Cristian Varela has maintained for more than 20 years an excellent reputation within the international electronic music scene. One of the friendliest characters you´ll meet, his experience and innate talent have gained him a privileged position amongst his fellow peers within the EDM scene, and fast becoming one of Spain’s best exports and ambassador to the techno scene. A DJ, producer, composer, promoter and entrepreneur. A full-on artist!
One of Cristians best known qualities extend to his background as a classical composer and arranger. He has been composing music for film, theatre, commercials and shows since 1986, and has released more than 150 music references on major record labels such as Sony / BMG, White & Black, Toolroom, Bedrock aor Intec. Whilst not forgetting he is also head honcho of his own record label – Pornographic Recordings.
Cristian Varela has managed to find a perfect balance between the recording studio and his extensive tour schedules. His spectacular and energetic live mixing sets using three and four turntables at the same time are a unique performance to witness.
Born in Madrid in 1975, he founded a production company, Phrenetic Society in 1994, stamping his techno style onto the dancefloors of the Madrid music scene, whilst bringing his unique sound and production to Ibiza with his successful brand; Pornographic at Eden club. Currently he maintains his position as a promoter for Electrobeach Festival (Benidorm), one of Europe’s major festivals.
Throughout his career Cristian Varela has been recognised with numerous awards given by respected organisations in the EDM industry. Amongst them he was presented with Best Techno DJ at the DJ Awards, Ibiza in 2007, and has been voted Best Spanish DJ on many occasions.
2013 opens up a new direction for the career of Cristian Varela & Friends, his new brand and latest musical project, leading the Ibiza summer season with a Friday night not to be missed at Vista Club-Privilege Ibiza this summer.
Best Techno Dj (Dj Awards 2013), Nominated Best DJ of the year (Vicious Awards 2012), Nominated Best DJ Techno (Vicious Awards 2012), Nominated Best Ibiza Party Pornographic Label Nights (Vicious Awards 2012), Nominated Best Festival Electrobeach Festival 2012 (Vicious Awards 2012), Nominated Best DJ of the year (Vicious Awards 2011), Nominated Best DJ Techno (Vicious Awards 2011), Nominated Best Festival Electrobeach Festival 2011 (Vicious Awards 2011), Best Techno DJ (DJ Onners 2011), Best Deejay Techno of the year. (Deejaymags 2010), Best Deejay of the year(DeejayMags 2009), Best Techno-minimal Dj (Dj Onners 2009), Best Techno Dj (Deejaymags 2008), Dj Of The Year (DJ Onners 2007), Best Techno Dj (Deejaymags 2007), Best International Techno Deejay (International Awards- Ibiza 2007), Best techno dj (DJ Onners 2006), Best minimal-techno label Pornographic Records (DJ Onners 2006). Best spanish Dj 2006 (DJ Onners), Best techno label Pornographic Records (Deejaymags 2006), Best dj Minimal/ Techno (Deejaymags 2006), Best dj techno (Deejaymags 2005), Best Electronic Label “Pornographic Records”(Deejaymags 2005), Best dj techno (Deejaymags 2004), Best Techno label “Pornographic Records”.(Deejaymags 2004), Best Club Emotion tech club (Deejaymags 2003), Best Track Techno “hardsperm”(Deejaymags 2003), Best Techno Dj (Deejaymags 2003), Best Cd Mix Session “Salón de mezclas”(Deejaymags 2002) (mejor sesión a la venta), Best rmx “electric deluxe” (DJ Onners 2002), Best rmx “electric deluxe” (Deejaymags 2002), Best Dj Techno (Deejaymags 2002), Best Dj of the Year (DJ Onners 2002), Best Dj of the Year(Deejaymags 2002), Best Techno Producer (Deejaymags 2001), Best Dj Techno (Deejaymags 2000), Best International Album “New Electronic Audio/Architectures”(DJ Onners 2000), Best International Album “New Electronic Audio/Architectures”(Deejaymags 2000), Best dj madrid (Deejaymags 1998), Best Dj Madrid (ATTICA Awards 1996).