Chris aka Darkruss was born 1985 in a small town called Itzehoe near Hamburg/Germany.
His first big psy festival (2004) was the moment since he is infected in psytrance. In 2006 his decision came to start djing, at first with full on music, and after learning and getting better he had his first gig on a small party in 2008! Over the years he changed his style from full on into psychedelic and hitech (between150 and200bpm)!! Till now he played at much big and small partys in Europe! After summer 2011 he moved to austria and started to work with some friends for organizing partys and build some decoration also!! During 2012 he compiled 2 compilations named Snynapses Renovation 1&2 for Electricmoon Records, now he is working on the next one called “VA-Fast`n`Radical” for Free Radical Rec. So if you are interested, there are much open dates for bookings…. send a mail to:firstname.lastname@example.org
Your life-story and relationship with your work
Currently what projects are you working on? And what future plans have you chalked out for yourself?:
Main project is of course the djing, next to this i am working on a compilation for Free Radical Records called Va-Fast`n`Radical what will be released really soon!!
What influenced you to get into your field?:
That was definetly my move to austria and the austrian scene, before i moved here 3 years ago i played more forest and a bit faster darkpsy, here i came to hitech really fast and found my passion!!
You obviously love what you do…but what do you love the most about your work?:
Mostly i love the energy on the dancefloor during my sets, it is a mindblowing feeling when the crowd is going crazy and dance full power to my sounds!!
Everybody has to start somewhere, usually at the bottom of the ladder, either as the bus-boy or the shoe-shiner. What was the very first job you had?:
hahaha….thats a funny story!! was just djing for fun with friends at private partys until the moment when a friend became the idea to organize partys!! he was the guy who wanted me to play there, did not reach me by phone and wrote me on the flyer without asking and also gave me the name Darkruss in this moment…..it was in April 2008 party was called Brainbusters!!!
Share your experiences and your characteristics/personality
Everybody’s got favourites…so what’s your favourite work/piece among everything that you’ve designed/produced/dj-ed/created? (Link us up!):
Good question!! There is a lot of stuff, some examples are: 1.the second compilation i created(free download): http://electricmoonrecords.bandcamp.com/album/va-synapses-renovation-2 2.the track i produced together with Selective Mood(soon on Free Radical Rec.): https://soundcloud.com/darkruss/selective-mood-darkruss 3.several gigs, can`t say which partys it was because there was too much!! and more 😉
Name a few of your all time favourite tracks. (From other artists if you are producer).:
Kindzadza vs Highko vs Electrypnose-Between Cool And Wicked Kashyyyk-Mor1-3 and many many more!!!
Your relationship with psychedelics
Creativity and psychedelics work together. Do you agree? Why/Why not?:
I agree!! Why?? I think everybody who used psychedelics know why!!
Are you pro-weed culture? Why do you think the majority of the population goes against the green?:
Yes i am pro-weed culture!! Most of the people who are against don`t know enough about it and just think that it is a hard drug or something bad i think!!