The artist/producer Christos DC (aka Christopher Vrenios) was born and in Washington, D.C. by p a r e n t s w h o s a n g o p e r a a n d t a u g h t v o i c e professionally. He takes his name from his Greek heritage, using a nick-name given to him by his grandmother to represent the lineage that set the tone of his musical path.
It was Christos’ deep appreciation for the sounds coming out of Kingston, Jamaica that led him to produce and record with legendary reggae artists Sly and Robbie, the Firehouse Crew, The Itals, Augustus Pablo, Sugar Minot and Don Carlos, the original lead singer from grammy winning group Black Uhuru. He also has co-written and recorded with the world- famous Thievery Corporation. He spent several years on the road as a guitarist and backup vocalist, performing in the United States and abroad.
In 2008, he released his first full album, Time to Rise, followed by his second release, Under the Sun which led him to create the D.C. based independent record label Honest Music. His last full-length album Long Road was released on Earth Day 2014, and received critical acclaim. The first single and video Just Talk To Me features Kenyatta Hill, son of icon Joseph Hill f r o m t h e t r i o C u l t u r e . T h e s u m m e r h i t o f
2015, Righteous Chant, finds him reunited with Don Carlos. The song Heart Of Gold, a reggae rendition of The Neil Young classic song released in the latter part of last year and topped several charts in Amsterdam.
The latest single and video, “Speak The Fire” is a collaboration with Zafayah, one of the best up and coming reggae artists from Bulgaria alongside The Skankin Monks, powerhouse band/ production unit from Amsterdam. The video was filmed exclusively in Goa, India earlier this year while he was on tour there. The song is from his fourth full length album entitled “Tessera” released July 28, 2017. Love is the frequency of which the Creator works through one another,” Christos conveys. ” This is why I make honest music.”
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