Budapest's Pányi Krisztián (Christian Gainer) has been dedicated to electronic music for 15 years and continues to perform his original beats throughout Hungary and Europe.
Global Underground Mix Series and Dave Seaman are among many musicians, that have influenced Pányi's music style.
In 2011 he DJ'd for JustMusic radio, and participated in the BDC's (Budapest Deep Cafe) Got Talent competition.
Later in 2014 he had the chance to play Andrew Eastough's Deeper Sounds radio show and Petőfi Dj
Pányi's (Gainer's) music philosophy: "I am a discoverer, I want to absorb anything that has to do with music."
Though deephouse is Pányi's preferred genre, he incorporates all types of music into his sets, from jazz to indie.
DJ Name: Christian Gainer
Real Name:Pányi Krisztián
Where are you from?
From Hungary (Budapest)
How long have you been DJ’ing?
My interest in music started when I was young. I was listening to a lot of hip-hop, rave, techno and house music at that time, mostly in the radio and at friends.
What got you into being a DJ?
I had a childhood-friend, who was a DJ back then, he showed me how to mix a casette tape. I was amazed by that. I went to his parties, he teached me, and showed me tricks, and, as usual, I fell in love with DJ-ing.
Unfortunately, I couldn't afford to have my own equipment, so I was staying at this friends' in my free time, after school.
When was your first exposure to electronic music?
I have found my style through the Global Underground and the Renaissance record company and also today, it has an impact on me.
Unfortunately in my country there wasn't much quality electronic music back then, but maybe DJ Budai, Chriss ( now Chriss Ronson) and Slam Jrs tracks were the ones.
Who are your musical influences?
I could mention anyone from the GU series. But for me Dave Seaman, John Digweed, Sasha and Guy J, who I was following.
However, 2-3 years ago I was enchanted by the Indie Dance, the Downtempo, Trip hop,and effected that the London Grammar, Tycho, Birdy and Moderat became my favourites.
I adopt from the mix of these styles when I search for music, or mixing.
What parties are you playing at this year?
Last spring my daughter was born, so 2016 was about my family. But this year beyond the radio, I have plans for a party series.
But I don't want to spoil it. :)
What were your favourite parties you’ve played at?
Nothing specific. Maybe tha parties I was organized, which are good memories.. The organizing, preparing for the night, playing in front of strangers for the first time..
For me these are the best. I like showing people what is inside me through music.
Do you produce your own music?
I just started to take seriously these producer jobs. I started to feel to channel my deep emotions through my work.
I have a project right now "Generation Stories". It is not going to be electronic music completely, rather some chillstep and jazz for example.
This year I plan an album titled "Exhale the Lies". There will be some remixes on it by my friends.
Are you signed to a record label?
Currently I don't have any contracts.
Do you ever play live or do you just DJ?
Just DJing at the moment,But all is not lost that is delayed.
Who are some live acts that inspire you?
I just love the acoustic album of Above & Beyond. I can also say the London Grammar and Moderat... They are the ones who I could listen any time.
They make some real traveling, thinking music. I feel this euphoric feeling when I listen to them.
Who were the 3 most influential artists of last year?
At first Solomon. Hi is a real conductor.
Not to mention Guy J. He just knows what the soul needs. A genius.
Chriss Ronson...I won't say more just listen his album SWITCH.
If you could go to one gig tonight where would you go?
I would like to go to a Burning Man. But to be honest, I would just drumming on my legs. I am too old to dance. :)
What can we expect from you this year?
I feel myself more free in music, I experiment more. I think my music is going to show this in the future.
What would you say the single most vital piece of tech is?
As I mentioned, I learned to mix on casettes.Bakelite players after that.
There was a time when I used TimeCode a lot. We live in a world with CDs and controllers..
For me the products of Native Instrument could be all what a DJ needs. In my opinion everyone should learn from the start.We are We are condemned in the music industry, so at least we should give this respect.
What is that thing that most people don’t know about you?
To mention my colleague, Chael.. Not everyone knows my real name. I had quite a few alias, but everyone knew only my first name, Krisztián. I had some funny moments at my work place because of it.
If you could give any advice to young DJ’s just starting to get into DJ’ing what would it be?
n my opinion it needs lots of persistence. I know, anyone could be an at-home-DJ, but seeing myself a lot of sacrifice and the connections.
Nowadays you can be famous through DJ contests and producer stuffs. This is why I was at some places.
You have to listen good music a lot, practice every day, so your style could be unique. But the most important is to believe in yourself.
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