Christian Smith InputOutput.

01. Destination Unknown

“I was very much influenced by early electro tracks of the 80’s. This is an ode to my influences while keeping production tight and modern. I used a vocoder to disguise my voice and classic Minimoog bass,  and Roland TR808 kick drum to get the nice vintage feel.

 

02. Initiate Sequence

“Groovy and jacking the way I like it in my sets. This is pretty much a trademark ‘Christian Smith’ style track, with a proper arrangement with a good climax”

 

03. Air Castle

“It’s no secret that I’m one of the few techno producers that does not shy away from using melodies in my productions. This track features a nice Arpeggio, and several analog synth strings while still maintaining a good amount of energy.”

 

04. Input-Output

“This is slightly stripped back groover. I really enjoy playing tracks that have a slight old school feel but modern production. I pitched down my own voice for the ‘Input-Output” hook and built a groove around it. The track reminds me a little of my track “Get It Done’ and is simple and effective.”

 

05. Interlude

“This is something to break off the flow of the album a little. I think its fun to compose these kind of things. I used moog and sequential circuits  synths, some vintage flangers, and cool effects.”

6. Blast Off

“This track is probably the tune with the most reactions on dance floor of this album. People go mad ;) I used the same  “Shepard Tone” (rising sound) plug-in that I used in my track “Total Departure” which came out on Drumcode in 2008 and added yet another crazy siren sound on top of it. The result is total dance floor mayhem.”

 

07. Explanation

“This is another typical “Christian Smith’ techno tune. I used an analog synth sequence as the main hook, and added a powerful groove and break to the track. Been tested many times and always delivers.”

 

08. Subzero (Club Mix)

“This is a very vintage inspired track. It’s rather slow at 120bpm, so that I could give lots of space for the powerful bass line and the TB303 acid line. What I like about this track is that its old school yet futuristic at the same time and works really well on the floor.”

 

09. Subzero (Album Mix)

“The original is more musical than the club mix. I always enjoy using melodies and find it crucial for albums to have variety in styles.”

 

10. Initiate Sequence

“Dub Version of the original.”

 

11. Release (Stringz Mix)

“The original of this track come out on Drumcode in June. This version, however, is  more hypnotic that the original. This is why I decided to include it as an extra track on the album.”

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.  With  his output  in  recent  years  it  is  hard  to  imagine  a  list  of  prolific  producers  without  his name towards the top.He has consistently dominated charts and DJs playlists with a steady flow of releases on  high  profile  labels  like Drumcode, Plus8/Minus,  Cocoon and  his  own  Tronic imprint. Christian Smith has operated at the top ofhis game for over a decade now,with  his  trademark housy techno.

 

His  latest  album  "Input-Output"  (Tronic  2016), the  follow-up  to  his  critically  acclaimed ”Stranger Than Paradise” (Tronic, 2014), has  secured  worldwide  praise  with  a  superb  dancefloor  orientated  selection  of tracks that explore and showcase his various styles within the techno genre: musical, peak-time and minimal.

 

Christian’s Tronic label is also one of the top 3 selling techno labels in the world according  to  Beatport  and  Christian  has  also  recently  celebrated  the  landmark  of Tronic’s 200th  release.  Another  success  story is Tronic  Radio,  a  weekly  show  now syndicated to over 100 stations around the globe. Christian’s touring schedule is busier than ever, including regular Tronic parties in London, Miami, Tokyo, Buenos Aires,  Barcelona,  Amsterdam,  New  York,  Madrid.  With  yearly  guest  spots  at  Richie Hawtin’s “Enter” events,  and  many  Festivals  around  the  world  it  is  certain  that Christian  will  maintain  his  relevance  and  position as  one  of  the  main  ambassadors of techno.

ALBUM TOUR DATES

June 09 | Cat&Dog [Tel Aviv, Israel]

June 11 | Tronic @ Magdalena [Berlin, Germany]

June 12 | Magdalena [Berlin, Germany]

June 14 | My Favourite Freaks @ La Terraza [Barcelona, Spain]

June 15 | Christian Smith & Friends @ Panama [Barcelona, Spain]

June 17 | Tronic Beach Festival [Barcelona, Spain]

June 24 | Weekend Festival [Tarragona, Spain]

July 03 | Blue Marlin [Ibiza, Spain]

July 09 | Heart [Miami, USA]

July 15 | Rumor [Philadelphia USA]

July 16 | AIM Festival [Montreal, Canada]

July 17 | AUDIO - SAN FRANCISCO - USA

July 23 | R33 [Barcelona, Spain]

July 24 | STK [Ibiza, Spain]

July 28 | India (tbc)

July 29 | India (tbc)

July 30 | India (tbc)

Aug 05 | The Cave [Edinburgh, United Kingdom]

Aug 06 | Younity Festival [Innsbruck, Austria]

Aug 13 | Loveland Festival [Amsterdam, Netherlands]

Aug 13 | Heaven & Hill Festival [Dusseldorf, Germany]

Aug 14 | stk - ibiza - spain

Aug 19 | La Feria [Santiago, Chile]

Aug 20 | Costa rica - tbc

Aug 27 | Salon brown - rosario - argentina

Sept 01 | BRAZIL TBC

Sept 02 | BRAZIL TBC

Sept 03 | BRAZIL TBC

Sept 06 | BRAZIL TBC

Sept 09 | ASIA TBC

Sept 10 | ASIA TBC

Sept 11 | STK - IBIZA - SPAIN

Sept 17 | BORDERLINE - BASEL - SWITZERLAND

Oct 02 | Fabrik [Bayreuth, Germany]

Oct 07 | FELX - VIENNA - AUSTRIA

Oct 08 | Lanna Club [Gijon, Spain]

Oct 09 | Pacha [Barcelona, Spain]

Oct 22 | TRONIC BOAT FEST - AMSTERDAM - HOLLAND

Oct 29 | L'EMBARQUADAIRE - NANCY - FRANCE

Nov 03 | EUMES - GIRONA - SPAIN

Nov 04 | TANZHAUS WEST - FRANKFURT- GERMANY

Nov 18 | Rex [Paris, France]

Nov 25 | Earthcore Festival [Melbourne, Australia]

Dec 02 | Club [Dubai, United Arab]

 

CONTACTS:

 

Management:

Alex Montoya - am@alexmontoya.es

Press: Neil Bainbridge - neil@neighbourhoodpr.com

 

Bookings:

World: am@alexmontoya.es

North America:  meg@moov-management.com

GAS: Lars@myfavouritefreaks.com

Holland: robert@gembookings.nl

France: renaud@dancecode.fr

Asia: robb@supermodifiedagency.com

South America & Mexico: diego@safehousemanagement.com

 
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Aug 13 | Loveland Festival [Amsterdam, Netherlands]

Aug 13 | Heaven & Hill Festival [Dusseldorf, Germany]

Aug 19 | La Feria [Santiago, Chile]

Aug 20 | South America

Aug 26 | South America

Aug 27 | South America

Sept 02 | Asia

Sept 03 | Asia

Sept 08 | Asia

Sept 09 | Asia

Sept 10 | Asia

Oct 02 | Fabrik [Bayreuth, Germany]

Oct 07 | Flex [Vienna, Austria (tbc)]

Oct 08 | Lanna Club [Gijon, Spain]

Oct 09 | Pacha [Barcelona, Spain]

Nov 18 | Rex [Paris, France]

Nov 25 | Earthcore Festival [Melbourne, Australia]

Dec 02 | Club [Dubai, United Arab]

June 09 | Cat&Dog [Tel Aviv, Israel]

June 11 | Tronic @ Magdalena [Berlin, Germany]

June 12 | Magdalena [Berlin, Germany]

June 14 | My Favourite Freaks @ La Terraza [Barcelona, Spain]

June 15 | Christian Smith & Friends @ Panama [Barcelona, Spain]

June 17 | Tronic Beach Festival [Barcelona, Spain]

June 24 | Weekend Festival [Tarragona, Spain]

July 03 | Blue Marlin [Ibiza, Spain]

July 09 | Heart [Miami, USA]

July 15 | Rumor [Philadelphia USA]

July 16 | AIM Festival [Montreal, Canada]

July 17 | NYC (tbc)

July 23 | R33 [Barcelona, Spain]

July 24 | STK [Ibiza, Spain]

July 28 | India (tbc)

July 29 | India (tbc)

July 30 | India (tbc)

Aug 05 | The Cave [Edinburgh, United Kingdom]

Aug 06 | Younity Festival [Innsbruck, Austria]

Contacts:

 

Management:

Alex Montoya - am@alexmontoya.es

Press: Neil Bainbridge - neil@neighbourhoodpr.com

 

Bookings:

World: am@alexmontoya.es

North America:  meg@moov-management.com

GAS: Lars@myfavouritefreaks.com

Holland: robert@gembookings.nl

France: renaud@dancecode.fr

Asia: robb@supermodifiedagency.com

South America & Mexico: diego@safehousemanagement.com