DJing since: 1996
Producing since: 2005
Already on: Naked Lunch, Mussen Project, Deepindub …
Own imprints: MANDMS Music, MOIRA Audio Recordings
Radioshows: Afterhours @ Lounge Radio
Genres: deep techno, tech house, deep/dub house, minimal techno, dub techno.
1999 – Khris Grown
He moved to Budapest in 1999 and with the help of a friend he started to play in the only (now legendary) techno club of the city – the favourite of Sven Väth, the Supersonic Technicum. He founded the Shadwick Team in 2000 and started the organization of events built on his own concept: intelligent techno music from young, upstart, highly mix-sensitive and presentation-oriented DJ s with a friendly audience in the well-known and safe club surrounding.
A period termed “ripening” by him followed in his musical life. Slowly the Japanese and Detroitian mathematically meticulous “slicer”disappeared and gave way to darker and fatter English and European techno music: to early Glenn Wilson, Chris Liebing, Speedy J, Headroom, Hardcell and a lot of others. The newly acquired adulthood was emphasized by a new name: from Khris[c] he changed his name to Khris Grown.
After this he was allowed to play at almost every underground and not-so-underground place in Budapest – like Fáklya, Sonic, Neo Café, Rage, Livingroom, Desperados, E-Play, Blade Café, Meduza, Fekete Lyuk, Citadella, P3, Rocktogon, Paradox Café
By 2002, the simple act of playing music gradually turned into his making his own music: in the beginning he only experimented with dark, energetic techno in Fruityloops. The software and its potential fascinated him so much that from 2004 till 2006 all his time was occupied with making music or rather with getting to know the software.
2006 Khristian K
His style became more refined with the passing of time: he started to challenge the limits of techno music and its more musical side. This new approach was emphasized by a new name from Khris Grown he changes his name to khristian k. This new name corresponds to his newly found style. He can be found behind the DJ table again in this summer as the resident of an interesting series: the Wavebreaker Night. An old dream becomes reality when he is allowed to broadcast his online radio show Think That! The minimal, deep, and tech is a bit contradictory on the first Hungarian trance transmitter but it workes out!
His music? The new sound is organized, energetic but dark, and motivating. Only a few names: Minilogue, Alex Under, Trentemöller, Agaric, Agoria, SCSI 9
The MANDMS Music (originally name was: minimalandmelodies music) is founded which is not only the name of a series of parties but was also meant to focus the attention of the musical scene on three young or not-so-young upstart men. Parallely to this, the making of music is moving more and more into the foreground the quest for producers, the sending of promos and the constant search for opportunities are all part of this.
Every month there is the minimalandmelodies club as a place to introduce unknown talents.
Quietly, he also tried his luck as a producer also…