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Friday, November 17th, 2017
Christian Smith is one of the world’s leading exponents of techno, both as a DJ and producer he is always bold and innovative, leading rather than following. In 1997 he started his label Tronic and he also has a weekly radio show. Although born in Stockholm, Christian spent most of his childhood years in Frankfurt, Germany which no doubt played an unexpected role in determining his musical tastes from a young age. His career began at the age of 15, when he saw Sven Väth spin at Dorian Gray in Frankfurt. Soon he was spinning records, and he moved to New York in 1989, instantly submerging himself into the exciting electronic dance music sounds coming out of Chicago, Detroit, and New York at this time. After spending time in the US studying, Christian moved to Sao Paulo, Brazil playing the best clubs in the city and surrounding regions, where he still loves to play today and continues to have a very big following. In 1997 he started his label Tronic, since then it has dominated the charts with releases from Christian himself and the likes of Chus & Ceballos, ANNA, Paco Osuna, Loco & Jam, Kaiserdisco, Enrico Sangiuliano, Nick Curly and more. The label is now the No.2 top selling techno label in the world according to Beatport, and it has just celebrated its 200th release. Christian has dominated the charts and DJ’s playlists with a steady flow of releases on many high profile labels like Plus8/Minus, Drumcode, Cocoon, Bedrock, Mobilee and Tronic. His latest EP “Force Majeure” released in July 2016 on Drumcode, was straight in at No3, and stayed Beatports Techno Top 10 for over a month. He has released two landmark solo albums; “Omakase” in 2013 which secured worldwide praise with a superb selection of tracks that showcased his versatility as a producer. His follow up was with “Stranger Than Paradise” in 2016 he released the 11 track musical journey “Input-Output”. The album was followed by an extensive album tour in over 20 countries and two extensive remix packages released early 2017 with artists including Pig&Dan, Julian Jeweil and legend Laurent Garnier all on rework duty. Not limited to local stages, representing us in the international arena, Turkish DJ/Producer Ferhat Albayrak, also the founder of Jeton Records, will host the night. Another international act Ugur Project will join them! Jeton Records Jeton Records has been established with one purpose; imprint quality Techno hits to the space. Jeton’s motto is to consist and to insist on creations and productions to be held with soul, story and innovation. The label was found on 2009 by Ferhat Albayrak, a home of his recordings and remixes with a vision to be a global home of extraordinary and uncommon imprints from the créme de la créme artists by supporting the best of upcoming new breed. Rising a level to be a benchmark is a challenging decision, while motives people to do and to produce the uniqueness of Techno since Techno is in our lives, with our lives. Jeton will be supported by a remarkable number of respected artists and Jeton will feature family spot with these artists and contributors. Originally based in Istanbul, Turkey, Jeton will collaborate the myth of the east and the taste of the west, as we live & face here in Istanbul every day, the ultimate culture mix of our lives.