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Progressive house hero, Cristoph is headlining Ministry of Sound this Friday. The Newcastle upon Tyne DJ and producer will be joined by a hand-picked selection of the very best artists in the genre including very special guests, Eli & Fur, Jonas Rathsman and Oliver Giacomotto.

Cristoph has released on the infamous Knee Deep In Sound via the 8 Track album series, this concept album launched him onto the international stage. Later down the line would see Cristoph release with some of his inspirational forefathers, John Digweed and Sasha through their labels Bedrock and Last Night On Earth, along with two unforgettable releases with industry powerhouses CamelPhat which you can listen to below.

Ahead of his debut headline set in The Box, we caught up with him for a quick chat.

 

 

Thanks for taking the time to talk to us ahead of your headline show on 15th October! First of all, where In the world are you currently and what was the last gig that you played?

I’m currently heading home after a few busy weekends round the UK. My last gig was the Warehouse Project in Manchester. Such an amazing vibe in there.

 

Who is your biggest musical inspiration?

I feel there’s quite a few who have influenced me musically, Eric Prydz is definitely up there. When it comes down to my career in music though I would have to say my dad was my biggest influence.

 

Which is your go to software to produce your music and do you have a favourite spot where your ideas come together?

I use Ableton. Even though I have been tempted to have a look at Logic at times. I get a lot of ideas from travelling around the world to gigs and also DJing itself as during areas of sets I’ll start to to think of possible productions I could create to fit in etc. I also find certain TV series and films can affect the way I take tracks as well.

 

Favourite genre of music that isn’t your own?

I like a bit of Motown. It was always on in my house growing up.

 

Favourite genre of music that isn’t your own?

I like a bit of Motown. It was always on in my house growing up.

 

When is your next release?

The end of the month I’m releasing an original after putting out a few remixes recently.

 

Any upcoming house DJ’s or Producer we should be looking out for?

Some local lads to me called Ladebare have a nice style going on.

 

Favourite animal?

The family have had dogs most of my life so they will definitely be up there.

When did you first ever play in London and what was that like?

Was 2015 at Fire for a night called Out Out which was ran by a promoter called Jack Donhou who has now turned out to be a really good friend of mine. It was a great party. I played slightly differently back then but still enjoyed it so much.

 

What are you most looking forward the about playing in our world-famous main room?

The DJ booth looks incredible so I’m very excited to see that. The crowd also looks like they are always up for a good time so again that has me really looking forward to the show.

 

What can you promise fans ahead of your headline show on Friday 15th October at Ministry of Sound?

A fair few new, untested and unreleased productions of my own for sure.

 

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