The artist/ producer Christos DC (aka Christopher Vrenios) was born and in Washington, D.C. by parents who sang opera and taught voice 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 in 2011 titled “Under the Sun”. This led him to create the DC. based independent record label Honest Music. On Earth Day 2014 the ‘Long Road” album was released and received critical acclaim. The summer hit of 2015, Righteous Chant, finds him reunited with Don Carlos. ‘Heart Of Gold”, a reggae rendition of The Neil Young classic was released in the latter part of 2016 and topped several charts in Amsterdam.
In 2017 Christos released, “Speak The Fire” from his fourth album entitled Tessera, it 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 single reached number 18 on Reggae World Charts. The follow up Tessera Dub, is a reggae dub remix of the album Tessera. This critically acclaimed project features Mad Professor, Tippy I Alfred (I Grade) and legends Sly & Robbie.
Self Evident was released January 17, 2020. The first single I Reserve The Right features Sao Paulo’s rising star Dada Yute. This was followed by “Self Evident dub” later that year. That year he was recognized by the Washington area music awards as the best Reggae artist in the DC region.
During the lockdown of 2020 he began writing and recording Crisis 2.0 as a Testament to the social climate and changes occurring globally. The album received worldwide attention and was quickly followed by “Crisis 2.0 in dub which was mixed by Tippy I Alfred (I grade records). He was again recognized by the Washington area music awards as the best reggae artist In the Washington DC. region.
In Early 2023 he released the EP entitled Matchbox followed by Matchbox in Dub. Both albums were received around the world with critical acclaim.
He is now finalizing an Instrumental project entitled “Kung fu action Theater” fusing Reggae with Chinese instruments
To create a very unique musical soundscape sure to please both reggae listeners and those new to the genre.