In Discussion with Chris Schweizer


Trance Family Kuwait had the chance to interview Argentinean artist Chris Schweizer during the visit of the Electronic Family festival. Chris Schweizer is one of the most active Deejays in this scene and his releases have been getting support from some of the biggest names in the scene like Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Gareth Emery, Paul van Dyk and more.
 
Chris’s biggest influence is his father. He is a musician himself and also taught Chris how to play piano and drums when he was younger. Growing up, Chris wanted to be a sound engineer because of his father’s musical influence. Enjoy reading!
 
Trance Family Kuwait: What got you into the harder sounds of trance? What or who was your inspiration?
Chris:
I always liked the 140bpm stuff and I wanted to try it. I felt very comfortable with that sound and it went very well so I kept on going. My main influence in that genre is John O’Callaghan and Aly & Fila.
 
Trance Family Kuwait: Can we expect you to experiment with other styles?
Chris:
Definitely! I really like the techy groove and techno so maybe in the future I’ll try making downtempo music.
 
Trance Family Kuwait: What kind of music did you listen to when you were a kid or a teenager? And did it affect your choice of music that you produce now?
Chris:
For sure. I’m the youngest of 4 brothers and they were always listening to electronic music so I grew up listening to electronic music myself. Apart from that I really like rock music. I’m a big fan of Oasis and Coldplay.
 
Trance Family Kuwait: When you’re producing, do you get advices from more experienced producers? Did you ever have a mentor?
Chris:
I take advices from different people but never had one mentor or just one person that guides me throughout everything. It would be easier if I had but I didn’t. When I’m in the studio I like to experiment and have fun.
 
Trance Family Kuwait: Whose in the trance scene do you consider as a close friend?
Chris:
I’m very good friend with James Dymond, Heatbeat, Indecent Noise. James Dymond and myself are actually finishing up the follow up of our track “Spectrum”.
 
Trance Family Kuwait: You recently played in Oman along with Ruben De Ronde. How was the experience?
Chris:
It was weird but in a good way. I never expected to have fans in Oman. There were fans and they knew the songs. Ruben and I had a good and fun time playing back to back.
 
Trance Family Kuwait: What should we expect from you in the near future?
Chris:
A lot of new tunes. I just signed 2 new tracks and finished a collab with Indecent Noise and I’m doing some remixes as well.
 
Trance Family Kuwait: Would you go back to fully blonde hair? Or maybe other crazy colors?
Chris:
Yes for sure. Haha! Whenever I’m tired I just go to the hairdresser and ask him to do whatever. I already had pink, white, and gray! I don’t know in the future what I would choose.
 
Trance Family Kuwait: What would be your spirit animal?
Chris:
Hmm, I don’t know. It could be a tiger.
 
Trance Family Kuwait: Do you prefer cats or dogs?
Chris:
Both. I had 4 dogs and 1 cat. I like animals more than people actually.
 
Trance Family Kuwait: What is your favorite holiday destination?
Chris:
I’ve been to a lot of islands like Hawaii, Ibiza, Bali, they’re all beautiful but Cancun in Mexico is my favorite.
 
Trance Family Kuwait: Do you like cartoons or video games? And what’s your favorite?
Chris:
I used to watch a lot of old school cartoons like Tom & Jerry and Johnny Bravo. I’ve been playing video games my whole life like Counter Strike and FIFA on platforms like PlayStation 4 and PC.
 
Trance Family Kuwait: Because of some of your song titles like “Scorpion” and “Sub Zero” a lot of people including us thought that you like Mortal Kombat video game. Do you like the game? And would make a song with the title “Kitana” (a female character in the game)?
Chris:
I love the game. Maybe one day I will make a song with that title why not haha. If you’re a fan of the harder sounds of trance and would like to stay up to date with Chris’s releases and tour dates.
 
Trance Family Kuwait would like to thank Chris for his time and wishes him best of luck in his career and can’t wait to hear more dance-floor-destroying-tunes from him!

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