Thristian is an unrivalled selector with a deeply rooted presence in the global music scene.
This visionary tastemaker has spent years carving out an international reputation amongst fans, producers and DJs as a champion of eclecticism, venturing across borders both musical and geographical with selections that shine a light on the underground, the unknown and the unexplored.
Widely known for co-founding Boiler Room, a pioneering online broadcasting platform that was years ahead of its time, Thristian has a wide-ranging creative résumé that spans NTS, Channel 4, and most recently, Worldwide FM with collaborator Gilles Peterson.
Throughout this journey, Thristian developed his brainchild, Global Roots: a platform and network which provides agency to alternative perspectives across music, arts, sports and culture. Global Roots currently encompasses a bi-weely radio residency on the legendary Rinse FM, music curations at the likes of Tate Modern in London, as well as pop-up exhibitions, film screenings and festival partnerships, with collaborators including the likes of We Out Here, Dimensions, Bahidora and Worldwide Festival.
Alongside Global Roots, Thristian continues to do what he does best: playing good tunes at loud volumes in clubs and festivals around the world. As a DJ, Thristian’s performances draw on countless hours spent exploring diverse sounds in underground music, bouncing from the un-released exclusives that land in his inbox, to heavy-weight classics which have informed his taste to this day. His sets are carefully assembled for each crowd, whether it’s traversing the deeper realms of house and techno, or weaving adventurously through hip-hop, jazz, funk, Latin and African sounds.
No matter the situation, Thristian creates a musical journey full of forward-thinking energies and unexpected pleasures.