This is a shout out to all you who know just how good it feels to surrender body, mind & soul entirely to a beat. Where what matters isn't where you are but where the music takes you & how it makes you feel. It reminds you that nothing else can matter more than that moment, right here, right now, simply because it feels right.
For the ones who aren't afraid to let it all go on the dance floor & for you who define this "dance floor" simply as the ground beneath your feet. Here is a space in time where you are urged to indulge in the luxury of being entirely yourself. This is Heavy Boogie, Put your weight on it...
DJ, Turntablist, Producer, Musician & Designer, Kristian Hernandez has moved dance floors across the globe from Sydney to Paris, London to New York, Barcelona to Tokyo & everywhere else in between. Equally at ease playing for small crowds in underground circuits or amphitheaters filled with tens of thousands of people, one thing stands true: he knows just how to make a body move.
Constant travels & exposure to diverse cultures both practically & musically has refined Krisitan's understanding of a beat: that it is universal & that it runs deep into the human psyche. It is no surprise then that his musical tastes span a multitude of genres & forms where he has parlayed his knowledge of Afro Latin rhythms, Jazz subdivisions, Funk meters, Soul melodies & Hip-Hop culture into fluency with more expansive sounds such as the beats of house, uniqueness of world music, the swing of breaks, the irregular meters of jazz, the heat of latin grooves & the surge of drum n' bass.
Kristian possesses the uncanny ability to stir up a dance floor regardless of the setting & has moved audiences along with acts like Jamiriquai, Basement Jaxx, De La Soul, Wu Tang Clan DJ Craze, LTJ Bukem, Felix Da House Cat, DJ Jazzy Jeff, The Black Eyed Peas, Carl Cox, Gang Starr, Mark Rae, Miguel Migs, Mix Master Mike, Moby, Norman Jay, Public Enemy, Roger Sanchez, Vickter Duplaix, Jojoflores & many others. He first gained notice as a gifted Turntablist when he won the Australian Qld. DMC Championships in 1999 & 2000. Soon after, he set dance floors & air waves alight as the host of Australia's longest running Hip-Hop, Soul, Funk and R&B radio show called Blackbeat. Apart from his world tours as a DJ, he has also lent his talents to such bands as the legendary Australian act Regurgitator, the jazz/funk/fusion band Zephyr Timbre & the electronic bass heavy Soma Rasa.
Currently based out of Asia, Kristian has fostered the first & only club night in Manila, that is dedicated to the dancer where world-renowned crews like the Philippine All Stars & the Funk Roots come out to play. All styles are represented & free form is more than encouraged. It
doesn't matter if you're professional the deranged monkey dance is just as revered as breakdance, house, latin, hip-hop, jazz, capoeira & what have you. Kristian also endorses the brand ‘gotsoul’ in Asia, working hand-in-hand with long-time compadre Jojoflores.
Although it is easy in this day and age to lay claim to the art of being a global nomad, few can truly embody this post-modern sensibility. Calling the world his playground, Kristian is the product of a distinct combination of ethnicity's & exotic locales. His Asian / European heritage, Australian upbringing & lifelong experience of traveling & performing his music has created a unique individual whose resume & musical influences transcend longitudes, latitudes and attitudes.
You never know where you may find him next but it is certain that wherever he is, people will be dancing.