New name, new music, the same old power: news from Chriss Not so long ago, a difficult decision was made by Chriss, one of Hungary’s most popular and internationally acknowledged DJ/producer. The outstandingly talented artist changed his name to shows..
Chriss Ronson - Horvath Krisztian - was born on 26th of October, 1977 in Budapest. The thought of playing music came at an early age, he built his career step by step, working hard. He made an entrance behind the turntables as early as 1994 and has been a frequent guest of the best clubs of Hungary. In 1997 Club Korona became the official stage of BPM ( Booking Promotion Management ) and Global Underground Management which meant performances of John Digweed, Sasha, Dave Seaman, Nick Warren and similar well-known names. Krisztián was resident here so he had the honor to be warm-up DJ at all events. The mix album of Nick Warren - Global Underground from Hungary - was recorded here as well.
In 2001 BPM and GU moved to HOME in Budapest where Chriss could play next to the best ones. In the same time he was the resident in Pacha – Hungary for 2 years. Soon he got invitations from abroad. He played at Love Parade in Berlin, at the Creamfields, Summer of Love and Hradhouse festivals of Prague just as in almost all of the neighbouring countries. On July the 26th he was invited to one of London's superclubs, The Cross to an event called Renaissance night. It was there that one of Britain's most prestigious magazines, MIXMAG interviewed the young talent. This was followed by appraisal on the Dutch site www.xpander.nl .
The first invitation to Tokyo came to Anthony Pappa's Global Underground debut party. He has been a regular guest in Tokyo and Osaka since then.
In 2003 his first mix CD is published called Directions.
He founds THE QUASAR with his friend Ritchie. Their first track Together is played in John Digweed's radio show on Kiss 100.
In 2004 he founds his own Label called Foundation Records, where his next mix CD named the Trip is released.
In 2005 his new maxi Cd and vinyl October is published which brings acclaimed fame. It enters John Digweed's and Hernan Cattaneo's hit list and is also played in three different versions in Digweed's Kiss 100 Radio Show. Hernan played it at Metro Dance and it is liked by names like Dave Seaman, Anthony Pappa, Desyn Masiello to mention but a few.
In 2005 he gets invited to Slovakia's biggest party to Tiesto's on Tour in Bratislava.
The same year he starts his own online radio programm on www.justmusic.fm which is called Monitor. Soon it became the most popular online radio at Hungary. Live sets were played here by James Zabiela, Anthony Pappa, Desyn Masiello, Nick Warren etc…
In 2006 he made a tour in Thailand where he was lucky enough to play at the world famous Full Moon party at Koh Phangha entertaining 10-15 thousand people. He played also in several clubs at Koh Samui.
In 2006 he was asked to make the first official mix Cd for Just Music fm. This was followed by a tour with 14 stops.
In 2006 an exclusive new mix album - named Live - was released, four of the tracks were written by The Quasar, but all the others were remixed by them!
In 2007 The Quasar was asked by John Digweed to make an exclusiv half an hour producer mix, only from their own material, which was played in Transitions podcast. Shortly after this they were asked to make a mix for Proton Radio as well.
The end of this year he was invited to be the warm-up for John Digweed on his Transitions Vol.3. Album launch party, in Amsterdam, Club Panama.
He’s the resident of Fame Promotion, it means anytime when a big name comes to Hungary, he plays the warm-up role, just to name a few: John Digweed, Sasha, Danny Tennaglia, Nick Warren…
In 2008 he founds his new label, called Cre8tion Records, aimed at releasing deep-house, tech-house music.
He was the one who got the possibility to mix a Renaissance Hungary cd, named Renaissance Hungary – mixed by Chriss of The Quasar. This is the first hungarian Renaissance release, followed with a 20 stops tour, with guest Djs from the U.K. - Marcus James and Neil Quigley.
He plays on all the big fests: Creamfields /before John Digweed and Sasha/, Balatonsound, Prague with Tiesto, Sziget Island etc.
His track, called Panama is picked by Nick Warren for his Lima album. Panama is also realesed by Global Underground as single.
Since 2001 he is DJ of the Year and gets awarded Mix CD of the Year on several websites. Besides his label and The Quasar get awarded first or second prizes.
Chriss represents a unique music style. It makes no difference if he makes a warm-up or a full time performance, his play's characteristics are always quality and exclusiveness, creating an incomparable atmosphere in any party he performs at.
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Selected discography Chriss Ronson
- Chriss Ronson ft. Yvel & Tristan – Home (Foundation Records)
- Chriss Ronson ft. Yvel & Tristan – Primetime / Forteba remix (Cabrio Records)
- Chriss Ronson – Technium CR (Cre8tion Records)
- Chriss Ronson – Direct Drive
- The Quasar - World Beach / Vapoure Recordings
- Yvel & Tristan feat Chriss of The Quasar - Panama / Global Underground
- Yvel & Tristan feat Chriss of The Quasar - Panama / Ready Mix Recods