NUDE016: Cristian Varela
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 atmajor 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, with which he currently promotes tours in cities such as London, Amsterdam, Madrid, Tokyo, Barcelona, Frankfurt and Miami, whilst also promoting new talents.
Some of the greats of the industry have passed through his record label, such as Regis, Ken Ishii, The Advent, Carl Cox and Joseph Capriati.
His advanced vision has always placed him as one of the trailblazers and key ambassadors of our music scene on a global level, and one the biggest names with a tremendous influence and legacy for the new generations of international producers and DJs.
Alongside his brother, Luis Varela, he has also created macro electronic events in Spain such as Phrenetic Society, Epsilon, Electrosonic Festival or Electrobeach; just some of the initiatives and creations that endorse Cristian Varela as a true icon and legend of Techno music. His charisma has allowed him to gain the respect and support of leading artists who consider him one of the most technically talented DJs on the planet.
A giant with more than 200 productions and remixes for Ben Sims or Speedy J…, behind him. Today, he is next on our new techno podcast series. He’s next up on our NUDE TECHNO channel with an hour 4-deck techno. Listen to it below on SoundCloud & Mixcloud. If you are feeling this series, then please consider supporting it on Mixcloud Select.
Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
Energetic, Deep, Underground, Techno, Experimental, Positive, Powerful, Technique, Mental and Organic!
What’s your personal favourite track on it?
Lars Huismann- Phoenix
What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
It’s made with 4 Turntables!
What’s the best gig you’ve played recently?
At LAB- Madrid (NOX Productions)
What have you got coming up?
Conscience Balance EP on INDUXTRIALL RECORDS on 25th May. I have also a beautiful Ambient & Chill Project called VARELA CONCEPT with 10 tracks finished and ready, which I will give away for free.
And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
Stay safe, united and please spread your consciousness!
0- Cristian Varela- Fifth 1- Kurohyo- Passage- D1 2- PWCCA- Passage- D2 3- Allan Feytor- Sightings 4- Ian Axide- Aurea 5- Bernardo Hangar- Hell 6- Jokasti & Nek- Decisions 7- Numbers & Parameters- Shooting Modes (Revisited) 8- AEIT- Spritney Brears 9- Alan Feytor- Cristian Varela Remix- Emphatic Rec. 10- Bernardo Hangar- People 11- BFVR- Parallel Failure 12- Steel Force- Caessium 13- PWCCA- Two Spectres 14- Arnaud Le Texier Remix- Rotor 15- PWCCA- Adaptacion Evolutiva 16- Shifted- Kobalt 17- Lighter Thieves- Fuck The Tories 18- Lars Huismann- Cassini 19- Lars Huismann- Phoenix 20- Dyckon- Morning Routines - STNDRD Rmx 21- Cristian Varela- XssX 21- Avox25- NX1001 22- Avox25- NX1002 23- A-Paul- Alienation- Original 24- A-Paul- Alienation- Temudo Remix 25- Piotr Fegiel- Head Noise 26- Cristian Varela- JUPITER XM2-2