today. Since 1991, Cristian Varela has been at the heart of some of the most important episodes of this evolution, emerging as a true pioneer in the most diverse arts that make up the landscape of this profession today. He was one of the first electronic artists to produce live recordings, to perform using 4 turntables and to play at major events and festivals. He also set up schools and agencies for national and international artists and founded two record labels that have gone on to have a global impact since 1999: Black Codes Experiments and P0RN0GRAPH1C Recordings.
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Hi Cristian, please tell us a little about yourself?
I am a music passionate very good friend of my friends I love animals and my family!
We’re sure you have been asked this million times but how did you get in the industry?
Because of my big brother who was Dj before and then after he became my manager. We started promoting big events together too!
Describe your sound in 3 words?
Energetic, Organic, Deep
Tell us about your label Black Codes Recordings
I created Black Codes Experiments in 2001 as a new platform to express my experimental side and a different point of view of electronic music.
Do you have any releases coming up on the label you can share with us?
A lot! Every 2 weeks I am releasing great artists in my label Black Codes Experiments where I like so much to make remixes in each EPs because I love the idea of creating a different view of their creations and take the chance to push their careers.
Which artists and styles have inspired and influenced you over the course of your career?
Vivaldi, Vangelis, Ennio Morricone, KRAFTWERK, Front 242, Depeche Mode…
When all the partying is over how do you like to chill out?
In a good restaurant!
Best stage you have ever played on?
What’s your favorite club to perform in?
Industrial Copera- Granada
What is fun and rewarding about what you do? And what’s not?
The energy and emotions are the best part. Traveling all day the worst but I love what I do
Best advice you’ve ever been given?
Name one your strengths?
Idea of a perfect Sunday?
At home watching movies
What is your favorite healthy food?
And your favorite cheat food?
If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?
Vivaldi because is the genius who made me feel more about music
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
How would you describe your fashion style?
Elegant, modern and classic at same time
What’s next for Cristian in 2022?
New album and 6 SIX turntables Show- Worldwide Tour
Where we can follow you?
Quote: To be or not to be…
Movie: Blade Runner
Travel Destination: Benidorm
Sports Team: Rafa Nadal!