Making Each Year Count, 150 gigs at a time….
“I remember the feeling. I remember getting Goosebumps listening to my father entertain crowds and saying, ‘I need to do that some day.’” To move an audience – both literally and figuratively. Move them to dance, move them to sweat, and move them to have memorable moments that last a lifetime. Babies were made listening to Chris Garcia’s style of sexy tech house and groovy melodies. Somewhere along the way “Nice to meet you” becomes “I do.”
The easiest way to understand how far Garcia has come since landing in the States ten years ago is to pay close attention to the venues he has played. From opening the main stage at EDC in 2012, to the BPM festival in 2013. Chris has headlined nine of the top ten grossing venues in America, and more than half of the top 50. With headliner residencies at Playhouse in Los Angeles, Vessel in San Francisco, Set in Miami, Sutra in Orange County, and plenty of others.
While his preference for musical style is always deeper sexier and more subtle house music, living in Las Vegas forced him to adapt his style to give him the depth to play with mainstream commercial acts like Avicii, David Guetta, Afrojack, Steve Angello, Tiesto, and Deadmau5.
Garcia excels when he has the opportunity to play with DJs and producers whose playing style is similar to his, so he has matched up well when he played alongside Luciano, Jamie Jones, Steve Lawler, Dubfire, and The Martinez Brothers.
Regardless of preference, there is a great deal of pride that Garcia has in working in as many countries, cities, and venues as he has – and being stretched to play the variety of styles asked of him. That range brought him to over 150 gigs last year in venues averaging capacity of well over 1,000.
His endless desire to create and improve led Garcia to the studio to try his hand at production in 2009. Since then, Chris has had several top 10 hits in Europe after signing with Universal Music. His recognition as a worldwide talent began at remake of “Rhythm of the Night” entered the coveted Top 100 Singles chart in France in July of 2010 and stayed on the chart until February 2011. The track received massive play by DJs in the U.S. and was played on a weekly basis at Amnesia for almost 8,000 attendees.
To round out his worldwide reach, Garcia had his own show on Radio FG in 2010, alongside fellow DJs Richie Hawtin, Carl Cox, Pete Tong, and Bob Sinclar. Garcia’s podcast, downloaded by thousands of fans worldwide, features live mixes from club and pool sets, as well as releases of his newest tracks.
Since 2014, Chris has released some surprisingly underground tracks on Africanism, Vamos, or Go Deeva label representing a sound that is closer to what his fans expect from his late night sets.