‘I remember hearing Armand’s Van Helden’s smash hit ‘You Don’t Even Know Me’ on Radio 1 and immediately ran to HMV in Leister Square to try and track down the CD single. I couldn’t remember the last time I had felt so excited about music’
In the summer of 1999 while living in London, Canadian DJ and producer Christian Alvarez discovered what would turn out to be his greatest passion in life – House Music. Exposed to the world’s mecca of club culture Christian’s fascination with DJing was instantaneous. A son of a Latin musician who was inspired by funk, soul, disco and pop, Christian’s musicality had developed at an early age. In 2000 Christian began DJing and compiled records which were inspired by his roots creating his signature sound of uplifting House.
As a producer, Christian’s signature sound of uplifting pads, jazz riffs and funky rolling basslines often takes listeners on an a soul inspired dreamscape. His impressive discography includes more than fifty original and remix productions on labels such as Hott 22’s Gossip, Rasmus Faber’s Farplane, Richard Earnshaw’s Duffnote and One51, StoneBridge’s Stoneyboy, Born to Dance, Eyezcream, Illegal Beats, Sessions, Diamondhouse, Hermosa, Soulheat, his own Delecto Recordings and many others.
Whether you prefer his hard hitting, discofied club cuts, or his deeper, soulful grooves, international superstar DJs’ such as Roger S, Kaskade, Roy Davis Jr, Brian Tappert, Hardsoul, Olav Basoski, Antoine Claraman and many more have supported his music since his first release back in 2002. Having remixed artists such as StoneBridge, Kid Creme, Rasmus Faber and Jay-J, to name a few, Christian’s music has also landed on dozens of compilations including industry heavyweights Hed Kandi, Ministry of Sound, Bargrooves, Armada Music and more.
As a DJ, Christian has performed all over the world. Rocking clubs from San Fransisco to Miami, Zurich to St. Petersburg, his unique flavour of soulful, yet bumping House music has left clubbers shaking their booties until the morning light. In 2007 he recorded his first mixed CD entitled, “VIP”, which featured releases from his own Delecto including artists such as Born to Funk, Stereo Mutants, Justin Michael and MoD. The CD was featured at the 2007 WMC and was soon released in music stores across the globe.
Now a sought after producer and the owner of the very respected Delecto Recordings, Christian continues to cement his place in the world of House music. With forthcoming original and remix productions on Salted, Shifted Music, Farplane, Gossip, Soulheat and Delecto, Christian appears busier than ever, which is just the way you likes it.