Voted the #14 DJ in the world by DJ Magazine's prestigious Top 100 poll for 2005 and a recent winner of the "Best DJ" award at the Dancestar US Awards, Christopher Lawrence is recognized worldwide as one of the World's top DJs and producers. Dubbed "A Superstar DJ" by the US?s URB and ?One Of The Most Popular DJs On The Global Circuit? by DJ Magazine, Christopher Lawrence is one of the biggest, most respected and popular names in dance music today.
Winner of the ?Best American DJ? at the IDMA?s at WMC 2005, Christopher's production skills, coupled with his ability to take international dancefloors by storm with his tough techno trance sets, place him in high demand worldwide. Once an outsider in a world dominated by European and UK DJs, Lawrence has risen to the top of the international dance music heap. He is now considered one of the key global players and one America?s leading dance music exports, playing main stage at the world?s biggest festivals and superclubs. Christopher was the only US DJ invited to headline all three of the inaugural Ministry Of Sound, Cream and Gatecrasher tours of America.
Described as an "All Round International Jetsetting Superstar" by M8, Christopher clocks up over 250,000 frequent flyer miles a year and a list of international events too long to mention. Christopher cites recent favorites as Englands? Global Gathering, Malaysia?s official Grand Prix party, Belgium?s Antwerp is Burning, Australia?s ?Two Tribes?, Netherland?s Extrema, Hong Kong?s HITEC and Tokyo?s Ageha. No stranger to jetlag, Christopher has toured Europe, China, United Kingdom, Mexico, Australia, Peru, Puerto Rico, Japan, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Malaysia, Colombia, El Salvador, Panama and Canada in the past year alone.
Meanwhile, back in the US, Christopher continues to be one of the countries most in demand DJs. Voted #9 in BPM Magazine?s influential ?America's Favorite DJ? poll for 2005, he headlines high profile events from Arnold Schwazzeneger?s ?Terminator III? party to Sony?s ?Playstation 2 Tour?, along with clubbing highlights at New York?s Avalon and Los Angeles Gods Kitchen to California?s famed Coachella festival to name but a few.
Described as "A Highly Respected Producer" by Mixmag, Christopher won a preliminary Grammy nomination in 2002. With a discography of groundbreaking tracks, Christopher?s notable releases ?Attention?, ?Scorcher?, ?Shredder?, 'Navigator', 'Interceptor', 'Renegade', 'Rush Hour', 'Cruise Control' and ?October?s Child? have been played by DJs from Paul Oakenfold, John Digweed and Paul van Dyk to Tiesto.
This past year has been Christopher?s biggest to date on both the DJ and production front, following the release of his two artist albums. Christopher's widely anticipated debut artist album ?All Or Nothing? met with widespread chart and critical acclaim from the worlds toughest critics including Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Remix, DJ Magazine and CMJ. Album tracks were licensed by media outlets from Clear Channel and MTV to Electronic Arts, the worlds largest video game company.
Christopher?s second artist album ?Un-Hooked?, a retrospective of his work for Hook Recordings met with similar acclaim, having already topped the iTunes dance charts. The album has received rave reviews from press and fans alike. DJ Times describes it as ?a collection of seminal artist tracks, riding the wave between techno and progressive-trance?.
Christopher?s label Pharmacy Electronic Music was officially launched this year with ?All or Nothing? remixes and collaborations with some of the World?s biggest DJs and producers in the works. A video for Freefall, shot at California?s Electric Daisy Carnivalhas also been featured on television around the world.
Christopher also gained attention with the release of his new website in 2004. Designed by the award winning 2Advanced, Christopher?s website currently receives more traffic than any other DJ?s in the world, other than Tiesto. Check it out at http://www.christopherlawrence.com
In the late nineties, Christopher established himself as one of the US's biggest selling DJs selling over a quarter of a million mix CDs following a string of record breaking releases including 'Rise', 'Temptation', 'Christopher Lawrence Presents Hook Recordings?, ?Empire? And 'Around The World'. In 2001, Christopher continued to smash sales records when his mix 'United States Of Trance' debuted and remained in the Top Ten US Dance Charts alongside Moby, Chemical Bros And Fatboy Slim. Christopher's most recent mix ?Exposure IV' has been described by Remix as ?The U.S. Trance Master?s peak-of-career mix? - reiterating the fact that Christopher continues to be one of the World's most evolving and respected DJs.
On the big screen, Christopher has appeared in ?Midsumernight's Rave', as well the documentaries ?Liquid Vinyl?, 'Intellect', ?Put The Needle On The Record?, ?World Party On Tour? and ?American Massive? to name a few.
In the world of international dance culture, there are DJs who are leaders and those who are followers. Christopher Lawrence is a true leader.