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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
Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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