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.
Hi there Cristian! Where can we find you right now?
How did you start your day?
Not bad, just traveling to Spain for a tour and taking the chance to visit my family
Outside of electronic music, what artists are you interested in these days?
Hans Zimmer, James Horner, James Newton Howard…
If you could collaborate with anybody dead or alive, who would it be?
What’s the music scene like in Bournemouth right now?
Very comercial but I’m working in the Techno Movement here.
Any local artists we should be keeping our eyes on?
Favorite club you’ve ever played in?
Finally, can you tell us something about your future projects?
My new 6 SIX turntables tour and my new album!
everything else can be found here