It’s the rare DJ who can appeal to the clubbing masses while also maintaining their credibility in the underground, but Swedish techno maestro Christian Smith has managed to do exactly that.
With tracks issued on underground labels such as Drumcode and Sci+Tec combined with releases on more above-ground imprints including Renaissance and Bedrock, Christian has shown he can move effortlessly between both worlds – and notch up hundreds of thousands of sales along the way.
Christian’s open-minded outlook comes through loud and clear in the music he plays and produces. While his roots lie in techno, Christian has never been a purist; favouring instead to infusing the tough, rhythmical music he loves with heavy doses of funk or intersperse the raw energy of his sets with inspired moments of pure euphoria.
And as boss of the Tronic label, Christian is also responsible for providing the techno world with releases by the genre’s heaviest hitters including Carl Craig, Laurent Garnier, Johannes Heil and Mauro Picotto.
On September 20, Christian will be bringing the sound that has recently been dominating the Beatport techno charts to Hong Kong for his debut gig at Volar, where he’ll be supported by the PUSH boys and special guest Seb Lander (BigBox, Fly).
PUSH x Volar present
(Drumcode / Tronic)
Friday, Sep 20, 10pm
With PUSH residents Frankielam, AKW + Lukas
Plus special guest Seb Lander
B/F 38-44 D’Aguilar St, Lan Kwai Fong
Advance early bird: $150 (inc. 2 drinks before 12.30; or 1 drink after 12.30) from christiansmith.ticketflap.com
Door: before 12.30 $200 (inc. 1 drink) / After 12.30: $300 (inc. 1 drink)
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