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The Big 40: Christian Smith

christian smith: interview (tronic)

The Big 40 turns to the dark side this week, welcoming Swedish techno icon Christian Smith. For those uninitiated with the workings of Christian, his music has seen appearances on Hawtin's Minus, Vath's Cocoon and Beyer's Drumcode.

Currently in the middle of an album tour that will put him on the road for seven months for 44 gigs in cities like Edinburgh, Amsterdam, Barcelona and Melbourne. He's without a doubt one of the most active men in techno.

As if this wasn't enough evidence that Christian Smith is ready for the techno hall of fame, his label Tronic Records has brought us a long line of bangers from Coyu, Umek, Guy J as well as a ton of other top shelf studio veterans.

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11. Tell us something we shouldn’t know about you?

I don’t have any dirty secrets. Sorry I’m boring.

12. Cats or dogs?

Dogs.

13. Ever smoked?

Nope.

14. Ever done drugs?

Not by choice.

15. Ever stole?

As a child, yes! But small silly things like stickers.

16. Busy city, or quiet beach?

I moved from Sao Paulo, a 20 million person city to Palma De Mallorca. I see enough cities when I travel on weekends. All about having a good balance.

17. One act who’s inspired you your whole career?

Carl Cox.

18. If you weren’t in the music industry, what would you be doing?

Probably Investment banking. Thank god for my music career!

19. Worst job you’ve ever had?

Investment Banker working 90 hours a week creating nothing.

20. Favourite record right now?

The next album from Eric Sneo coming out on Tronic in November.

Christian Smith’s Input-Output album is out September 26th via Tronic.


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