Christian Smith is one of the world’s leading exponents of inventive and diverse techno. Both as a DJ and producer he is always bold and innovative, leading rather than following, exploring the world with his exciting and diverse musical palette.
With “Omakase” (translates as tasting menu or entrust in Japanese) – his follow-up to his critically acclaimed “Director’s Cut” (Tronic, 2010) album – he has created a supreme dancefloor orientated selection of tracks that explore and showcase his various styles within the techno genre: groovy, musical, peak-time and minimal.
This highly anticipated artist album follows a selection of stunning remixes of the finest classics – Underworld “Dark & Long”, Carl Craig “At Les”, Laurent Garnier “Flashback” – and having several Beatport #1’s under his belt. But it was perhaps “House This House” becoming the biggest selling release on Richie Hawtin’s Plus 8 that was the highlight of 2012.
Another success story is the launch of “Tronic Radio” a weekly podcast show now syndicated to over 40 stations around the globe, regularly featuring guests of the highest quality alongside Christian Smith, including Dubfire, Nic Fanciulli, Kevin Saunderson, Dosem, Wehhba and Ken Ishii etc.
Tronic sold over 40,000 downloads on Beatport in 2012 making it one of the top selling techno labels in the world and Christian will be celebrating Tronic’s 100th release in 2013 alongside the launch of his “Omikase” album. A series of special events are planned: Feb 7 @ Club4, Barcelona, Spain: Feb 8 @ Nerve Centre, Derry, Ireland: and Feb 9 @ The Egg, London to celebrate the 100th Tronic release. These will be followed by a 3-4 month 30+ shows world tour to promote the “Omakase” album.
With a quarterly Tronic Party @ Egg (London), a residency @ Space (Miami) and successful Tronic events already launched in Tokyo, Detroit, Barcelona, Amsterdam, New York and Madrid, 2013 is shaping up to be a very exciting year indeed.
Release: 8th April 2013
Formats: Digital / CD / 2×12” Vinyl
01. Dorian Gray
02. House This House
03. Human Machine
05. Within Myself
07. Indulge Me
09. Mistake, Confuse, Correct
10. Get It Done
“The album is fucking great… Bravo!” – Laurent Garnier
“A really strong executed album with perfect club techno. There are several tracks that will sit tight on my SD Card for some time to come.” – Adam Beyer
“We really love this album! What a collection of bombs! We always love playing Christian’s stuff – functional, outstanding tracks!” – Pan-Pot