MP3 Leak of the Week: Christos DC

MP3 Leak of the Week: Christos DC

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On April 22nd, Christos DC‘s new album Long Road will be available & of the 14 new tracks, we’re fortunate enough to give you track 6, “Circles”, featuring Hugh Hall, for FREE download, this week only! Grab it on the homepage & read more on Christos DC, here…

You can download Christos DC’s new song “Circles” (ft. Hugh Hall) for FREE on our home page, under the MP3 Leak of the Week section on the right hand column! This Download will only be available until Saturday April 12th, 2014.

Christos DC – “Circles” (ft Hugh Hall)
“Circles” Background:
“Circles” is the 6th track off Christo DC’s new album Long Road and features Hugh Hall. The album itself has 14 tracks and includes other guest appearance by Anastasias Vrenios on the track “Vasilikos”, as well as Kenyatta Hill on the albums first track “Just Talk To Me”. The Music video for the latter song can be viewed below.

Here’s what Christos DC has to say about the FREE song, “Circles”:
“Often we feel as if our days and lives are moving in circles like a revolving door. We do so much to get somewhere but often find ourselves back in the exact same place where we started.”

“I described in the verse, ‘Jumping overboard just to drift away’ – This is a metaphor for the times where we just try to escape in life. It states ‘I’m floating out to open sea, my lips start to crack, my skin starts to bleed’ – That line is meant to show the danger of escapism. Then the ‘Pray that came the rain, thank you God for the rain’ is a metaphor for those things that come along in life and save us sometimes.”

The song was Produced & Written by Christos DC at Honest Music Studios. It was mixed by Frank Marchand at Hudson Street Sound & Mastered by Thomas Blondet at Rhythm & Culture Studios. Additional song credits include:

Lead Vocals: Christos DC
Backing Vocals: Jimmie Robertson, Sitali Siyolwe & Christos DC
Drums: Leslie ‘BLACKSEED’ James Jr
Bass: Ricky Swann
Guitar: Christos DC
Keys: Earl ‘Mitch’ Michelin
Sax: Walter Tates Jr.
Trumpet: Joseph Brotherton

“Music is a gift,” Christos says. “When we share it we should consider the effect it will have on others. This is why I make honest music”.

You can purchase Long Road on iTunes by clicking HERE!

Christos DC Background:
The artist Christos DC aka Christopher Vrenios, was born and raised in Washington, D.C. by parents who sang opera and taught voice professionally. He takes his name from his Greek heritage using a nickname given to him by his grandmother & also to represent his birthplace that set the tone of his musical journey. His sound is best described as a blend of Downtempo, Reggae with overtones of jazz.

His career began in the early 90?s producing hip hop & r&b tracks w/ indie artists from DC & New York, but it was his deep appreciation for the sounds coming out of Kingston, Jamaica that led him to record with legendary reggae artists Sly and Robbie as well as the Firehouse Crew. He was later recruited by Don Carlos of Black Uhuru and The Itals to tour. He spent several years on the road as a guitarist and backup vocalist performing in the United States and a few places abroad. During this time, he also produced and recorded an album entitled Offering, which featured various artists from Jamaica singing over his tracks as well as his solo debut. The album included artists such as the Sugar Minott, Meditations and Don Carlos. The majority of the album was recorded in Jamaica with the late great Augustus Pablo and other well known session players from the island. He then went on to do session work, playing guitar, bass, and even co-writing with the world famous Thievery Corporation, as well as other groups. In 2008 he released his first full album “Time to Rise” which lead him to creating an independent record label Honest Music, that his latest recording “Under The Sun” was released on.

You can pick up his new album, Long Road, on April 22nd, 2014 via Honest Music.


Christos DC Links:
Christos DC Website
Christos DC Facebook
Christos DC Twitter

Huge thanks again to Christos DC for allowing us to share their new song “Circles” featuring Hugh Hall, to post up for FREE download. Free music is a privilege that we’re grateful for and we appreciate the work these artists do! Please feel free to download this song for free and spread the awareness to your friends!
Enjoy the FREE track on the homepage!

Article By: Mike Patti

Watch: Christos DC – “Just Talk To Me” (ft Kenyatta Hill)