The DJ Sessions


ITV Nightlife Interviews DJ Christopher Lawrence

Christopher Lawrence | December 7, 2007
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Winner of “Best American DJ” at the IDMA’s, Christopher Lawrence is recognized as one of the world’s top DJs and producers. A dance music legend with over two decades behind the decks, he has been described as “One of America’s most influential DJs” by DJ Mag and “A trailblazer” by SPIN. Christopher is recognized worldwide as the driving force behind the trance scene in America whose outspoken support of the underground has earned him the respect of industry and fans alike. Always pushing boundaries, Christopher’s tough tech trance and psy-trance infused sets are a favorite on dance floors at the darkest downtown afterhours to the world’s biggest festivals.

Christopher has racked up numerous awards and accolades over the course of his career taking out both DJ Times “America’s Best DJ” award and IDMA’s “Best American DJ”, plus ranking Top 10 in DJ Mag’s annual poll. He has graced the covers of countless magazines, newspapers and music websites worldwide, and is the only DJ to make the cover of America’s DJ Times magazine twice in one year.

With a club touring schedule circling the globe, Christopher delivers his unique brand of underground mayhem to dance floors from Avalon Hollywood and Ministry of Sound to Home Sydney. He has hosted his own arena at Dance Valley, and played major festivals including Coachella, EDC, Ultra, Dreamstate, Luminosity, Creamfields and many more. Christopher was also the only DJ invited to headline all three of the inaugural Ministry Of Sound, Cream and Gatecrasher tours of America.

Christopher has also teamed up with trance legend John 00 Fleming under the moniker Fleming & Lawrence for a series of highly successful club dates in North America.The pair have appeared at festivals from Dreamstate to Fright Night as well as a series of open-to-close nights everywhere from Buenos Aires to Hollywood and New York to Toronto.

Described as “A Highly Respected Producer” by Mixmag, Christopher’s name is a familiar sight on the Beatport Top 10 charts with recent smash singles – There Is A Place, Banshee, Unbroken, The Dark, Terminus, Tremor and Dark on Fire. A dance music pioneer since the nineties when he signed with Hook Recordings, Christopher’s tracks have been championed by every major trance DJ including Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk, Paul Oakenfold, Tiesto, Simon Patterson, John O’Callaghan and many more. Christopher’s discography includes two Billboard Top 10 artist albums All or Nothing and UnHooked. On the remix front, Christopher has lent his talents to artists from LMFAO to U2. His music has also appeared on TV shows from MTV’s Real World to Orange is the New Black, plus video games including Need for Speed.

Pharmacy Music has exploded over the past few years becoming America’s #1 Psy-Trance and Underground trance label with a thriving roster of cutting edge producers who continually push the boundaries and regularly top the Beatport charts. And with the recent launch of Pharmacy Radio, a global series of Pharmacy label nights, a new imprint Pharmacy Plus, along with the Pharmacy: Phase compilation series, it has become unstoppable. Pharmacy represents the new sound of trance, a sophisticated hybrid of underground, psy-trance and tech, which is not only redefining the genre, but giving it new credibility.

You don’t stay in the business this long unless you consistently deliver. A dance music legend with over twenty years in the business, Christopher Lawrence knows what it takes to rock a dance floor. He remains on the front line of the underground with his tough, high energy sets, cutting edge productions, prolific label and groundbreaking radio show. Along with a legion of hardcore fans, his skills behind the decks and integrity in music has brought him to the attention of a new generation who are discovering the underground for the very first time.