DT is proud to present an exclusive edition of the DJ MIX # 561 from the Spanish maestro of Techno: Cristian Varela!
Recorded on 4 Turntable Decks as a part of the special program celebrating his 30 years Anniversary of DJing- DT Portrait: Cristian Varela. Enjoy this powerful industrial techno set!
Starting his career over three decades ago, Cristian Varela is acknowledged as one of Spain’s pioneering techno producers and promoters. Being one of the first Spanish DJ’s to receive international bookings, he quickly gained an extremely respected DJ fame for playing standout techno sets on four vinyl turntables.
When talking about Cristian Varela’s roots, long standing fans of the Techno genre will need little introduction for his seminal remixes of artists such as Ben Sims or Speedy J. Although living in London for many years, he has never forgotten his origins, often returning to Spain to give guest talks at many of the country’s leading music schools and colleges. Winning more than 40 Awards along his career, makes him one of the most awarded artists in the electronic scene and a huge asset to the electronic music community.
More than just a remix artist, Cristian Varela has released numerous solo EP’s on labels ranging from Carl Cox’s Intec to his own Pornographic Recordings. His imprint continues to feature new music from the likes of The Advent, Ken Ishii, Gary Beck, Marco Bailey, UMEK, and many more, while the, recently relaunched “Black Codes Experiments” project is a return to his roots with a series of gigs and vinyl only releases featuring artists such as Regis, Mark Broom, Shufflemaster, Tensal, Abstract Division, Exium and Arnaud Le Texier, amongst others. Many do not realise Cristian Varela is also a successful composer scoring soundtracks for film, theatre and television. He has also recorded a symphonic album at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London.
Cristian Varela’s 25 year career in music, was marked with the critically acclaimed release of the “Music- Passion & Respect” documentary, which features testimonials and commentary of friends and colleagues including Carl Cox, Chris Liebing and Joseph Capriati, In 2021 for his 30th Anniversary in the Industry Cristian Varela has released his track EIGHTH on one of the most prestigious Techno Labels MORD owned by Bas Mooy and MATERIA with his brother Marco Bailey.
With a gig schedule that takes him all over the world, for those who are patient, you should be able to catch Cristian in your home city or country. For those who need a more regular dose of his music selection, you can catch his weekly radio show at BloopRadio- London and all his shows in Europe, USA, South America and Asia via more than 100 specialised techno stations in more than 70 countries.
DJ MIX #561 Cristian Varela Tracklist:
1. Albert Salvatierra- One In A Million 2. Cristian Varela- YssY 3. Tintin- Train Station 4. Ian Axide- Icon 5. Kaiser- And Yet Again 6. Albert Salvatierra- Paranoia 7. Dykkon- Fender 8. Bernardo Hangar- Alef 9. Dykkon- Sencillo-Secus Remix 10. Cristian Varela- New Experiment 3 11. Kaiser- 26 hours 26 minutes 12. Bernardo Hangar- Gimel 13. Cristian Varela- Eighth 14. Dave Tarrida- Being Lost In The Present 15. Vhostok Evarg Remix- A thousand details 16. Dangerous Voltage- Extracto Molecular 17. SHXCXCHCXSH- EAUOAI 18. Oliver Rosemann- Chinese Water Torture 19. Nuur Sabat Neurojacker_Serotonin Syndrome Remix- A thousand details 20. Cristian Varela- Scheme Z3 21. Arnaud Le Texier- Dark Savior 22. Oliver Rosemann- Kaluma Double Action 23. Drop-E Distancia De Exclusion 24. Dykkon- 36 Months 25. Programma 101- Silence 26. Lawrence Kurt- Mirrors 27. Rave Syndicate- Point Of No return 28. B.Mod- 2018 29. Aero- Trapped 30. Salbani- Behaviour- Kaiser Remix 31. Tensal- Aquelarre
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