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Raver Reviews: Christos DC meets Neil Young with “Heart of Gold”

A truly unique and inspiring performance from our friend Christos DC!

The  artist/ producer Christos DC (aka  Christopher Vrenios) was  born and raised in Washington, D.C. by parents who sang opera and  taught voice professionally. A protégé of the legendary Don Carlos, this artist/producer of Greek heritage has been a player in the industry since the early 1990s, producing and recording with the likes of Sly and Robbie, the Firehouse Crew, The Itals, Augustus Pablo, Sugar Minot and Don Carlos. He also has co-written and recorded with the world-famous Thievery Corporation. In addition to recording and producing music, Christos also runs one of the U.S.’s premiere music labels – Honest Music DC – releasing music and videos for artists like Kenyatta Hill (Culture), Puma (Thievery Corporation), and more.

“The song Heart Of Gold has always had  a special place in my  musical journey,” Christos explains. “One of the first song books my  brother Nick and I received was  Easy Guitar: Neil Young’s Greatest Hits. We were around 10 years old at  the time, and  I immediately learned how to play the song. Reggae  has  often been dubbed ‘island soul,’ so remaking this classic in this genre was  a no-brainer. You can  go to almost any  bar  in Jamaica and find a jukebox play­ ing country, the blues, or  classic R&B. Music is a gift,” Christos DC says.” When  we share it, we should consider the effect it will have on others. This is why I make honest music.”

Here is what Raver says about the single:

“Honest Music proves yet again to be one of the most dynamic and innovative production houses in reggae with Christos DC’s remarkable cover of Neil Young’s ‘Heart of Gold.’ Christos’ DC novel reimagination of this classic rock standard is skillfully orchestrated  and brilliantly executed, breathing new life into a song well worth reviving.”


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Street Date: October 16, 2016
 
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