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Cristian Varela

Cristian Varela is acknowledged as one of Spain's pioneering techno producers, and was one of the first underground Spanish DJ's to receive international bookings when he started his career over two decades ago. Originally gaining DJ fame for playing experimental techno sets on four vinyl turntables, many do not realise Cristian Varela is also a successful composer, having even recorded a symphonic album at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London. Techno is always evolving and like the genre, Cristian has moved with the times. 2018 has seen the relaunch of his "Black Codes Experiments" project, which originally started in 2003 is a return to his roots with a series of underground gigs and vinyl only releases featuring artists such as Regis, Mark Broom, Shufflemaster, Tensal, Abstract Division, Exium and Arnaud Le Texier, amongst others. When talking about Cristian Varela's roots, longstanding fans of the Techno genre will need little introduction for his seminal remixes of artists such as Ben Sims and Speedy J. 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. Alongside the relaunch of Black Codes Experiments, his other imprint Pornographic Recordings will continue featuring new music from the likes of The Advent, Ken Ishii, Gary Beck, Marco Bailey, UMEK, and many more. Scheduled for 2018 is the premiere of a special documentary celebrating Cristian Varela's 25 year career in underground music, which features testimonials and commentary from Carl Cox, Chris Liebing, Joseph Capriati and others who've worked alongside him. With a gig schedule that takes him all over the world you should be able to catch Cristian live in your home city or country, but you can also catch his weekly radio show that's syndicated all over the world via more than 100 specialised techno stations in more than 50 countries.