Cristian Varela is acknowledged as one of Spain’s pioneering techno producers and promoters. When he started his career over two decades ago, he was one of the first Spanish DJ’s to receive international bookings.
Originally gaining DJ fame for playing standout techno sets on four vinyl turntables, many do not realise Cristian Varela is also a successful composer scoring soundtracks for film, theatre and television. He has even recorded a symphonic album at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London.
Techno is always evolving and like the genre, Cristian has moved with the times. In 2018 he plans to relaunch his “Black Codes Experiments” project, which originally started in 2003 is a return to his roots with a series of gigs and vinyl only releases featuring artists such as Regis, Mark Broom, Shufflemaster, Tensal, Abstract Division, Exium and Arnaud Le Texier, amongst others.
When talking about Cristian Varela’s roots, longstanding fans of the Techno genre will need little introduction for his seminal remixes of artists such as Ben Sims and Speedy J, and although he has spent many years leaving in London, he has never forgotten his humble roots. Often returning to Spain to give guest talks at many of the country’s leading music schools and colleges.