June 3, 2022
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“Music is a gift. When we share it, we should consider the effect it will have on others. That is why I make Honest music.” – Christos DC
The artist/producer Christos DC (aka Christopher Vrenios) was born in Washington DC (USA) and raised by parents who sang opera and taught voice professionally. He takes his name from his Greek heritage, using a nickname given to him by his grandmother to represent the lineage that set the tone of his musical path.
It was Christos’ deep appreciation for the sounds coming out of Kingston Jamaica that led him to produce and record with the legendary sly and Robbie as well as fire house crew, the Itals, Augustus Pablo, Sugar Minott and Don Carlos. He has also cool written and recorded with the world famous Thievery Corporation. He spent several years on the road as a guitarist and back up vocalist, performing in the United States and abroad.
In 2008, he released his first full-length album called Time to rise. This was followed by his second release in 2011 called under the sun which led him to create the DC-based independent record label Honest music. His third full length album long road was released on Earth Day 2014 and received critical Acclaim. The first single and video just talk to me features Kenyatta Hill, Son of icon Joseph Hill from the trio Culture. The summer hit of 2015, righteous chant, found him reunited with Don Carlos. The tune heart of gold, a Reggae rendition of the Neil young classic was released in the latter part of the same year and topped several charts in Amsterdam.
In 2017 Christos released, speak the fire from his fourth album entitled Tessera. It is a collaboration with Zafaya, one of the best of incoming reggae artist from Bulgaria along side the Skankin Monks, a powerhouse band/production unit from Amsterdam. The single reached number 18 on reggae world charts. The follow up Tessera Dub, is a reggae dub remix of the album. This critically acclaimed project features Mad professor, Tippy I Alfred (I Grade) and legends Sly and Robbie.
In 2020 he released A next full length album entitled Self Evident. The lead single I reserve the right features Sao Paulo’s rising star Dada Yute and music by the Skankin Monks. The album has received critical acclaim around the globe and is still getting a lot of traction from DJ’s and playlist promotion.
Christos is now getting ready to release his sixth solo album and will kick it off with the lead single CRISIS 2.0. The song is accompanied by a stunning video produced by Foton Film out of Krakow Poland and features stunning images captured by Christopher(Puma) Smith. The images were taken over the course of 2020 and capture the social climate of the United States during a time of Crisis.