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INTERVIEW: Ian Christopher

We have the pleasure of welcoming Ian Christopher to the site today, we talk about his music and what he is up to.

Can you tell us a little about your experience so far in the music business?

I began DJ'ing in the late 90's in Miami on the local club circuit and by the mid-2000's, once I started a family, I began hosting my own events and playing at local Art shows in Wynwood and Art Basel to avoid late nights. In that scene, I met a few other DJ's who got me into producing. I took production classes at Scratch DJ Academy for several years. By 2014, I founded my label, Spectacle Recordings.

Where are you from? and do you feel that has a big impact on your sound?

I'm from Miami, Florida, so you can imagine the impact this has had on me. I went the first Ultra Music Festival that actually took place on the sands of Miami Beach. This was an amazing time in Miami for music. Seeing Nick Warren, Sasha and Carl Cox really made me want to purse DJ'ing. I was also influenced by Oscar G, who at the time, was the resident DJ at Space.

What artists and genres do you enjoy most right now?

DJ T. (Get Physical Music), Solomun, Kink, In Flagranti, Disclosure, TSHA, Peggy Gou, DJ Tennis

Was your new record a big endevour? or did it come together easily?

I'm constantly exploring new concepts and sounds -- sketches really. I'll decide on a specific sub-genre, style, mood or feeling, and go from there. I don't force anything, so my releases are most often the result of following the momentum I create when writing and arranging. Sometimes I find my way to the end, other times, I hit a wall and move on.

Has that sound changed a lot in recent years?

Yes, but not in style or genre -- more in the maturity and quality of the sound design and productions of my tracks.

Do you feel safe now to have a more experimental sound?

Yes, I'm produce music based on what I'm feeling, not necessarily what's popular.

We all know that the digital revolution has affected sales, but has it affected creativity?

No. If anything, Digital has allowed producers to release content more often, which in turn, allows us to explore many different ideas and sounds.

Can you tell us whats next for you?

Remixes for Silvestre. It's the first track on the Agave EP, and while not the title track, it has proven to be the most popular...and I have to agree. It's really grown on me.

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