Barcelona-based producer/DJ ALIZZZ is an absolute wizard when it comes to crossing over future RnB and indie-pop music. Having released four EPs over the past two years with an impressive repertoire of remixes and edits along the way, ALIZZZ has been under the watchful eye of the modern music generation for some time now. Supported by likes of Ryan Hemsworth, Baauer, Canblaster, Diplo, Taku, LuckyMe, Fool’s Gold, Daedelus and more.
Alizzz has experienced a rapid acceleration over the last year, culminating with his lastest Sunshine EP on Diplo’s Mad Decent sub-label Jeffree’s. Having started to write music and play guitar in grunge and hard-rock bands at age 16, Cristian’s interest in electronic music arose after listening to the likes of Miss Kittin and Slam at FIB 2007 and attending open-air raves held in forests close to the Catalan coast.
Upon his return to Barcelona in 2011, after a two years stay in Berlin, Cristian wrote what would be his first EP as Alizzz, the Loud EP, released on London label MofoHifi. The good response and his relationship with the label lead to a second release on MofoHifi entitled Collapse EP. The lead track ‘Collapse’ is described as “a case point in the post-dubstep maximalism aesthetic.” Those releases supposed Alizzz's first plays on BBC radio 1.
His next release came on Galician label Arkestra. The Whoa! EP was the confirmation that Alizzz was at the top of his game and ready to make an impact on an international level. Being one of the most nationally talked about releases of the year, the lead track ‘Whoa!’ got support by LuckyMe, Sinden, Ryan Hemsworth, Ta-Ku and many more international artists. In an interview with DUMMY Alizzz said: “‘Whoa!’ was the last song that I wrote for the EP. I felt like making a dancefloor track and I felt the release also really needed it… I needed it to be a statement.”
The reward to all the hard work came with Diplo reaching out after listening to ‘Whoa!’. Harry Levin’s review of the Sunshine EP (Jeffree’s, 2014) for Thumosaic Brainworks couldn’t be more on point: “While all artists worth their salt draw from numerous different influences, very few find interesting ways to incorporate all of them into their releases. Alizzz seamlessly cycles through different grooves, feels, and genres to the point where you don’t even realize it’s happening.”
In between all the releases, shows across Europe, a Japan and a East Coast US Tours, Alizzz has also managed to deliver a number of remixes including Kelly Rowland, Lenno and an outstanding reinterpretation of Sevyn Streeter and Chris Brown’s ‘I Won’t Stop’. Also his Kid Astray remix made it into Majestic Casual, one of the biggest youtube music channel.
Alizzz will be delivering an EP q1 2017.