Hi there disco boys and girls-
I love bonding with other DJ's over our shared passion of music. I quickly knew DJ Christopher B and I were going to be friends when I first saw him DJ the world-famous Flagging in the Park two years ago, and every song I heard made me want to sing along! We connected shortly afterwards, and have become great friends. And this month, he is a finalist in the G.I.R.L. Radio contest to spin at the opening LIQUID pool party during the "gay invasion" of Walt Disney World this summer! Find out more details about how you can help him win here.
Christopher and I DJ well together because of our shared love of uplifting, melodic dance music. Over the past two years, we have collaborated on a podcast together, spun together many times, and I'm spinning with him again next month at his and DJ Brian Maier's weekly party PLEDGE: Fraternal Fridays at Rebel in San Francisco, CA.
DJ Christopher B fell in love with electronic music as a teenager, shifting from classical piano lessons to sound-smithing on his synthesizer. Then in college, while studying abroad in London, he truly became obsessed, especially with 90s house music, returning to the US to find house music exploding on the gay party circuit. He began following great DJs like Junior Vasquez, Frankie Knuckles, and Susan Morabito. In 1999 at Winter Party Miami, he connected DJ Julian Marsh, who invited Christopher to hang out in the booth with him at SPLASH BAR in NYC. Watching Julian make magic on the decks absolutely blew his mind, and he wanted in.
For the first few years, Christopher played occasional private events and community fundraising parties. Then, in 2008 he began getting more plugged in to the club and bar DJ scene through a DJ contest at LOOKOUT and later got a big break from Mike Lane and Janine Shiota, creators of FRESH at Ruby Skye, spinning a new party for them called SWANK. Over the years, he's had the honor of working with other top-notch promoters like Gus Bean, P Tyrone Smith, and Locoya Hill. And Christopher has worked the decks at some amazing San Francisco venues, such as The EndUp, The Stud, Mezzanine, and BeatBox. In 2011, he traveled south to headline Friday nights at San Diegos Hillcrest hot-spot, EDEN.
Most recently, DJ Christopher B returned to FRESH to open on the main stage for DJ Kimberly S as part of the legendary tea-dance's countdown to an epic 10 year anniversary finale. And he's the proud creator of San Francisco's hottest weekly "flirtatious fundraising" party, PLEDGE: FRATERNAL FRIDAYS, now at REBEL. PLEDGE celebrates and benefits organizations helping the SF LGBT community thrive, featuring amazing guest DJ's, gorgeous PLEDGE Brothers slinging ABSOLUT shooters, PLEDGE paddle photo ops, and hot gogo guys dancing for donations.
DJ Christopher B is followed around the world by lovers of upbeat, soulful dance music. And this summer global circuit partiers may have the chance to hear him live in Orlando at the kick-off of Mark Baker Events' LIQUID pool parties, thanks to a national GayInternetRadioLive.com DJ competition in which Christopher is a finalist.
Wherever he plays, DJ Christopher B is all about passion - discovering it, sharing it, and inspiring the crowd to experience it with him. I am so proud to work with him, and to get to listen to him spin often! He is inspiring, positive, and a great friend.
If you want to learn more about him, you can visit his website or his Facebook page. And please be sure to click on the following link and help him get his own pool party this summer! I know he deserves it! Much respect!
DJ Craig Gaibler