Artist Spotlight – Chris Schweizer
It is no secret that trance is dominated by the European market…
…but Argentina has some powerhouses that could easily rival any artist in the world. Chris Schweizer is definitely one of those artist. The Argentinean can now be found as a Miami transplant; not only is he soaking up the sunshine but the benefits of being a stateside touring artists. His uplifting sound and ability to play across the spectrum is making him a household name and I am sure we will see more of Chris in the coming years.
Thank you for taking the time to sit with me today. First of all how have you been? Are you excited for clubs and festivals to be opening back up?
I’m doing great. Been working very hard in the studio finishing a lot of new music and working on some other projects that I can’t say much for now but all I can say is that I’m very excited! And yes I already been playing some gigs here in USA this year and I can say I missed it a lot
You recently played a few shows in California and Las Vegas, and the shows were close in date. How do you change up your sets, so fans are not hearing the same set at each of these shows? In San Diego, you actually played a lot of classics. What is your favorite classic and why?
I always try to do something different even though some tracks will be repeated of course. I like spicing things up a little so neither the crowd of me get bored. Sometimes I’d start with some techno and build from there and some other times I’d go straight for the 138. It all depends on where I’m playing, what kind of venue is it and the length of my set.
Favorite classic? I’m gonna have to go with Veracocha – Carte Blanche
You recently got a Moog Synthesizer. What can fans expect from this new toy out of your productions? You recently teased of a new remix coming soon, can you give us any hints or news on this remix?
Yes. I got the Moog Subsequent 37 and I also bought the Behringer Pro1 and the Novation Peak. I’m having loads of fun playing with these toys. They sound VERY good and they are also super intuitive. I’m still getting to know them but I can already see I’ll be using them in every single song I make from now on
The remix is for Greg Downey & Alex Di Stefano – Among Us and it will be out this Friday on Skullduggery. Worked really hard on this one and I gotta say I’m super proud of how it turned out
In your own words, you are made in Argentina but living in Miami. Why did you decide to move stateside? And why Miami? How has this move benefited your career?
I love Argentina, my whole life is there. But the problem is that it’s very far from the rest of the world and it makes travelling super hard. I did that for years, flying in and out from Argentina to the rest of the world and I wouldn’t recommend it. Long and expensive flights. Not a good combination for this career.
I decided to move in to Miami because I have some friends here so it made everything easier. Plus it’s a beautiful place to live. I love it here!
Being in the US has definitely helped me with gigging and also connecting with people.
You were actually very busy throughout the pandemic playing in multiple cities like Vegas and Miami. Did you receive any negative feedback for that?
No, not at all. We stuck to the ‘rules’ so that everyone was happy.
Finally, if you could only live by one motto, what would it be?
Trust the process.