DJ CHRISTIAN MARTIR (SOCIEDAD RECORDS)
Date(s) - 03/03/2017
Doors at 7pm
Sociedad was born out of and directed by the vision of Christian Martir. Over the last several years, the DJ and modern renaissance man, has spread his love for soulful rhythms everywhere from Madison Square Garden to Mexico City. He has worked with various labels including Daptone Records, Fania Records, Names You Can Trust, and Truth & Soul Records putting out a collection of mixes which have garnered him much respect worldwide. One mix in particular “The Difference Between The Heart and The Method:Reprise” was recognized as one of the Top 14 Mixes of 2014 by Okayplayer.
He has also worked with brands ranging from the NBA, Rums of Puerto Rico, and the New York Knicks.
Christian Mártir is a DJ with a cause. The co-creator of the Rice & Beans Sounds System and founder and resident DJ of Pa’lante! NYC, he has been in New York City for several years now sharing his love for Puerto Rican and Afro-Caribbean sounds. His specialty is salsa and other Nuyorican rhythms of the 1960s-1970s.
The mixes Christian Mártir has released demonstrate his commitment to cultural affirmation and liberation—one is named in honor of Afro-Borinqueño historian Arturo Schomburg, another is an homage to Borinquen, featuring news clips of nationalist events and selections of Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos’ poetic and passionate oratory. Intrigued by Mártir’s work, we met up to discuss his musical passion, culture as a tool of resistance, and gentrification in New York’s Puerto Rican communities.